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  • Where to get fit outdoors in Bucks & Oxon

    Don't wait til the new year - get those trainers on, get outside, and get fit now, with these fun exercise classes (honest), running groups for all levels and outdoor swimming (some heated!)

  • The latest pub and restaurant openings in Bucks & Oxon

    Oxford's glam new bar and restaurant, plus flame cooked food in Henley, the return of brunch, and bakery and juice heaven

  • Where to buy vintage homewares in Bucks & Oxon

    Out with the old, in with the... vintage. Autumn is the time to clear out and freshen up your interiors with something edgy and characterful. And with these stores, fairs and auctions, the browsing is the best part.

  • What’s on in Bucks & Oxon this October? We know!

    It's all treat and no trick in Bucks and Oxon this month, thanks to a bumper autumn harvest of things to do. From boundary-pushing exhibits to rib-tickling theatre, Muddy knows what's good.

  • Headline walks in Bucks & Oxon

    Looking for an autumn walk worthy of front page news? Check out these eight headline-grabbing walks from the highest points and best views to autumn colour and the coolest local landmarks

  • Local bakeries we love, in honour of GBBO 

    Bake Off is back on TV so time to drag out the food mixer. Can't be bothered? Fair enough! Put down that spatula and support these 11 drool-worthy bakeries instead.

  • 8 local arboretums to explore this autumn

    All change! The trees are turning from green to gorgeous red-brick, crimson and gold - and the best places to see them are these beautiful local arboretums in Bucks, Oxon and beyond.

  • The very best tennis clubs in Bucks and Oxon

    Wanna raise the next Emma Raducanu? Here are your local next-level tennis centres, with everything from indoor facilities to pro training gyms and top coaches

  • A new leaf: your 10 autumn wardrobe essentials

    Bright knits, checks, big handbags, even bigger boots. We've got your autumn/winter 2021 fashion fix sorted, including our picks from two fab local boutiques

  • 16 of the best places to holiday in the UK

    Choosing a UK holiday? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • Paddles at the ready! Rivers and lakes in Oxon and Bucks

    Extreme heat? We've got the answer: get down to your local waterway for a cooling paddle and a picnic or pint (of Pimms?). Here's the best places to launch your own craft or hire one...

  • Your health questions answered!

    Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

    Fly-away hair with lots of grey? Not just me then... The challenge for award-winning hairdresser and colourist Barry was to create a style that will still look good a week later

  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere - with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

  • Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

    We've unearthed eight French pharmacy brands with that certain je ne sais quoi. Here's your passport to a natural glow a la Marion Cotillard... and the best bit? It won't break the bank

  • Nine divine holiday rentals to book now for an autumn break

    If you didn't have sharp enough elbows to get your summer holiday staycation nailed, fear not. Here are the holiday rentals to book now for an autumn weekend escape

  • 58 things to glam up your garden

    Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

    Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

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