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June 2019

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • The Green Man, Thriplow

    This community-owned village pub has it all – its own micro farm, a dizzying array of craft ales and – oh joy! -a free taxi service at the end of the night.

    • A cocktail, and make it snappy!

      We've collated the best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready?

    • 31 Below, Marylebone

      You can keep your Oxford, Bond and Kensington High Streets - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

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  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that’s a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd’s huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you’ve taken your jaw off the floor.

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  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo – and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

    • Well, hello you!

      How has Keanu Reeves not aged in 30 years?! The laconic Hollywood star is back in a fashion campaign that's got social media a-swooning. Shall we examine the evidence?

    • Baby love

      Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

    • Summer essentials

      The brilliant new Saltee sunscreen is among our top picks to refresh your summer beauty routine. Summer, we're gunning for you.

    • Odylique – we likey!

      Hot sunny days are on the horizon (aren't they?), but don't get those sandals out until you've spruced up your feet with this local beauty kit

  • Music festivals in Cambs and beyond – book now!

    It’s time to get the hunter wellies and cut off shorts out and head to your nearest muddy field to sing-a-long to your favourite music acts. Here’s our pick of the best summer festivals, both local and slightly further afield. Race you to the front!

    • The books you MUST read this summer

      June's best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's breathtaking new novel. Check out Kerry Potter's reviews - and then win the whole lot!

    • The best open air cinemas across Cambs

      No-one goes to the actual pictures anymore! These days it's all about taking your chances with the Great British weather and watching your favourite movie stars under the stars

    • May’s best new books

      A stunning debut novel, a futuristic thriller and an exquisite memoir are among books editor Kerry Potter's marvellous May picks.

    • Everyone’s talking about…

      The Guilty Feminist. Love the podcast? Good news - its creator is coming to a theatre near you. We grabbed super-talented comedian Deborah Francis-White for a chinwag.

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    • Property Flirt

      Take a snoop round this modern masterpiece in Ely. The question is: can you guess the price?

    • Need a speedy supper?

      I declare salad season officially open! This hearty chicken one is easy-peasy to make but packed with flavour.

    • Run for the hills!

      Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first to motivate you to pull on your trainers. Plus, fun local races to sign up for!

    • The UK’s Top 9 super spas

      I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... a massage, mani and Jacuzzi please, and make it snappy. I'll put on the fluffy white robe and assume the position.

  • Sexy stationery

    Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And – whoop! – it’s National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

    • 17 fantastic family day trips

      We've scoured the best things to do this summer in Cambridgeshire's surrounding counties, plus a little cheeky jaunt or two into London.

    • Fun ideas for May Half Term

      May half term crept up on you a bit too quickly this year? Don't worry, Muddy has you covered with the best family-friendly things to do over May half term in Cambridgeshire and beyond.

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  • Muddy meets Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw is laconic, laid-back, and *very very* funny – read on for his views on Live Aid, embarrassing his kids, the Let’s Rock the Moor pecking order and (OMG) being a grandfather!

    • Muddy meets Tom Kerridge…

      ... and talks Pub in the Park, which kicks off over the border in Herts in Sept, and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

    • Muddy meets Terry

      Cheer up Terry, you're on Muddy Stilettos! We met the ska legend for a chat about The Special's new album, tour and what's on Terry's playlist. And guess what, he's coming to Cambridge.

    • MUDDY MEETS SHAPPI….

      ...Shappi Khorsandi on her new Skittish Warrior tour that is coming to Cambridge THIS WEEKEND, get your tickets now!

    • Enjoy your trip, Naomi?

      Check out this bizarre but visually brilliant short film by legend Nick Knight starring La Campbell. One hell of a way to promote a hotel! Whaddya think of it?

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