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    Yay for National Spa Week!

    We don't need any encouragement to strip off, don a fluffy bathrobe and lounge around. Here are our favourite local spas. Massage, anyone?

  • Divorcing? Read this

    It's a bit of grim topic admittedly but as divorce rates soar, we look at how to split with minimal fallout, with sound advice from a top divorce lawyer.

  • Are you a floater?

    Back to the womb: a spell in a darkened floatation tank filled with warm water must be the ultimate relaxation therapy.

  • New Cliveden Spa reviewed

    Ain't nothing like a luxury spa day to seduce you into a blissful state of laziness. Resistance is futile.

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    Stoke Park Spa Reviewed

    Ain't nothing like a five star spa in the county to make life feel worthwhile, especially when there's a corking deal on.

  • Dame Kelley Holmes looking strong and empowering wearing green workout t-shirt, black sports bra and black watch

    New health & fitness festival

    After a summer of booze, bands and bonkers kids, you're going to need a sanity-saver. I've got just the thing.

  • To-do list fatigue?

    Who'd like a lifestyle PA to blitz all those pesky chores? Who wouldn't, right? Muddy's Kerry Potter tests the services of Rebecca Crayford Lifestyle Management.

  • Work driving you nuts?

    Feeling a bit 'meh' about work? Reading this when you should be writing a report? (Naughty!) Or maybe you're dreaming about changing careers completely? Whatever your job dilemma, we have a book for that.

  • Spread Eagle, Midhurst

    Fancy preparing for layer removal with a spa day, or holing up and fine dining in cosy surrounds? The Spread Eagle Hotel at Midhurst has you covered either way and it's so historic Elizabeth I stayed here!

  • Whatley Manor Spa

    Another day, another awesome Cotswold spa - but this one comes with added oxygen tent. Breathe it in!

  • weight training women

    7 benefits of weight lifting

    Forget bulging biceps and thunderous thighs, we're talking weight loss, lean muscle mass and healthy bones - er, yes please!

  • Nail your fitness

    Fallen off your fitness regime? Yeah, me too (grrrr) . Never mind, let's get back on the horse with these 6 super-smart ways to train from PT and triathlete Steve Carvey.

  • New spa & afternoon tea

    Brighton’s lovely seafront Harbour Hotel and its Jetty Restaurant have been open a few months now but a couple of new additions have just made it a top place to hang out and enjoy a bit of pampering, even if you’re not staying – namely a spa in a grotto and a colourful afternoon tea. Unusually, the hotel […]

  • Running a half? Race day tips

    Buy me a drink some time and I’ll tell you my tales as a marathon veteran. The nights training in the snow with a head torch… the black toenails… the grim need for Canestan cream and Imodium… hitting the wall. Oh yes, I’ve been there. It wasn’t actually me doing the running of course. Despite years […]

  • On my soapbox

    I'm on my soapbox (hang on while I do a couple of sets of tricep dips will you?). I'm sick of competitive clean eating, £600 designer running pants and the unhealthy industry that's propping up our modern concept of 'wellness'. Stretch, limber, RANT!

  • Muddy tries: Clinic on the Green

    If I were to start a competition to find the cutest, quirkiest alternative therapy centre in rural England, I think the Clinic on the Green would have a good stab at winning it.

  • New Beauty Salon In Bude To Make You Blush

    From the outside an industrial estate might not be the first place you’d expect to find a exclusive beauty salon (with its own training academy) is it muddies? But after successfully gaining a loyal client base operating out of her converted garage, demand for master lash technician Mel’s services required she get her own premises. Mel […]

  • Family mountain bike trail, Bracknell

    Well hellooo there bum cheeks! You’re making yourselves known after our mountain bike trail in Swinley Forest. Someone get me a bag of frozen peas! As you can probably guess, I am most definitely *not* a natural mountain biker. In fact, the last time I rode a bike, I think it was a Chopper (and I […]

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