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I'm Sue, editor of Muddy Somerset, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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FRI 23 – SUN 25 FEB 2018

MON 19 – SUN 25 FEB 2018

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Pop up at The Cross

    Eat, drink and be very merry at the new pop-up restaurant at The Cross at Croscombe, near Wells – with Mary Cadogan in the kitchen

    • Duende, Wivvy

      Chef Tim Zekki, a London finalist in Gary Rhodes Local Food Heroes and pop-up restaurant supremo, comes to Somerset

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      Winter walks with pubs

      Five countryside walks, with a cosy pub to fall into afterwards, before (or both). That's the next few weekends sorted then...

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      Fill your boots

      Muddy eats the Christmas menu (not literally) up at the gastropub The Swan in Wedmore in the Somerset Levels

    • Fat Radish Frome

      Eat deets

      Rustic gastropub, neighbourhood restaurant or city cafe/bar – three places to meet and eat in Somerset that you might not know about

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  • Chewton Glen

    The countryside idyll with a smattering of Soho; Muddy makes like rockstar-royalty at Hampshire’s fanciest-pantsiest five star hotel.

    • Romantic getaways

      Put some oh-la-la into your leisure time: the most romantic stays across 16 counties, all in the name of lurve

    • swimming pool dordogne france

      Your own petit hamlet in the Dordogne

      A grand manoir and three cottages – rent one, two or more; perfect for families or larger groups of friends holidaying together. Bonne vacance!

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  • Let’s get physical!

    Don’t worry we haven’t recreated THAT Olivia Newton John video. But we have tested out the best sportswear around, just in time for your New Year fitness regime.

    • Let’s party!

      Party season is fast approaching, yippee! Read on for our edit of the best partywear, featuring twinkly little numbers from your high street faves.

    • Kick-ass KITRI

      Swishy jumpsuits, cool day dresses and shirts with an edge. We'll take everything at KITRI, thanks.

    • Muddy loves Essie

      New season, new nails - check out Essie's new muted autumnal hues which are thick enough to get away with one coat

    • Mini Muddy makeover

      With the internet filled with all sorts of dodgy info (charcoal and GLUE facemasks - really?!) it's vital for teens to get the right skincare advice

  • The coolest Nike vid in years

    A high celeb call including Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Mo Farah, plus cultural cool cats Skepta, Dave and J Hus take this frenetic ad to dizzying fun levels. Watch it!

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      Fabulous February reads

      Hiding under the duvet or plonked on the sofa? We hear you. Here's what to read while you hibernate.

    • The best video of the year

      Three Grammy's for Kendrick Lamar in this year's awards, including best video for 'Humble'. We'd better watch it then!

    • Review: Twelfth Night

      An inventive fun-filled festive treat at the RST, Stratford with Ade Edmondson, Kara Tointon and a luminous performance by Dinita Gohil.

    • Have you been Spiralised?

      Non? Then settle yourself down with vin, gateau au chocolat and get bingeing on this gritty Paris cop series with a strong female lead

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      Restoration man

      Got a chair, table or some other piece of furniture in need of first aid – or intensive care? Piers Keating to the rescue...

    • Chalk paint know-how

      It aint what you do (it's the way that you do it) – and that's what gets results: chalk paint workshops at The Emporium Somerset

  • Wellbeing
    • Flower power

      Saskia Marjoram's flower essences may help you unlock your full potential, re-balance, find insight into problems and enjoy life more (bring it on!)

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      Healing power

      Put yourself into the capable hands of a massage or holistic therapist who will help you to get to your happy place.

  • beautiful south pink hair band

    A little time with Alison Wheeler

    Lead singer with British pop band The Beautiful South is on tour with new line-up The South – and the first stop is Yeovil

    • Ground control to Major Wood

      He trudged the length of the Nile and dodged Honduran gangsters but will explorer & TV presenter, Levison Wood, brave Weston-super-Mare?

    • Bruce Munro: My Favourite Places

      Somerset/Wilts installation artist whose work has been shown at the V&A, the Guggenheim and the Eden Project talks family, food and living the simple life with Muddy

    • Yeovil Lit Fest top picks

      With over 40 writers, comedians and assorted celebs on the bill, here's the Muddy musn't miss list...

    • Funny girls

      Stand-up comedy may be a male-dominated field but watch out fellas, these 7 hilarious women are coming to Wells

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