The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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A brilliant piece of advice

28 Aug 2016
Wear sunscreen

My friend and Muddy founder, Hero Brown, recently posted this fun little piece and brilliant reminder of what’s important in life. Well, sharing is caring as they say – so here you go mes amis. Over to you Hero:

There are two things that get me by on Muddy – coffee and Spotify, both on drip feed all day. Up popped Baz Luhrmann’s Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen on Spotify a few minutes ago it was just so fab everyone in the office stopped and listened, nodded sagely and decided to change their lives, so this is it.

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My Favourite Places: Pam Harper from British Fine Foods

23 Aug 2016
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Almost 10 years ago, husband and wife team, Andrew and Pam Harper, set up award-winning British Fine Foods – hand picking the best British artisan foods from around the country to create luxury hampers and gifts. Not surprisingly when I asked Pam to let us in on her favourite places they were mainly food related. So come, salivate along side me, as she spills the (rather delicious sounding) beans…

Tavistock Farmers’ Market, Devon

Before setting up British Fine Foods artisan products were already a passion of ours.

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The Muddy Guide: Thurs 18 Aug – Wed 24 Aug

17 Aug 2016

Herne Bay Festival, Sat 20 Aug – Sun 28 Aug

This year’s Herne Bay Festival theme is Rio 2016 Olympics so don’t forget to bring your feathers, sequins and glitter. Oh, and 19 (19!!) gold medals (and counting!)… In fact in the run up to the festivities, (Thu 18 Aug & Sat 20 Aug), you can take part in workshops to create your own Rio inspired lanterns for the opening night parade on Saturday 20 Aug.

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Property Flirt

15 Aug 2016

Pack your bags Mr Muddy K – we’re moving to Wickhambreaux. Where? Wickhambreaux, I tell you. No, it’s not a village in Normandy, France, (although it does sound like it could be), but just off the A257 Sandwich Road, five miles east of Canterbury. There’s a stunning barn conversion on the market and, let me tell you when it comes to cool interiors and fixtures and fittings, this property is the cat’s pyjamas.

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My Favourite Places: You, Me & The Dream

14 Aug 2016
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Jo Killick and Kelly Randolph are the freelance fashion stylists, marketeers and creative brains behind the You, Me & The Dream luxury beach towels.

For these working Mums going on holiday to exotic destinations to take photos of their range is practically a must. But where do the pair hang out when they are closer to home? From boutiques and beach getaways to the best spot for a coffee – lean in while they spill the beans…

The Fine Grind, Tunbridge Wells 

Jo says: ‘This is a hip new coffee shop down the bottom of the High Street in Tunny Wells.

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Muddy eats: The Three Chimneys, Biddenden

14 Aug 2016
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I often find myself in the car, whizzing along the winding, rural roads that run between Tunbridge Wells and Ashford. And every time I get to the middle bit, Biddenden, full of farmland and vineyards I notice a sign post tempting travellers to the The Three Chimneys pub. And I think – imagine if that pub’s food is as awesome as its setting…? So I did a bit of digging (not literally – I’m still driving remember), tried it out and – my giddy aunt have I been excited to tell you about it ever since…

The first thing to tell you about The Three Chimneys is that there are only two.

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The Muddy Guide: Thurs 11 Aug – Wed 17 Aug

11 Aug 2016

Interactive Children’s Theatre, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Sat 13 Aug – Sun 14 Aug

Children will be given the chance to perform history for the grownups during this weekend event at Leeds Castle. The stories of Queens, Kings and historical heroes will be brought to life by children in entertaining productions assisted by professional actors and a costume wardrobe rivalling any West End show. The shows that youngsters will be performing this year will be, Robin Hood and the Silver Arrow, Horatio’s Last Hurrah!

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Muddy Reviews: Brighton’s i360

11 Aug 2016
By Kevin Meredith

I heard about last week’s opening of the shiny new i360 in Brighton — the world’s slenderest building — otherwise known as, ‘that big tower with the doughnut up it’. And as it’s a perfect day-trip away for us Kent folk I hurried to chat about it with Muddy Sussex, aka Debbie who knows all there is to know about that particular stretch of the south coast. Sure enough, she’s already been up it — lucky thing — and here’s what she thought and some exclusive first piccies…

Opinion has been divided at Chez Muddy, and frankly in my own head, over the project, as it has been in Brighton itself.

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