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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 colour co-ordination - this year we're dressing our trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find!

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  • Spotted the famous Harry Potter tree on my walk about Blenheim Palace grounds this weekend 🌳 Have any of you seen it?
  • JUST IN on @theindiestoreuk 😍We’re super-excited to welcome furniture restorer and presenter of @therepairshop.tv @jay_n_co on to our indie business venture. Hit the link in bio to see more of his gorgeous designs available to purchase - we want one of these beauties in every colour!
  • Spotted these super-cute fairy doors on my afternoon ramble🧚🏾‍♂️🚪Know any good lockdown walking routes in Bucks & Oxon? Let me know!
  • Get into the Christmas spirit (ho ho ho) with this fabulous festive giveaway ✨This gorgeous gin is so popular this year, it’s already sold out at Harvey Nicks - but we’ve got our grubby little paws on three bottles. Head to the link in bio to win a bottle of orange and gingerbread @snowglobegin - with real gold flakes, no less ✨ #letitsnowglobegin
  • Last apple standing! Does this mean it’s officially winter? 🍎
  • Warwickshire’s best pub?
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