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  • Tea for two

    Who doesn’t love a fully laden cake stand? And at Hartsfield House it comes piled high with delicious savoury and sweet treats.

    • First in at The Ivy

      It was preview night at Guildford's The Ivy Castle View last night and wow, they’ve served up a right blinder.

    • Sunday lunch sorted

      Bring on the Yorkshire puds! The best spots for a weekend nosh up across 18 Muddy counties.

    • The Dozen, Dorking

      Gawd knows we love a revamp on Muddy so it's hello, how are you and make mine three courses at The Dozen restaurant.

    • Afternoon tea? Yes please

      Another macaroon? Don't mind if I do! The 33 best teas around the Muddy counties including Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hants.

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  • Barmy about bluebells

    Is there anything more lovely than a thick carpet of blooming bluebells in spring? If you’re as barmy about bluebells as we are – here are Surrey’s best.

    • Long-haul travel planner

      We're all going on a summer holiday! Or is it a spring, autumn or winter one? Whatever your season, there's a destination for you.

    • Ski luxury for less

      Hankering after the holiday but don't want to donate a kidney to afford the lift pass? Here are our top tips to save while you ski.

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    • Get the glow

      Muddy tries the Elemis Biotec Firm-a-lift Facial that promises to firm and tighten skin - but does it deliver? Ready, steady, glow

    • Super-special spa breaks

      Feeling a bit meh? Get yourself to one of these stunning spas, as chosen by the in-the-know (and well buffed) Muddy editors.

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Mel Giedroyc impresses in the Rose Theatre’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. It’s entertaining and fun, with not a soggy bottom in sight.

    • April books

      Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter picks this month's best books. Ignore your family and friends, and get stuck in!

    • Yes, Prime Minister

      'Yes, Prime Minister' opens the spring rep season at Leatherhead Theatre - and if you haven't already got tickets then book now. It's fabulously funny and incredibly entertaining.

    • The King lives on

      'This is Elvis' comes to Woking on Mon 30 April, recreating the story of The King's comeback in 1968.

    • Reintroducing Rep Theatre

      Repertory Theatre returns to Leatherhead Theatre with 'Yes, Prime Minister', 'The Secret Garden' and 'Communicating Doors'.


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    • Six wines for Sunday lunch

      If you're cooking Sunday lunch, you'll want wine. The guys at Banstead Vintners give us their favourite pairings.

    • Let’s get flirty

      Oh no! I've only gone and done it again. I've fallen in love with another stunning property. Mr Muddy, we may need to sell Grannie - this one's a keeper.

  • Wellbeing
    • Strong is the new skinny

      Forget bulging biceps and thunderous thighs, we're talking weight loss, lean muscle mass and healthy bones - er, yes please!

    • The midweek skive

      Yes, weekends are often mental but it is possible to carve out a little free time elsewhere. Inspiration incoming!

  • To-do list fatigue?

    Need someone in your life to help sort out those pesky chores? Introducing the lifestyle concierge – a modern day fairy godmother.

  • Kids
    • Cumnor House School Nurseries, Surrey

      Muddy says: This pre-prep nursery will set good foundations for your little one's learning...

    • Acting up

      The benefits of drama go way beyond preparing kids for celeb land - here are 7 reasons to get your child to stage school.

  • Dancing girl

    Surrey-based choreographer Didy Veldman is a big deal in the world of dance. Here we chat about her new show The Knot.

    • Meet the author

      Reigate author Kerry Fisher has her fifth novel out now - and it sounds like the perfect Christmas read.

    • Meet the author

      Surrey writer Fliss Chester spills the beans on the first of three hot and steamy novels published this week.



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