It’s International Women’s Day on Wednesday, so sisters, let’s show ourselves and each other some love. Taryn Brumfitt’s brilliant documentary Embrace is doing the rounds of the country at the moment – at the Bristol Odeon on Wednesday and at The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham on Thu 16 March – and is a brilliant exploration into body image and how we women let it plague us. Back in February when it was Maidenhead, the lovely Rachel from Muddy Berkshire wrote a great ‘on my soapbox’ piece, which she’s kindly shared with us. Have a read and be inspired – and remember size doesn’t matter!Read more
Tonight, I will be downing tools, turning off my phone, and commandeering the sofa, remote and wine from 9pm – 11pm as not one, but two, fantastic TV shows arrive on the small screen.
First up, at 9pm on BBC1 is The Replacement, a three-part thriller. Muddy editor-in-chief Hero was lucky enough to go to a preview screening of the first episode and reports that it is edge-of-your seat stuff.Read more
OK people, if you’ve overdosed on drama (Taboo, Apple Tree Yard, Homeland – gotta love the winter telly schedules) and fancy something a bit different, then check out Made To Measure (M2M), an unbelievable treasure trove of classic fashion films, documentaries, catwalk shows (it’s already got the best of New York Fashion Week up there) and original programming, which is free (!), but I bet it won’t be for long.Read more