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  • A Muddy call to arms

    The escalation of COVID 19 means our local businesses are battling to survive - but we have some ideas to help. Ready, steady, support!

  • Can’t get no sleep?

    You’re not the only one. It's World Sleep Day this week so we asked four frazzled Muddy staffers about their shut-eye regimes. How does yours measure up?

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • Live your bucket list

    Put together a bucket list of life-long dreams. And then actually start living. Here's some inspiration from lifestyle producer, Holly Patrick at heyyholly.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Feeling it for 2020's New Year's Resolutions or think they're a total waste of time? Muddy ed-in-chief Hero and HQ staffer Nancy duke it out.

  • Muddy’s Christmas Wreath Making at Chatsworth

    Combining feel-good festive creativity with a trip to one of her favourite childhood stomping grounds, Muddy Warwickshire’s Rhiannon Pursall heads north for a wreath making workshop at Chatsworth.

  • How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

    'Tis the season to banish waste, tat, excessive plastic and all things unrecyclable and laden down with air miles. Here's how to have a more sustainable Christmas this year. Does anyone know where you can buy halos?

  • Gastro Heaven

    30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

  • How Helen Glover does it

    Champion rower, mother, partner to Steve Backshall and all round marvel - Muddy meets Helen Glover to talk fitness, family and breaking her Olympic gold medal (oops).

  • Three easy wellbeing tips to try today

    Running around like a loony? Brain fried? Stress overload? It can't just be me, right? In the interests of our collective sanity, I've sniffed out some great advice to help us restore balance. And breathe...

  • Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here's some food for thought from the autumn's hottest self-help book.

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • Celebrating celebrants

    Just what does a celebrant do? Muddy spoke to a Sussex ceremony star all about the special occasions she's helped create

  • How to flex your life

    Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but now sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

  • Wonderful Weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more - you're welcome!

  • Work/life balance nailed

    The juggle is real - and not going anywhere - so how the hell can we to get it right?! Let's ask the work/life balance experts for some help.

  • Burn baby burn!

    Muddy HQ is even more fragrant than usual right now - thanks to the coolest new indie candle brand on the block.

  • Alfresco weddings

    If it's an outdoor wedding you want, there's a lot to plan. Here's a checklist from outdoor wedding specialists Fiesta Fields.

  • Are you sober curious?

    Whether you're doing Dry January or merely cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol right now after too much December carousing (and some pretty dodgy photos to be honest). Could "sober curious" be for you?

  • The wedding planner

    Planning a wedding in Surrey? Don't do anything until you've checked out our ultimate Surrey wedding directory.

  • Edible art

    This is what the term 'edible art' was invented for. Cakes that look almost too good to eat. Grab a fork, and tuck in!

  • Spa bliss

    Need a cheeky spa break? Me too! And if there's a Diamond Life Infusion Facial thrown in, all the better – my face needs it!

  • Ground control to Major Wood

    He trudged the length of the Nile, dodged Honduran gangsters and was almost arrested for vagrancy on a motorway in Champagne, but the burning question is... will explorer & TV presenter, Levison Wood, brave Basingstoke?

  • REturning to work from a career break

    A Guide to Returning to Work

    Going back to work after a break is never easy. Karen Daly-Gherabi from Springboard Consultancy shares her tips on making it a little less daunting.

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    Cold comfort

    It may be New Year's resolutions season, but there's no need for that hair shirt. Check out these tips from a yoga guru.

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