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  • 16 fun things to do in Bucks & Oxon this week

    2 Dec 2020

    Well, lockdown has lifted but life is not normal quite yet. Still, it’s Christmas don’t you know and there’s lights to see, and bells to jingle, and mulled wine to quaff. Here’s where to do it. In a socially distanced, responsible manner.

  • Ashfold School, Dorton, Mid Bucks

    Muddy says: This bucolic co-ed prep school for day pupils and boarders in the rolling hills of Buckinghamshire is family-oriented with a deserved reputation for its all-rounder offering.

  • The Cooking Academy

    1 Dec 2020

    Fancy sharpening your knife skills, learning how to whip up Spanish tapas or stocking up on spices for your store cupboard? The Cooking Academy offers comprehensive in-person and virtual cooking classes as well as a range of hand-blended spices (well, what do you expect when your founder is nicknamed The Spice Queen?).

  • Get sprucing! Christmas tree farms are open

    27 Nov 2020

    It’s nearly December and that means it’s time to drag a 7ft tree into the house and cover it with sparkly plastic! Here’s where to go to make it happen.

  • Muddy Stilettos X The InPublishing Podcast

    26 Nov 2020

    Muddy’s founder, Hero Brown, talks coping with Covid and why she thinks the pandemic ‘might just be the making of us’ with Ciar Byrne. Listen here!

  • 8 posh takeaways

    Desperate to sink your teeth into some fine dining at home? At your service, the fanciest takeaways Bucks & Oxon has to offer – dig in!

  • How to save Christmas 2020

    25 Nov 2020

    Christmas cancelled? Not on our watch! It might look a little different this year, but here’s how to make the most of the festive season in 2020.

  • My favourite places: Ellea Whamond, co-founder of 100 Acres

    A Muddy woman through and through, beauty guru Ellea Whamond spends her days in the Cotswolds countryside dreaming up ideas for luxe botanical brand 100 Acres – but where are her top spots?

  • St Clare’s, Oxford

    21 Nov 2020

    Muddy says: A collegiate-style day and boarding school for 14-19 year olds in central Oxford, with a huge international intake (40 nationalities!), a sole focus on International Baccalaureate and strong results.

  • Lockdown divorce: how to uncouple (in a good way)

    20 Nov 2020

    Has spending too long (read: most of 2020) trapped in the house with your partner made you question why the hell you’re together? You’re not alone. We spoke to local family law firm Lightfoots about how to move on to the next chapter

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