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I'm Hero, editor of Muddy Bucks & Oxon, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Forget your usual black and brown, there's a new colour on the block when it comes to winter boots and we're loving it. Here are eight white pairs to add to basket.

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Weekend Escapes

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It’s all about the staycay! Our handpicked selection of the hippest hotels, pubs, restaurants and cottages to help you book that well-deserved break

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.


  • Chilly autumn evenings have arrived so what better time to show your local indie bookshop some lurrrve and pick up a new read to curl up with on the sofa? 🥰 Check out our round-up of the best bookshops in Bucks and Oxon at the link in bio and let us know what you're reading this month! 📚
  • Half term is edging ever closer (it’s next week FYI), so if you haven't made plans already, better make it snappy. Luckily we've done the hard work for you and rounded up 19 of the best local activities to keep littlies entertained through the long two-week break. Link in bio 🦏
  • Half Term is on the horizon and your family deserves a break! Head over to Muddy’s brand new Weekend Escapes for our curated selection of self-catering cottages, child-friendly hotels, pubs, restaurants and activities across the Muddy counties for a family getaway. A staycation is where it’s at, people! Link in bio 💖
  • It’s that time of year again 🎃 Let the kids loose on a poor old pumpkin with a very sharp knife (supervised, of course). Check out the pick your own pumpkin patches featured on this week’s what’s on. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the giant spider sculpture towering over the orange globes at @milletsfarm near Abingdon. Link in bio for everything else must see this week 🖤
  • Looking to shop more responsibly? Vintage is a smart place to start and there's no shortage of stylish options across Bucks & Oxon. Here are the best places to rummage. Link in bio 💖
  • EAT, DRINK, STAY, PLAY! Muddy’s brand new Weekend Escapes has the inside line on the best local foodie outposts, coolest bars, hottest hotels and headline attractions across 25 counties. Ready to plan your trip? Let’s go! Link in bio 😎
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