A trip to the flicks with girlfriends is one of life’s little pleasures: gossip, popcorn, a soupçon of culture, and a night out that doesn’t involve a hangover. What’s not to like? And right now is an excellent time to get a big screen jaunt booked in, given the slew of female-friendly movies coming up. So bench the man in your life, grab a girlfriend and go.Read more
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If crossing the Tamar doesn’t give you a nose bleed, there’s an absolute gem of a hotel I want to share with you. On the edge of Dartmoor, Glazebrook House is a transporting world of its own. Get the tour, courtesy of my fab new colleague Sharon over at Muddy Devon.Read more
A short walk from bustling Mevagissey harbour, ancient local, The Kings Arms is being lovingly restored to its former glory. Owners Helen and Kris bought this 17th century free house two and a half years ago and it’s a labour of love that’s evident in every detail.Read more
After prolonged periods cooped up in your house over winter, the New Year is a great time to freshen up your living space. But before you rush out for some Farrow & Ball, get the lowdown on this year’s hottest interiors trends from the super-talented Cathryn Bishop of Cornish Interiors.Read more
Just like my Mum will never order pasta in a pub, I’ve always been a bit snotty about pub roasts. See I’ve been perfecting the classic meat and thirteen veg combo myself for many years and have had my hopes dashed too often by overcooked meat and soggy potatoes. So the discovery of a traditional roast done really well is cause to celebrate (because I can’t be bothered every weekend, alright?)
After a morning stroll through Padstow, the heart of Rick Stein country, we headed over to St Merryn (a few minutes drive away), which is home to the chef’s family and dog-friendly pub, The Cornish Arms.Read more
Hollywood’s awards season kicked off last night with the Golden Globes, celebrating the best in TV and movies. I don’t know about you but when I scan the lists of nominees and winners for these things (after I’ve gawped at the red carpet frocks), I make a mental list of cultural catch-up viewing. Too much brilliant stuff to watch, not enough time, so I’ve made it easy for us all – here are my top Golden Globes picks and where to find them.Read more
From live music and theatre to park runs and film tours – here’s your Muddy Guide to the week ahead.Read more
I made the mistake of going on my summer holidays at the beginning of July before most of the schools broke out – I felt very smug at the time, but as I sit here shivering in my indoor hat (yes I have one) and my two pairs of socks, that seems an age ago and I am in dire need of something to look forward to.
If you’re needing some inspiration for 2017 too, voila mes braves, I’ve got it going on right here and you wont even need a passport.Read more
Well you gorgeous lot, I’ve had a brilliant year launching and editing Muddy Stilettos Cornwall, but for reasons I shan’t bore you with (no I’m not going into rehab – I heard that!) it’s time for me to swap my stilettos (Muddy or otherwise) for sexy surgical stockings and leave you in the very capable hands of someone new.
I’m passing the baton to a fantastic editor, Sophie who will officially take control of the keyboard in January, though she has already posted a splendid panto review for me (if you’ve not been yet, there’s still loads of time!) – say hellllllooo why don’t you?Read more
Hall for Cornwall’s hilarious, homegrown Christmas show, starring Kernow King and Granville Saxon, is a feel-good adventure for all the family. But if you don’t live in Cornwall, some of the gags might be lost on you.
From the moment our unlikely hero Kenwyne snuggles down for bed under the Cornish flag with a giant pasty, you know there’s going to be a lot of local jokes in this festive production — and we loved them.Read more