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  • The Sun Inn, Chobham

    2 Mar 2016

    A few weeks ago I was coming back from an appointment with my eldest Mudlet, and we somehow found ourselves in Chobham, that lovely village not far from Woking. It was all a bit of a happy accident, actually, after I took a wrong turn and then left it to the cross-your-fingers-and-hope-we-end-up-somewhere-I-recognise school of navigation. It’s turned […]

  • Review: Shadowlands, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

    23 Feb 2016

    Last night I saw Shadowlands at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, and I loved it. But be prepared to take your hanky for this one. Or possibly even two. Strangely, though, this is not a sad play; indeed, there are laugh-out-loud moments. But neither is it uplifting. It’s complex, thoughtful, and it’s utterly stunning. And by the […]

  • Day tripper: Chobham

    22 Feb 2016

    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 […]

  • Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Woking

    17 Feb 2016

    Fun, flamboyant, fabulously flouncy and, er, phallic. Definitely phallic. From the opening scene where a giant red lipstick thrusts skyward, to the rounded candles atop the lime green cupcake-clad dancers, this musical makes its intentions abundantly clear. It’s brassy and brash – an orgy of double entendres, innuendo, extravagant jokes and cliches. Oh, and thrusting. […]

  • Muddy eats: The Seven Stars, Leigh

    You know when you’re planning a lovely family walk… The wellies are packed. The kids are in the car. And then the grey clouds roll in. It gets misty. Then it rains. And rains. And rains. A bit like this! Mr Muds notes (to those of us who like our slouchy Sunday mornings) that if […]

  • Muddy meets Brooklands Radio

    11 Feb 2016

    Who’d have thought that little ole me would be a radio star. Did you hear? This week, I was a guest o the Just Women programme at Brooklands Radio, presented by the lovely Jay Baylis and Doreen Pipe. Well ok, star might be taking it a little too far, but I did manage a couple of pretty impressive feats, […]


    9 Feb 2016

    It’s true I’m not much of a connoisseur of art. I barely know my Rubens from my Rembrandts, my Van Dycks from my Van Goghs. I do own some lovely original paintings, although I have no idea if they’re any good. One was given to me and Mr Muds by a close friend after she heard […]

  • Muddy walks: Shabden Park, Chipstead

    No one ever get back from a walk and thought “Pah, I wish I hadn’t bothered”, did they?! So here’s a great walk, with a great pub at the end of it.

  • Treasure Trails

    7 Feb 2016

    If you’re looking for something new to do with the children this weekend – and want something to encourage them outdoors – then why not try a Treasure Trail; an imaginative and fun way to explore. Treasure Trails are self-guided themed walking treasure hunts, ideal for discovering more about where you live or for taking […]

  • Ipanema Beauty, Kenley

    Situated in Kenley, Ipanema Beauty offers high-standard treatments and professional advice on skincare products for men and women. All facials are tailored to the client’s individual preference and skin type for a relaxing and effective treatment each visit, by a specialist Dermalogica therapist, trained to the highest standards. We offer an extensive a range of beauty treatments […]

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