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

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  • Kyoto Kitchen

    Beautifully crafted Japanese cuisine, a genuine love for local produce & THE freshest seafood; our Muddy Award winning restaurant is fast becoming a Hampshire institution. Here’s why.

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  • Win! A £700 capsule wardrobe from Winser

    What a competition! God, we’re good to you. To celebrate its 5th anniversary, Winser London is giving away £700 – yup, really! – of luxe swag.

    • Teenage girl in dungarees.

      Tassle queen

      Harry & Holly curates sparky, fun and inspirational gifts for teen & tween girls: pom-pom jewellery, metallic make-up bags, festival glitter and much more. Be warned, you’ll be itching to treat yourself too.

    • The Best Boots

      Comfortable, waterproof and stylish too. These are the boots Muddy Cornwall Ed, Sophie, wears...

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    The Kite Runner

    Coming-of-age in Kabul at The Mayflower, Southampton. “You’ll need your hanky,” warned the woman at the bar — she was right.

    • The Shadow Factory

      Muddy reviews the very first production at Southampton's brand new NST City theatre.

    • Twelfth Night

      Muddy reviews this inventive fun-filled treat at the RST with Ade Edmondson, Kara Tointon and a luminous performance by Dinita Gohil.


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  • The future’s AllBright

    Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

  • Kids
    • Eagle House, Crowthorne

      Looking for a non-selective co-ed day and boarding school (3-13 yrs) on the Berks/Surrey border with a strong all-rounder reputation? Well, whaddya know!

    • Hampshire Collegiate School, Romsey

      A new Head, palpable energy, passionate teaching staff, stonking grounds and a fleet of boats moored just down the road. If you haven’t considered HCS yet, here’s why you should.

  • Trudy Simmons

    From the land of Oz to the Pyrenees via St Catherine’s Hill: business mentor, clarity coach and founder of the hugely successful Hampshire Business Women Facebook Group, Trudy Simmons, takes us on a leisurely walk around her very favourite places and tells us about her Crazy Daisy Clarity Club.

    • My Favourite Places

      Naughty bishops, cold baths at Winchester College and lots and lots of pubs.

    • Gee Cartwright’s Favourite Places

      Hampshire's kitchen-demo-dynamo on Johnny Depp, Moroccan street food, truffle hunting in Italy and where to find THE sweetest pineapples in the world.



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