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  • RECIPE: Baked Cookie Dough Pudding

    10 Jul 2020

    If you haven’t made it to The Pudding Stop in St Albans yet, I very much recommend you high-tail it over there and stock up on some stash. And by stash, I mean PUDDING. Specifically, the most delectable sweet treats, cakes and pastries that every were. Sticky toffee pudding, crumble, cake, brownies, doughnuts, cinnamon buns, […]

  • Bedford School, Bedfordshire

    Muddy says: One of the top independent boys’ schools in the country, Bedford School excels in the arts, empathy and sport, in addition to its outstanding academic results.

  • In the pink: the rosé revolution

    8 Jul 2020

    Forget the ‘lady petrol’ cliches, here’s your potted guide to drinking the best rosé in your garden this summer, courtesy of Hugh from Muddy’s favourite wizards of wine, Slurp. Historically rosé’s had a bad reputation – how’s that changed?  Rosé is very simple to make and used to be mass-produced without much thought. Now wine-making techniques […]

  • Trend alert! Artisanal style

    7 Jul 2020

    Attitudes to style are shifting – we’re becoming more mindful about what we buy and are appreciating great craftsmanship more than ever. And with summer comes an influx of gorgeous artisanal goodies – think fringing, basketweave, tassels and beautiful embroidery. These kind of items are perfect for the warmer months – they’re playful, light and […]

  • 10 Brilliant Beer Gardens in Herts & Beds

    3 Jul 2020

    HERTFORDSHIRE Dylans – The Plough, Sleapshyde Foodies and craft beer connoisseurs (aaaand wine lovers) step this way! Take a seat in the gorgeous garden of the brilliantly re-imagined 17th century pub, Dylans – The Plough. Treat yourself to gorgeous gastro grub, perfect pints and a bottle (or two) from the fantastic wine list. The team […]

  • Culture vulture: my July hitlist

    I’M READING: Outraged by Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles & All Adults Here by Emma Straub Everyone seems to be permanently furious at the moment (that’s what three months of homeschooling does to you) so Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles’ Outraged, released on 9 July, couldn’t be more timely. The book is a guide to living through the age of outrage online – from Twitter battles […]

  • Staying in saviour – what to stream this week

    30 Jun 2020

    THEATRE If you haven’t signed up to Disney+ yet, now would be the time as Hamilton The Musical will be available exclusively on the streaming service from 3 July – so that’s Saturday night sorted. If you don’t know already (erm, where have you been?) the smash-hit Broadway musical follows the journey of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding […]

  • Lockers Park, Hemel Hempstead

    29 Jun 2020

    Muddy says: A traditional boys’ prep school and co-ed pre-prep with an intimate, home-from-home feel and an emphasis on inclusivity and individuality.

  • Win a meal for four at The Alford Arms, Frithsden, worth £200!

    22 Jun 2020

    What better way to celebrate the end of lockdown that a slap-up meal at a gorgeous local pub? Enter now for your chance to win £200 to spend at The Alford Arms. (Can I come too?)

  • Win a gorgeous bicycle bag from Hill & Ellis

    Cycling as part of your commute? Make sure you look the part with one of Hill & Ellis’ beautiful new canvas bike bags. We’ve got one to giveaway to a lucky Muddy reader. Enter now…

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