Here is it. The first half term of the year, and the first Muddy Cornwall Guide: your one-stop shop for activities, culture, and everything in between. If you have kids, put the bottle down now, I’ve found some things to keep them occupied for the half-term holiday. For those who don’t have children (don’t gloat), or whose kids are old enough to ignore them for weeks on end enjoy adult company, there’s stuff here for you too – at the bottom of the post.Read more
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Instagram-friendly jars packed with natural skin superfoods – it’s no wonder Cornish-based Bloomtown Botanicals is making waves in the beauty biz.Read more
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We can be a bit film nerdy at Muddy Cornwall HQ (well it does rain A LOT). Last year’s cinematic line-up was somewhat of a let down so we’re gagging for some decent offerings. Whether you’re looking for a bit of chick flick and chill (Ms Bridget Jones), or something for the rabble (a NEW Jungle book?!?), here’s some recommendations to suit everyone for the coming year!
After much hype Marvel is releasing Deadpool THIS WEEK!Read more
Hannah Whale is an awe inspiring an artist with an impressive CV – graduating from Falmouth College of Art in 2004, the same year she was chosen as one of Donna Karen’s 20 New Designers. 120 pieces of her work showcased in Donna Karen’s flagship store in Bond Street, London. Subsequent shows at the Craft’s Council and in galleries from London to St Ives followed. She’s also an author, with two books under her belt – a gothic novel The Return of the Fair and the deeply personal A Sharp Scratch, One woman’s journey with Breast Cancer a collaborative project between herself, her cancer and photographer Eileen Long.Read more
While I was staying with my sister, I raided her ‘poolside literary collection’ and came upon a well-thumbed copy of Lucy Diamond’s The Beach Café. Something of a departure for me, on account of the (spoiler alert) lack of death and misery, my interest was piqued nonetheless by a spark of homesickness and realization that the book was based in both Oxford (my old life) and Cornwall (my new). I was surprised how much this resonated and gobbled it while I was there, relating to the flaky heroine and her goody two shoes sister.Read more
Popped in to Launceston for a new gum guard, as you do (no not for me!) and happened upon this cute little family-owned indie café/bakery you’ll want to stop by…
Intimate is an understatement – but true to its name, Little Bakehouse @ Launceston is the tiniest bakery ever (possibly), serving hot soup, the best coffee in Launceston (probably) and absolutely delish home baked sour dough bread (definitely).Read more
Welcome to the best bits of Cornwall (and bordering Devon delights)!
Sharing is good. We all love to recommend something we have found remarkable or rewarding—whether that’s a new restaurant, emerging artist, a good book, or a new attitude on life. Want to know about a great little kid-friendly cafe? A muddy walk with a welcoming pub at the end of it? What about a fantastic clothes shop tucked away down a backstreet?Read more