The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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Wouldn't you though?

Here at Muddy, we're full of the joys of Spring. Why, you ask? We've spritzed ourselves all over with this zingy, sunshiny, delicious new fragrance from natural beauty brand Neom.

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On my soapbox : healthiness shouldn’t be a status symbol

31 Jan 2017

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.

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Fromage-free Valentine

30 Jan 2017

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 …

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Stonking stuff to do

26 Jan 2017

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.

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Muddy reviews: The First Hippo On The Moon

24 Jan 2017

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.

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A super special six-step facial

24 Jan 2017

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.

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8 awesome things to do this week

19 Jan 2017

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.

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