The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Category: Health & Fitness

Muddy does a Bridget ‘mini-break’ – Forest of Arden Hotel

15 Feb 2017

Sometimes, the stress of a holiday or the 10 hours stuck in traffic on the way to Cornwall, really do negate any benefits of a trip away; that’s why I’m the new champion of a cheeky break on your own doorstep (or near as damn it)! And according to Marriott’s Great British Break Report, two fifths of Brits chose to take a break in their own county in 2016 and that number is set to rise, with three in ten of all those questioned admitting they are more likely to holiday in their own backyard now than they were in the past.

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Half Term Fun…

6 Feb 2017

Has there ever been a better combination than romance and bored children?  This week’s What’s On deals with the paradox of Valentines Day and half term hitting us like a Perfect Storm.  Put another way, perfect Mums and Dads, should get, nay DESERVE, a bit of fun time after days of distracting the little ‘uns. Allow us to show you how…

The Soul Weekender, Stanwick Hotel, 10-12th February

Hands up who know’s the roots of Northern Soul?  

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The alternative guide to Valentines

28 Jan 2017

February 14th, eh? If St Valentines is more of a botheration and you’d rather spend time with someone you love – yourself, then let Muddy inspire you to do something different during a soggy February day.  However if you’re planning gifts, adventures, experiences – all in the name of love then we’ve got it covered.

A cheesy love story – Seductive savoury selections

Who doesn’t love a cheesy happy ending?  

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Zone Face Lift – can you really take off 10 years in 12 weeks?

23 Jan 2017

Now I don’t know if the above promise is true, because I only had one session, but I’ve seen lots of good results from the Zone Face Lift, and if injections and fillers aren’t your bag, a course of these could be worth a go! I’m no stranger to Steve Hunt and his reflexology room in his house in Northampton, as I reviewed his facial reflexology last year (and slept like a baby that night). 

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On my soapbox: Healthiness shouldn’t be a status symbol

20 Jan 2017

OK, it’s time to clamber back onto my soapbox. Actually, can you just bear with me while I do three sets of tricep dips off it first? As is the drill in January, I’m using this relatively quiet time of year, undistracted by mulled wine and stilton, to ramp up my health and fitness. Eating a bit less, moving a bit more, trying to jiggle into my lycra leggings that I’m sure didn’t feel like tighter than clingfilm this time last year.

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Muddy tries permanent eyebrows (tattoos, gulp)

19 Jan 2017

I often get invitations to try out new treatments, but when Elizabeth Hopkins from Beauty Classics mailed me and offered me some eyebrow tattooing, I wasn’t overly enthusiastic (nothing against Liz). I’ve never injected or filled my face (I don’t judge people who do, it’s just a choice right now, which could change with bells on in a few years), and the thought of having something permanent on my mug filled me with fear.

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