The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Surrey Edition

Wouldn't you though?

Fancy some new spring arm candy? You can't add Ryan Gosling to the online basket, but you can get your mitts on this brilliant tote that comes with a clutch and a purse too. Taking you from daytime to playtime.

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FOUR GO TO PAINSHILL, COBHAM

3 Feb 2016

I recently stumbled across a fabulous place for a day out with the family. How is it, I have not found it sooner? I love a good wander around a garden, as my family know only too well. And when you add a cafe that serves good coffee and cake, you’re on to a sure-fire winner in my book. But as it’s been under my radar, I thought maybe it’d been under yours too. 

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GET VINTAGE

3 Feb 2016

Not so long ago, I had a little fantasy about running my own vintage store. It really was little more than a fantasy, though it didn’t stop me buying bucket-loads of Annie Sloan paint and sloshing it all over everything in sight.

You may feel less inclined than I to get messy with the paint, but that’s okay because there are some corkers of vintage stores tucked away in Surrey stocking all manner of vintage beauties. 

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Muddy eats: Garsons Restaurant, Esher

2 Feb 2016

The Muddy blog was still but a gleam in my eye, when I sniffed out the opening of Garsons’ new restaurant in West End, Esher.

And not one to miss an opening, I ignored the freezing cold, fluffed up the hair, and headed out for a canapé (or three) and a glass of fizz.

Mr Muds had a prior engagement, so I was flying solo. Call me Muddy no mates!

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DAY TRIPPER: A WITCH, HER CAULDRON AND A WALK ON THE WEY

2 Feb 2016

Apparently, people, Surrey has a witch. Or had one, at least.

And while my darling mini Muddys may think it’s me, they’re actually *hmph* quite wrong about that.

You see this witch is no modern day screeching mother (moi? never!), but the rather enchantingly named White Witch of Waverley. She was, I’m told, a friendly witch and herbalist who lived in a cave near the village of Frensham, near Farnham, many centuries ago.

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