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  • Kate & Wills: Welcome to Windsor

    It's official – Team Cambridge are moving to Windsor. To help Kate, William and the kids settle into their new home, here's our in-the-know intel on life in the Berkshire 'hood.

  • Meet your Muddy Awards 2022 Finalists!

    Your nominations have been totted up and the results are in! Click on your county to see your amazing Muddy Awards 2022 Finalists in your area and VOTE to crown your faves.

  • 5 ways weddings have changed for 2022 and beyond

    How does the big white wedding look in a post-pandemic world? We asked the Muddy Award-winning team behind The Tythe Barn in Bicester.

  • Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    She's got a podcast, comedy show, award-winning books and celeb following - Rosie Wilby is the one to listen to if you're breaking up

  • Want to learn something new in 2022?

    Whether you want to learn a new skill, try a new hobby or launch into a new career, here are 11 Muddy-approved courses to help you do just that!

  • Trend barometer! What’s hot (or not) for 2022

    Pinterest has released its predictions for the biggest (and most bonkers) trends in 2022 - but what do you think? Let's head to the Muddy trend-o-meter to find out…

  • Tech trek! 6 great new gadgets to buy in 2022

    A new year brings a new batch of state-of-the-art tech home and leisure must-haves. Don't want to miss out on the newest and best? (Course you don't, you're a Muddy reader!) Order our top six picks, pronto.

  • Best board games to play with the family this Christmas

    Done Monopoly and Uno to death? Mix up your festive afternoons with these family-friendly games from Norfolk biz Zatu. Sore losers need not apply.

  • Five gripping reads to give your working life a boost

    What better inspo for giving your career a shake-up than the story of a creative genius who defied her generation and became a living legend. We've found the best books that embrace the Clarice Cliff spirit...

  • Who wants to get married at Botleys Mansion?

    I do! Muddy road tests this grand Palladian mansion near Chertsey in Surrey. Here's what you need to know.

  • How to get your kids off screens and into gardens

    You know the struggle. Chilling with the laptop/TV/tablet for company is always tempting — but getting a kid outdoors can be that bit easier, thanks to these five expert tips.

  • Write on! 11 stylish stationery picks

    Back to school season always calls out for new books and pens — the prettier the better. Grown-ups, gather round: this is your ultimate stylish stationery round-up, from pens to paperweights.

  • Morning routines for happy women: the entrepreneur

    How does entrepreneur Tara Lalvani keep her life and looks in top tip top shape? The Bucks resident spills the beans on her get-up-and-go morning routine.

  • Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Feeling unprepared to head back to the office after a year WFH? Muddy to the rescue with eight essential Do's and Don'ts (and yes, you will have to change out of sweatpants).

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

  • Lost the will? Go see your solicitor!

    Corona virus has forced many of us to confront our mortality, but that also means facing up to the practicalities of making a will. Here's why you need to take action asap.

  • Revealed! The winner of our £1,000 Tide competition

    Last year wasn't all a disaster! Meet Joanne Cuckson, founder of an innovative job search website, and find out how she plans to use her winnings to increase gender diversity in her sector.

  • Morning routines for happy women: the rock n roll photographer

    From vegan shakes to guilt scrolling and morning spin classes, this is what a morning looks like for the music industry photographer Scarlet Page.

  • Morning routines of happy women: TV star Katy Hill

    Can your morning routine make you a happier person? We spoke to former Blue Peter presenter and life coach Katy Hill on how she spends her early hours.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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 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...

  • Celebrating celebrants

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

  • 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.

  • 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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