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    Rawrrr, the ultimate fashion event at Rushden Lakes made a wild return, this time round taking us from Summer to Autumn/Winter courtesy of some brilliant fashion gurus

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      Muddy's fashion fave hush has triumphed with its new trans-seasonal collection - and we have five - yes FIVE! - sets of our fashion edit to give away, worth over £3500. *This giveaway is now closed*

    • In all your Finery

      Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We've got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers - that's £5k worth of foxy fashion! (Sorry! This competition has closed.)

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    • New season, new home!

      Summer has gone. Deal with it. Embrace Autumn with these 6 breezily cool interior trends of rich colours, retro shapes and pared-back natural materials.

    • Where do you want to live when you grow up?

      It's not a sexy topic but the over-65s are increasing in number, richer than ever and looking for places to live that really suit their new lives! Step forward all-inclusive, luxury retirement villages and why people wish they'd done it sooner...

    • 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.

    • Northants Best Kept Secret – Homefield Grange

      A 5* luxury escape that gives you a serious health kick while showing you how to live life well (for longer)!

  • Flexible working – a personal view

      It’s not often we get serious at Muddy – we’re too busy clowning around and main-lining gin usually of course – but flexible working is such a serious issue. And for so many women, lack of it is a serious problem. It’s such a hot potato right now but there’s lots of talk without much actually being done […]

    • Firework displays in Northants 2019

      Remember, remember the most important date in November! Get ready for an explosion of the most spectacular and hottest bonfire nights and firework displays in and around Northampton. So, grab your gloves, hats and sparklers and get ready for a banging night. Oh and if we have missed any out or you know of any that are worth mentioning, let us know!

    • 4 ways to shake up your child’s education

      Amidst countless stories of anxious children and stressed teachers, is it time to rethink how we school our kids? The head of Swanbourne Prep School in Bucks thinks so!

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