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Celebrate the Year of the Rooster, take the best seat in the house at the ballet, discover the truth about dinosaurs – and more, this week and beyond in Somerset…Read more
OK, it’s time to clamber back onto my soapbox. Actually, can you just bear with me while I do three sets of tricep dips off it first? As is the drill in January, I’m using this relatively quiet time of year, undistracted by mulled wine and stilton, to ramp up my health and fitness. Eating a bit less, moving a bit more, trying to jiggle into my lycra leggings that I’m sure didn’t feel like tighter than clingfilm this time last year.Read more
Ah, V-Day is approaching. Will it be a table for two in your fave restaurant – again? Or a quiet night in with a box set and a bicker or a snooze? Me? I’ll probably still be opening cards from the huge sack that will arrive on the doorstep on Tuesday morning (what a fag) but I’ve had a nose around for some, hopefully not too cheesy, ideas for the rest of you …Read more
Just before Christmas I went to a sell-out, standout concert by jazz pianist Jason Rebello in Frome’s stunning, purpose-built music and performance space the Cooper Hall. The acoustics were perfect and the setting, in the grounds of a beautiful old Somerset house, idyllic….Read more
The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare The Freak, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, Weds 25-Sat 28 Jan
On the menu: some corks, followed by fresh snake and a side order of cat. Tickle your tastebuds? The extraordinary, true, story of an 18th century Frenchman whose insatiable hunger and unusual diet led to him becoming a spy and a medical experiment, has been made into a chamber opera for puppets by acclaimed Bristol Puppetry company Wattle & Daub.Read more
Do you like a good poo joke? I’ll bet you know a child who does.
The stage production of David Walliam’s The First Hippo on the Moon, now on a UK tour and at The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater this Saturday, has poo jokes – not to mention gross sound effects – aplenty. Our Muddy Sussex editor Debbie was at the launch night at, appropriately, the Royal Hippodrome in Eastbourne.Read more
No I’m not having my memory erased or being connected to the National Grid, this is the rejuvenation stage of my rather impressive HydraFacial. I can’t remember when and where I lost my youthful bloom (if you find it, can you let me know?) but when I heard that the HydraFacial, which helps to restore your skin’s healthy gorgeousness, was available at the award-winning S-Thetics clinic in Bristol, I booked myself in.Read more
Our brand new Muddy Devon editor Sharon just spent a night away at a unique boutique hotel on the edge of Dartmoor (poor thing). Luxurious, fantastically decorated and a child-free zone, it’s got Valentine written all over it. Here’s her review…Read more
Baby it’s cold outside, so check out this warm stuff that’s still cool, inside. There’s just one little jaunt out that does warrant a coat, hat, scarf and gloves – some really thick leather ones – if you really must.
Once in Every life time: The Young Ones Revisited, Bristol Old Vic, Sun 22 Jan
Join Marcus Brigstocke (who has a Somerset connection: he was expelled from King’s School in Bruton) with Nigel Planer (Neil the hippie), Alexei Sayle (The Belowski Family) and Lise Meyer (co-writer of the series) to celebrate the anarchic 80s cult comedy The Young Ones.Read more