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

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Gotta Have It

Yahoo! It's time to party! Down tools and dive head first into the bubbles with a Princess Prosecco gift subscription and you'll have a bottle of Italian Prosecco delivered to your door every month. You're welcome.

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The Spring Edit

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Where to eat vegan and vegetarian in Surrey

    Where to eat vegan and vegetarian in Surrey

    Eat your greens! Get your fix of great vegetarian or vegan food at any one of these brilliant cafés or restaurants across Surrey.

    • Asparagus season

      Asparagus season

      The British asparagus season has started, but at just 8 weeks it doesn't last long - so grab it while you can. Try this delicious recipe and swot up on these 7 asparagus facts thanks to Secretts Farm in Milford.

    • Make this! Luscious lemon loaf

      Make this! Luscious lemon loaf

      Gather the kids, grab some fresh lemons, and then raid the store cupboard to make this simple but scrumptious lemon loaf from Surrey-based private chef Laura Scott.

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  • Women in the workplace

    Women in the workplace

    Whilst equality for women at work has undoubtedly improved – there’s still a long way to go. But – as Rhian Radia, Head of the Employment team at law firm Bishop and Sewell, explains – Covid may be offering some help.

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  • We loved looking at (and salivating over) your entries for our #MuddySpringBakes contest this year, and now the judges scores are in. The winner of a £250 voucher to spend on fabulous kitchen gizmos and gadgets at @lakelanduk is…. @kazweedon with this adorable bunny bunt cake! Almost too cute to eat...
  • Love the calm and tranquility of this shot by Martin Drew showing the quiet morning glow at Mytchett Lake.⁠
📸. @martindavepat⁠
 #surrey #lake #sunrise #narrowboat #surreyviews #waterviews #calm #peace⁠
  • I had the pleasure of visiting @rydeshillprep in Guildford recently. It's a lovely school, with excellent results. Read my review - via the link in the bio.⁠
#schools #muddyschoolsguide #independentschools #prepschool #surreyschool #guildford⁠
  • There's nothing like box fresh trainers to put a spring in your step - so we rounded up our favourite cool, comfy and chic trainers from Surrey boutiques. 👟👟 (Link in bio)⁠
@twoduckslifestyle @thegateboutiqueguildford @courtyardsurrey⁠
#shoplocal #surreyfashion #trendytrainers #fashionboutiques #independentboutiques #independentbusiness ⁠
  • We might be landlocked here in Surrey, but there are plenty of stunning water views to be found - like this beautiful shot taken by the very talented Surrey photographer James Clark as the sun was rising in Bushy Park. ⁠
📸. @jcclarkphotography⁠
#surrey #visitsurrey #surreyuk #sunset #sunrise #bushypark #travelshots #cloudphotography #sky_perfection #sky_captures #capturingbritain  #visitengland  #gloriousbritain #visitbritain #cloudscape ⁠
  • Seen somewhere you like on Muddy’s Weekend Escapes? Of course you have! To create a Favourites lists of must-visit venues and experiences simply sign in to your Muddy account and hit the heart icon to curate your own personal collection. #HelloFreedom!
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  • Cool trainer alert!

    Cool trainer alert!

    There’s nothing like box fresh trainers to put a spring in your step. Here are our choice of cool, comfy and chic trainers all from Surrey boutiques.

  • Beauty

    • Hair hacks: how to tame your mane

      Hair hacks: how to tame your mane

      An hour on hold and you still didn't bag that hallowed appointment on April 12? Fear not, we've got the do's and don'ts for forlorn locks until you can hand over to the pros.

    • Skincare SOS: your winter essentials

      Skincare SOS: your winter essentials

      Zoom close-ups making you wince? Cold winter days and dry central heating are playing havoc with our skin. Try these hero products for a dose of much-needed hydration.

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  • Celebrating Surrey’s wonder women for IWD

    Celebrating Surrey’s wonder women for IWD

    It’s been a tricky year so to mark International Women’s Day 2021, we’re bigging-up Surrey’s lockdown heroines – the women in business who have adapted, thrived and survived. Here are the stories of 28 entrepreneurs, and their advice for women in business.

    • The talented locals behind the Indie Store

      The talented locals behind the Indie Store

      As we step back into the real world, it’s more important than ever to support local. Here we talk to five of our Indie Store businesses to find out what makes them special.

    • Why Emerald Fennell is our new girl crush

      Why Emerald Fennell is our new girl crush

      She juggles horror and humour and always comes out on top; and from Killing Eve to The Crown to Young Promising Woman, she's written or acted in the most talked about film and TV in years.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Best Places to Live 2020

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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