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Xmas

  • green hill and wetlands in Cookham Berkshire

    Best Muddy winter walks

    Climbing the walls after the turkey fest? Wrap up warm and go in search of your own winter wonderland! Here's where the Muddy team be striding across Berkshire over the coming months.

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

    How to ace Xmas lunch

    Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? 12 Michelin-starred tips to help nail it on the day.

  • Crafty Christmas homemade chistmas box for chocolates

    J’adore/ J’abhor

    Homemade Christmas decorations - part of the festive fun or a totally twee step too far? Two Muddy staffers duke it. What do YOU reckon?

  • Christmas Drinkies!

    Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys? You can do better than that! Nail your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

  • Jack and Freda tassel_earrings_in_nude with wonky gold hoop

    #InLoveWithLocal gift guide

    We're absolutely mad for indies here at Muddy and we have some super-gorgeous brands and businesses across Berkshire - flex your credit card and local creds right here! #InLoveWithLocal

  • Christmas Eve Drinks midi dress statement earrings and velvet

    Xmas style survival

    Festive fashion SOS! Style consultant to the Duchess of Cambridge, Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey, gives her top tips so that getting dressed doesn't end in stress.

  • plastic-freedom-decoration

    How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

    'Tis the season to banish waste, tat all things un-recyclable and go sustainable. Does anyone know where you can buy halos?

  • Lapland UK Wishing Store Lexicon Bracknell Wish the fairy reads a story

    Dear Father Christmas…

    Your kids need to get their letters in to the Big FC, if he's going to meet his deadline. Muddy heads to the new Lapland UK Wishing Store – a new immersive storytelling experience at The Lexicon Bracknell to get our requests in pronto.

  • 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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