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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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Muddy stays: The Plough Inn, Coldharbour

26 Apr 2017

These days it’s rare Mr Muddy and I get a night away, what with the growing menagerie of pets and children that require care in our absence (two cats, two kids, two fish, one dog – with another puppy a possibly on the way *squeal*!!).

So this week when Mr M had a couple of days off work and Grandma Muddy offered to move in for a night to give us frazzled parents a break, we had the car packed and the wheels spinning out of the drive quicker than you can say ‘Sayonara Senorita’.

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Things to do: This Month

23 Apr 2017

Junkyard – Rose Theatre, Kingston – until 30 April

A coming-of-age musical from Jack Thorne (who wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, and Evening Standard Award-winning director Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall). This story, set in 1979 is inspired by the true story about a playground in Bristol. It’s about a group of teenage mistifts who discover friendship and the importance of standing up for what matters.

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Things to do: This week

23 Apr 2017

Junkyard – Rose Theatre, Kingston – until 30 April

A coming-of-age musical from Jack Thorne (who wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, and Evening Standard Award-winning director Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall). This story, set in 1979 is inspired by the true story about a playground in Bristol. It’s about a group of teenage mistifts who discover friendship and the importance of standing up for what matters.

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Things to do: This Weekend

19 Apr 2017

Junkyard – Rose Theatre, Kingston – until 30 April

A coming-of-age musical from Jack Thorne (who wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, and Evening Standard Award-winning director Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall). This story, set in 1979 is inspired by the true story about a playground in Bristol. It’s about a group of teenage mistifts who discover friendship and the importance of standing up for what matters.

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Muddy reviews: The Twits

6 Apr 2017

I’m just back from seeing The Twits at the Rose Theatre in Kingston and I’ve got two things to tell you about it.

Numero uno: The Twits really are an awful pair – repulsive, disgusting and pretty ghastly. They’re not nice to each other, and they’re even worse to those around them – especially the monkey Muggle Wumps.

Numero deux: They provide brilliant comedic material for kids – and their parents. From the beer guzzling at breakfast and the brown stains on Mr Twit’s Y-fronts to Mrs Twit’s earthworm pasta and delightful leopard-print leggings, there’s a lot to make you groan about these two.

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Just Women on Brooklands Radio

6 Apr 2017

I was lucky enough to be invited back on to the Just Women programme at Brooklands Radio this week. It’s a fabulous show on every Tuesday between 1-2pm, with a host of interesting, intriguing and inspiring women as their guests. (Don’t say a word people – I’m *ahem* intriguing at least!)

Anyway, I was on the show about a year ago – and managed to get through 20 minutes of live radio without saying a single naughty word. Not one! I’m pretty sure that’s why they asked me back.

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