The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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Category: gifts

10 brilliant picture books for the under fives

6 Dec 2016

If you’ve got grannies and aunties and all sorts asking for gift ideas for small people – or if you’re racking your brains for neat books to buy for nieces, nephews, godchildren, whoever – then you can stop worrying. The darling Rachael from independent bookstore The Edge of The World Bookshop in Penzance has put together the perfect list to help.

Here’s Rachael’s pick of the best new picture books for under 5s…

Charlie and Lola One Thing, Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola’s new number book takes you from one to a billion.

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Muddy and the chocolate factory

19 Nov 2016

Here’s something for a rainy day – and you don’t even need a golden ticket! Kernow Chocolate in St Eval, near Wadebridge open their doors to the public every week.

While its not quite like going on a tour of Cadbury’s, they do have their own café and shop, and most importantly, a viewing window into the production area so visitors can watch chocolate being handmade by their team of Oompa Loompas.

After a cool tour with Andy (the man in charge), I left with an armful of booty to try – Macondo chocolate is their latest range and is a little bit different.

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Halloween props to spook out your ghoulish guests

19 Oct 2016

Getting in the Halloween mood? If you’re partying this season get ready to thrill with these spooky centrepieces and accessories all available online.

  1. There’s a touch of the night about this deluxe phone case, £41.75 from the Muddy Boutique 
  2. This Mexican Day of the Dead inspired Sugar Skull ring, £35, from Tatty Devine is also available as cufflinks.
  3. Caramel goo-filled chocolate eyeballs are £4.99, from Montezuma’s, who also have skull shaped chocolate and vegan halloween treats.
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Father’s day gift guide

6 Jun 2016

Muddy men, though you’re often teased and prodded on Muddy Stilettos (because I know you like it that way), let it not be said that I never take you into consideration.

It is of course Father’s Day Sunday 19 June so here’s a Muddy Guide for those gift buyers who want to avoid my usual stance – a wild-eyed panic 12 hours before the big moment with nothing to show for 10 years of taxi-ing and toy mending (for Mr Muddy) and many, many years of awesomeness (in my Dad’s case).

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Men’s fashion summer update

24 May 2016

Muddy gents, why let us girls have all the fun? You like your flourishes, right? Course you do!  The tilted trilby, festival wristband, leather tote… So here’s a round-up of quick accessories updates to take you from spring to summer, super-styley. I’ll have a number 8 please!

 

 

1. Straw hat with ribbon, Zara, £15.99; 2. Leather messenger bag, Muddy Stilettos Boutique, £127; 3.

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