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  • Time for a Devon tipple?

    I thought you’d never ask! Quench your Christmas thirst – and maybe tick a gift or two off Santa’s list – with Muddy’s pick of #inlovewithlocal booze and boozers.

    • Review: The Depot Eatery

      Muddy puts pedal to the metal and motors to The Depot, a former garage and service station at Mullacott Cross near Ilfracombe. Fill her up, baby!

    • Gastro Heaven!

      30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

    • Review: Me & Mrs Jones

      Me and Me & Mrs Jones - we got a thing going on. What is it about this continental-style deli-caf that has Muddy going back for seconds?

    • Brunch for the sandwich generation

      Finding a safe haven to eat with bickering kids and an oldie in tow is no picnic. Hallellulah for The Donkey Sanctuary and their new Sunday brunch.

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  • Party dressing made easy

    It’s so easy to end up looking like a Christmas tree at this time of year. Muddy’s fashion expert Kerry Potter shows you how to nail going out style.

    • How to do sofa chic

      Never mind all the parties, the thing we're most looking forward to this Christmas is hunkering down at home. Here's what we'll be wearing - just accessorise with a book and mince pie.

    • Shake up your style

      Throw out the rule book, become a fashion rebel and ring the changes this festive season - voilà, our top style tips for rebooting your wardrobe.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      To Ink or not to ink? That is the question that's getting the Muddy office fired up this week. Two editors battle it out (*ducks for cover*).

    • J’adore/J’abhor

      It's Movember, when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. The Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

  • Muddy’s 10 best books of 2019

    So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy’s books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you – here’s her definitive list of the year’s best books. Get stuck in!

    • Are you watching the best show on TV?

      Because no one else in the Muddy office is, except for Kerry Potter. So she'd like to talk to you about it instead. Ready to become totally obsessed?

    • Need a juicy new read?

      Muddy's bookworm Kerry Potter has glorious celeb gossip, literary big-hitters and a must-read on relationships this month. Read all about her October picks - and then win the lot!

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    • How to tablescape like a pro

      Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

    • Xmas Markets are go!

      Love to shop local? Grab your tote and head to one of these cracking 18 Xmas markets around Devon to get your shopping list sorted. (Just in case the magic elves are a no-show.)

    • Gastro Heaven!

      30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

    • Twinkle, twinkle little spa

      Can't resist the the lure of a fluffy robe? Here's my pick of Devon's top 12 spa days (and one I couldn't resist in Cornwall). Book in and bliss out.

  • Flexible working – a personal view

    It’s a contentious issue, that’s for sure! As a full-time working mum and business owner, I can see both sides of that fence. Wanna know what I think?

    • Just add sparkle!

      Lights, camera, Christmas! 10 twinkly trips and illuminated trails around Devon and beyond to add some sparkle to your Yule.

    • It’s Panto Time!

      Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to the theatre you go! Here are 15 of the perkiest pantos and festive shows in Devon. Get ready to heckle!

  • Hey Ms DJ!

    Sarah Gosling, Radio Devon’s answer to Simon Cowell, has her finger on the pulse of our music scene and it’s pumping! The BBC Introducing presenter on life as a DJ, what’s on her playlist and how she discovers new talent. (Now where did I put my harmonica?)

    • How Helen Glover does it

      Champion rower, mother, partner to Steve Backshall and all round marvel - Muddy meets Helen Glover to talk fitness, family and breaking her Olympic gold medal (oops).

    • Muddy meets the Countess of Devon

      Where does a Californian countess with 3500 acres to roll round in go on her days off? Countess of Devon, AJ Courtenay, tells Muddy about some of her favourite places.

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