The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Kent Edition

Category: Gifts

Britain’s best vintage festival at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard

10 Sep 2016

If you love all things vintage then you’ll want to head over to the ‘Salute to the 40s’ weekender at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Sat 17 – Sun 18 Sept. Dress in ‘40s style and become part of the 1940’s Family, be transported back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight. Living history, live vintage music, dancing and variety acts, take place all weekend. Get in the mood with these goodies, inspired by Britain’s best vintage festival, right here in Kent.

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Ask the expert: 8 great illustrated children’s books

27 Aug 2016

With a new school year on the horizon it’s the perfect time to fire up your mini muddies imaginations with this list of the best illustrated books compiled by Holly Millbank founder of Fat Fox a fab new independent book publishing company – based right here in Kent. Come now, let the wild rumpus start!

Publisher, Holly, also mum to three young children, says:

‘I love how the imagery in a book – from highly colourful picture books through to black and white sketched young adult novels – work intrinsically with the story – bringing the words and the sentiment of the book to life.’

‘I feel that a visual narrative is so important, that we have in fact recently even published a young adult book that has beautiful sketches on almost every page which is very rare in the YA market.

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Lava Shell Massage at The Granary Spa

18 Aug 2016

The average person is only able to fully relax for 36 minutes a day (so says a brand new study) – that’s just three hours across the entire working week. Does this sound like you? It certainly rings true with me. In the week, on a good day, (if we both happen to be home), Mr Muddy K and I might sit down to eat for half an hour, fairly late in the evening.

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The Muddy House Updated

10 Aug 2016

I am usually the great procrastinator when it comes to interiors. Sometimes the indecision is related to the cost – sofas, for example, are a nightmare and can only be attempted as new purchases once every ten years for fear of totally doing my head in – but other times it can just be the feeling that my potential purchase has such longevity that I must research all possible angles. Like, forever.

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Perfect Pedi at The Peacock Rooms, Sevenoaks

29 Jul 2016

I pop over to visit friends and family in Sevenoaks a lot and was excited to hear about the brand new luxury Aveda hair salon and spa that has just opened up on the high street. So a couple of weeks ago, when the sun was sporadically putting its hat on and I knew that sandals would soon be an inevitable part of my daily wardrobe, I decided to put them to the ultimate test.

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The Muddy Must-Have Summer Festival Buys

24 Jul 2016

 

Okay so everybody needs things like water, money for the bar and your ticket. Oh, and maybe wet wipes. But here are the other 15 things that should be on every festival goer’s packing list.

1. Coastal Wool Picnic Rug, John Lewis, £55

2. Aviators, Ray-Bans, Sunglasses Hut, £143

3. The Paradiso Beach Towel, You Me and the Dream, £75

4. SPF 30 Face Moisturizer, Malin + Goetz, Space NK, £28

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
Kent Edition