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I'm Rachel, editor of Muddy Cornwall, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Enough with cosy interiors and soft greys - here’s our edit of the fabrics, paints and tiles to lift your spirits and inject some spring into your step, hallway, walls, sofas...

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  • Muddy Makes: Fluffy pancakes

    Muddy Makes: Fluffy pancakes

    Ah, pancake day. It’s really creped up on us this year, hasn’t it! Don’t fancy trying something new – what about this tried and tested fluffy pancake recipe?

    • Is this the West Country’s most stunning home?

      Is this the West Country’s most stunning home?

      Spoiler *yes!* Muddy had a peek inside this unique masterclass in rustic luxe style, complete with swimming pool, secret study and cinema room. Trust me, it's very you.

    • Interiors inspo: bold spring refresh

      Interiors inspo: bold spring refresh

      Enough with cosy interiors and soft greys - here’s our edit of the fabrics, paints and tiles to lift your spirits and inject some spring into your step, hallway, walls, sofas...

    • Low mood > depression > and how to tackle it

      Low mood > depression > and how to tackle it

      One in five people reading this feature will be suffering from some form of depression. Here's how to spot the signs and help yourself and those you love.

    • Decoding Depression: how to spot it and help

      Decoding Depression: how to spot it and help

      A year of cohabiting with Covid is a grim milestone - the struggle to eat, WFH, sleep, repeat every day is real. Our mental health has never been more under the cosh and rates of depression have soared to an all time high. But help is at hand. Find out how to spot the signs and help when it hits.

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  • 6 Sunday roasts to order-in

    6 Sunday roasts to order-in

    Can’t be faffed to juggle seven pots at once? Chillax, just order in. Try one of these Cornwall Sunday roasts for a crackingly easy end to the week.

    • Muddy Makes: Fluffy pancakes

      Muddy Makes: Fluffy pancakes

      Ah, pancake day. It's really creped up on us this year, hasn't it! Don't fancy trying something new - what about this tried and tested fluffy pancake recipe?

    • Flipping good: four new pancakes recipes to try

      Flipping good: four new pancakes recipes to try

      Had enough of lemon and sugar? Spice things up a bit this Pancake Day with an Iranian cardamom pancake, shredded duck pancake, or vegan version with blueberry compote.

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  • New year, new business?

    New year, new business?

    There’s no time like the new year to get moving with a new project. Got a side hustle that you want to turn into a profitable business?

  • Kids

    • Living in lockdown with teens… eek!

      Living in lockdown with teens… eek!

      Here are 20 things to do that might encourage your teenagers to get out of bed by midday – or at the very least by nightfall (fingers crossed).

    • Join the Star Count 2021

      Join the Star Count 2021

      This easy lockdown activity totally counts towards home school. Or, a super romantic thing to do together. Bonus if you live near any of Cornwall's top star gazing sites, but any view of the sky will work.

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  • The talented locals behind The Indie Store

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  • First round on you? (I’ll have three Margaritas, two G&Ts and a bottle of celebratory Champers, naturally). June 21, let’s be ‘aving you!🍸💃👠
  • Sunshine and positivity ☀️ looking forward to summer (just a quick dip after school today 🏊🏻‍♀️🌊)
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  • Can't be faffed to juggle seven pots at once? Chillax, just order in. Try one of these takeaway Cornwall Sunday roasts for a crackingly easy end to the week (link in bio) - have we missed any good ones? Let us know!
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#sundayroast #takeaway #cornwall
  • Anyone else dreaming of the day we are allowed out again? These pics I took at @watergatebay are making me long for an outside hot tub watching the surfers and then a swim in a pool... maybe followed by a visit to the spa and a massage with @landandwater_ oil #dreamy 
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#wanderlust #lovecornwall #cornishcoast #watergatebay
  • Flipping fabulous! 5 pancake recipes for your delectation / inspiration. Spice things up a bit with an Iranian cardamom pancake, go savoury with shredded duck, or try a vegan version with blueberry compote. Feeling in need of comfort - well, either stick to sugar and lemon or try our fluffy pancakes. (Link to all recipes in our bio)
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#pancakes #pancakeday #shrovetuesday
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  • The talented locals behind The Indie Store

    The talented locals behind The Indie Store

    As we gingerly step back into the real world, it’s more important than ever to support local. Here some of our Indie Store businesses recount their journey and show what makes them special.

    • What’s cooking? Bruce Rennie, The Shore, Penzance

      What’s cooking? Bruce Rennie, The Shore, Penzance

      In this new Muddy regular, our favourite chefs spill all about their work, lives and top tips. Dishing it this week: Bruce Rennie, Head Chef and owner of The Shore Restaurant in Penzance.

    • My fave places: Thomas Thrussell

      My fave places: Thomas Thrussell

      Thomas Thrussell lives and works deep in the heart of Bodmin Moor, creating large scale metal sculptures, many of which sit in unexpected Cornish locations. So naturally we were curious as to his favourite places in Cornwall - but where shall we go first?

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