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  • Basildon-Park-Winter-Walks

    22 of the best Muddy winter walks

    Climbing the walls already? Wrap up warm and go in search of a winter wonderland! Here's 22 Berkshire walks to enjoy over during lockdown.

  • CAMP HOPSON CHRISTMAS TABLEWARE

    Festive FOMO? Find home comforts and Xmas joy!

    No parties (fewer hangovers), but more time to jingle your bells and nail Christmas at home. Go wild with decs, create new traditions and sashay up to the 25th in style.

  • Dickie Beau in Dick Whittington at the National Theatre (c) The Other Richard900x525

    Cinders, you will have Tier Four fun

    Nightmare before Christmas? Tier Four wasn't the news we wanted, but there's still plenty of festive online shows and outdoor strolls

  • Turkey lunch with triple roast potatoes, root veg and pigs in blankets, Hind's Head Bray

    How to ace your Christmas lunch

    Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? Here's 12 tips to help you nail it on the day, courtesy of The Hind's Head's Michelin-starred head chef Pete Grey.

  • Woman holding out a Christmas gift

    J’adore/J’abhor: Surprise presents

    The tree is up and waiting for gifts. But do you like to discover what Santa has bought (*sorry - delivered) on the day or did you buy all your own presents yourself? In September? Two Muddy staffers have two very different opinions...

  • Christmas-Pudding-Burgundy-Jumper-00

    Festive fashion: Christmas jumpers to buy now

    National Christmas Jumper Day incoming! (It's on Friday, btw). If you don't have a festive knit hanging in the depths of your wardrobe, here are eight we're loving this year that are still in stock.

  • Corn Exchange Newbury Aladdin

    Festive local theatre to watch and stream

    Fancy a festive family show? Enter stage left, my roundup of the best virtual and in-person productions this month, all from brilliant local arts venues.

  • A-Christmas-Carol 2020

    Fun things to do this December

    It’s Christmas and there’s lights to see, bells to jingle and mulled wine to quaff. Here’s where to do it in the Berkshire 'hood.

  • Pea & Co Christmas+Dinner+Delivered_1000x666

    The lazy cooks answer to Christmas lunch

    Can’t be bothered to get up at 5am to start bronzing your bird? We've found seven posh Christmas dinners in a box from Berkshire's gastronomic greats.

  • Amelia Rose earrings

    Let’s shop! Budget-friendly stocking fillers for her

    It's time to start ticking off your list! Luckily, Muddy's done the hard work for you - here are the best stocking fillers for under £30, all available from The Indie Store.

  • Gift guide: for her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

  • Gift Guide: For nippers

    Treat the little people! 26 brilliant pressies to wrap under the tree for kids this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: Tweens & Teens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for - but we think we've nailed it for you! 25 gifts that might even get you more than a grunt of thanks on Christmas Day.

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here's our curated 'Best for Blokes', as chosen by Muddy editors across our 22 gorgeous counties.

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