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December 2018

Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Sweet dreams

    One scoop or two? OK, three it is! Dessert cafés are all the rage and your little people will love Creams in Xscape MK for its bubble waffles and Oreo-everything. Buckle in for the sugar rush.

    • The Miller of Mansfield, Goring

      Friendly pub meets fine dining at this Goring restaurant-with-rooms, a village retreat with serious aspirations. Muddy’s Anna Brech was in there like swimwear.

    • Christmas drinkies! What are you having?

      Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys throughout December? You can do better than that! Here's our guide to nailing your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

    • The most fun restaurant in Oxford?

      A party atmosphere, sexy Sri Lankan street food and killer cocktails - The Coconut Tree in Oxford has got it all going on.

    • The perfect pub grub?

      Scampi aficionado Jo Sutherland has a lotta love for the classic pub fayre at the newly rebooted Full Moon in Hawridge.

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  • Booking your family hols?

    Don’t do anything til you’ve seen Flight Centre’s first Family Adventures brochure – and put yourself in the running for a £20k dream trip!

    • Brighton’s Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel

      We like nothing more than a quirky and cool weekend bolthole, and there's plenty of both to...

    • A fairy tale stay

      Muddy goes all 'Rapunzel' and checks into an impressive 15th Century folly for the night with panoramic views over a famous Civil War battlefield.

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  • Our festive fashion Top 10

    Invitations piling up and nothing to wear? Well, Cinders, you shall go to the ball (or, er, pub). Muddy’s partywear edit incoming!

    • Hangover hiders

      There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover. So in the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

    • The Popham treatment

      Oxford hairdresser David Popham worked with Vidal Sassoon in Sixties London - so he has five decades of cutting experience. Yeah, I think I'll let him loose on my hair!

    • The best advent calendars

      Counting the days until Christmas? Here, we can help with that! Open the door to the best 20 advent calendars and no nicking the chocolates before your kids wake up.

    • 21 cracking Christmas wreath workshops

      Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular (wonder if the accompanying mulled wine has anything to do with that?) so, quick, book now.

    • What would you ask a top lawyer?

      There aren't enough hours in the day, right? So we asked a top legal firm to answer your queries about family law, employment, wills and all the stuff you never get round to sorting out.

    • Self-care quiz time!

      Here at Muddy we love wellbeing and we love a quiz, so a wellbeing quiz? We've all done it - but how will you get on? Tot up your scores and let us know.

  • Muddy meets Mandy!

    Pizza with Brendan Cole, a double act with Christopher Biggins and the blingiest panto dressing room of them all. Mandy Muden, who plays the MIrror in Snow White at Wycombe Swan next month, tells all.

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