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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

Feeling the need to unwind? Want to support a stylish local business this Christmas? Strike a light and relax as hard as you can with these vegan candles from Surrey-based Arbrook Candles.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • Sustainable shopping: 12 zero-waste stores in Surrey

    Sustainable shopping: 12 zero-waste stores in Surrey

    Check out these sustainable grocery, gift and household stores – it’s refill, but not as you know it – gorgeous products, pretty shops and time-saving delivery or click and collect. Win, win!

    • 21 insta-worthy places to eat in Surrey

      21 insta-worthy places to eat in Surrey

      Be the envy of your followers at these photogenic local hotspots where the backdrop is as good as the food! Thank us later.

    • Eat out: Inn on the Pond, Nutfield

      Eat out: Inn on the Pond, Nutfield

      A quintessential English pub in the Surrey countryside overlooking the local cricket pitch and watery marshes – food is homemade and comforting, and there’s lots of it. Great for walkers and cyclist.

Culture

  • Pass the remote! What’s on TV this week

    Pass the remote! What’s on TV this week

    What to watch this week, you cry? From Lady Gaga serving looks in her murderously glam new movie to tension in the tent with the Bake Off 2021 final, here are your eight must-watches.

    • 6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

      6 reasons to watch The Colour Room

      This Autumn’s hottest new film release comes courtesy of Sky Cinema and it’s a corker! A period drama with real punch and passion, here’s why you need to make time in your diary or on your sofa to watch it.

    • Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

      Muddy meets: Phoebe Dynevor & Kerry Fox

      The hottest new UK actress and the queen of indie film star in the new Sky Original biopic The Colour Room. They talk kissing protocol, brave film choices and 1920s girl power.

Little Black Book

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Travel

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here’s the best of the best.

    • A cool and classic Surrey day out

      A cool and classic Surrey day out

      Luxury country house hotels and classic sports cars go together like jam and clotted cream. Just add scones, and you’ve got yourself the perfect day out.

    • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

Home

  • Five simple ways to go plastic-free

    Five simple ways to go plastic-free

    You’ve got your canvas shopping bag and your food bin – now try these five simple swaps to earn serious eco creds (and save the planet, obv).

    • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

      Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

      Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That’s Christmas sorted.

    • Property flirt

      Property flirt

      A saucy and barn-style home with more space than you can shake a stick at and luxurious touches at every turn. Wanna take a look? Follow me.

  • Wellbeing

    • Are you in a toxic relationship?

      Are you in a toxic relationship?

      If you’ve seen the popular Netflix series ‘Maid’ you’ll know that domestic abuse is not always about black eyes and bruises. As top UK family lawyer Claire O’Flinn explains, abuse comes in all guises.

    • Let’s talk about menopause: 10 things you need to know

      Let’s talk about menopause: 10 things you need to know

      Anxiety, sleep problems, hot flushes, low energy, weight gain … could this be the menopause? Here are 10 things we should all know about menopause, thanks to Sara Rounce from The Wellwoman Fitness Foundation.

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Life

  • Five gripping reads to give your working life a boost

    Five gripping reads to give your working life a boost

    What better inspo for giving your career a shake-up than the story of a creative genius who defied her generation and became a living legend. We’ve found the best books that embrace the Clarice Cliff spirit…

  • Kids

    • Chinthurst School, Tadworth

      Chinthurst School, Tadworth

      Chinthurst nursery and prep school has a strong family-friendly vibe and a big emphasis on community – add to this outstanding academics and the outcome is happy children with great results!

    • Godstone Farm Day Nursery and Pre School

      Godstone Farm Day Nursery and Pre School

      An idyllically placed day nursery and pre school for children aged 6 weeks to five years, where old-fashioned values and a love of the outdoors take centre stage.

    • Your guide to what’s on in Surrey this December
    • Your guide to what’s on in Surrey this December

Instamuddy

  • Luxury country house hotels and classic sports cars go together like jam and clotted cream. Just add scones, and you've got yourself the perfect day out. Wanna know how you can get behind the wheel of one of these @rngclassics cars for the day with lunch at @barnetthillhotel or @greatfosters ? Head to the link in bio. 
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#classiccars #classiccar #countryhousehotel #drivingexperience #sportscar #picnic
  • Idyllic country charm and yet with London still on the doorstep - it's no wonder #Chobham is a highly sought-after address. Part of our top #200PlacestoLive series in association with @struttandparker … find out more via the link in our bio.
  • This pretty market town on the banks of the River Wey is a big hit with families for the excellent schools, buzzy town and surrounding countryside. Hit the link in bio to read our insider guide to #Godalming one of our #Top200 #BestPlacestoLive2022, in partnership with @struttandparker⁠
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#relocation #movetothecountry #movetogodalming #godalmingsurrey #surreytowns #surreylife #surreyliving #wheretoliveinsurrey
  • Christmas is the time of year where beautiful historical buildings really shine, and this year Polesden Lacey is shining on full-beam with loads of things going on. Find out more by heading to the link in our bio.⁠
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#nationaltrust #polesdenlacey #christmasatpolesdenlacey #nationaltrustchristmas #nationaltrustfestiveseason
  • Pop-up ice rinks are back, adding a touch of romance to the cold. ❄️ Head to the link in our bio for where you’ll find them in the Surrey and beyond. ⛸ ⛸. ⁠
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#popupicerink #iceskating #icerink #festiveskate #surreyicerinks

Fashion

  • Where to rent, repair and sell designer clothes

    Where to rent, repair and sell designer clothes

    Madonna’s cone bra is now available to rent! It’s ethical, eco and everywhere… here’s where you can rent, repair and sell-on stylish clothes, from Christmas party outfits to eye-catching clutch bags.

    • Review: Elemis Biotec Radiance Renew facial

      Review: Elemis Biotec Radiance Renew facial

      Muddy road tests the Elemis Biotec Radiance Renew Facial at Luminis Beauty Spa in Reigate. A mix of high-tech and super relaxing massage, it’s brilliant!

    • Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

      Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

      Fly-away hair with lots of grey? Not just me then… The challenge for award-winning hairdresser and colourist Barry was to create a style that will still look good a week later

People

  • Muddy meets Gok Wan

    Muddy meets Gok Wan

    The fabulous fashionista comes to Woking this festive season to tread the board in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Muddy caught up to chat flying (yes, he flies), funny rituals and a fancy new TV show.

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