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April 2019

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  • Sun’s out! 23 brilliant pub gardens in Bucks & Oxon

    The temperatures look set to soar this Easter bank holiday weekend so here’s where to soak up some rays with a chilled glass of rosé to hand. Cheers!

    • Roasts with the most

      Can't be bothered to baste potatoes with goose fat this weekend? I hear you. Instead grab your gang and head to one of these 10 local gastropubs that do roasts with the most.

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      Review: The Pointer, Brill

      It's always interesting when a much-loved pub is taken over. Will this award-winning fancy-pants gastropub with rooms still be up to scratch? Muddy's Kerry Potter investigates (like Hetty Wainthropp but greedier).

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  • Ready to get crafty?

    Forget its naff ’70s connotations, macramé is a big news in interiors and fashion this summer.

    • All about ERA

      A sleek new skin and laser clinic in Thame has just opened, and yours truly has already been in, tried it out and got the review to prove it! Wanna see?

    • 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.

  • April’s best new books

    Quick, spring-clean your bedside table or Kindle to make room for Muddy books editor’s Kerry Potter’s awesome April picks. And Brucey bonus – one lucky bookworm will win the lot!

    • Need a new book?

      You're in the right place - Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter has picked this month's seven sexiest reads. And you can win the lot!

    • The power of print

      A riot of colour and pattern at the River & Rowing Museum's new William Morris exhibition. We likey!

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    • 5 ways to pimp your garden

      The Muddy jardin is a sorry state right now after about, ooh, three years of neglect. Sounds familiar? But all is not lost! Here's how to give it the spruce it needs ready for the party season.

    • 14 outdoor essentials

      Venturing out into your garden for the first time this year? Here's all the cool cooking and homeware kit you need to jazz it up for summer. BBQ round mine, everyone!

    • Nail your 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!

  • Calling all creatives!

    Networking used to be naff but new collective The Creative Duck is anything but. Plus they sell stylish gifts handmade locally by their talented members.

    • The best Easter Egg hunts!

      Easter week is upon us and it's officially the season for legitimately scoffing endless chocolate so here's where to find it.

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      Thorpe House School, Gerrards Cross

      A small, friendly day school for boys aged 3-16 between Gerrard's Cross and Chalfont St Peter, set in 7 acres and high on inclusivity, priding themselves on knowing every child individually.

  • Muddy meets Terry

    Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a brilliant new album and a headline slot at Cornbury festival this summer. We nabbed the delightful Terry Hall for a natter about shopping, selfies and his alternative career as a barber.

    • No, Tom, Noooooo!

      Is this the most excruciatingly cringey celebrity advert ever? Quite possibly Mr Hiddleston, quite possibly!

    • 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.

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