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  • Home Truths

    20 Nov 2019

    Buying a house is an emotive act, fuelled by all kinds of desire – protecting a family, starting a new life, following a dream. Three Muddy readers open the door to their homes to share their personal stories.

  • Get yer skates on!

    Ice ice baby! Nothing like a whizz around a rink to make you feel festive (followed by a mulled wine obvs). We’ve rounded up the best ones for your skating pleasure.

  • 12 festive family shows

    19 Nov 2019

    Can’t stand the panto? Here are 12 alternative festive shows without a boo, hiss or ‘he’s behind you!’ in sight across Bucks, Oxon and beyond.

  • Muddy eats: The Kingham Plough, Kingham

    This renowned Cotswold inn has just been relaunched by its new owners – but is it still up to Kingham’s relentlessly high foodie standards? Pass the napkin, we’re going in.

  • How Helen Glover does it

    Champion rower, mother, partner to Steve Backshall and all round marvel – Muddy meets Helen Glover to talk fitness, family and breaking her Olympic gold medal (oops).

  • This week

    18 Nov 2019

    Mon 18 – Sun 23 Nov: Listen to music from Scouting for Girls and the Welsh National Opera, see a National Trust building for free and much more.

  • This weekend

    Fri 21 – Sun 23 Nov: It’s a battle of the light displays at Waddesdon and Blenheim, The Snowman and Snowdog in Henley, the Welsh National Opera and more.

  • Bruern Abbey School, Bicester

    15 Nov 2019

    The only prep school in the country whose main goal is helping boys with learning difficulties (primarily dyslexia) to get into mainstream independent senior schools. It works!

  • Win a £200+ overnighter with dinner and breakfast at The Maytime Inn

    13 Nov 2019

    One lucky Muddy reader to win a one night stay, including dinner and breakfast, at this traditional Cotswold classic in Asthall.

  • Muddy eats: The Maytime Inn, Asthall

    Wine tasting and a slap-up three-course dinner, you say? Muddy’s Anna Brech is in there like swimwear at this gorgeous Cotswolds village gastropub. Like what you see? We’ve got a gorgeous Reader Treat overnight stay for two up for grabs.

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