*Warning – this blog post contains shameless namedropping and praise for some fantastic UK and Irish businesses.
On 28th November we had the great pleasure of attending the #SBS2013 winner’s event to celebrate being chosen by Theo Paphitis as one of his Small Business Sunday winners.
On the day, we (co-founder Lucy and social media exec Heather) got our glad rags on and headed to the ICC in Birmingham to meet hundreds of other #SBS winners and Theo himself. › Continue reading
This Sunday (9th June) is Open Farm Sunday and Muddy Matches co-founders Emma and Lucy Reeves will be helping out at their local farm during the event. The Muddy Matches team will also be out enjoying the event and taking lots of photos, which will be uploaded next week.
What is Open Farm Sunday?
Open Farm Sunday is an annual event, which started in 2006 to encourage farmers to open up their farms to the local community for the day. The events are a great way to get to know your local farmer and to find out where your food comes from. It’s also great for farmers to show people how their food is produced and the importance of buying locally.
What goes on at Open Farm Sunday?
Each farm will have a different range of activities, which may include: › Continue reading
Although you may associate Muddy Matches with more muddy activities, “curling up with a good book” is a very popular activity with our members.
In celebration of our book loving members and of World Book Day on 7th March 2013, here is a list of literary festivals in 2013 that are perfect for a date or for meeting up with new friends: › Continue reading
Spring is in the air and planning for the big countryside festivals is in full-swing; in fact we’re adding more dates to the countryside calendar each week as the events organisers announce the dates, so that you can plan for the year ahead. We’ll also be adding to the Who’s Going? page so that you can arrange to meet up with other members at events across the UK and Ireland.
Although many of the countryside shows and agricultural events happen in the summer time and early autumn, the springtime is a great time for point-to-point events if you’re looking for an outdoor date idea. Point-to-points make a fantastic first date idea as you can get to know each other through a shared interest and in a public place. You don’t even have to be a horse lover to enjoy a day out at a point-to-point as there is a fantastic atmosphere at the events.
Our countryside calendar contains a link to every point-to-point in the UK and Ireland, so you don’t need to go anywhere else to start planning an equestrian date
What is AgriChatUK?
AgriChatUK is a weekly discussion on Twitter about topics that affect people who work in the UK agricultural industry. It takes place between 8pm and 10pm every Thursday and each week has a different theme.
How can I take part?
If you’re a Twitter user, please follow @MuddyMatches and @AgriChatUK. We will be tweeting facts about rural relationships during the week and talking about potential questions for the discussion. If you wish to share your thoughts on the topic, add the hashtag #AgriChatUK to your tweets or reply to one of the discussion points. AgriChatUK also recommend saving the hashtag so that you can see all posts on the topic in one place.
If you’re not a Twitter user, it’s simple to register. Click on the link to sign up.