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    Happy campers

    As the Pet Shop Boys said: Go West – especially when it comes to camping and glamping! Here’s your Muddy guide to the perfect places to pitch in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

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      Bluebell wood hotspots

      Our woodlands are a sea of blooms, so here’s where to catch them while they last – with nearby pit stops!

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      The insider guide to Windsor

      Spotlight's on Windsor thanks to a little Royal Wedding. Ditch the guide book, here's where to hang out.

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  • Crack the dress code

    Tiptoe through the minefield of summer dos without breaking a sweat or needing a blister plaster. Your Muddy wardrobe mistress reporting for duty.

    • Woman wearing Hall Huber Green silk maxi dress carrying hydrangea

      Race day ready

      Newbury Racecourse is looking for the Most Stylish Racegoers. Make it to the winners' enclosure.

    • Essetiel Antwerp yellow and white polka dot embellished blouse Fifi and Moose Newbury

      Mellow for yellow

      If you like your eggs and wardrobe sunny side up, then you'll love wearing YELLOW.

  • June's best books in a bundle piled on shelf

    June’s best books

    Seeking literary inspiration? Well, you’re in the right place. Muddy’s pro bookworm Kerry Potter picks the best June reads for you.

    • Pop up cinema action

      Pass the popcorn, top up the Pimms and pitch up for a pop up film night. Follow the usher this way…

    • Whistle in the dark book black coffee in white mug with gilded edge

      Need a hot new read?

      You’re in the right place. Muddy’s pro bookworm Kerry Potter has a bumper selection of May’s rave reads.

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    • Range Rover Evoque woman getting in drivers seat man loading the bags and shopping

      Review: Range Rover Evoque

      Revving up on stage left, please find a brand new Muddy car review. And the star of the show? The Range Rover Evoque. Encore! Encore!

    • Diana Hay Veggie fritters stacked with cucumber houmus

      Tonight’s dinner, sorted

      This Speedy Supper's from Muddy fave, Donna Hay. It's fast, healthy and so easy – even a child can make it.

  • Wellbeing
    • Fruit veg and pulses Wooden tray with rope handles on slate top

      30 fab cookery classes

      29 of the best cookery courses to tantalise your tastebuds (and impress your dinner guests)

    • Cliveden Hotel spa Berkshire luxury spa with stunning guest relaxation room

      Cliveden Spa reviewed

      Ain't nothing like a luxury spa day to seduce you into a blissful state of laziness. Resistance is futile.

  • Debbie Wosskow OBE (CEO and Founder of Love Home Swap) and Anna Jones (former CEO of Hearst UK), two high-flying friends founders of Allbright

    The future’s Allbright

    Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

  • Kids
    • man swinging out of a double ended bath fun of water. Acrobatic act Underbelly Festival London

      21 things to do with the kids this half term

      Pop the Tramadol, the kids are free! Yes, hours and days of young people around your feet, waiting to be entertained. Half Term Muddy guide to the rescue!

    • Red brick mansion house of Pangbourne College Devitt House Pangbourne Berkshire steps down on the lawn area

      Pangbourne College, Berkshire

      A co-ed secondary day/boarding school with naval traditions near Reading, Pangbourne College's emphasis is on 'joining in' and good manners. Tick and tick.

  • Pro Tennis player Tim Henman blue suit and open pale blue shirt

    My Favourite Places: Tim Henman

    Tim Henman, party animal – who’d have thought it? Ahead of Wimbledon, the British tennis legend talks wine, his local hangouts and, er, more wine with Muddy’s Kerry Potter.

    • Muddy meets Clara Amfo

      Winning TV quiz Pointless, playing basketball with Justin Bieber, crying over Oprah – it's all in a day's work for Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo. Meet Muddy's new BFF.

    • Meghan’s favourite hangout

      Cliveden House is one of Meghan Markle’s favourite places (she spent her pre-wedding night here) but where does owner Natalie Livingstone favour?

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