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  • What’s on in Bucks and Oxon this August

    No summer holiday booked? No problem. We've got exhibits bursting with colour, every kind of theatre show, thumping music nights, and more right here in Bucks and Oxon this month.

  • 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...

  • Think you know your local gems? Try our hit list…

    Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2021 finalists in your area.

  • 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

  • Where to play tennis (and golf) in Bucks & Oxon

    Wimbledon is here, which means hitting furry green things at eachother (and scoffing strawberries, natch). Here are the top places to play tennis (and golf) near you.

  • Insta-worthy places to eat in Oxon and Bucks

    Now we're all going out out, naturally we want to shout about it. Be the envy of your followers at these photogenic local hotspots where the backdrop is as good as the food.

  • 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.

  • The best of outdoor art in Bucks and Oxon 2021

    From Ai Wei Wei to street art and Henry Moore, we've rounded up the best temporary and permanent art you can enjoy en plein air (beret optional)

  • 8 cool new coffee table books

    Can't be bothered to read a novel right now? No problem, have a languid browse through the best new coffee table books instead, with a little help from Abingdon's Mostly Books.

  • 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

  • Oh la la: Welcome back to the wine bar!

    On your way home, out with the girls, mid-week quickie? The wine bar it is. Put the world to rights over a sharing board and a bottle of some fabulous vintage.

  • Private dining rooms for a glittering reunion

    Get someone else to do the cooking, but have the place to yourselves... it's the best of both worlds with these Bucks & Oxon pubs and restaurants with private rooms.

  • Where to buy vintage homewares in Bucks & Oxon

    If your house has been kicked to smithereens during lockdown one, two and three, you might be looking to spruce the place up. First port of call? The shops, antiques fairs and salvage yards of our rolling shires.

  • 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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