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  • Spa time!

    Summer's over, we've all gone back to work and, quite frankly, I'm in need of a spa day. Who's with me? Here's the Muddy guide of the best pamper spots across the Muddy counties. 

  • Feel better: tapping into a new mind-body therapy

    Here’s the thing. Sometimes life gets on top of you and it’s easy to feel tired, or stressed or both. Muscles are tight, your skin is like paper, half a bottle of wine every evening is the minimum required to maintain sanity and let’s not even get started on work, kids, new puppies, half-painted living […]

  • Beauty spot gets bigger in Guildford

    Interesting happenings in Guildford – *collective gasp* ooooooooh! Nothing as scandalous as a burgeoning husband-swapping scene (to my knowledge!) but some beauty moves and changes on the high street. Truth be told, I’m actually a little behind the eight-ball on this, as the launch was a couple of weeks ago. But I figured if I was, […]

  • Stand tall and beat bad posture

    So, here’s the thing. I don’t like to moan – no really, I don’t – but recently I’ve been a bit achey in my shoulders and neck. My usual trick of fizzing a Solpadeine into a big glass of water can only be relied upon for a couple of days, because it’s a bit addictive and you’re not […]

  • Diary of a pole dancer

    Week 1 Level of coordination: plummeted to new lows Bruises: 4 Blushes: 1 (the only time I nailed a move) It has to be said that pole fitness is way harder than it looks. I’ve just come back from my first ever class, at Pole Rocks in Reigate, and already everything hurts. Yup, everything. Shoulders. Arms. […]

  • Strike a pose…

    Yoga has taken the world by storm. It’s become so hot, so cool, so this very minute. (And so bloody exhausting.) Many of us are doing it in some form or other, aren’t we? And why not. This ancient practice – that goes back 5,000 years in India – does wonders for your wellbeing, covering all three bases […]

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