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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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Tired of your back giving you grief thanks to a shoddy home-office set-up? Work and homeschool in comfort with Muddy's list of Insta-worthy desks and chairs.

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  • Fancy a takeaway this weekend? Oh my word, me too, I’m so out of love with my oven right now and, if I can’t sit in an actual restaurant and be waited on (sob), I’ll lounge on my sofa and eat food from a cardboard box that someone else has cooked for me. We’ve rounded up a whopping 21 of the best takeaways in Northants, from posh nosh to dirty fries and everything in between. Click the link in bio for the lowdown. 🍔🫔🍕🍟🥘 #northants #northamptonshire #takeout #takeaway #lockdownfood #sundayroast #burgerqueen #pho #streetfood #muddynorthants
  • Spring is sprung! Well, it’s on its way at least... I was delighted that these little chaps had popped through the leaf litter at Muddy HQ this morning. Have you spotted any where you live yet? Click the link in our bio to read our pick of the loveliest locations for a snowdrop walk near you this year, and remember to keep it local. 🌱 #snowdrops #spring #springflowers #springbulbs #northantswalks #northants #northamptonshire #naturewalks #woodlandwalks #lockdownwalks #inlovewithlocal
  • 🫐💙Blue Monday, you say? My favourite day of the year. Why? Because, silly, I’m cheering myself up by ordering a case of wine from @blueaurorawine. It’s made from blueberries grown right here in Northants and I reckon that makes it one of my 5 a day. Amirite?! Click the link in bio to grab yours and perk up this drab Monday ASAP. 💙🫐 #Northants #bluemonday #blueberries #wetjanuary #dryjanuary #wineoclock #mondayfunday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood  #englishwine #britishwine #northamptonshire
  • We had a Moroccan Feast at the weekend courtesy of @redlion_yardleyhastings and the fabulous @ladycheflittle_e. We even switched to official Disco Ball Settings to zhuzh up the evening a bit (swipe left - please ignore homeschool paraphernalia station), though the food frankly brought everything to the table. Click the link in bio to read my review of the spectacular cuisine and make sure you book soon for their upcoming Sunday roasts and special occasion takeouts. You do not want to miss this people. 😍😋😋😋#lockdowntakeaway #moroccanfood #middleeasternfood #northants #northampton #northamptonshire #muddynorthants #foodreview #foodwriting #lockdowntakeaway
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  • Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital – and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

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    • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

    • 6 reasons to consider InterHigh

      6 reasons to consider InterHigh

      If you're one of the many parents considering an alternative to mainstream education right now, virtual school InterHigh could be the answer to your prayers.

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  • Best fitness gear for 2021

    Best fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We’re with you! Here’s the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that’ll have you in tip-top form in no time.

    • Festive fashion SOS

      Festive fashion SOS

      This festive season, more than ever before, we all want to feel our most fabulous even if we aren't going far. We called on the fashionistas at Thackeray's Woman in Northampton to find out what they'll be wearing for Christmas and New Year, from pjs and loungewear to spangly frocks.

    • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

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