How’s your skin holding up? Mine definitely needs industrial help. It’s feels like sand paper after months of freezing temperatures, the central heating on full blast coupled with my rather lazy beauty routine. Basic is an understatement. Yes I need to drink more water, moisturise twice a day and get more sleep (tell me something I don’t know *yawn*). But a facial that has a ton of science behind it might just perk my skin up – and knock a couple of years off in the process.Read more
Bored to the back teeth of being cocooned in jeans and huge jumpers? Yup, us too. Which is why we’re thrilled to announce a brand new competition to reboot your wardrobe for Spring. Fancy a whopping £500 gift voucher to spend at chic, elegant womenswear brand Winser London? Of course you do. Not only will they kit you out beautifully, they’ll show you how to wear your new goodies too – the prize also includes, should you fancy it, an afternoon of personal styling at either the Marlow or Gerrard’s Cross boutique, complete with a celebratory glass of fizz.Read more
Snouts out of the trough, the competition’s ended and we have not one but TWO winners to announce. These lucky Muddy readers have won a family ticket each to see Babe The Sheep Pig at the Corn Exchange Newbury.
Based on Dick King-Smith’s best-selling book, it all about a little pig who dreams big. The show will be brought to life by a cast of West End performers in a show full of laughter, stunning puppetry and live music.Read more
Happy St David’s Day! Happy Spring! Happy first day of the month! And happy days to one very lucky Muddy reader who is about to float off with a luxury weekend at Another Place The Lakes in Ulswater, The Lake District.
Thousands of you entered this one – I guess everyone needs a holiday! – but the winner is (*drum roll*)…
Congratulations to you lady.Read more
Squeals of excitement in the Muddy household with the news that Babe The Sheep Pig is coming to the Corn Exchange Newbury – and I have two family tickets worth a tidy £142 up for grabs.
Who can forget the Oscar-winning 1995 film, based on Dick King-Smith’s best-selling book? Now the story of a little pig who dreams big is brought to life by a cast of West End performers in a show full of laughter, stunning puppetry and live music.Read more
We do try to push the boat out on prizes for you to win, but we’ve had we had one so delicious it was literally bobbing over the water. But check out this lakeside view!
Another Place, The Lake in Ullswater in the Lake District is the most ridiculously gorgeous, luxurious, stylish hotel we’ve seen in a very long time and we’ve nabbed a two night stay, worth nearly £800, for one lucky Muddy reader (and your plus one obvs).Read more
Blimey, what you guys won’t do for a slap-up meal and a luxury sleepover. Loads of you wanted to win the Michelin nosh up for two at the Crown at Bray, and I was inundated with entries (bribes and begging letters… you know who you are).
Who can blame you? With three courses to scoff, aperitif and wine at a Heston pub plus sleepover at Bray Cottages –if the winner needs a plus one, I am available.Read more
I think it’s only right and proper to begin 2017 with a Michelin nosh up and a night away, don’t you?
A Heston pub, part of his Fat Duck group in Bray, The Crown is a gorgeously atmospheric 16th century building with all the requisite nooks, crannies, fireplaces and higgledy-piggledy spaces, with food that’s exquisite as you’d expect.
You and your significant other can scoff three courses, an aperitif and a bottle of house wine on Muddy Stilettos, then stroll – or possibly roll – down the road to the luxury self-catering Christmas Cottage, one of three Bray Cottages, for your zzzs any time before 31 March, excluding Valentine’s Day.Read more
Fancy staying in the castle where Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn honeymooned? Thornbury Castle is a stonking 500 year old Tudor beauty on the edge of the Cotswolds, reviewed by none other than our lovely (and lucky!) editor-in-chiefness, Hero from Muddy Bucks & Oxon a few months back (here, take a look).
Anyway, I’ll be damned, and off with her head …. er whoops, what I mean is, flippin heck, Luxury Family Hotels have only gone and offered Muddy readers the chance to win a luxe two night stay here worth £1000, including breakfast and a three course dinner for two adults!Read more
In I float, a vision of loveliness, wearing my flounciest, bouffiest sparkly fairy dress, waving my magic wand – brrrrrrriiing! – giving you the chance to win the kind of prize I’d sell Prince Charming for.
Stoke Park is the hotel where Bridget Jones romped on the four poster with Daniel Carver; where Daniel Craig acted his ears off in Layercake; where James Bond played golf in Goldfinger.Read more