Do you have a favourite hair salon or pub that you can’t go a week without visiting? Do you love the county we live in and want to help your local business communities? Then move in a little closer while I tell you more about the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017!
Muddy Stilettos Cambs is following hot on the heels of its Ox/Bucks sister and is holding its very first Awards in Cambridgeshire from 3 May 2017.
You don’t need to be in Finland to enjoy the experience of al fresco bathing. The idea of immersing oneself in a hot cauldron of water is becoming more common place and is ideal for the unpredictable British weather. So when I heard that an outdoor pop up spa had opened in Bourn, South Cambridgeshire, I grabbed a bunch of adventuresome girlfriends and hotfooted it over there to find out what it’s all about.
Award-winning writers, poets and erudite panel members are synonymous with literary festivals and these days the events celebrate the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests – a surreal melting pot of fact, fiction and fun with famous names alongside first-timers. At this year’s 6-day Cambridge Literary Festival there’s something for everyone and to give you a head start I’ve pulled together a juicy assortment – from cookery and politics to fashion and new releases.
We love an ’80s rockstar here at Muddy. They don’t take themselves too seriously, they enjoy reminiscing about their worst ever haircuts (and neckerchiefs) and they always have great yarns about that time they got hammered back in 1984. Midge Ure, Ultravox singer, Band Aid co-founder and genial Glaswegian, is no exception. He’s playing ace local festival Chilfest in Tring on 8 July so Muddy’s Kerry Potter gave him a buzz to talk music, mullets and more.
The music festival season feels a long, long way off right now (although we wouldn’t say no to a pear cider if you’re offering) but these days you’ve got to book mega early if you want to be happy campers come summer. Many dates for 2017 have already been released and the biggies sell out fast – we haven’t managed to score Glastonbury tickets for years – but the good news is lots of the local events still have availability and most of them are family friendly.
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