The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Bucks & Oxon Edition

Sculpsure at S-Thetics – 24% less fat in 25 minutes. Seriously!

6 Apr 2017

Here I am being fat-zapped by lasers. A few months ago I wrote about my first of two treatments of Sculpsure, a new fat-blasting treatment being offered by Beaconsfield aesthetic clinic S-thetics that destroys up to 24% of your fat cells forever in the process in just 25 minutes. Yeah go on, get your head around that statistic for a second! Well, I’ve now had a second treatment and the Muddy verdict is in. So, is Sculpsure worth it?

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My Favourite Places: Sue Bell, Turquoise Holidays

5 Apr 2017

If you’re going to ask someone about their favourite places to stay in the world it sure as damn it should be someone who owns a luxury travel company! So it’s kia ora, bula and jambo to Sue Bell of the awesome Turquoise Holiday Company, specialists in luxury long-haul and exotic destinations, beloved of top travel editors and savvy travelers and – lucky us – local to the area in Beaconsfield…

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Our new favourite London hang-out

4 Apr 2017

Last week saw an historic gathering of power players for a day of diplomatic discussions. EU leaders discussing the terms of Brexit? Nah, I’m talking Muddy Stiletto’s national conference, obviously! With your local superblog now boasting 18 (yes flippin eighteen!) regional editions, us editors convened en masse in the smoke to um, drink quite a lot of prosecco.

Our venue for the day was The Harcourt, a chic Grade 2-listed, five-storey Georgian townhouse which is a bar, restaurant, meeting and private dining space – and is now officially our new favourite London haunt.

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Muddy eats: The Crown, Granborough

3 Apr 2017

Where would we be without our pubs? Great for a can’t-be-bothered-to-cook Sunday lunch, girly get-together, romantic night out, a relaxed gastro experience, or just a muddy-booter-at-the-end-of-a-dog walk. Here’s a new review of your delectation, a fantastic gastro pub that seems to tick almost every goddam box you may have…

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Joe Swift’s April garden jobs for dummies

31 Mar 2017

TV presenter, author and gardener Joe Swift can add a new string to his beanstalk – he’s now a performer, with his own one man show A Man About the Garden (catch in Somerset next week if you’re down that way). Still, let’s not encourage him to give the day job until he’s given us some April Gardening Tips for Dummies.  Off you go Joe, and no tea and biccies for you till you’ve sorted out my mossy overgrowth.

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An alternative girls’ night out? Muddy brushes up

30 Mar 2017

I know you’ll find this hard to believe but sometimes I get just a leetle bit bored of my nights out consisting of sitting in the pub, vino in hand. Yes, really!  So recently I rounded up the Muddy crew for a girls’ night out with a difference – we were in a pub, we had wine… but also we had paintbrushes! And you can only imagine the paint-flicking silliness that ensued (think drunk Jackson Pollock).

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Rumsey’s – brilliant for kids’ birthdays

29 Mar 2017

Yes you can send your kids to a paint zone or trampoline park for their birthday party, but is there anything as perfect as a choco-guzzling exercise masquerading as a ‘learning experience?’ I think not. No, scrap that, I *know* not, because my 9 and 7 year olds just spent a morning at Rumsey’s Chocolaterie in Thame, making the most amazing Easter chickens, eggs and baskets, and frankly now nowhere else will bleedin’ do even for a cappu-frickin-cino!

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