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  • First look: Property Flirt in Towersey

    3 Jul 2020

    We love unique properties on Muddy, but this eclectic, artistic 3-bed in near Thame takes the biscuit! Not even on the market yet, we’re giving you the chance for an early viewing, Muddy style! Have a gander, and go on, guess the price.

  • Nick Knight - Photo by Britt Lloyd

    Muddy meets: iconic photographer Nick Knight

    2 Jul 2020

    He’s worked with everyone from Alexander McQueen and John Galliano to Lady Gaga and Kanye West – so it’s a surprise to find photography genius Nick Knight’s newest exhibition is of flowers shot from his garden and showing at Waddesdon Manor! Blooming heck Nick, what’s going on?

  • The Perch pub garden

    25 brilliant pub gardens for post-lockdown drinks

    Praise be, the pubs are opening – and just in time for summer weather! Here are the best pub gardens to enjoy a socially-distanced sip in across Bucks and Oxon. Cheers!

  • What’s on outdoors (yes, really!)

    The time has finally come to put on some real clothes (joggers don’t count, sorry) and have some fun in the fresh air – at a social distance, of course.

  • d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford

    1 Jul 2020

    d’Overbroeck’s in Oxford has a first name policy, progressive curriculum, a dedicated Sixth Form campus and a whole clutch of brilliant results. Impressed.

  • Culture vulture: my July hitlist

    30 Jun 2020

    Missing the theatre and live venues? OMG, me too. Until normal service resumes for the arts world (your guess is as good as mine), here’s my personal culture planner for July – podcasts, books, music and theatre. I’ll budge up on the sofa, come and join me.

  • Oxfordshire bike ride

    8 brilliant local bike rides (and a tribute)

    29 Jun 2020

    My village recently lost two much-loved members of its cycling community. In tribute, here are 3 of their favourite rides – plus 5 others right across Bucks and Oxon.

  • The Crown Inn

    The Crown Inn ticks all the boxes for a traditional English inn – eating , drinking, lodging – all wrapped up in a slick and super-stylish bow. Muddy loves.

  • Staying in saviour – what to stream this week

    If the sofa is your No.1 destination this week (rain, rain go away!) then you’ll be needing my guide to the best telly, theatre, film and online festivals.

  • Recipe inspiration, courtesy of Giffords Circus (yes, really!)

    Roll up, roll up! … Put some razzle-dazzle back into mealtime monotony with a double whammy of scrumptious, summery dishes from Giffords Circus’ new cookbook.

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