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  • Put a ring on it! Top engagement ring styles for 2021

    On the hunt for the perfect engagement ring? Here are the big trends in rings for 2021 to inspire and delight.

  • Muddy gets yogic with Dee Opp

    Surrey yoga instructor Dee Opp specialises in therapeutic yoga, and she's bringing her own brand of restorative yoga to people who wouldn't ordinarily have access to yoga or a yoga studio.

  • Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital - and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

  • Introducing The Indie Store

    You want to 'shop small' but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here's how you can help too.

  • Muddy meets the queen bee at Gail’s Bakery

    Marta Pogroszewska, MD at GAIL's Bakery talks Tunsgate, tahini cake and turbo-charged New York City ahead of the opening of their Guildford bakery on Thursday.

  • How to create a bucket list

    If this year has taught us anything, it's that we should live our lives to the fullest. And while, we're still in various levels of restrictions throughout the UK, it doesn't mean we can't plan. Surrey-based lifestyle producer Holly Patrick has this advice.

  • 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?</a

  • 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.

  • 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!

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