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  • 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...

  • 5 highlights of the IF: MK arts and culture fest

    Culture fix alert! Forget the Tate Modern et al - we've got your contemporary arts, music and dance fix right here in Bucks. And the cherry on the cutting edge cake? Most of it is free.

  • Superflashy news flash: all the local gossip

    From Adam Ant to Prince Charles, and flashy new waterspouts centres to prawn toast, it's all happening in Oxon and Bucks this week

  • Morning Routines for Happy Women: the coffee roaster

    You might be surprised to learn what the first drink of the day is for owner of Oxfordshire's Horsebox Coffee Emily Stewart. She also talks lie-ins, emojis and Insta inspo with Muddy

  • Waddesdon: it’s your passport to France, mes chéries

    Get your French fix at the Loire-style chateau with its glam architecture, interiors, gardens and events. Grab your Breton - it's a taste of the continent in Bucks

  • Behind the scenes at the museum cafe

    We talk weird requests, celeb clients and the cream/jam debate with Operations Manager of the cafés at the V&A, Ashmolean and British Museum, Gianmaria Baldassarre.

  • Days out for every kind of Dad this Father’s Day

    Go on, give the Dad in your life a treat this Father's Day - we've found some of the best local experiences for every kind of Dad, whether he's into sport, DIY, food, gardening, beer, cars, cycling and more...

  • Best new books for June 2021

    It's time to get that summer reading list together so we've roped in our friends at The Marlow Bookshop to give us the lowdown on the brand new titles coming out this month.

  • Oxford Scholastica Academy summer school

    Does your teen hate sporty summer camps, want some independent advice on A-Levels/Degrees, or just need a little pizzazz for their UCAS form? Check out these academic summer schools at Oxford University colleges...

  • Kids: the best thing about summer camp

    Parents and kids are going mad for Ultimate Activity Camps this summer. Could they be the perfect cocktail of outdoor fun and affordable childcare? Take a look for yourself...

  • Fire up the remote! This week’s best TV and films

    Lord, it’s frosty. Even if we could go out, we wouldn’t want to. So grab your hot water bottle, brew a large cup of tea, wrap yourself in that fleecy throw and settle in for the week

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • Sézane’s sexy homeware (and hot interior deals)

    We're lusting after the chic French brand's new homeware range, plus we've rooted out the best interior and home bargains online to add to your shopping basket pronto.

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