• London Calling! The hottest new exhibitions!

    You can’t beat London’s museums for a culture fix. So unleash your inner Brian Sewell and check out these must-see Spring exhibitions – featuring Grayson Perry, Hockney and, um, Arnie’s Terminator suit.

  • CULTURE: Can you guess the connection?

    Soooo, did you get it? Well, one is an illustration of one of the best known characters from the Mr. Men series. And the second is an oil on canvas piece called Magnolia – and the same local, Kent artist, Adam Hargreaves is behind them both… (but you knew that, right?) The Fairfax Gallery, in The […]

  • Affordable art ALERT

    Mr Muddy Kent and I were given some art as a wedding present. At the time we barely owned a full set of cutlery, so it seemed mighty extravagant (if you’re nosey, like me, and would like to see what it looks like, click here, to see this post featuring my sitting room). It’s a […]

  • 10 beautiful portrait photos that will melt your heart

    There are some posts that I just love putting together – and this is definitely one of them. When I asked top portrait photographer Emma Freeman (we are so lucky that she happens to live in the Weald of Kent) to select just a handful of the favourite family photos she has taken it was […]

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    Time to pack up the sandalwood candles I’ve found something new to decorate the Muddy mantelpiece…

  • The Muddy Guide: Thurs 25 Feb – Weds 2 Mar

    Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, 11 Feb – 22 May My fabulous, finger-on-the-pulse colleague Muddy Berks gave me the heads up on this one and I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. Having been at the forefront of fashion, beauty and portrait photography since its launch in 1916, British […]

  • The Muddy Kent half-term survival guide, Feb 16

    It’s half term already.  I know, it’s hard to believe.  Five minutes ago, we were picking pine needles out of the carpet – now it’s time to figure out how to keep the little darlings amused for a whole week again. Lucky for us, there’s loads of fun stuff going on across the county and beyond.  Indoors, […]

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