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  • Afternoon tea at Foxhills Resort, Surrey

    Let’s eat cake

    Pass the scones and cream, loosen your belts, it’s time to eat cake. Here are six top tea spots in Surrey

    • The Black Horse

      The newly refurbished Black Horse in Reigate is creating quite a stir locally, not least because of its Michelin starred ties.

    • 1887 at Wotton House

      You'll find your fine dining nirvana at this quintessentially English mansion house set on a 13-acre estate near Dorking

    • Get quacking

      If you're planning a day trip to this quintessential English village, a stop off at the Dabbling Duck in Shere is a must

    • The March Hare

      Like Alice's adventure down the rabbit hole, The March Hare in central Guildford is a delight. I can't recommend it enough

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  • Asia Gardens

    Bruce Willis and Penelope Cruz have stayed in this beautiful Asian paradise, and so has Muddy’s Norfolk editor, the lovely Jo

    • In the name of love

      Looking to rekindle the fires? Or, er, just sleep for 14 hours solid? Here are the most romantic stays across 16 counties

    • Holiday Glamping

      This bijou glamping site on the Surrey-Sussex border is the perfect place enjoy the natural charms of the English countryside

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  • High street comeback kids

    You know those shops you never bother with when you hit the high street? You might be missing out. Here are four to revisit

    • pretty young girl modelling surrey fashion label in tropical garden

      The inbetweeners

      If your daughter is in fashion limbo - neither little girl nor fully-fledged teenager - you'll love this Surrey brand aimed at tweens

    • Holiday style sorted

      Summer travels looming and nothing to wear? Be inspired by these favourites from the wardrobes of Surrey's top buyers and stylists

    • Review: The Luxury Touch

      Facialist Cindy King counts Jennifer Lopez among her clients, so it's A-list facials all the way at this treatment room in Godalming

    • Seeing scents

      These stylish candles from new Sussex brand SevenSeventeen smell heavenly. And they cost much less than Diptyque

  • Meet the author

    Trying to teach your kids some good habits? New author Tina Stubbs can help with her children’s book series Life’s Little Bugs

    • Muddy books club! Beach reads bonanza

      Sunglasses on, sunlounger primed, children gagged - it's Muddy's best holiday books!

    • Fun at the Fringe

      Guilford Fringe Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday loud and proud with 130 events at 12 venues throughout July. Festival director, Nick Wyschna, joins us for a chat

    • A secret worth knowing

      Surrey is a hotbed of designers and crafts people; see the clever clogs at Surrey Guild of Craftsmen at their Milford gallery

    • Let’s stick together

      The Hampton Court Palace Festival is in full swing after an opening night with British icon Bryan Ferry... Philippa Hennessy was there


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    • Prawn & fennel pilaf

      Haven't got a clue what to make for dinner? Top food writer Diana Henry's prawn, fennel and tomato pilaf is here to help.

    • period house with gravel driveway and mature shrubs

      Property flirt

      The perfect excuse to ogle other people’s houses and pretend it's us pulling up in our shiny black Bentley. Wanna go inside?

  • Wellbeing
    • Magic hands & yoga glow

      At Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Salon and Spa in Guildford, you can book for a massage then truly recharge your batteries at a yoga class

    • Shape up

      Want to get fit? Start now with this advice from Field of Fitness in Guildford and you'll be healthier (and bikini-bod ready) by summer

  • Fix your career crisis

    Work driving you nuts? Stop sitting at your desk dreaming of greener grass. We’re here to help with five ace new self-help books

    • Work-life ‘blending’

      The 'work life balance' (or lack of) is over. It's all about 'blending' – but can you mix business with pleasure?

    • Be happier at work

      We spend a third of our lives working, so it's important to enjoy it. This feature might just change your life!

  • Kids
    • 50 things to do with kids

      Don’t panic, stay strong, the summer holidays will be a doddle with your must-read Muddy Guide

    • Surviving the summer

      If the thought of six long weeks with the nippers has you reaching for the gin, Lisa Parkes is here to help.

  • Queen of the kids’ stories

    Miranda Larson, the writer and directer bringing ‘The Night Pirates’ to Kingston’s Rose Theatre this summer, shares some secrets about writing for kids

    • This woman rocks!

      Muddy meets Jo Bartlett, founder of the mega successful Green Man Festival and the woman in charge of the Camberley International Festival

    • Completely pickled

      From her first sale at a local fair to the shelves of Harrods, 25 years on, curry sauce queen Anila Vaghela has every reason to celebrate, writes Philippa Hennessy

    • Here come’s the bride

      If your invite got lost in the post, grab your hat because we're going. Here's the gawpers guide to James and Pippa's big day

    • Chat with Mr Rockefeller

      Jonathan Rockefeller is the writer, director and creator of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', coming to the Rose Theatre. Muddy caught up to, er, chew things over



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