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Little Black Book

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  • The best afternoon teas in Bucks & Oxon

    Last minute Mother’s Day scramble? Or just really want to scoff some scones? Whatever your reason, here are 10 excellent afternoon teas in our ‘hood. Bring out the cake stand, pronto!

    • Muddy eats: Giggling Squid, Henley

      Giggling Squid is that unusual thing - a restaurant chain that's going like the clappers. We had a poke around the newly refurbished Henley branch. Prawn crackers ahoy!

    • Sticks’n’Sushi, Oxford

      Chopsticks at the ready! Author Clover Stroud and her brood of five tries the much hyped Sticks'n'Sushi - but does this sleek Oxford restaurant work for kids?

    • Fancy lunch in the Cotswolds?

      Well, if you insist! Muddy heads to Burford to chow down three courses in a bucolic, brilliantly-priced, dog-friendly inn. Definitely one to add to your list.

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      Spring supper clubs

      If you fancy something a little different from your local gastro-pub then take a peek at these awesome supperclubs popping up over Bucks and Oxon this spring.

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  • Fancy a family weekend of R&R?

    De-frazzling in bucolic surroundings while scoffing homemade brownies? Sounds like our perfect weekend. Muddy’s Jo buzzes off to Noke, South Oxfordshire, to investigate.

    • Muddy stays: The Fleece, Witney

      Cocktails in the Cotswolds? Well, if you insist. Muddy whizzes to the lovely market town of Witney to check out this sleek gastro-pub with rooms.

    • Hampshire hotel hotty

      Shall we count the ways we love you Chewton Glen? Nah, we'll be here for days.. Instead, here's what you need to know about this coastal classic spa and hotel destination.

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  • New season fashion – a bluffer’s guide

    Spring is coming but what to wear? Here are the key six trends that’ll give your wardrobe an easy-peasy update.

    • Hey sexy pants!

      Ooh la la! We've hunted down the sexiest, slinkiest new lingerie around. Bridget Jones enormo-pants, be gone!

    • Witness the fitness!

      Finding it hard to kickstart that hardcore new exercise regime? Buy some slinky new kit and you'll be sprinting around the park faster than Mo Farah (possibly).

    • Natural fit

      Organic, vegan, super-pure beauty products used to be worthy but not that effective. Well, not any more! Meet your new favourite no-nasties brands.

    • Do blondes have more fun?

      Well, there's only one way to find out! Muddy heads to The House of Klamer in Beaconsfield to make like Marilyn.

    • Need a speedy supper?

      You're in luck! This Mexican feast is vegan but don't be scared, it's totally delicious, filling and faff-free.

    • 5 ways to pamper your pet

      It’s National Love Your Pet Day, so here's a Muddy guide to doing just that. After all, they’re the only ones in your household who don’t answer back, right?

    • 5 killer tips for better work/life balance

      The juggle is real - and not going anywhere - so how the hell can we to get it right?! Let's ask the work/life balance experts for some help.

    • Run for the hills!

      Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first. Plus, fun local races to sign up for!

  • What’s up doc?

    Can’t get an appointment at your local GP surgery? Go see one on tour instead! Dr Michael Mosley is rocking up in Wycombe and is on hand to answer all your impertinent questions. Muddy meets him.

    • Well, hello young man!

      It's a Dirty (Dancing) job, but someone's got to do it. Muddy meets Michael O'Reilly, sultry star of Dirty Dancing. Catch him at Wycombe Swan next week - but don't throw watermelons at him, he doesn't like it.

    • Muddy meets Tom Kerridge…

      ... and talks Marlow's Pub in the Park (Kaiser Chiefs, people), his favourite local eateries, and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

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