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  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?

  • The Surrey wedding guide

    Welcome to our curated local wedding guide. All you need to know about the best local wedding venues, plus the extras, on one convenient page.

  • The fine print

    If you need stationery for a special occasion, why not go bespoke? Cue Invite Press and their perfect craftsmanship.

  • Muddy meets Lizzie Liebenhals

    For the crème de la crème of party planners, it has to be Lizzie Liebenhals. Muddy snatched five minutes to pick the brains of this Surrey party queen.

  • Muddy meets Wonderbird Debbie Arnold

    Actress Debbie Arnold - who is now starring in her own new online show Wonderbirds - shares her favourite hidden gems in Surrey and beyond. Where first?

  • Video calls – do you love or loathe them?

    Are you a FaceTime fanatic or a Skype cynic? After months of video call catch-ups, two Muddy editors battle it out over the digital face-to-face.

  • Prepare to care

    Five conversations you need to have with your parents or grandparents sooner rather than later.

  • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    He's worked with Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Rudimental, and now record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands - raising money for the NHS. Tell us about it, Shlo!

  • Fun photography activities

    Looking for something different to do with the kids this half term? Surrey-based photographer Siân Tyrell has come up with these photography project ideas.

  • Get your family affairs in order

    You know - all those things you avoid because they're either too serious, too scarey or too boring. We chatted to experts at Age Space about getting organised and protecting your family in times of need.

  • Spring clean KonMari style

    Beat the boredom with a spring clean KonMari style. Here are Muddy's top tips for implementing the famous method.

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • Wonderful Weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more - you're welcome!

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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