Fast forward to fun! Fab things to do in 2021
Is that a hint of spring I feel in the air? No? Oh well, take solace in the fact that by summer there'll be warm weather AND loads of things to do. Here’s our list of fab events and exhibitions to pencil in the diary.
Muddy review: Ravenous Beasts
Not all food boxes are created equal. Ravenous Beasts in Thame delivers fine-dining three-course meals to your home and they are delicious. Be warned, says Muddy writer Lucy Foster, you may never venture outdoors again.
Commit to fit: 2021 events to train for now
On your marks, get set, and go! Fancy challenging yourself this year? Then you could do a lot worse than booking yourself onto these Bucks and Oxon races and triathlons. Dig out your trainers and dig deep.
Veganuary: The beauty edit
Want to do Veganuary without giving up cheese and chocolate? Here's your loophole: go vegan with your beauty routine instead with these eight kind-to-animals brands.
Crockers: fine dining without the fuss
Desperate to make an occasion of it? The Chef’s Table experience at this superb new Henley restaurant with rooms is just what you need. Read my review, and book fast.
Lockdown divorce: how to uncouple (in a good way)
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
Two-hour Westgate blitz!
Yes, doubters, it can be done! Memorise Muddy’s brilliant gift buying masterplan, grab your credit card, face mask and let’s do this.
Thorpe House School, Gerrards Cross
Muddy says: A small, friendly day school for boys aged 4-16 between Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peter, set in seven acres and high on inclusivity.
Moving house? Sell fast and bank more £££
Wondering how to sell in 2021? Home staging! It's one of the hottest property trends right now, and a few tweakments can seriously boost your asking price. A new Berkshire estate agent is leading the way.
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From dreaming spires to Cotswolds villages, bluebell forests to foodie havens, Oxfordshire straddles rural idyll and city sophistication like no other county.
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Rolling hills, picturesque river banks, plus you're only an hour from the Big Smoke by train - this pretty village offers the best of both.
This small but perfectly formed market town has an impressive high street and foodie offering, plus stunning walks aplenty.
With streets lined with dark honey-coloured stone architecture this small, attractive town has impressive eat out options and walking routes.
A bustling high street brimming with brilliant indies and thriving cultural and lifestyle scene earns this classic market town top marks from Muddy.
Woodstock has everything you'd want from a Cotswolds market town - honey stone architecture, excellent gastro-pubs and independent shops - oh yeah, and a palace!.
If sitting plum in the centre of the Cotswolds doesn't impress you, the excellent gastropubs and cultural scene in pretty 'Chippy' certainly will.
A stunner of a riverside town with excellent restaurants and shops Henley is hard to beat (although you'll be paying for it!).
For those who're not quite ready to ditch city life Jericho is a happy middle ground - its foodie scene punches well above its weight, plus you're a stone's throw from central Oxford.
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