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  • Get the goss! Superflashy newsflash

    Wanna know about the new businesses popping up across the county like daisies? From arthouse cinemas and burlesque bars to a cocktail bars and gin schools - it's all here baby!

  • 13 lovely local vineyards to visit

    Sunshine, glorious countryside and home-grown tipples – now that’s what we call a Muddy outing! Taste and explore this English Wine Week (18 – 26 June) at these brilliant vineyards around Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Berkshire.

  • How to nail the perfect picnic

    The sun's out - quick, grab the wicker basket! If you're partial to a picnic (I mean, who isn't?) here's some inspo on how to pimp up your al fresco feast - including £500 of free Ocado deliveries (well hello M&S Deli range).

  • The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

    Whether you're heading to the beach, on a chic city break or sipping Pimm's at a garden party - here's how to do it in style with Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown's picks, all new-in at Next.

  • Indian Ocean calling: Up to 40% off Mauritius family hols

    If you're going to the sun, you gotta do it in style, right? Leading luxury travel company Turquoise have teamed up with the Mauritian tourist board for three incredible deals this summer. Ready, steady, pack!

  • Food with a view: 15 fab waterside eats

    Water, water everywhere and there's more than a drop to drink (thank god!). Watch the world float by at Muddy's fave waterside spots to eat and drink.

  • 6 surprising perks for teens and adults aboard Disney Cruise Line

    Love the idea of a family cruise but worry that Disney Cruise Line only cater to little ones? From teen spa treatments to on-board adult cooking classes, prepare to be mightily surprised.

  • 6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

    Do you struggle to snooze? We’ve nobbled the pros at Healthily for the latest scientific thinking on how to conquer insomnia. Cue, walnuts, pink noise - and orgasms.

  • Packing a pooch: the best local dog walks

    Does your four-legged friend need a change of scene? Set the tails wagging with these Surrey walks with woodland, rivers and plenty of off-lead opportunities.

  • The best cruise holidays for 2023

    When one destination isn't enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF - the cruise.

  • Best vegan and veggie eats 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.

  • Summer 2023 Ahoy!

    Struggling to nail the perfect family holiday for next year? Drop anchor and relax, Disney Cruise Line and its new European voyages, including departures from Southampton, could be the answer to all your problems.

  • Muddy Review: Hotel Meudon, Falmouth

    Off the beaten track and with a private beach and acres of subtropical gardens, the newly revamped Hotel Meudon is a bit of a Cornish coastal gem.

  • 50 gorgeous glamping stays to book now

    Pitching a tent? No thanks! These 50 luxurious stays across the Muddy counties put the 'glam' in glamping, from stunning yurts to chic lodges and charming shepherd's huts.

  • Hotels we heart! 53 stylish staycations to book now

    Fancy cool interiors, facilities to die for and plenty of space at the inn? Your wish is our command! Feast your eyes on the chicest large hotels the Muddy counties have to offer

  • Review: Wild Thyme & Honey, Ampney Crucis

    Cotswolds corker! Brand new for this year and showing all the honey-stoned charms you'd expect of an historic 16th century inn (with some multi-million pound mod-cons), read on and book in. You'll love it.

  • Insider guide to Guildford

    Arty, foodie, cultural... and a haven for shoppers - Surrey's county town has a lot to offer whether you're local or visiting.

  • Five reasons to join Godstone Farm’s Big Sleepover this summer

    Diaries out! The Big Farm Sleepover is back on at Godstone Farm this summer - and here are five reasons why it's not to be missed!

  • Fresh air, fresh fashion!

    Seven compelling reasons to head to Bicester Village including up to 20 per cent off prices in April's renowned Private Sale and the Do-Good pop up boutique. Trust us, no-show is not an option.

  • What to drink: the best wines for the cellar

    If you've got more willpower than I do, you might fancy buying wine to drink later. The good news is, you don't have to spend a fortune. Here are nine wines our experts recommend for putting in the cellar.

  • Back with a bang: how to relaunch your career

    Ready to make a career comeback? Author and expert Lisa Unwin lays down the six commandments to obey if you want to kick-start your career after taking time out - whether you want to dive back in or start afresh.

  • Shop the trend: Regency interiors

    Bridgerton's back - and so, m’lady, are Regency interiors. If you fancy playing Lady of the Manor, here’s what to put on your wishlist. Yes, you can still include the Duke of Hastings.

  • 25 stunning coastal stays to book now

    Ready to book that spring/summer seaside staycation? Then you'll want to book into one of these super-luxe coastal stays - and pronto - before they're all booked up!

  • Your 2022 social calendar – the ultimate Guide

    Diaries out? Read on for our insider guide on where to go, what to do, and - of course - how to nail the dress code with perfect prints and dazzling dresses from Ted Baker.

  • 51 brilliant afternoon teas to book now

    Celebrate spring with clotted cream and dainty sarnies! We've found 51 of the best afternoon teas across the Muddy counties. But you'd better book 'em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

  • How to plan the perfect Thai holiday

    You asked - and we have the answers! From the best spas and beaches, to idyllic family escapes or adventure trips, Thailand expert James Bell from the luxury Turquoise Holidays has the lowdown on how to go east in style

  • Hair trends 2022: the new styles to try this year

    Is this the year to shake up your style? From the French bob to buttermilk balayage, awesome award-winning salon group Haringtons give the lowdown on 22’s most coveted looks

  • Best spa breaks to book now

    Robe and fluffy slippers at the ready! It's time to revitalise for the new year with some serious pampering, and these spa breaks are the best way to do it. Meet you in the jacuzzi...

  • 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.

  • How to nail the perfect script, by The Colour Room’s Claire Peate

    Autumn’s hottest film is nearly here starring Phoebe Dynevor as 1930s ceramicist Clarice Cliff. We talk pottery, writing tips and channeling Clarice with writer Claire Peate

  • Where are the Best Places to Live 2022?

    Our obsession with upping sticks and moving shows no sign of abating. Lucky then that for our new intake of Best Places to Live we've partnered with Strutt & Parker estate agents!

  • Wow house: how to style (and shoot) your home like a pro

    We scrolled through the fabulous portfolio of photographer Ellie Walpole to glean her top tips and tricks for making your interiors stand out.

  • 4 simple, stylish ways to revamp your home

    'Tis the season to make your house beautiful - so kickstart your dream project with our tips on what's trending right now, PLUS £500 to spend at the brilliant Brewers Decorator Centres

  • 65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? You betcha! Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly, from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

  • Does the world need another online school?

    Pearson Online Academy UK Global thinks so! With the launch of the educational behemoth's founding school in September, Muddy gets the lowdown from Principal Jo Vigneron

  • Your health questions answered!

    Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

  • 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

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

    The rainclouds may be out in force (seriously spring, what's going on?!), but this sunny griddled pineapple with vanilla and cinnamon ice cream should brighten up your day.

  • Jason Atherton’s Spanish Chicken Casserole

    Michelin-starred casserole for dinner? Yes please! Make this Spanish dish from chef Jason Atherton, plus save up to 63% on Naked Wines to pair with it. Muy bueno!

  • Waffles for breakfast? Yes please!

    What do you get when you cross a chocolate brownie, a waffle maker and a handful of strawberries? Heaven on a plate! Sate your sweet tooth with this delicious recipe.

  • 58 things to glam up your garden

    Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

  • Two Minute Truths: School Fees

    Worried about your child's education? Watch our brand new Two Minute Truths video on how to plan for school fees, in association with Schroders Personal Wealth.

  • Boredom begone: online courses & classes to do right now

    Bored at home? No longer! Muddy's been hard at work finding you the very best online class to do in your county. From computer coding to nipple tassels, we've got it all.

  • Two Minute Truths: Financial care for parents

    Organising care for ageing parents can be a tricky topic to handle – and expensive too. Watch our video for the insider info you need to plan properly for this lifestyle stage.

  • Two Minute Truths: Going Single

    Decided to call time on your relationship? Watch the first video in our brand new Two Minute Truths series for expert advice on planning financially for your new beginning.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

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