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.Read more
Wouldn't you though?
A range of ethical, organic chocolate with 21 different flavours to choose from. Corby based Seed and Bean bring us some high quality palate pleasers to die for. Who needs Easter as the excuse to partake?Read more
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Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her April picks, so clear space on your Kindle or bookshelves pronto. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – what are you reading right now? What’s been abandoned on your bedside table for months? Bookish musings in the comment box below please!Read more
The Welsh may have their leeks, the Scots their Haggis, and the Irish, er potatoes, but what do English Northamptonshire types have to celebrate on our patron saint’s day? Dragon burgers? Nope – sausages.
I’d like to claim that the common sausage was English, and specifically – from Northants but it’s not, so bear with me dear reader. The manufacture of sausages began over two thousand years ago… The modern word “sausage” comes from Old French “saussiche”, which is derived from the Latin word “salsus” meaning “salted”.Read more
Grand Muddy, Mini Muddy and I decided to leave our chores behind and take advantage of the current Muddy reader promotion on offer at Highgate House – a free glass of sparkly for each diner (it would be rude not to, no?).Read more
This year Muddy Stilettos Northants is teaming up with Althorp Food and Drink Festival, May 6 & 7 to find out who is the people’s favourite exhibitor at the weekend event. From sausages to sauces, wine to water buffalo, if you’re at the event, pick out your winner – with over 40 to choose from.Read more
Looking for a gorgeous holiday stop for a group of mates/extended families/the local knitting group who really know how to party? Hang on, I’ll just get out my magician’s hat and wand and, er… abracadabra! The best rental properties across 18 counties, conjured up by your in-the-know Muddy editors.
The Coach House, Ascot
Pass me a kaftan and a glass of fizz (make that a bottle), I feel the need to waft.Read more
A hidden gem – in plain site – I’ve driven past this interiors Aladdin’s cave a dozen times. Not any more, and my wish list is growing…Read more
Those of you Mudsters who were here at the genesis of Muddy in February last year will recall that Adam Church, Head Chef and part owner of the Bread and Pullet, was one of the first of the Northants establishment to open its doors to Muddy Stilettos and we gave the food and the ambience a glowing review. Well, we’re both a year older, we’re still seeing each other but are we still in love?Read more
Planning a trip to London this Easter? Check out what some of the big museums and attractions in the capital (and just outside) have running at the moment. In fact some of these are on into Easter and beyond.
Robot Zoo, Horniman’s Museum, London SE23, until Sun 29 Oct
It doesn’t get much cooler than a robotic zoo. Let’s be fair it needs to be impressive to schlep deep into south east London.Read more
Ahhhhhhhh, how do you keep the kids and adults equally entertained in school holidays and strike the balance between school-holiday fun and grown-up fun..? You check out your Muddy Guide is how
Masquerade Ball, Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm-12.30am, 31 March
Shut the front door. By the power of Mr Grey Skull. Striking eye-masks, lavish decor, candlelit tables, exceptional live entertainment, music and dancing until midnight and beyond…it’s a magical mysterious masquerade ball at Whittlebury Hall.Read more