The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cambridgeshire Edition

Harper Scout Beach

Wouldn't you though?

Planning on finding some Easter sun? I’ve spotted the perfect kaftan from new designers Harper Scout Beach that will take you from beach to bar.

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Foodie Flash – new openings that you need to know about

27 Mar 2017
SmokeWorrks, Cambridge

We’re pounding away at Muddy Cambs as there’s so much brilliant stuff coming up in the next weeks and months and, as you know, if it’s cool, chic or stylish we’re all over it. Grub is on the up in Cambridgeshire this spring and summer – there are roof gardens growing, new hotels opening and pubs that have been given so much plastic surgery they’re lost years, changed their shape and sound different. Some have opened in the last day or two whilst others are still a work in progress so as ever keep your eyes on the blog and I’ll wave a flag when you need to get your skates on

Novi

This popular all day coffee-cum-brunch-cum-cocktail bar is raising the roof this summer quite literally.

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Want to join Muddy Stilettos Cambridgeshire?

27 Mar 2017
Job Advert Muddy Stilettso Cambridgeshire

Based in Cambridgeshire? Want to work for the fantabulous lifestyle blog, Muddy Stilettos?

You’re in the right place!
Are you looking for a brilliant but flexible job that you can fit in around family/other work/re-reading Harry Potter? Due to rapid success, Muddy Stilettos (Cambs) is looking for a cool and confident sales-focused mudette who MUST be based in Cambridgeshire and is not afraid to pick up the phone.

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Cool Camping

24 Mar 2017
Cool Camping

Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know – the regional Muddy editors.

STAY IN…BERKSHIRE

Hollington Park Clamping,Woollen Hill, nr Newbury

If you love the idea of getting back to basics, but can’t quite bring yourself to sleep on a deflating air mattress, pitch up at Hollington Park Glamping near Newbury.

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New Series! Muddy’s Speedy Supper for Frazzled Cooks

22 Mar 2017
Speedy Suppers, Muddy Cambs

Having one of those days when ‘make dinner’ is just one of 8 million things on your to-do list? Totally run out of ideas? Yup, us too. So with frazzled, time-poor cooks in mind, here’s the first recipe in our new series of speedy weekday suppers.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be asking our favourite cooks to inspire us with an nifty new dish. Because there’s only so much pasta and pesto a girl can eat.

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Stay here: Poets House Hotel and Restaurant, Ely

20 Mar 2017
Poets House, Ely

If you’re looking for a cracking escape that’s not too far but enough to feel like you’ve run-away – then I’ve got just the thing for you.

Poets House Hotel and Restaurant let me introduce the Muddy readers.

With escape on our minds Mr Muddy and I deposited the kids into the arms of their grandmother and skidded off up the A14 in search of sanity, a good sleep and a bit of, um, ‘grown up time’.

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INTO LONDON – MORMONS, CHINATOWN AND TRAVEL BAGS!

15 Mar 2017
Chinatown London

Head Ed rather cleverly lost her sheep and made a break for the smoke last week. If you’re thinking of planning a naughty night away then check out the great value hotel that they stayed in just minutes from Chinatown. There’s a theatre recommendation if you’re in need of a great belly laugh and if you wondered what Head Ed looks like you can watch her showing off her rather impressive packing skills using her new Mary Poppins bag.

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A Holiday Less Ordinary

13 Mar 2017

Love a luxe break? A sucker for heritage holiday rentals? Or is it all about the location? They all have their place but, for pure fun value, there’s little that can beat a really quirky stay. The Muddy editors in counties from Cornwall to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire, have each found two brilliant, alternative properties with which to whet your travel appetite. And if you know a fantastic quirky stay somewhere that you think should be included, please comment in the box below – let’s share the knowledge!

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Mother’s Day – need a hand?

9 Mar 2017
The Tumberlain Hotel, Cambridge Garden Room

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you haven’t arranged anything yet you better get a shift on. Everything gets booked up so flipping early and who wants to be in the doghouse for the next month (mini mudders are you listening?). Whether it’s Sunday lunch or afternoon tea I’ve pulled together a delicious bundle of ideas, across the whole of the county, that will get you back into your mother’s good books.

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Latest news from the Muddy Book Club

8 Mar 2017

I know I missed World Book Day (she says *sobbing* for not getting this to you in time) but I was just whaaay to busy taking bloomin photos of kids in costumes that I’d spent hours making – OK, so it took me ages to buy them from Amazon!  Anywaaaaay, we don’t like to dwell on the negatives here at Muddy so instead let’s celebrate all things literary with some reading list inspiration in the form of our the Muddy Book Club (without the wine, sadly – although there’s nothing to stop you pouring yourself a glass while you peruse this.

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It’s International Women’s Day

8 Mar 2017
International Wemen's Day - Muddy Stilettos

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is all about forging a more inclusive, gender equal working world (#BeBoldForChange). To which we at Muddy say: hell yeah! To mark the occasion, we’ve picked our favourite trail-blazing, commotion-causing women from the creative industries. Ladies, we salute you and your wonderful work…

The artist: Loubaina Himid

Zanzibar born and British raised, Loubaina came to prominence in the ’80s as a pioneer of the Black British Arts Movement.

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
Cambridgeshire Edition