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FRI 22 - SUN 24 JUNE 2018

MON 18 - SUN 24 JUNE 2018

June 2018

  • Jacob’s Plough, Bicester

    Best-selling crime writer Sharon Bolton turns her forensic eye to this stylish, family-friendly pub in Bicester. Finger print brush and evidence bags at the ready, she’s going in…

    • picnic basket being opened by woman

      Wicker basket packed?

      It's National Picnic Week so to celebrate we're scoffing scotch eggs and heading off to Bucks & Oxon's 20 top picnic spots.

    • Waddesdon’s Fab Feast

      It's not just scoffing on offer Waddesdon Manor's Feast. Check out these performers and book in for this unique festival on Sat 16 - Sun 17 June.

    • chef male

      Dine with 7 mighty Michelin stars

      It's the 20th birthday of Newbury's The Vineyard, and 7 famous former chefs are cooking up a storm to celebrate in their roots. Deets here!

    • crazy bear bar

      All about the bling

      Is this the most OTT restaurant in Bucks & Oxon? Feast your eyes on The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield.

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  • The Shaven Crown

    Elizabeth I stayed here – what more do you want? A quirky, homely, lovely inn in Shipton-under-Wychwood from which to explore the Cotswolds.

    • Holiday with Poldark!

      The BBC bodice-ripper is back, yippee! Fancy hanging out in Poldark Land this summer? We've hunted down the best Cornish coastal cottages, villas and grand design rentals.

    • glamping tythe barn

      A romantic overnighter with a twist

      Muddy's Kerry Potter got married at The Tythe Barn in Launton, North Oxon, a decade ago. She returns - with her husband (yep, he's still tolerating her, phew) - for a sleepover at the venue's new shepherd's hut.

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  • coalville designers clothing brand

    The hottest new fashion label around

    Molly Molloy, former designer at Marni, has just launched the supercool label Colville. The Oxfordshire lass talks fashion mistakes (she’s made a few), art inspo, and how to nail your personal style.

  • Beauty
    • beauty pie capsules orange

      Cult beauty brand alert!

      We've got our Muddy fingers in a LOT of Beauty Pie's luxe products this week, and we're going back in for seconds.

    • Pink hair – would you dare?

      Our intrepid Muddy reporter tried out rose gold hair at Amersham's Gatsby & Miller. But was she in the pink?

  • guitar grass summer

    Festival Fever

    ‘Tis the season for drinking too much cider and getting sunburnt in a field under the guise of being a live music fan. Here’s our pick of the best local music festivals. See you down the front!

    • Garden in a Day

      Local garden designers Nicholsons have a string of high profile clients but you can get some A-list garden attention too.

    • Tonight’s dinner, sorted

      This week's Speedy Supper comes from Muddy favourite, Donna Hay. It's fast, it's healthy and it's such a cinch even a child can make it.

  • Wellbeing
    • knife chopping board recipe ingredients on red polka dot table

      Sophie’s Cookery School

      Sophie's Cookery School in Oxford is creating gastronomic magic. Muddy tries out the Authentic Mexican course. Ariba!

    • summer wedding outdoors celebration

      Calling all wedding planners!

      OK Berkshire did a *decent* job with the royal wedding but we think Bucks & Oxon can do it better! Read on for the best local nuptials whizzes.

  • stressed businesswoman animation cartoon woman hand on head multiple hands holding out work items

    Help! Career MOT needed

    Job driving you mental? Or maybe it’s a lack of job that’s the problem? We put your work dilemmas to our clever new careers coach. Here’s what she had to say.

  • Kids
    • Make a splash!

      Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? Break out the Muddy bikini, we’re diving in. Read on for the best outdoor water fun in our 'hood.

    • Jump to it!

      Fancy sky-diving without the risk to life and limb? Muddy heads to iFLY in Milton Keynes for the ultimate VR experience. Trust me, your kids will LOVE it.

  • World Cup Wonders

    Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup’s hottest footballers at Muddy Stilettos. Instead we’ve gone and found you the smartest. Yes, amazingly there are some!

    • My Favourite Places: Tim Henman

      Tim Henman, party animal - who'd have thought it? Ahead of Wimbledon, the British tennis legend talks wine, his local hangouts and, er, more wine with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

    • robert winston man smiling glasses

      Muddy meets… Professor Robert Winston

      Want to improve your learning (or theirs - it's GSCE time!) The most famous moustache in modern medicine knows how to help.

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