The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cornwall Edition

New Films You Need to See With Your Gal Pals

20 Jan 2017

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.

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The Cornish Arms: Sunday Roast à la Rick Stein

10 Jan 2017

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.

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THE GOLDEN GLOBES DIGESTED: YOUR CATCH-UP VIEWING

9 Jan 2017

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.

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Five islands, five days: Muddy visits Scilly

21 Dec 2016

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.

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PASS THE TISSUES! *SOB*

21 Dec 2016

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?

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A Proper Cornish Panto

10 Dec 2016

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.

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