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I'm Emma, editor of Muddy Northamptonshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Raffia and leather beach bag, designer shades, serious kudos beach towel and luxe sun lotion could all be yours in this fabulous summer bundle

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Muddy Awards 2022

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  • 7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

    7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

    The faintest whiff of summer sun and you’ll find us out in the garden, chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

    • How to nail the perfect picnic

      How to nail the perfect picnic

      The sun’s out – quick, grab the wicker basket! If you’re partial to a picnic (I mean, who isn’t?) here’s some inspo on how to pimp up your al fresco feast – including £500 of free Ocado deliveries (well hello M&S Deli range).

    • 10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      It’s World Gin Day on 11 June, so what better way to celebrate than by picking up a bottle of the good stuff? Here are some that’ll look as good on your shelf as they taste in your G&T…

  • Wellbeing

    • 6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      Do you struggle to snooze? We’ve nobbled the pros at Healthily for the latest scientific thinking on how to conquer insomnia. Cue, walnuts, pink noise – and orgasms.

    • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      To celebrate this year’s Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company’s health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

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  • Choosing a family holiday is never easy – you want culture and great food, your other half wants to sunbathe, the kids demand a waterslide, and your teens want to ignore you! The good news is that @disneycruiseline will tick all of those boxes, and then some. Even better, it’s introducing brand new European travel routes for 2023 and Muddy has the inside track. Link in bio.
  • Fancy winning a family ticket for two adults and up to four children to see @officialgiffordscircus perform their spectacular show CARPA! at @evenleywoodgarden from 30 June - 11 July?  YES PLEASE!! We also have a ticket for 2 adults up for grabs which includes dinner at their Sauce restaurant! To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is: 

🎪Make sure you’re following @muddy_northants

🎪Post your favourite emoji in the comments below.

🎪Tag a friend.

🎪And for an extra entry share and save this post (hit the bookmark icon). 

🤹‍♂️🎪 Please note that tickets are subject to availability and that Sauce restaurant is not available for all shows (check the Giffords website for details). Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 28 June 2022 and the winner will be contacted by direct message on Wednesday 29 June. Good luck!

#northants #northamptonshire #muddynorthants #giffords #giffordscircus #circus #carpa #giveaway #freebie
  • Needed this little pep talk at @thebeautyworkstowcester today 😂🥰

#northants #northamptonshire #towcester #hairsalon #lookingood
  • 🌝SUMMER SOLSTICE🌝 How are you celebrating the longest day of the year? I’m delving into a wild and wonderful English tradition at @the_three_conies in Thorpe Mandeville for a spot of anarchic punk Morris dancing. Naturally. 🪶#northants #solstice #summersolstice #punkmorris #englishtraditions #northamptonshire #banburyshire

Fashion

  • The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

    The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

    Whether you’re heading to the beach, on a chic city break or sipping Pimm’s at a garden party – here’s how to do it in style with Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown’s picks, all new-in at Next.

    • Win a designer beach bundle worth £400!

      Win a designer beach bundle worth £400!

      Raffia and leather beach bag, designer shades, serious kudos beach towel and luxe sun lotion could all be yours in this fabulous summer bundle

    • 5 stylish sleepwear sets for him

      5 stylish sleepwear sets for him

      Threadbare boxers begone! The style gods have spoken (aka Gucci and Harry Styles) and pyjamas for men are in – here are five sets that hit the spot.

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People

  • Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    It takes a certain kind of man to pull off a moustache, and Miles Teller’s Rooster in the new Top Gun has got our surprised seal of approval. Time for a game: TO ‘TACHE, OR NOT TO ‘TACHE? Let us know if you agree in the comments!

    • Gotta Have It: 90s legends in Lego

      Gotta Have It: 90s legends in Lego

      Can you guess which girl band is being immortalised in Lego 25 years after their iconic album release?

    • Muddy meets Sleeper frontwoman Louise Wener

      Muddy meets Sleeper frontwoman Louise Wener

      Zillions of us were copying her gamine hairdo and boyish indie style back in the ’90s and now Sleeper singer and guitarist Louise Wener is back on stage with the band, cooler and more confident than ever.

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Best Places to Live 2020

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