I mean, the Mummas among us have a vested interest in this one, don’t we? Who wants to spend the day at Pizza Hut when everyone else is out there having all the fun? So whether you need to employ some careful manipulation with your brood (read: shove this post under their noses), or you’re looking for inspiration for your own mum and in-laws, you’ll find the Muddy Mega Mothering Sunday picks here.Read more
Is there a more peaceful, elegant and romantic hotel in this part of the world than the legendary Horn of Plenty? The late and ridiculously great David Bowie didn’t think so and I must admit I’m scratching my head, too. This retreat on the Devon and Cornwall border has shown some serious staying power over the years and I recently got the chance to discover exactly why.
It’s not the guarantee of year-round sunshine, that’s for sure.Read more
Well, that was unexpected. There I am, tottering along the street, minding my own business, nose to the Muddy grindstone wondering where to park myself and my laptop for coffee, when all of a sudden, I remember where I am. Didn’t I read somewhere about a new restaurant opening on Ebrington Street soon? I wonder where that is, then? Oh, hang on. Right in front of me. And, oh, hang on. There seems to be movement inside.Read more
Cast your minds back to the mayhem of Christmas. Whilst we were all gorging on stilton and cocktail sausages and tottering out of bars a little bit piddled after the work Christmas do (I saw you), something pretty special happened in Plymouth; a brand new sushi and Japanese restaurant quietly opened its doors, limbering up, ready to do a number on us all come “healthy season”.
Fast forward to Feb and Kuku has elbowed its way to the top of people’s must-visit lists and provided some new energy about town.Read more
In the weekly Muddy Guide, I’ll be doing all I can to prise you away from the sofa and give you a gentle shove towards the front door. So let’s kick things off with 9 awesome things happening this weekend and beyond.
Last days of the Clangers, Bagpuss & Co Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 19 – 22 Jan
This is your last chance to see this really lovely-sounding touring exhibition, organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood, before Bagpuss takes one final yawn and curls up to sleep.Read more