Bringing together my 3 favourite things – a cool, quirky pop up venue; sensational food and local Kent wine…Hush Heath Winery are taking over The Old Fire Station in Tonbridge (if you haven’t yet heard about this place read my post here) from 5 – 9 April. Each night brings a different expert chef and concept – from Wine experience to Clay Oven or Fish Masterclass. The week of events is polished off with the Hush Heath Producer himself, Richard Balfour-Lynn, joining in the fun and a 5-course slap-up meal (including wine obvs).Read more
We do try to push the boat out on prizes for you to win, but we’ve had we had one so delicious it was literally bobbing over the water. I mean, check out this lakeside view!
Another Place, The Lake in Ullswater in the Lake District is the most ridiculously gorgeous, luxurious, stylish hotel we’ve seen in a very long time and we’ve nabbed a two night stay, worth nearly £800, for one lucky Muddy reader (and your plus one obvs).Read more
Did you start January with a vow to do something to counteract those 8,000 mince pies? Me too. But breaking out that neglected Lycra is flippin’ hard, especially when it’s cold and dark outside and Netflix is emiting its siren call. Maybe you started your new exercise regime, but aren’t yet convinced it’s the right one for you? Or maybe you’re still looking for something awesome, that’s going to get you in the kick ass shape of your life?Read more
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Okay, so I’m not your true love but I do quite like you so I’m giving away a prize every single day for the 12 days of Christmas (well, technically the 12 days of Christmas start on 25 Dec, but this is Muddy and we’re too darn excited to wait)! So starting Wednesday 7 Dec, I’ll be posting a different prize each day here on the blog – and sharing on Facebook and Twitter.Read more
Wow, that was a hard-fought competition! Loads of you wanted to win the Thornbury Castle giveaway, and no wonder – a luxe 2-night stay worth £1000 from those lovely folk at Luxury Family Hotels, in the castle where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn honeymooned? A chance to ditch the kids, ramp up the romance and make your escape – it’s almost enough to make you lose your head in all the excitement!Read more
Fancy staying in the castle where Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn honeymooned? Thornbury Castle is a stonking 500 year old Tudor beauty on the edge of the Cotswolds, reviewed by Hero Brown, Muddy Stilettos founder, and editor of Bucks/Oxon (to see the review click here).
Anyway, I’ll be damned, and off her with her head …. er whoops, what I mean is, flippin heck, Luxury Family Hotels have only gone and offered Muddy readers the chance to win a luxe two night stay here worth £1000, including breakfast and a three course dinner for two adults!Read more
I wrote a post a little while back about super stylish Catherine Hills Jewellery in Tunbridge Wells and how much a love her range. Well she’s only gone and given me this stunning pair of earrings, below, to giveaway to one lucky Muddy reader.
The earrings, called the Spotted Sweetie Hoop, (which sounds a bit like a wonderful tropical bird, so fairly apt for these exotic beauties) are Silver Hoop and 22 ct Gold Plated.Read more
Well, I think it’s safe to say that the Muddy Stoke Park competition was popular! Over 2000 entries and a lot of finger crossing, but Christina St Croix obviously worked her toes too, because she has snaffled the luxe spa break for two for the night. You lucky, lucky (*sob*) lucky lady.
So it’s congratulations to Christina – commiserations to the rest of you but fear not, mes amis – it wouldn’t be Muddy without another brilliant competition skidding around the corner any minute in a sports car.Read more
I recently treated myself to something that made my pulse race. Shall I give you a clue? It was all butter-soft tan leather and white, clean, crisp lines. No, not a designer dress or handbag, but a personal organiser and it’s hardly left my side ever since.
What is it about a new notebook, a beautiful pen, a gorgeous letter-writing set or a cheeky and fun notecard that unleashes such powerful emotions – especially in us women?Read more
In I float, a vision of loveliness, wearing my flounciest, bouffiest sparkly fairy dress, waving my magic wand – brrrrrrriiing! – giving you the chance to win the kind of prize I’d sell Prince Charming for.
Stoke Park is the hotel where Bridget Jones romped on the four poster with Daniel Carver; where Daniel Craig acted his ears off in Layercake; where James Bond played golf in Goldfinger.Read more