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  • A glass act

    Will Shakspeare blows glass. You didn't know the bard was a craftsman? See the Somerset Will's range of hand-blown glass lampshades inspired by nature.

  • Speedy supper anyone?

    If you're sick to death of your weekday cooking repertoire (yup) then here's some quick and classy culinary inspiration for you. Yum!

  • Are you rustic or refined?

    Interiors-wise, that is! Whatever your style, Somerset's annual design hub, the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair has you covered

  • Summer cocktails, anyone?

    Evoke a glorious English summer's day even if it's raining, with four cocktails made with Fordington Gin's new English Rose gin

  • Property flirt

    Not your typical Somerset village house: no old beams to bang your head on, not a piece of rough-hewn stone in sight. Want to take a look around at this high tech, high end new build near Bath?

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

    • Sumptuous colour

      A big Muddy thumbs up for this extraordinary, innovative and truly stunning designer and her fabulous prints. We love them!

    • In the artist’s studio: Emma Rose

      Emma Rose had a career in London – in the theatre, film, dance and photography – before she discovered her true vocation: in front of an easel

      • Through the keyhole

        A sprawling quirky property bursting with character ready to be transformed into the home of your dreams – with your own business too if you wish – in Somerset's most fashionable town

      • (Gluten-free) Bake off in Bath

        Muddy gets baking at the plant-based Demuths Cookery School in Bath

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          How to be an ethical shopper

          Know your logos, sustainability and is your fave brand a goodie or a baddie? Georgie Hopkins of Wincanton's fair trade furniture biz Myakka, shares her tips on ethical shopping

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