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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

Forget colour co-ordination - this year we're dressing our trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find!

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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  • Is your door even Christmas ready if it’s not adorned with festive foliage by mid-November? If you fancy having a crack at creating your own, there’s a few lined up round Cornwall once lock down is lifted (some with free festive tipple btw). But be quick to book as tickets are selling like hot mince pies - link in bio. Secateurs at the ready, let’s go!
#wreathsofinstagram #xmaswreath #grownnotflown #britishflowers #cornwall #makeyourown #wreathworkshop
Spotted one that’s not listed? DM us! 🎄
  • Did you know it’s #stirupsunday today? Apparently, when sat in Church in Victorian times on the Sunday before Advent, housewives would hear the line “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people,” and think not of God but their Christmas cakes and puddings. And so it was that the ‘stir-up Sunday’ tradition was born. Well, whatever type of pudding you like to make, it can benefit from maturation before eating, hence making it five weeks early. Rupert Cooper at @philleighway suggested this twist on the traditional pudding. The beauty of this version is that you *could* make it early, but it will also taste good if you make it the day before. Recipe in bio.
#xmaspud #xmaspudding #baking #cornwall #philleighway #getyourbakeon
  • End of the week dip in the sea & keeping cosy thanks to this gorgeous sheepskin headband and merino jumper from @celticandco - new to our little black book this week. Check it out plus 8 other cosy treats from Cornish brands, link is in bio. 🌊 #supportlocal #inlovewithlocal
  • “At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them”.
~Laurence Binyon
Who wrote the words of his poem, For The Fallen, on the cliff tops just by the rumps between Polzeath and Port Isaac, just up the road from Padstow where this soldier stands.
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  • Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    You want to ‘shop small’ but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here’s how you can help too.

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    • 10 brilliant local family walks

      10 brilliant local family walks

      Life may be locking down but the great outdoors is still open. Here are our favourite family friendly Muddy walks in Cornwall to kick that cabin fever (some with added coffee pit-stops).

    • Where to see Santa in Cornwall 2020

      Where to see Santa in Cornwall 2020

      Meet the man in red himself as he appears across Cornwall - sometimes by sleigh, but even by steam!

  • What’s on (and in) this week in Cornwall?
  • What’s on (and in) this week in Cornwall?
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  • Cosy treats for dark days

    Cosy treats for dark days

    It’s cold, drizzly and dark at 5pm so it’s time to up the comfort factor with these must-have items to keep you cosy, as well as the added feel good factor of being able to #supportlocal.

    • New season fashion trends: A/W 2020

      New season fashion trends: A/W 2020

      The fashion mavens spoken and, yes please, we'll take that excuse for new clothes and run with it! Here are the five top trends to help you nail autumn/ winter style this year.

    • Designer vs dead ringer: the leather edit

      Designer vs dead ringer: the leather edit

      Leather is top of the trends this season but the real deal can be a *leetle* unfriendly when it comes to your credit card. Cue our edit of the best dupes for the hottest designer pieces.

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