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  • The Muddy Awards drinks!

    Big change this year for the Muddy Awards winners shindig – rather than inviting everyone around to my gaff (scraping off the Weetabix mush from the floor and hiding the mounds of washing finally got the better of me), we upgraded to the super-stylish Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant, with its gorgeous views of Oxford’s spires. The […]

  • Meet your winners!

    OMG, we have winners! Did your favourites win at the Muddy Awards 2019? Check out the best lifestyle businesses across Bucks & Oxon right here!!

  • Thank you for voting!

    First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who has taken part in the Muddy Stiletto Awards this year – we’ve seen an incredible rise of 100 per cent of readers nominating on the Awards compared to last year, so you’re clearly in love with local too! I’m always a bit conflicted at this point in […]

  • The Muddy Winners Drinkies!

      Hosting Winners Drinks at my house every year is a bit of a nightmare – ain’t no-one but me cleaning those loos and hoovering at ungodly hours of the morning! But when the Muddy Awards victors arrive ready to party and the music cranks up and the corks start to pop, I absolutely love […]

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    The Muddy Award Winners 2018!

    Thousands of businesses battled it out in the Muddy Awards this year. Now we have 24 victors - wanna meet them?

  • Meet the Muddy Awards 2018 Finalists!

    The Finals are LIVE! A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support your awesome local businesses – thousands and thousands of you nominated in the first round of the Awards which is just incredible. I always feel really conflicted when it’s the Muddy Awards Finals week because I’m thrilled for the businesses who go through, but also really sad for those who don’t (what […]

  • Speeches at the ready…

    The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 romped to a close on Friday with thousands upon thousands of you supporting the local businesses you love the most. If you’re a regular reader (or voter!) you’ll know that The Muddy Awards are free to all and run as a good-natured, positive celebration of the most brilliant, unique and unmissable […]

  • The Muddy Award Finalists 2017!

    How was half term? I spent the week half-watching my children whack each other with blunt implements while I counted out a whopping 10,000 votes (yes, people 10,000!!) in the first round of the Muddy Awards.  And now the results are in, with 135 brilliant businesses in 27 categories going through to fight it out for the […]

  • Another champers? The Awards drinkies!

    And so it came to pass that your faithful correspondent got absolutely splattered at the Muddy Awards drinks, watched by a stuffed hare with a gun and and 30 of the best businesses in Oxon & Bucks. As you do. Getting ready on the day, my, er, incredible natural beauty meant that I needed hardly […]

  • The Muddy Awards 2016 winners!

    The Muddy Awards 16 are over and what a romp that was! Thank you so very much to all the many thousands of you who supported the brilliant indie businesses in the area, and thank you also to the Finalists, all of whom would have made worthy winners. It’s been really interesting this year to […]

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