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  • Malmaison Reading illuminated cinema sign edison bulb lamp and 2 red winged chairs

    Skip brekkie for a hipster brunch

    Fancy a lie in? Hit that snooze button, body swerve the granola and dive into avo and eggs at Reading’s super-stylish Malmaison.

    • 31 below Marylebone London bar cafe pink and grey awning outside tables and chairs

      31 Below, Marylebone

      You can keep Oxford, Bond and Kensington - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

    • Eliane Smiles Sunningdale Copper counter feather lights white walls chalk board menus

      The best cheap eats

      If you caned the credit card, swanky dinners are probably off the menu. What you need is a Muddy-approved cheap but chic dining spots.

    • Corn Stores Reading Blues panelled bar green velvet bar stools

      Carnivores unite!

      All the fuss about clean eating and vegan this-and-that driving you insane? Get your chops around the unashamedly meat eats at The Corn Stores.

    • Bel and the dragon Windsor Dark blue dining room, blue tweed banquette and grey wooden chairs

      Windsor’s Bel of the ball

      Royal brides are like buses in Windsor but there's only one bel of the ball. So it’s hello and make mine 3 courses at the Bel & The Dragon.

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  • madagascar The Musical wooden crate on stage with giraffe lion hippo annd zebra inside

    First night: Madagascar The Musical, The Hexagon

    I like to move it move it! Muddy heads to the first night of Madagascar The Musical to see if Matt ‘The X Factor’ Terry has roarsome animal attraction.

    • woman coming out of the starting blocks running

      Run for the hills

      Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first - all the inspo you need to pull on your trainers. Plus, fun local races to sign up for!

    • Macbeth South Hill Park Bracknell man and wide embrace on stage

      Review: Macbeth at SHP

      Blood spatter, treachery and backstabbing… Joe Malyan's intensely dark production of Macbeth returns to South Hill Park, Muddy checks it out.

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    • chickpea and spinach curry white bowl lemon garnish with striped napkin and knife and fork

      Race you to the stove

      A speedy supper with excellent health credentials? Bring out this easy-peasy spinach and chickpea curry pronto, garçon.

    • New 2019 BMW X5 SUV driving ini woods

      Feeeeeeel the luxury

      Comfortable, luxurious and practically drives itself. Buckle up, baby, Muddy takes the sexy new X5 for a spin.

    • A new spa for 2019

      New year, new spa and Warbrook House balances relaxation and recharging with bubbles and gin. We likey.

    • Actress Amy Schumer drinking a comedy sized giant glass of white wine

      Are you sober curious?

      Whether you're doing Dry January or merely cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol. Could "sober curious" be for you?

  • Muddy makes the Daily Mail

    What have we got here then? The 50 most inspirational women in the UK – including Keeley Hawes, Dina Asher-Smith, Jaqueline Wilson, Thomasina Miers, and *splutter* Muddy’s high priestess Hero Brown.

    • St George's School Windsor Windsor Casstle lawn pillared building trees and flag

      St George’s School Windsor Castle

      Muddy says: More than just a chi-chi address, St George's is a chorister school, with royal links, excellent academics and music oozing from every corner.

    • girl wearing glasses reading on pile of books

      7 ways to ace early years parenting

      It's all about developing 'soft' life skills through play, according to St Joseph's College's Mark Bushby and Gemma Davies. Which means stand down all you tiger mums!

  • Jo Gilder hairdresser gilded hair blonde hair hat and environment t shirt

    Hair today for a greener tomorrow

    If you’re an anti-plastic ninja, eco warrior princess who wants super-sexy hair meet Jo of Gilded Hair, a woman who’s big on style and sustainability.

    • Muddy meets Tom Kerridge…

      ... and talks Marlow's Pub in the Park (Kaiser Chiefs, people), his favourite local eateries, and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

    • Cbeebie star Justin Fletcher and dame Paul Morse in yellow and red waterproof outfits on set of Peter Pan Reading Hexagon Theatre Berkshire 2017

      Ain’t nothing like a dame

      Slap on the grease paint, hoick up your skirt and channel your inner Princess Margaret. Muddy meets Reading's irrepressible panto dame Paul Morse.

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