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  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

  • The best lidos and splashparks

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? No probs, use our pick of the best pools and river spots to cool down in. Just add sun lotion.

  • Wicker basket packed?

    I'm heading off to Bucks & Oxon's 20 top picnic spots to scoff some scotch eggs. Who's with me?

  • Day at the beach, anyone?

    The sun has got his hat on (at long last) so we're thinking impromptu daytrip to the coast. Who's in?

  • Day trippers

    Half term's nearly here (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity by checking out these 23 top family day trips.

  • 30 things to do between Christmas and New Year

    The days between Xmas and New Year can be a bit of a drag but we've found 30 lovely things for you to do in social limbo land.

  • Waddesdon Wonder

    Just back from the press launch of Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon Manor and I'm telling ya, it's a total winner. Check out the show!

  • 10 Autumn walks with pubs

    Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? (spoiler alert: NO). Here's my starter for 10 if you want to stroll and scoff your way across Bucks & Oxon.

  • 32 brilliant days out with the kids

    The weather's divine, a staycation is on the cards, and the children need occupying. Oh hello Muddy Stilettos!

  • A country fair with a difference

    Countryfile Live is more multi-media modern festival than trad country show. It's rocking up in Blenheim Palace soon - we've filleted the best bits for your delectation.

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    Go Ape with your kids

    Trying to get your techno-obsessed kids to look up at the world? Muddy's Sarah o'Hanlon does one better and sends her three teens high into the tree tops at Go Ape in Black Park. Guess what? They LOVED it!

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