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  • 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.

  • Sibford School, Banbury

    A 50 acre Quaker co-ed day/boarding school for kids 3-18 near Banbury, with excellent SEN provision and a large intake of international students.

  • 19 October half term saviours!

    Half term's looming but don't be afraid, we've planned out your your fun with 19 brilliant things to do in Bucks, Oxon and beyond to keep the little people entertained.

  • A day in the life: Hero Brown, Muddy Stilettos

    The lowdown on local businesses in Bucks & Oxon.

  • Home truths

    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.

  • Girls, can you feel it?

    I’ve been following lots of stories in the papers recently on equality (hey, don’t snort, this is important!!) and with Suffragette being released today I thought I’d bung down what I’m thinking. The first thing to say is, it’s scary being young these days, isn’t it? All those crazy pressures and fears – cyber-bullying; internet […]

  • Women and men… and, um, hair!

    Mr Muddy found this last night on his regular evening trawl of social media sites (God that sounds so sad!), and it made me laugh out loud. Because it’s so true. As women are increasingly infantalised in the fanny department, men are turning super-virile-macho in that bushy beardy Joy of Sex way. Someone call in […]

  • Check out the *NEW* Muddy noticeboard!

    Let it not be said that I just sit drinking coffee-wine-gin chasers on my chuff in front of the telly (um, well, ok, maybe sometimes), bashing out Muddy posts, and taking you for granted! Here, my lovely Muddiers, is a trendily retro cork noticeboard that I have created with the purpose of allowing you to […]

  • Muddy makes into Forbes (am I dreaming?!)

    In December 2013 I was featured in Forbes.com as a rising blogger. Read the full feature here.

  • Happy birthday to moi!

    From my children today on my let’s-keep-it-nameless birthday I received one home-made card – inexplicably wrapped – with an explanation on the outside that said ‘No present, mum’, just in case I got a bit excited. Another from my oldest son, a hastily drawn flower in biro on a piece of printer paper, created in, […]

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