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    15 Christmas wreath workshops

    Deck your door with boughs of holly, willow or even recycled fabric. These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so, quick, book now!

  • toddlers legs with toys

    Kondo kids: tidy tips for children

    Marie Kondo's just brought out a new tidying book aimed at kids. Local KonMari specialist Jenny Dudfield spills the beans (and tidies them up again, natch)

  • bowl of pumpkin soup with pumpkins

    Pumpkin recipes

    Don't bin it, bake it! After carving, turn your pumpkin's innards into a simple snack, pesto, soup and a delicious dessert this Halloween

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

    • 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

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