The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Leicestershire Edition

Category: Culture

Alison Moore: A few of my favourite places

18 Apr 2017

Author Alison Moore has written a string of successful novels and is working on her first children’s book, due to be published next year. She’s grown up exploring all the nooks and crannies in and around Leicestershire and shares with us some of her favourite spots covering everything from ghosts, good food to fab shoes…

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11 Apr 2017

Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her April picks, so clear space on your Kindle or bookshelves pronto. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – what are you reading right now? What’s been abandoned on your bedside table for months? Bookish musings in the comment box below please!



Ice Cream For Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams

Being a grown-up is a bit boring sometimes I find – responsibilities, bills, remembering to put out the bins, blah blah blah.

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22 Mar 2017

The Muddy What’s On guide is jam-packed with artsy stuff, lots of singing, dancing ohh and i’ve even thrown in a former NASA astronaut just to mix things up! Impressed? There’s also some fun musicals coming up in the next few months which you’ll want to book in advance. Find out more…

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16 Mar 2017

Am i going mad or did i spot a bit of sunshine and blue sky? It was short and sweet but my brief encounter with the sunny weather is not going to dampen my spirits. It’s nearly the end of the week people (!!) and i’ve got plenty to keep you busy for the next few days. There’s something for everyone including the mudlets, in the form of those bright building bricks called LEGO…

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27 Feb 2017

As you might just have noticed, last night was the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The movie industry’s finest got glammed up, came, saw and conquered… or, at least, thought they’d conquered but then realized someone had a made a humdinger of a boo-boo (more of which shortly). No time to read up extensively on the finer detail of the biggest, glitziest night on the showbiz calendar? Ta-da – here’s Muddy’s two-minute Oscars digest…

Someone had a very bad day at the office.

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Ohhhhh Viennnaaaaaa!

16 Feb 2017

We love an ’80s rockstar here at Muddy. They don’t take themselves too seriously, they enjoy reminiscing about their worst ever haircuts (and neckerchiefs) and they always have great yarns about that time they got hammered back in 1984. Midge Ure,  Ultravox singer, Band Aid co-founder and genial Glaswegian, is no exception. If you fancy heading south he’s playing at Chilfest in Tring, Hertfordshire on 8 July, otherwise just get ready with your chorus of ‘Ohhhhh Viennaaaaaa!’ as you read this.

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
Leicestershire Edition