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  • National Trist Bluebell woods Berkshire Photograph by Hugh Mothersole

    Bluebell wood hotspots

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

  • Superwoman mini figure army – Tinkers Gifts Berkshire

    Mother’s Day sorted!

    Treating your mum? Hope to be treated yourself? (some chance). We have ideas aplenty to spoil the superwoman in your life.

  • The Royal Oak Yattendon in West Berkshire's resident spaniel Percy takes up his post by one of the 3 roaring fires

    Winter warming pub walks

    Brrrr it is cold outside! Fancy some fresh air and a winter warming pub lunch? Here are a few faves.

  • Carpets of colour

    They're only here for a few weeks, so get out and enjoy a walk in the best bluebell woods in Berkshire.

  • A happy cheese-free Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching (eek) and it always conjures up a certain dread. Part of me doesn’t want to be told that Mr Muddy and I should be gazing into each others eyes on demand, the other part longs for him to want to lavish me with gifts and whisk me off my feet […]

  • Phew! The Muddy Guide has landed

    The school holidays are nearly upon us (or for some, have already arrived). Oh dear, is that the sound of gentle weeping I hear? If you haven’t quite worked out how to get through six weeks (or more) of children around your ankles, in your hair, and up your bleedin’ nose, now is the time to take a […]

  • The Muddy Guide: What’s On Thurs 23 – Weds 29 June

    Bedroom Farce, Theatre Royal Windsor, until Sat 25 June Ooh, I do love a bit of fighting spirit, and even a flash flood a couple of weeks ago – flooding the corridors and front row of the Theatre Royal Windsor’s auditorium – can’t keep a good theatre down! They’ve bounced back with a vengeance, continuing […]

  • The Muddy Guide: Thurs 21 April – Weds 27 April

    The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016, Berkshire, Weds 4 May, start your engines! The Muddies are coming! Yes folks, your award-winning super-blog Muddy Stilettos is holding its very first Awards in Berkshire from Weds 4 May – I can feel the vibrations of a million pairs of feet around the county doing a little jig. The Awards […]

  • The Wellington Arms, Baughurst

    If your understanding of ‘destination pub’ is – takes flippin’ ages to find down endless winding country lanes clogged with tractors – then The Wellington Arms on the Berks/Hants border can definitely be awarded the title. But by heck food lovers, it is so worth it. I took my sister along for the ride and promised her an amazing […]

  • The Muddy Guide: Thurs 24 – Weds 30 March

    Visionary Painter of the Natural World, Stanley Spencer Gallery, 24 March to 31 October This new exhibition opens today in the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham. I popped in to see the last exhibition with Mr P a few weeks ago and we really enjoyed it, it’s a gorgeous little gallery with a lot to see […]

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