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  • Back-to-school for grown-ups

    The kids may be going back to school but why should they get all the new gear? We all deserve shiny winter boots and bags too. Here's our pick for back-to-school style.

  • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

    Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five women juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

  • Which entrepreneur won Tide’s £2000 helping hand?

    Thanks for asking! Say hello to Jade and her delicious bakery business and find out how the money has helped her boost her business to the next level.

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    Top tips on love in a Corona climate

    The confinement we're experiencing right now can make even the most rock-solid of relationships creak. Read on for our expert guide on how to keep love (and lust) going.

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    How to support the businesses you 💕 love 💕

    Here's my regular round up of who's open for business and how you can help - let me know if I've missed off anyone!

  • Community - Muddy Call to Arms

    A Muddy call to arms

    The escalation of you-know-what means our beloved local businesses are battling to survive - but we have some ideas to help. Ready, steady, support!

  • How to be ambitious (and still be kind)

    Muddy chatted to author and comedian Viv Groskop - about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • Are you sober curious?

    Whether you're doing Dry January or cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol! Could "sober curious" be for you?

  • Northampton’s Marigold Hotel!

    The Hawthorns offers a retirement like no other! It's pure luxury from cocktail hour to cinema hour and plenty of socials in between.

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • 5 reasons to downsize…

    Ever thought about downsizing or maybe your folks have? Here's 5 reasons why it could work for you...

  • Wonderful weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more- you're welcome!

  • Wonderful Weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more - you're welcome!

  • Should you cash in investments before Brexit?

    Whether it's a short or long term financial goal, saving is often a key part, but do we need to think about our cash before Brexit?

  • How to be more organised

    Life can feel hectic at times – it’s hard to focus on what’s important when there's a growing list of ‘things’ to do. Luckily, the super organisers at Surrey Hills Concierge have a few top tips on how to restore order.

  • Your one-stop-shop for mindfulness…

    How's the New Year, New You going? Maybe Rushden Lakes can help you out...

  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

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