The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Kent Edition

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Fancy some new arm candy? You can’t add Ryan Gosling to your basket, but you can get your mitts on this brilliant tote that comes with a clutch and a purse - taking you daytime to playtime...

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Match your food and drink this Easter

25 Mar 2016

Nipping out to the shops for some last minute Easter wine supplies? Muddy Kent is no stranger to the joys of a good bottle of wine, and the more I meet independent wine merchants the more I appreciate their passion for what they do. Proper indie wine stores are now sadly few and far between, but the ones that are hanging in there are successful because they’re seriously good. And they seriously know their stuff.

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The bumper Muddy Easter What’s On Guide!

23 Mar 2016

It’s come around fast don’t you think, but begads we’re prepared for you, Easter hols! Muddy Stilettos will not be defeated by children or boredom (or, um, both) and so here, for your delectation, is the definitive, comprehensive, curated, totally indispensable Muddy Guide to the Easter holidays.

No need to thank me, just buy me a very large champagne martini…

Edmondson Interiors Showroom Open Evening Event, Goudhurst, Thurs 14 Apr

That surprised you didn’t it?

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Inventive style alert: new mums will love this!

17 Mar 2016

What d’you get when you cross an ex-Boden designer with an savvy business woman determined to make the lives of all new mums easier? Milla London designs, is what. I discovered it early this year when looking for a present for a friend who had just had a baby. With my Mudlets well out of that stage I never thought I could get particularly excited about post baby fashion, but I am. 

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Win a luxury £1000 spa escape!

17 Mar 2016

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.

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5 March must-dos for your garden

15 Mar 2016

I’m not the kind of gardener to tend the soil in freezing December, or do some magnificently forward-planning pruning. But when the daffs come out and the stilettos no longer sink into the grass like it’s quicksand, I tip toe out in the garden with my spade, hoe and rake, place them neatly in a row and then *cough*, have a nice long coffee and almond croissant in the sunshine. Oh come on, I can’t be the only one!

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Muddy eats: Graze Kitchen & Bar

14 Mar 2016

When my sister-in-law heard that Graze, a trendy new eaterie and bar combo, was opening on Tonbridge High Street her delighted response was to whoop and do a little starjump at the same time (at least I think it was a delighted response – either that or she stood on the cat…) You see – I’m sure she won’t mind me saying – she likes her food and her drink (a girl after my own heart) and has often bemoaned the lack of decent options on her doorstep.

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I’ve just found the new James Bond

11 Mar 2016

A perky little post to kick off the weekend. Hero over at Muddy Bucks & Oxon and I both had the same brainwave about this one (great minds and all that – or just two women that like to salivate all over their keyboards…) Here’s what Hero says (couldn’t have put it better myself)…

Daniel Craig, it was nice knowing you and your itty bitty swimming trunks, but *sniff* I’m ready to move on.

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The Muddy Guide: Thurs 10 – Weds 16 Mar

11 Mar 2016

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Mon 21 – Sat 26 Mar

There’s only a few days to catch this hit musical, which promises a flamboyant joy ride back to the Nineties. Based on the Aussie film, it’s the story of three friends who camp it up on a road trip across the Australian Outback. Duncan James is fab into the role of Tick, seen here complete with flip-flop frock (join the queue people, we all want one).

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Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

11 Mar 2016

Prepare yourselves. The Priscilla tour bus is coming to Kent – woo-hoo! First the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury (Mon 21 – Sat 26 Mar) then Orchard Theatre in Dartford (Mon 25 – Sat 30 April). My fellow Muddy editor over in Surrey has already seen it – here’s her exclusive Muddy sneak peak so you have plenty of time to get tickets if you so wish. Surrey had Darren Day, we’ll be having Duncan James of boyband Blue fame both are meant to be brilliant…  Did I mention Muddy Surrey is an Aussie?

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
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