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  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • 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...

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • It’s a gin thing!

    “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you,” said F. Scott Fitzgerald (author of The Great Gatsby and a lil’ hero of mine). The writer’s liquor of choice was gin, which he reportedly believed could not be detected on the breath. “Mother’s ruin”, as it is often known, has […]

  • Local heroes – Ten Degrees of Design

    They've kitted up the Muddy lounge, check this contemporary interior style, straight out of Northants

  • Do stand-up desks actually work?

    They're gaining popularity and claim to boost positivity while lowering blood pressure, so we took one through the Muddy test to see if that's really true!

  • The top 5 seasonal gardening tips

    No idea whether to mulch, prune or - goddamit - both?! The Top 5 things to do in your garden this month to get it into tip top shape for Spring.

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