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  • Coworth Park Ascot Berkshire afternoon tea served on silver cake stand in Drawing Room

    Muddy’s top 10 afternoon teas

    We don’t need any encouragement to scoff tiny cakes, but with Mother's Day approaching we went the extra mile. Do we know anywhere nice? Of course we do!

  • Adidas Continental 80 white trainers on grass court

    5 Spring trends you can wear right now

    Ready to shop the new season? We've picked out five trends we love, and all available at The Lexicon Bracknell (or if you can't be bothered to move, online!).

  • Rosebourne Aldermaston afternoon tea jam crisps sandwich triangles clotted cream cake and chocolate mousse served on slate

    Shall I be Mum?

    Pass the scones we're off to Rosebourne in Aldermaston – a garden centre with a rather nice restaurant – for a very local afternoon tea. Pass the elasticated pants, I'm going in.

  • Girl superhero cape mask and boxing gloves

    Raising a girl boss

    Think you're raising your daughter to be a strong leader? Muddy chats to Highfield Prep head Joanne Leach about what it really means to embrace girl power.

  • Ascot Fifty5 cocktails illuminated pink by lighting

    The ultimate girls’ night out

    Sometimes we want something with a bit more pizzazz than a country pub, right? Make mine a Chanel martini and keep 'em coming at Ascot Fifty5.

  • This month

    Making plans in March? Julian Clary will ride into Reading on a tsunami of smut, International Women's Day events, Legoland Windsor reopens and much much more.

  • Hind's Head Bray Roast beef yokshire pudding and triple cooked roast potatoes

    15 Sunday roasts with the most

    Release the Yorkies! No need to slave over a roast, out you go. Here Muddy's Berkshire hot spots for a weekend nosh up.

  • 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!

  • Grand brick Victorian villa Upton House School Windsor Berkshire

    Upton House School, Windsor

    Muddy says: Upton House is a nurturing school for girls and boys aged 2-11. It's got a family feel, is rated 'excellent' with a princessy past.

  • Boy fixing robot

    Half term? We can fix it!

    Half term saviours coming your way. We know exactly to keep the kids entertained - from lego film courses and cookery to the best theatre and days out. We've nailed it.

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