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  • Five of the best mocktails

    Still on the wagon for Dry January? Get our chops around these local mocktails – all the thrill of a cocktail, none of the hangover.

    • 13 places to eat yourself slim

      No need to put a lock on the fridge and banish all fun for January - we've scoured Bucks & Oxon for the best 'skinny' places to pig out in peace.

    • How to ace Xmas lunch

      Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? 11 Michelin-starred tips to help nail it on the day.

    • Ain’t no party like a Muddy party!

      For our office 'do' this year, we shimmied over to Stoke Park in Bucks for dinner, dancing and drinking. Here's how we got on. Anyone got any paracetamol, please?

    • The Five Arrows, Waddesdon

      We despatched top crime novelist Sharon Bolton to nail three courses at this mid-refurb fine dining restaurant. Was her meal all killer or pure filler?

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Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Leopard-print has come a LONG way from Bet Lynch’s barmaid wardrobe. It’s flipping everywhere now. But is it still chic? Cue an almighty rumble in the jungle with two Muddy staffers with very different views.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      To Ink or not to ink? That is the question that's getting the Muddy office fired up this week. Two editors battle it out (*ducks for cover*).

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

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  • 7 of the best… notebooks

    You know what they say – write notes, realise dreams! Or, um, at the very least make January’s admin rush a little more bearable.

    • Feel the rush

      Have an energetic toddler who needs wearing out? Muddy's Katrina and her daughter bounced their way all over High Wycombe's Rush trampoline park and crash landed in its brand new soft play area.

    • Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne

      Muddy says: This bucolic, rural prep school on the Bucks/Beds border has had quite a year, with a new, dynamic, sometimes controversial head teacher. Twelve months on, here's my update.

  • Exclusive interview! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

    The actor-turned-singer has been front page news since an incendiary appearance on Question Time last week. In this exclusive interview, he talks midlife crises, death threats and groupies with Muddy’s Kerry Potter.

    • Muddy meets Josie Long

      We caught up with (we reckon) the most positive comedian in the business about motherhood, MasterChef, making people laugh and her new tour, Tender.

    • Where Shelley goes

      Feather-clad dancer in Crete, clubber with Idris Elba in London and now...yoga teacher in Little Kimble in Bucks! Muddy catches up with the tour de force that is Shelley Shine.

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