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  • christmas trees

    8 places to buy a Christmas tree

    26 Nov 2020

    Nothing says Christmas more than the ritual of picking a tree to haul back to your front room, right? The waft of pine needles, the glow of fairy lights, carols on repeat and cups of mulled wine. Let Muddy help you find ‘the one’ with our round-up of terrific tree farms.

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    Best coffee table books this Christmas

    25 Nov 2020

    Ahh, the coffee table book – the perfect blend of form and function. Here are some of the best releases of the year to add to your Christmas list…

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    8 Cracking Christmas wreath classes and kits

    24 Nov 2020

    Festivities may look different this year but we’re glamming up our fronties with as much foliage and frills as they can darn well handle. Fancy giving it a go? This year some are virtual, some are make-at-home kits and some are in house with special measures. So crack open the mulled wine, put on that […]

  • cars

    8 Christmas drive-ins and car park pantos

    18 Nov 2020

    Do you remember when these retro nights out saved our sanity back in the summer? They’re back again but with a jingle-bells twist, with mood-lifting festive movies you can take the whole family along to. Buckle up, don the bauble earrings (no one will see you it’s dark) and let’s go. Christmas Drive-In Cinema, Bristol […]

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    Burleigh Court Hotel, Stroud

    17 Nov 2020

    Live the dream at this totally swoon-worthy Cotswold Manor, with beautiful gardens, spectacular views and amazing gastro fare.

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    Best wines to buy for Christmas PLUS a VIP discount!

    Never know which wines are best to crack out at Christmas time? Or just looking for a change from your usual festive tipple? Luckily, wine doyenne Lynne Levin has picked out the perfect bottle for every special day across the holiday season – read on to find out what to buy when, and how to […]

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    Superflashy Newsflash

    11 Nov 2020

    What’s that coming over the hill is it a newsflash?! It certainly is. Brace yourself, here is the latest hot goss on gin, interiors, Glos TV stars and next level lockdown takeaways, to name but a few. Shall we?

  • woman exercising

    Jenni Rivett Health & Fitness

    10 Nov 2020

    She’s the workout queen behind the vice-like thighs of many a celeb and was personal trainer to Princess Diana for seven years. Now an international fitness and nutrition consultant, Jenni Rivett offers unique Zoom classes from her Cheltenham studio to get you fit and toned in a jiffy.

  • The Bear of Rodborough

    Country pub charm at its best

    With 360-degree views across five valleys and a deliciously arcadian feel, it’s no wonder the Bear of Rodborough is an iconic Glos landmark. But what’s it like as a getaway? Muddy went along to find out.

  • walks

    22 Glorious lockdown walks

    2 Nov 2020

    Life may be locking down but the great outdoors of Glos & Worcs is there for the taking. We’ve curated the 22 best walks (with added coffee pit-stops) to kick out that cabin fever.

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