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  • Christmas cocktails

    'Tis the season to be merry. Skip the traditional fizz and inject some pizzazz into your drinks this festive season with these Christmas cocktails courtesy of Albury Vineyard.

  • Lingfield dream

    Sitting pretty in 10 acres of gardens and grounds, this Grade II listed country house near Lingfield has caught our eye. But can you guess how much it's worth?

  • Five reasons to downsize

    Are your ageing parents rattling around in a big, baggy house? Here's why downsizing could work for them.

  • Want to live in a mansion house?

    I quite fancy myself as a Lady of the Manor. Lady Chatterley, Lady Mary… they got it right didn’t they? Fancy a look inside this impressive home?

  • Let’s go to candy land

    Move over Willy Wonka there's a new candy maker in town! Say hello to Spun Candy, makers of delicious handmade confectionary and hosts of brilliant candy masterclasses.

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • Front view of double storey house with wide driveway

    Property flirt

    Is there anything more fun than nosing around other people's houses, imagining yourself in situ and guessing the price? Er, nope! Let the snooping commence.

  • party setting with dance floor and purple lighting

    How to host a spectacular winter party

    If you're planning to host a party this winter, make sure your guests are still talking about it for months to come.

  • The rise of the housekeeper

    Need an extra pair of hands? If you're considering hiring a housekeeper, there are few things you should know before handing over the hoover. Hummingbird Home Staff have shared some basic rules to keep things sweet.

  • Baking the perfect sourdough

    Autumn is the perfect time to hunker down and bake bread - and thanks a lesson from private chef Laura Scott, Muddy has nailed the perfect loaf. Here's how!

  • How to plan the perfect kitchen

    Planning and designing a new kitchen is not for the faint-hearted - contemporary or classic, hand-painted or high-gloss - where do you start? We asked the experts at Park House Kitchens.

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

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