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.
How can I help?
If you’re male, single and fancy meeting with the lovely CTS in London, she is looking for men to join her for dates between 11pm on Friday 28th February and midnight on Saturday March 1st 2013. Dates will last approximately 45 minutes and will be at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington. You might also earn yourself a place on her blog and Twitter feed. Get in touch with CTS by clicking here.
If you don’t fancy being one of CTS’s 25 dates, you can sponsor her through Just Giving or by texting “DATE52 £5″ to 70070.
To find out more about the challenge, take a look at CTS’s blog, entitled 52 First Dates.
Don’t forget to let us know if you’re taking part, we’d love to hear all about it!
This year we have had a lot of interest in having a gay table at the Mud Lovers Ball and we are hoping to put a table together, so that gay farmers and countryside lovers can meet other gay rural people and enjoy a great night out.
The event will be held on 20th October at Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire and attracts members and non-members from across the UK and Ireland.
For £62.50 you will receive a welcome drink, a three-course meal and wine to share at your table. There will also be live entertainment throughout the night, including a band and indoor laser shooting.
To book a ticket for the gay table at the Mud Lovers Ball, you can either ring us on 01933 311500 and pay over the phone, or book online.
If you are booking online, please book a ‘wingman discount’ ticket.