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Gotta Have It

With autumn being peak PJs-on-the-sofa season – hey, it’s raining again, let’s stay in!- it’s the ideal time to round up our favourites to buy now. Just add slippers.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • Cornish Mocktails

    Cornish Mocktails

    Doing Sober October or just looking for something different to drink, why not try one of these Cornish mocktails?

    • Muddy Makes: Botelet’s Beetroot and Apple Overnight Oats

      Muddy Makes: Botelet’s Beetroot and Apple Overnight Oats

      This breakfast recipe celebrates fresh autumn ingredients – apples and beetroot – that can be found in abundance in Cornwall, and it packs it’s plant-powered punch offering a vibrant, nutritious start to the day.

    • Bakeries we love in honour of GBBO

      Bakeries we love in honour of GBBO

      Bake Off is back so time to drag out the food mixer. Can’t be bothered? Fair enough! Put down that spatula and support these brilliant bakeries instead.

Culture

  • 26 Halloween films to watch on Fright Night

    26 Halloween films to watch on Fright Night

    Brave face on? Muddy’s rounded up the best horror flicks to get you jumping, screaming, and laughing this Halloween, including Anya Taylor-Joy’s new Last Night in Soho.

    • Boo! 15 Halloween films for kids

      Boo! 15 Halloween films for kids

      Spooky movies that’ll thrill your kids — rather than scarring them for life. From Netflix’s flashy new release Nightbooks to some nostalgia-heavy hits, this is your family-friendly watchlist.

    • Feet up! Six things to watch this week

      Feet up! Six things to watch this week

      Pop that corn! We’ve got Christopher Walken in a dinky British comedy, the best performance of Carey Mulligan’s career, a genre-defining horror classic, and more on this week.

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Home

  • Autumn Bulb Planting

    Autumn Bulb Planting

    Just as the garden begins to go over and the autumn air turns chillier, Becky Martin at The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery helps bring spring closer with her top tips for planting bulbs.

  • Wellbeing

    • 10 brilliant local family walks

      10 brilliant local family walks

      Here are our favourite family friendly Muddy walks in Cornwall to kick that cabin fever (some with added coffee pit-stops).

    • Your health questions answered!

      Your health questions answered!

      Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

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Life

  • Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Feeling unprepared to head back to the office after a year WFH? Muddy to the rescue with eight essential Do’s and Don’ts (and yes, you will have to change out of sweatpants).

  • Kids

    • Where to p-p-p-pick up a pumpkin!

      Where to p-p-p-pick up a pumpkin!

      Big ‘uns, little ‘uns, long ones, round ones, warty ones and pale ghostly ones. Here’s Muddy’s pick of the pumpkin patches for your witches and wizards to get carving.

    • 26 things to do on a rainy day in Cornwall

      26 things to do on a rainy day in Cornwall

      Don’t let rain stop play. One option is just to get in the waves regardless but if you don’t fancy that, here are 20+ activities to keep you busy on a rainy day in Cornwall.

    • Autumn Bulb Planting
    • Autumn Bulb Planting

Instamuddy

  • Nail your half term with these frighteningly fabulous ideas for things to do with the kiddos this half term. From days out and crafts to walks and witchy goings on - link in bio 🎃🕷#whatsoncornwall #whatsonhalfterm #cornishhalfterm
  • Fowey (to rhyme with joy and it really is) is more than just a yachtie harbour tucked into Cornwall’s south coast - it’s fast becoming a highlight on the Cornish foodie scene. Little wonder then that it made our pick of the BEST PLACES TO LIVE in association with property experts @struttandparker - see why at the link in profile. #bestplacestolive #muddybestplacestolive2022 
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@fitzroyoffowey @foweyhall @_appletons @gralefritrestaurant @kingofprussiafowey @kittowsqualitymeats @pinklemonsboutique @loveligaeco @leopardandgoatfarm @anyoldlights @foweyharbourhotel @foweyliterature @thrussells
  • Utterly magical day yesterday exploring the history and shipwrecks of @visitislesofscilly with Kate, IOS Museum curator, using the @coastaltimetripping app & then swimming in the crystal clear Atlantic waters with a curious seal // can’t wait to write up the full review & share all the details. Let me know any questions you’d like answered!
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#islesofscilly #visitscilly #lovecornwall
@visitislesofscilly @islesofscillytravel @excess_energy @victoriabondpr @cornwallmuseumspartnership @juliets.garden @artistresidencepenzance
#swisbest #thesouthwestuk #cornwall
  • Nearly half term but not quite - no need for boredom though, head to the link in bio to check out our curated suggestions of what to do with your upcoming October weekend #whatsoncornwall #whatson @cornwall_museum @spacecornwall @cornwallmuseumspartnership @pkporthcurno @visitislesofscilly @falmouthbookfest
  • Pre-work swim this morning 🏊🏻‍♀️🔆- with a clutch of restaurants and pubs (hello  @marinersinrock and @pitymeinn plus @thediningroomrock @stenodoc & @no6padstow @ricksteinrestaurants @prawnonthelawn @barnabyspadstow just over the water), @fees_food & lovely indie shopping at @the_juice_collection @aspigatrebetherick @mooch_interiors @nicolaomara_interiordesign & @jacksongalleryrock ROCK earns a well deserved spot on Best Places to Live 2022, in association with @struttandparker. Live here? Lucky you! Fancy making the move? Read our insider guide at the link in bio. #MuddyBestPlacesToLive2022

Fashion

  • Pyjama party! 8 chic sets to buy now

    Pyjama party! 8 chic sets to buy now

    With autumn being peak PJs-on-the-sofa season – hey, it’s raining again, let’s stay in!- it’s the ideal time to round up our favourites to buy now. Just add slippers.

  • Beauty

People

  • Muddy Meets: Andy Stewart, Beach Ranger

    Muddy Meets: Andy Stewart, Beach Ranger

    Gorgeous sunsets, golden sand and surf for days, Blue Flag beach Polzeath is as family friendly as they come – but that hasn’t been every headline this year. Muddy headed over to chat to Beach Ranger, Andy Stewart.

    • Cornwall’s Olympic giants going for gold

      Cornwall’s Olympic giants going for gold

      Addicted to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? With Wadebridge’s Calum Jarvis winning gold, meet your local Team GB stars medal hunting in Japan.

    • My fave places: Phillipa Ashley

      My fave places: Phillipa Ashley

      The Sunday Times bestselling author Phillipa Ashley’s latest Cornish novel is set in the fictional Falford – based on the beautiful Fal estuary. But where else has inspired her? We nabbed the lowdown on Phillipa’s fave places in Cornwall.

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