The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Bucks & Oxon Edition

Category: Competitions

Win a £500 new season wardrobe!

6 Mar 2017

Bored to the back teeth of being cocooned in jeans and huge jumpers? Yup, us too. Which is why we’re thrilled to announce a brand new competition to reboot your wardrobe for Spring. Fancy a whopping £500 gift voucher to spend at chic, elegant womenswear brand Winser London? Of course you do. Not only will they kit you out beautifully, they’ll show you how to wear your new goodies too – the prize also includes, should you fancy it, an afternoon of personal styling at either the Marlow or Gerrard’s Cross boutique, complete with a celebratory glass of fizz.

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Win a £800 stay at Another Place The Lake!

1 Feb 2017

We do try to push the boat out on prizes for you to win, but we’ve had we had one so delicious it was literally bobbing over the water. But check out this lakeside view!

Another Place The Lake in Ullswater in the Lake District is the most ridiculously gorgeous, luxurious, stylish hotel we’ve seen in a very long time and we’ve nabbed a two night stay, worth nearly £800, for one lucky Muddy reader (and your plus one obvs).

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The £300 garden spruce-up winner is…

23 Dec 2016

That’s it people! The last of the Muddy Christmas gifties done and dusted. Nearly £2k of goodies given away in 12 days – I’m exhausted!

The final prize of a £300 garden spruce up by The Oxfordshire Gardener, including £100 of new plants goes to the evergreen Alison Joshi. Congulations lady, if you send me you deets the next thing you know Simon will be flying across to you on his magic spade to create horticultural splendour (or maybe just sort out your edging).

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Win a £300 garden spruce!

22 Dec 2016

It’s the final giveaway today in what has been a superfun 12 Days of Crimbo giveaway – I’m definitely going to do another one of these in July ready for summer hols so watch this psace.

Anyway, back to matters in hand, and a really fantastic gift from The Oxfordshire Gardener , who I’ve used before personally so can totally recommend – he’s brilliant. Simon or one of his team will come and give your garden some seasonal TLC as well as planting  £100 worth of new plants.

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Win £400 worth of Michelin-starred masterclasses

21 Dec 2016

Three prizes left to go in our 12 Days of Crimbo competition (*wipes brow*). Today it’s a culinary feast for you guzzly lot, with not one but two Michelin chefs ready to show you how it’s done.

First up, Chris Godfrey (above right), supertalented Michelin-starred chef who was in charge of pots, stirring, and, um, probably a bit more than that truth be told at The Sir Charles Napier restaurant in Sprigg’s Alley, who now runs Oxford Private Dining and the groovy pop up supper club Native Feasts.

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Triple giveaway worth £500 today!

20 Dec 2016

Um, I seem to be running out of days before Christmas, so let’s get a bit jiggy with the prizes shall we?

First up, a pair of the snuggliest, cashmerest, hunker-down-in-front-of-the-firest his n hers grey bedsocks from Corgi, worth nearly 200 smackers. Hand knitted in Cymru and presented in a special gift box. Switch on the box set, curl up and cwtch (it’s Welsh, people, look it up!).

Also up for grabs today is this smooth tan calf leather document case worth £245 from English luxury brand and Royal Warrant Holder Thomas Lyte  – might as well start your working year looking the pro!

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Win these stunning glass floor lamps!

19 Dec 2016

Alright you motley crew, who wants to win these mouth-blown frosted glass ball lamps from multi-Muddy Award winning Secret Messages Interiors based in Buckingham? There are three sizes in the one prize – a large, medium and small – and the lights come with a timer function requiring 3 x AA batteries (not included).

All you have to do is love me – I know, I’m needy like that.

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2 winners and Iris loungewear up for grabs!

16 Dec 2016

We’re 5 presents in to my 12 day givewaway, so I’d better get a bit of a lick on! On today’s conveyor belt of gifty fun is this slouchily stylish £160 dark grey hooded lurex hooded top with ribbing detail at the hem and cuffs plus marl lurex joggers combo to give away in either S, M or L.  I’ve been a massive fan of Iris fashion ever since I stumbled across the store years ago in Queen’s Park.

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