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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Rugged up

    Sometimes it’s just fun to look at something beautiful, isn’t it? I came across these gorgeous rugs recently, and I'll eat my own threadbare mat if you don't think these are as special as I do.

  • Property Flirt: Can you guess the price?

    There’s nothing I love more than a little nosey around someone else’s pad – and let me tell you, baby, this property perv has it all – right down to the hunky pool cleaner and the sexy gardener. What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a country corker. Its big, bold and beautiful. And as […]

  • I’ve got the keys…

    Fancy a nose around this gorgeous little number just outside Oxted? Uh huh! I thought you might. Usual rules apply on this Flirty Girty of a property – look at the pics and description, guess the price (no cheating), and gloat for the rest of the day if you get closer to the price than your […]

  • Property flirt

    Ooooh la la. What have we here? We’re nipping across into Hampshire for this elegant dame. And what a beauty she is. As always we’re going to have a bit of a fun – open a few doors, snoop around the stables and ogle the orangery. I’ll drip feed you the clues, then you guess the […]

  • Property flirt

      Petticoats on show, here we go! A stunning house for those of you who like to perv at property. Guess within £5k of the asking price and get your stamp duty discounted on your next house purchase. Yes *cough*, really! OK, you ready to roll? This Queen Anne beauty is in a pretty prime location, within […]

  • Souffle omelettes

    I love food that is easy to prepare and cook, with an end result that gives the impression of great levels of skill and time spent. I admit it, I’m a fraud when it comes to cooking. And cutting corners is probably what I do best. It’s not surprising then, that I love the spice blends […]

  • Muddy Eats: The Water’s Edge, Horsell

    I’ve had my beady eye on The Water’s Edge at Horsell near Woking since it opened early this year. This new café on the site of Heather Farm, a wetlands centre on Horsell Common, is my idea of heaven. Its specialty is gorgeously simple food, made from organic, locally produced ingredients, served in a relaxed environment with […]

  • Property flirt: Surrey’s own Beverly Hills

    We all love a good nosey around a gorgeous pad, don’t we? And if it happens to be located in Britain’s answer to Beverly Hills, gated haven to many a celeb, then even better. So without further ado, I introduce Property Flirt, a brand new Muddy Surrey section in which you (and I) can peep through […]

  • Day tripper: Chobham

    Do you know your Chobham from your Cobham? Be honest. I know I’m not the only one. I confess that until recently, I thought they were one and the same. But then they’re not a million miles apart (12 actually), both demographically and geographically. But while Cobham has been nicknamed the Beverley Hills of Britain (with more […]

  • Top treats

    The Muddy pooch has been sampling a new range of organic vegetable dog treats. And her verdict? She wagged her tail and scoffed them down.

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