• London’s spring exhibitions

    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.

  • 16 great things to do in Northants!

    Pinch punch first of the month. This week’s What’s On has us running from one side of the county to the other like a March Hare.  We’ve got gorgeous gardens, beautiful spring bouquets and should it get a bit nippy out there we’ve got plenty of Northants arts and culture to keep us company. We’ve […]

  • Muddy Guide – 9 great day trips for half term

    Didn’t quite make it to skiing this half term? Nope, me neither! But who cares, for we have delights aplenty in Blighty and not just out on our doorstep. Here are some great options if you fancy a day trip out. Warwick Castle Half term week for schools in Warwickshire is 20 – 24 Feb fact fans, […]

  • What’s On 16-22 December

    We’re nearly there, but it’s not too late to let somebody else make your Christmas truly special before we head to the big day itself. Let Northamptonshire’s finest show you a merry, heartfelt christmas. Five centuries of Christmas, Canons Ashby, 10-18 December It wouldn’t be Christmas without a dig into Christmas past at Canons Ashby. […]

  • Open up your choccies, it’s advent time!

    Stay focused people.  The Christmas klaxon may be sounding but not everything has tinsel attached – although a lot does – we can do both, hurrah. Second Star to the Right, Royal & Derngate underground studio, 11.00am and 2pm daily, 2 December – 7 January 2017 We’re promised sprinklings of Fairy dust and a transformed Underground […]

  • OMG, will Lindsay Lohan turn on Kettering’s Xmas lights?

    OK Mudsters take a breath – we’ve seen off Halloween and half term, and the little horrors are back to school, but not before we’ve bought them Bonfire Night sparklers and a dodgy burger from the ropey looking scouts BBQ… Oh, and nip to the bottom of the post for Lohan news Mark Morriss (The […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    It’s an animal themed shop! Everything in there is animal related and will almost certainly make a good Chrimbo pressie (don’t leave it to the last minute again)!

  • What’s on Northants? Spooky, noisy, happy stuff is what…

    Remember, remember it’s nearly December – try not to lose the plot!  Now that’s what I call a seasonal mash up.  There is A-LOT going on, not least kids half term (still?), Halloween, the cusp of Bonfire Night – and of course, Christmas lights are turned on across the county soon after that. 2016 is […]

    • Muddy Guide to What’s On this week…

      Is it just me or are we witnessing a change of season?  Steaming breath on the morning dog walk, and an irresistible urge to swap into Autumn wardrobe mode – and best of all, a whole new type of What’s on in the coming week.  Expect Spooky, expect Arty, expect Exciting, expect Tasty.  I love this County – there’s […]

    • Beware, this post will make you hungry, nom!

      Is there a food festival in such glorious surroundings as Althorp House (trust me I’ve been, and I wanted to move in, not sure Lord Spencer was up for the clickety clack of the Muddy Stilettos though)..? Even if there is a slim chance there is one somewhere as stunning, it’s not on our doorstep, laid […]

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