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  • Long-haul holiday inspo for 2022

    Where will 2022 take you? We're all itching to travel overseas once more, so here is some early inspiration in preparation for January's booking frenzy.

  • 7 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

    Why scroll through the Radio Times when we know exactly what's good this week? From Succession's bold new series to a saucy dating / dancing reality mashup, here's what to watch.

  • Raymond Blanc’s Ironbark Pumpkin Soup

    Wondering what to do with those mountains of leftover pumpkin flesh? Ta da! Whip up this wickedly warming recipe, served up with a hunk of sourdough, it's just what autumn ordered.

  • Six things you’ll want to watch this week

    Roll up, roll up! It's the cream of the TV crop. From THAT Netflix stalker show to star-studded fundraisers and spooky horror specials, we know exactly what to watch this week.

  • City slickin’: what’s on in London this autumn

    London's heading into the cooler months with a host of unmissable cultural highlights. Bag yourself the best tickets now with our guide to what's worth seeing in the big smoke.

  • The top 10 trending autumn colours

    Planning on pimping your walls this autumn? Save yourself hours of scrolling through Pinterest and paint charts: Muddy reveals the top ten trending colours this season.

  • 5 of the best… sofas

    Kick those shoes off and settle in: it's the speed-round Muddy edit of the most important thing you'll ever buy — a sofa. Squashy, stylish, easy to clean...how do you like 'em?

  • Ready, set cook! 9 new cookbooks for Autumn

    Want to switch up your meal plan for the new season? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we have you covered

  • 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.

  • How to hang art in your home

    Left-a-bit-right-a-bit. Yup, that's it.... we speak to the experts at an award-winning gallery to demystify the art of hanging art. Rawlplugs at the ready?

  • 14 seasonal scented candles for autumn

    It's the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness... and of sensational scented candles! Check Muddy's pick of the best candles for autumn 2021, chock-a-block with smoke and wild woods (and a bit of fun).

  • 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

  • Let’s talk TV: 8 best things to watch this week

    Billie Piper's anti rom-com, how to watch the London Film Festival highlights from home, and more big name telly this week. Pop the kettle on and settle in to watch our curated list of TV goodies.

  • What’s good on the telly this week?

    Baby it's cold (and wet) outside, and the TV's just getting better and better! We've got Oscar-winning films, gripping historical dramas, flashy new thrillers... everything worth watching this week, right here.

  • Feet up! What to watch on TV this week

    Don't miss our weekly round-up of the best things on the box. Iconic panel show reboots, big-budget sci-fi, and a cheeky little baking competition... here's what to watch this week.

  • Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while we tell you our insider tips on how to best experience the coolest city you've probably never heard of.

  • New TV alert! 6 shiny things dropping this week

    We're getting into prime autumn telly season, with three — count them, three! — hotly-awaited series returns this week. Read all about them (as well as the other shiny new releases) here...

  • 10 knockout farmhouses that are up for sale now

    Fell in love with rural life on your staycay? Us too. Quick, before the market turns: check out these absolutely stunning farms to snap up across the Muddy counties (and beyond).

  • A new leaf: your 10 autumn wardrobe essentials

    Bright knits, checks, big handbags, even bigger boots. We've got your autumn/winter 2021 fashion fix sorted.

  • 5 things you won’t want to miss on TV this week

    Channel 4's making history, Colin Farrell stars in the BBC's bleak new period drama, Anya Taylor-Joy comes of age in Ireland, and more. Muddy's got the inside-line on unmissable telly this week.

  • Stop! It’s sofa time: 5 new releases to watch this week

    Is that autumn in the air? Time for some top-tier TV. We've got screwball comedy whodunnits, big-budget fairy tale retellings, and powerful documentary deep-dives. Reader, take your pick.

  • 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.

  • Gotta have it! The new summer tipple

    Fancy a sparkling little number to style out your summer drinking? We've found an alternative to wine that makes a gorgeous gift for a friend... or save it just for you!

  • Pass the popcorn! 6 new releases to watch now

    There's something for everyone on the box this week, from brand new bingeable reality TV to exciting reboots and Benedict Cumberbatch's latest spy thriller.

  • Muddy Insider Guide: Antigua

    Dreaming of sunny skies and turquoise waters? With the world slowly opening up to tourists once more, here's all you need to know about awesome Antigua

  • The Muddy insider guide to Norfolk

    Stunning beaches, beautiful broads and bijou boltholes plus a vibrant capital city – Norfolk is one of our favourite year-round staycation destinations. Ready to 'Do Different'?

  • Pass the remote! 5 best things to watch this week

    Forget flicking aimlessly through the channels, cut through the TV guff with our round-up of the best new releases to watch this week.

  • High brow vs low brow: Muddy’s holiday reads

    Need a new page-turner? From high brow tomes that'll impress your book club to bingable guilty pleasures, here's what we're *really* reading this summer.

  • 16 of the best places to holiday in the UK

    Choosing a UK holiday? Then you're going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

  • 6 things you won’t want to miss on TV this week

    Roll up, roll up! It's the cream of the TV crop. From twisty true crime thrillers and blockbuster movies to romantic second seasons, we know exactly what to watch this week.

  • Muddy’s insider guide to Devon

    With 200 miles of SW Coast Path, two vibrant cities, a national park, gorgeous beaches and lush cream teas, why go anywhere else?

  • Muddy reviews: The Star Inn, Alfriston

    A triple treat of sleepy rural peace, local culture creds and stylish Tudor charm, The Star Inn in Alfriston, East Sussex opened in June to acclaim. Only thing is, does it pass the Muddy test?

  • Pop that corn! What’s on TV this week?

    What have the TV gods got for us this week? A big batch of goodies, that's what. From indie dramedys to twisty teen mysteries to a BAFTA-nominated anthology, here's what to watch this week.

  • Top TV: what to watch this week

    Looks like we're back to nonstop rain — but with telly this good, who cares? Catch a star-studded who-dunnit, a big-budget adventure film, and more out this week.

  • 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

  • Going camping? These are your (ever so chic) must-haves

    Booked a campsite slot, but have no idea what you’re doing? Don’t worry, we've found the kit that will see you through, from enamelware for Pimms to the ultimate mattress.

  • Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

    Sometimes, when the mercury is pushing 30 degrees, the only thing to do is open all the windows, shut the curtains, draw yourself a long, cool drink and shelter in-living room. Here’s what to watch while you do it.

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    Plotting a UK staycay this year? Head to the Cotswolds - the honey-tinged heart of England. Curate your summer holiday in this glorious AONB with our bang-up-to-date, in-the-know guide on where to head.

  • 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

  • Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

    Need a new speedy lunch? Try this 15 minute fab mozzarella salad from Tart London - the super-cool caterers of choice for the fashion set (plus Naked Wines at 63% off).

  • No sport here! What’s on telly this week

    The football is over so - finally - you can push your menfolk off the sofa and reclaim the television. Set them to work on the garden, pour yourself a glass and settle down for the evening.

  • Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Feeling unprepared to head back to the office after a year WFH? Muddy to the rescue with eight essential Do's and Don'ts (and yes, you will have to change out of sweatpants).

  • Glug! New wines to buy and try

    Naked Wine sommelier and Gordon Ramsay alumnus Ray O'Connor spills the grapes on why he won't pay thousands for wine, what's in his cellar - and how to dodge hangovers

  • Pan-fried sea trout with chilli and saffron broth

    Simple to make, yet a showstopper on the plate, this fragrant fish dish is a winner for impressing dinner party guests - especially when served with Naked Wines (at 63% off, natch).

  • Virgin River

    What’s on: TV that might just rival the football

    So, yes, this week the nation's screens will be mostly tuned into the football and tennis, but if you need more than sports in your life, read on for seven other brilliant shows.

  • This summer’s best podcasts

    Lockdown made podcasters out of a lot of people who should really have stuck with the day job but among all the chaff, there most definitely is some wheat. Here’s Muddy’s pick of podcasts worth the MBs.

  • TV worth watching: Muddy’s picks for this week

    Wimbledon's on; Love Island is starting. Yes, there's reasons to be outside but there's also quite a lot to stay in for. Make yourself a batch of Pimms and hog the sofa for a few hours.

  • 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

  • Aubergine and Goat’s Cheese Burger Stacks

    Bored of bland bean patties? Then try this delicious alternative to a veggie burger from The Roasting Tin author, Rukmini Iyer (plus delicious Naked Wines at 63% off).

  • 47 adult courses to book this summer

    Fancy learning a new skill? From mastering mixology to crafting jewellery to keeping bees, Muddy has the lowdown of all the best and brightest adult courses to book this summer.

  • Summery strawberry tiramisu

    Nothing says summer like strawberries and cream. This delicious tiramisu with Savoiardi biscuits and soft Mascarpone cream is the perfect seasonal serve.

  • How to get that perfect sun-kissed glow

    Forget pale and interesting... we're channelling the St Tropez vibe, minus the orange tint. Here are some lotions and potions for a natural-looking tan without the UV damage

  • Diana ITV

    Top 10 things to watch this week

    We know it's still light outside but if you've no midsummer parties planned, why don't you come inside, put the kettle on and settle down to some excellent television?

  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere - with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

  • Chicken and mango salad with chilli lime dressing

    Balmy summer days call for quick, easy and light lunches like this chicken and mango salad, ready in just 20 minutes. Pair with Naked Wines at 63% off.

  • Best swimwear for 2021

    Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it's the Med or the back garden, it's time to splash out. Whether it's eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we've found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

  • Pass the remote: here’s what to watch this week

    Too much time in the sun? Crack out the ice cream and cool down with a killer crop of telly this week. From sewing finales to father's day fodder to the big new Pixar film, here's what to watch.

  • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

    The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer. Just don't sit on them. 

  • Revealed! The winner of our £1,000 Tide competition

    Last year wasn't all a disaster! Meet Joanne Cuckson, founder of an innovative job search website, and find out how she plans to use her winnings to increase gender diversity in her sector.

  • Wild mushroom and artichoke tagliatelle

    Veggies, pasta, wine: all the food groups represented. Rustle up this earthy, vegan dish in under an hour and enjoy in the sunshine with a glass of wine (at 63% off from Naked Wines).

  • It’s TV time! What to watch this week

    Roll up! Roll up! We've got true crime documentaries, international football tournaments, fab Netflix films and the Norse God of Mischief for you this week. Pop open the popcorn and settle in.

  • The ultimate Father’s Day gift guide

    Instead of panicking and ordering a weird novelty t-shirt (we've all been there), take our advice and purchase something he won't try to hide at the back of a drawer.

  • Cook this speedy summery recipe tonight!

    From River Cottage king HFW, this Moroccan spiced lamb and tabbouleh dish is fragrant, herby and perfect for summer scoffing PLUS pair with Naked Wines at 63% off.

  • TV you need in your life: what’s on this week

    Finally have an evening in the house by yourself after 15 months of waiting? Crack open the vino and Pringles and enjoy lying flat out on the sofa.

  • Vivek Singh’s lentil and basmati kichri

    Desperately seeking dinner inspiration? We've got a delicious modern-Indian dish for you from celeb chef Vivek Singh, plus 63% off perfectly paired wines.

  • 48 summer must-haves for that stylish staycation

    Be it Blackpool or Barbados, make this summer holiday your most stylish yet. From handwoven kaftans to beach speakers, these are the holiday must-haves in Muddy's basket.

  • Their words: what kids really think of online school

    What if you're too scared to put your hand up in class, too exhausted to get out of bed, struggle with SEN, or too busy playing golf? Four kids explain why they made the switch and what they think of life at InterHigh, an online school.

  • Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

    We've unearthed eight French pharmacy brands with that certain je ne sais quoi. Here's your passport to a natural glow a la Marion Cotillard... and the best bit? It won't break the bank

  • Looking for a first, next or new school for your child?

    Then you'll want to read our insider guides to the best schools across England - written with our Muddy editors' expert insight and a parent's intuition.

  • The TV keeping us indoors this week

    The last minute trip to Portugal didn’t come off but let’s focus on the positives: namely that there’s loads of good stuff on TV. Here's what Muddy is watching.

  • 27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

    Summer's here so we've got the inside scoop on the best East Anglian beaches for all tastes. Buckets at the ready, sandwiches packed, bring on the sun!

  • BBQ monkfish tail with sauce bourguignonne

    BBQ but make it fancy! This seafood take on a classic French dish is a dead-cert crowd pleaser (especially when you pair it with wines from £4.17 a bottle in our curated Naked Wines cases).

  • TV’s Georgina Burnett on decor do’s and don’ts

    Why she'll never hang CDs from the ceiling again, plus how to get it right with colour and where to start if you've just bought a new property

  • Top places to stop on your way to Cornwall and the South West

    Driving down to your staycation and need somewhere to have lunch, walk the dog, let the kids run or even take a nap? We've sniffed out the best places to stop near the south-west's major routes.

  • THE PIG’s sizzling BBQ burger

    BBQ season is upon us and we have just the recipe (with up to 63% off perfectly paired wines) to get the party started, courtesy of Muddy favourites THE PIG and Naked Wines.

  • It’s TV time! What to watch this week

    Still waiting for your second jab? Dismayed at the weather and the jungle effect it’s having on the weeds in your garden? Well, don’t worry: there’s loads of good stuff on this week so settle down and tune in.

  • May’s top releases for Children’s Book Week

    It's Children's Book Week! Need some new reading material for your little bookbugs? These seven new releases should have them captivated (and quiet).

  • Clear the schedule! TV worth watching this week

    Still not quite warm enough to hang around outside all evening without a sheepskin coat, is it? So, get yourself indoors, sneakily hitch up the heating and watch one of these fab shows instead.

  • Tom Kitchin’s Salmon and Spinach Lasagne

    Need a new mid-week meal? This Scandi salmon take on a lasagne (with 63% off Muddy recommended wine pairings) can be prepared in advance and is totally delicious.

  • Nine divine holiday rentals to book now for an autumn break

    If you didn't have sharp enough elbows to get your summer holiday staycation nailed, fear not. Here are the holiday rentals to book now for an autumn weekend escape

  • 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!

  • Unearth the remote: 9 shows to watch this week

    If you haven’t managed to book yourself a table at the local gastropub but are in the market for some entertainment, look no further: here’s Muddy’s pick of the best telly this week

  • The 7 questions everyone asks about online schools

    Where does the social side, sport and extra-curricular come in to virtual education, and what about a timetable and exams? We tackle the big questions about online schools

  • Green age kicks! eco-cool trainers

    There's nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too.

  • 17 of the best podcasts to listen to now

    Whether you're after an informative deep-dive or a mindless laugh, we've compiled the best podcasts to listen to for downtime, me-time or just pass-the-time.

  • The TV is calling: 7 shows you should watch this week

    Frustrated that every bar and restaurant is now booked-out until Christmas? Well, don't stress: the entertainment is just as good indoors. Pour yourself a gin and grab the remote.

  • The Muddy Stilettos guide to hangover cures

    Socialising is back (and so are the hangovers). From gravy granules to cold lager, we asked some Muddy hell-raisers for their emergency remedies.

  • 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.

  • 15 must-have accessories for outdoor dining in style

    Out with the scratched melamine, in with stylish cups, cocktail shakers, candelabra, and cutlery. Here's our guide to the wow accessories that will make your alfresco meal sparkle

  • TV worth tuning into: what to watch this week

    So... last week it was 24 degrees and now it's baltic, but that does mean you can hunker down in front of the box without feeling too guilty. Get something carby and put those feet up.

  • Easy slow-cooked lamb for a spring feast

    Looking for a low-effort crowd pleaser for a post lockdown get-together? This melt-in-the-mouth lamb recipe with polenta chips is just the ticket, slow-cooked for five hours.

  • 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.

  • Downsizing in later life? 9 things to consider

    Got aging parents thinking to downsize? It pays to do your research. Here are 9 key things to look out for when you’re helping your parents find their next home

  • The TV is calling you: 10 shows to watch this week

    OK, so we get it: that garden needs weeding, but you can’t scrabble about in the dirt forever. Give yourself a break and instead watch the best TV this week has to offer.

  • 7 Easter Eggcentrics to eat on the big day

    Plain eggs are out, novelty chocolate is in. We're after a bit more pizazz. Popping candy? Shaped like a sandwich? Take your pick with these 7 alternative Easter eggs.

  • What to watch on TV this week

    Stacey Dooley reinvents Through The Keyhole, plus rock and roll comebacks, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan on the small screen and more in our round up of the best TV this week

  • This year’s 12 must-see Oscar movies

    Cinemas are shut, popcorn consumption is dangerously low but the Oscar noms are in. We have the skinny on what, where and when you can watch this year's best in show.

  • Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

    Having trouble sleeping? Us and half the world right now! Here's what the Muddy team have in their shopping baskets to help with some much-needed shut-eye.

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • Get ready to go outside: SPFs for every skin type

    The sun is (just) starting to make itself felt and while that brings happiness, joy and vitamin D, it also means more time outdoors. Get prepped with the best facial SPFs.

  • Top TV: 7 things to watch this week

    Pass us the remote, we've got 7 unmissable things to catch - from hard-hitting documentaries and twisty black comedies to the former First Lady on the box.

  • Gotta Have It: spring cleaning gear

    The evenings are getting lighter, lockdown is nearly over and the sunshine is showing up those handprints on the windows and stains on the carpet. Time to bust out your inner Mrs Hinch…

  • Make your home grown up again

    It’s been kid-central for the past 12 months but now, as schools reopen, it’s time to coax your home back into the land of the operational adult.

  • Kitchens 2021: the latest designs and colours

    Gadget garages, working kitchens and unfitted units... This year, says new design company Huckleberry, we're witnessing a kitchen revolution. Here's what it looks like.

  • The 6 must-watch shows on TV this week

    Between mindless action and royal history in the making, your evening's sorted with these five best things to watch this week. Put the kettle on and grab those biscuits: it's time to veg out.

  • Six lockdown heroines to celebrate IWD

    It’s been a bit of a year so to mark International Women’s Day 2021, we thought we’d big up six women who have impressed, delighted and inspired us over the past 12 months.

  • Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

    Can't find the words to say it yourself? Say it with a sweater! Here are eight cool slogan jumpers we're coveting right now, all from indie shops and brands.

  • Two Minute Truths: Investing for beginners

    Interested in investing but don’t know where to begin? Start with watching our fast-fix financial podcast for the do’s and don’ts of investing your cash wisely.

  • Two Minute Truths: Starting a business

    So you’ve got the brilliant idea, but what about the rest? Watch our latest podcast for expert advice on turning your dream into a successful business.

  • Wealth – how to get it, grow it, and keep it in the family

    From university fees to care homes and to buying property, families are stepping in like never before to beat the tax man and help their relatives. Here's what you need to know to join them.

  • 2021 fashion collabs you need to know

    When high fashion met high street. Here are the new season fashion collabs we're lusting after this month (with surprisingly affordable price tags).

  • Pass the remote! 5 things to watch this week

    From guilty pleasure TV and true-crime documentaries to cult comedy and feminist flicks - there's something for everyone in our curated pick of new releases this week.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

  • Five ways to become more Zen

    Whether it's social anxiety about lockdown ending, or panic that it's not coming soon enough, a new book claims the ancient art of Zen will see us through. Ready to try it?

  • Bring the bar to you: how to have a virtual night out

    Counting down the days until that chilly pub garden come April? God, us too. Here's the next best thing: bar-quality cocktails, perfect ambience, and a whole lot of glam.

  • Face off! Expressive interiors to buy now

    Inject a little personality into your home with these interior buys that feature quirky facial expressions, all from fabulous local businesses on The Indie Store.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Feet up: 7 things to watch this week

    A week's worth of great telly content, picked out across the channels and streaming sites. Put your feet up and settle in with one of these great things to watch.

  • Why Emerald Fennell is our new girl crush

    She juggles horror and humour and always comes out on top; and from Killing Eve to The Crown to Promising Young Woman, she's written or acted in the most talked about film and TV in years

  • Trouser brigade: stylish alternatives to jeans

    It's time to cast off the joggers and emerge from your style hibernation. We've found some comfortable but chic alternatives for those days when denim isn't doing it for you

  • Flipping good: four new pancakes recipes to try

    Had enough of lemon and sugar? Spice things up a bit this Pancake Day with an Iranian cardamom pancake, shredded duck pancake, or vegan version with blueberry compote.

  • Top TV: 6 things to watch this week

    We've unearthed this week's cream of the TV crop to save you the endless scrolling. From Bear Grylls to Patrick Dempsey we've got every genre and, erm, gorgeous gigastar covered...

  • 20 Rom-Com classics blokes will love

    Looking for a date night movie? Suggesting a rom com to a man is like offering garlic bread to a vampire. But we've found 20 will-watch films to cosy up to.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

  • Skincare SOS – your winter essentials

    Zoom close-ups making you wince? Cold winter days and dry central heating are playing havoc with our skin. Try these hero products for a dose of much-needed hydration.

  • Low mood > depression > and how to tackle it

    One in five people reading this feature will be suffering from some form of depression. Here's how to spot the signs and help yourself and those you love.

  • Half-term hack: the best online courses for kids

    Run out of ways to entertain the kiddos? Check out Muddy's list of the best online classes and workshops that you can do from anywhere across the country, just in time for half-term.

  • Interiors inspo: bold spring refresh

    Enough with cosy interiors and soft greys - here’s our edit of the fabrics, paints and tiles to lift your spirits and inject some spring into your step, hallway, walls, sofas...

  • Alexa’s got a new, hunky look

    Seen Amazon's new Alexa ad? You're not going to want to miss it. Hello, Michael B. Jordan. We're desperate to know when we'll be able to purchase something like this IRL...

  • 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.

  • I do like to be beside the seaside…

    From seaside botlholes to A-lister-worthy waterfront homes - wake up to fresh sea air every morning in one of these 10 coastal properties for sale now.

  • 5 ways you can master your finances

    It’s February and you’re still skint. In this most miserable of months cheer yourself up by plotting your ultimate financial comeback. It's easier than you think!

  • Harrow School online – your prayers answered?

    Combining Harrow's heritage with leading online tech, Harrow School Online offers co-ed learning for ages 16-18. We spoke to the new head for the full lowdown.

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

  • Cheaper than therapy: self-help books for 2021

    Being stuck inside for a year hasn’t done us a ton of good, but help is at hand. Try one of these tomes designed to get our work, home and head space in order.

  • Actors playing politicians: the 8 best

    Sceptical of Kenneth Branagh being cast as Boris Johnson? Don't worry, magic can happen. Here's our pick of the best times an actor absolutely nailed playing a politician.

  • Wear the rainbow! Bright knits for a lockdown lift

    Lockdown monotony getting you down? Here's a fun idea: brighten up your Zoom calls (and your mood) with a different rainbow knit for every day of the week.

  • What’s your sexy? Valentine’s Day gift guide

    From lacy undies and diamonds to cotton PJs and slippers - here are the gifts women *really* want this Valentine's Day. Print and give it to your partner!

  • FREE specialist fitness class for tweens and teens

    The brilliant online FitLife Academy focuses on fun classes for 10-15 year olds. Try for free and, if they like it, use our Muddy exclusive deal to keep them active (and out of your hair) all month!

  • TV to take us to Feb: what to watch

    One month of winter down, another to go. The snow and ice might make it miserable outside but no matter, we were planning to stay inside for the foreseeable anyway.

  • 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.

  • The all-time sexiest period drama heroes

    Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Regé-Jean Page has got us hot under the collar.... so here are 12 more historical hotties, and a sneak-peak at what's coming in 2021.

  • 7 divine bath oils for a long soak

    We've put Blue Monday behind us. I think that calls for a relaxing bath, don't you? Here's how to make your evening soak more luxurious than ever.

  • Grab the sunnies: our 2021 travel bucket list

    It's been so long, holidays have taken on a rather emotional hue. So we asked our editors how they really want to spend their annual leave. Expect cocktails, cities, and plenty of sun.

  • 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.

  • 8 things to watch to keep January Blues at bay

    Mid-January, you say? T minus two months until spring, but in the meantime, help the long winter nights pass by with Muddy's top TV and film picks for the week.

  • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

    Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • The Simple Life: pared-back properties in nature

    Looking to get away from it all? Try one of these dreamy pared-back properties for a taste of pastoral living. From projects crying out for TLC to sprawling listed mansions, we've got it all.

  • Best new fitness tech for 2021

    Need something to help those workouts along? Itching for some new tech in the new year? Read on for the Muddy edit of the best flashy fitness buys of 2021.

  • Best wellbeing podcasts for 2021

    Want to boost your wellbeing? Hell yeah! While we can’t go to the gym right now, we can go on long solo walks with inspirational podcasts. Here's our pick.

  • TV Saviours! What to watch this week

    Another seven days to roll around the house, eat crisps, pretend to homeschool and daydream about the return of double-figure temperatures. Here's some fun TV to make it *slightly* more interesting.

  • The foxiest fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

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    Is lockdown 3.0 wrecking your sex life and pushing your relationship to the limits? We hear you. Read on for our expert guide on how to Covid-proof your love life.

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    In need of some light-hearted fun? Er, hell yeah! Here, check out Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge dancing around in sparkly suits (plus five more brilliant music video cameos).

  • 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.

  • Hello TV! 11 shows you need to watch this week

    It’s a new year but nothing much is new. No matter: we know how this lockdown lark goes. Grab a cuppa, a nice cosy blanket, load up on the carbs and settle in for the night.

  • Eat Better Forever, Hugh? Oh, OK then.

    Spent December scoffing mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook and feel the smug glow of a healthy New Year.

  • The essential no make-up make-up kit

    It’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon; make-up so subtle that it just makes you look like a brighter and better version of yourself. Here’s the Muddy guide.

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    With salons closed until December, we're retreating to our own bathrooms for a stress-busting DIY facial treatment. Fluffy white robe and cucumber slices optional.

  • The only 5 resolutions you need to keep in 2021

    January is traditionally a time for making ridiculous promises and then feeling shame by failing to keep them. Not this year: we’ve been through enough.

  • Ultimate dream properties for 2021

    Let's face it. We’ve been staring at our walls, like, forever and we’ve completed every last bit of DIY imaginable. So you know what that means? That’s right: time to move. See if any of these incredible properties take your fancy.

  • Cure your hangover with this red-hot recipe!

    We like it hot! Kick-start the year (and cure your sore head) with this fiery take on the classic tomato and vodka-based Bloody Mary from Tipsy Wight.

  • Take the law into your own hands

    It's time to stop burying your head in the sand when it comes to wills, tax planning and all that sensible stuff. I nabbed a top solicitor for some straightforward advice.

  • Lockdown divorce: how to uncouple (in a good way)

    Has spending too long (read: most of 2020) trapped in the house with your partner made you question why the hell you’re together? You’re not alone. We spoke to local family law firm Lightfoots about how to move on to the next chapter

  • Stowe School’s life-changing Change 100 project is a go

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    Bored of the yearly turkey sandwiches? Transform your Christmas Day leftovers with this delicious, super simple pie to serve four.

  • The very best of Christmas 2020 TV

    Tier 4, Tier schmore. With this much amazing stuff on the tellybox, who needs to go out anyway? Here are 22 brilliant things to watch over the holidays.

  • Fire up the remote! This week’s best TV and films

    Lord, it’s frosty. Even if we could go out, we wouldn’t want to. So grab your hot water bottle, brew a large cup of tea, wrap yourself in that fleecy throw and settle in for the week

  • Cookbooks 2020

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    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 12 best podcasts for your winter walks

    Lockdown means that January might be the most anti-social on record. Never mind. Make friends with your podcast app instead.

  • The best festive beauty buys

    It's Xmas, which means it's time to overhaul your beauty routine with festive shades and a whole load of glitter. Add these new releases to your makeup bag now!

  • Gotta have it! Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2021

    Pantone, the ultimate colour authority has spoken, and 2021's official shades are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (aka, sunshine yellow). Here's how to get the look.

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    Baby, it's cold outside! We'll be staying in the warm and snuggling down on the sofa to watch these brand new drops on the small screen

  • Fur baby! Cosy coats for winter

    'Tis the season for wrapping up warm and a new fur coat is on our wish list. Here are six cosy options to buy now from the brilliant shops on The Indie Store.

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    You've downed a chamomile tea, ignored your phone for an hour and mentally shoved your 900th sheep over a gate - but still can't get to sleep. Sound familiar? Read on for our guide to getting some Z's during lockdown.

  • 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. 

  • Designer vs dead ringer: the leather edit

    Leather is top of the trends this season but the real deal can be a *leetle* unfriendly when it comes to your credit card. Cue our edit of the best dupes for the hottest designer pieces.

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    Sofa day! 13 new TV shows and films to watch this week

    With a new month comes new TV shows and films to sink your teeth into! From documentaries to festive flicks, here's what Muddy is watching this week.

  • 6 reasons to consider InterHigh

    If you're one of the many parents considering an alternative to mainstream education right now, virtual school InterHigh could be the answer to your prayers.

  • Cheese-free Xmas films? It can be done (just)

    'Tis the season to hit the Baileys and get on a Christmas movie marathon. Here's 17 non-cheesy festive films for your viewing pleasure.

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    Bored? Not any more! Here are our top picks for new TV shows and films hitting the small screen this week. Popcorn at the ready...

  • Gotta have it! Bonkers baubles for your Christmas tree

    Forget subtle sparkle and colour co-ordination - this year we're embracing kitsch and dressing our Christmas trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find! Which is your favourite?

  • 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.

  • What’s on the box? 11 new TV shows and films

    Nowhere to go and nothing to see? Au contraire - snuggle down on the sofa and transport yourself with the best new watches of the week.

  • How to run well by a pro marathon runner

    Need some work-out motivation? You’re in the right place. Muddy talks to endurance athlete Nick Butter about how to motivate yourself out the door and onto an exerciser regime.

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    Lockdown anxiety: 7 ways to keep it in check

    Lockdown is back and with it, hours and hours to listen to the rising panic in our heads. Don’t fancy that much? Nor us, so read on.

  • Where’s the remote? 14 must-watch shows

    Already running out of things to do as the darkness draws in? Well, put away the chess board and engage with these 14 new televisual delights instead.

  • How to survive lockdown (again)

    Feeling the Covid 2 blues? Here are six silver linings to the latest restrictions that just might change your mind (and no, cheeky, they're not all gin brands)

  • 8 coastal properties on the market now

    With the prospect of a winter spent in lockdown looming, we're dreaming of summers to come spent by the sea. Care to indulge in a little fantasy property shopping?

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    Walkies! Cold weather walking gear to pick up now

    Gyms are closed (as is practically everything else), so we're getting our exercise fix with some long winter walks. Here's all the gear you'll need to stretch those legs this season.

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    Settle into the sofa: 9 shows to watch

    It looks like November is going to be spent on the sofa, so organise a plentiful snack tray, attach your TV remote to a lanyard around your neck and pop one of the these on the box.

  • Working (out) from home: 5 on-demand exercise classes

    Tear your eyes away from Netflix and get moving with these streaming fitness classes. No excuses now!

  • New season fashion trends: A/W 2020

    The fashion mavens spoken and, yes please, we'll take that excuse for new clothes and run with it! Here are the five top trends to help you nail autumn/ winter style this year.

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    New nail polish colours for Autumn

    Ditch the neon brights and pretty pastels and get dark and daring for the change in season. Here are the brand new nail polishes we'll be picking up for our at-home mani.

  • J’adore / J’abhor – Daylight Saving Hours

    The clocks went back this week and the nights truly are closing in. Two Muddy staffers battle out the pros and the cons.

  • Think your town is the best place to live?

    Prove it! Take a photo of your local area for Instagram to win a family portrait shoot with award-winning Lifestyle & Location Portrait Photographer of the Year Paul Wilkinson.

  • Boo! 14 Halloween films for kids

    Halloween films that will scare not scar your kids for life, including brand new release The Witches, starring Anne Hathaway – available to stream right now.

  • The Big Breakfast house is for sale!!

    Talk about a piece of iconic pop culture! The chaotic, flirty, naughty Nineties home of breakfast telly can be yours for a cool £5.75m. Shall we have a nose around?

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    Think pink! 11 buys to support Breast Cancer Awareness

    Add these feel-good limited edition buys to your basket ASAP to look gorgeous and support breast cancer charities this October. Two birds, one stone - yes please.

  • 25 Halloween films to watch on Fright Night

    Halloween parties are off, but don’t let that stop you from embracing fright night with a movie marathon that’ll require popcorn, a stiff drink, and a pillow to hide behind.

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    What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room

    Fresh from the launch of his mouth-watering new cookbook, we caught up with the London Pie King himself to talk Scotch eggs, the Breville toastie masker and cooking for Axl Rose.

  • 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

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    Sofa surfer! 7 new TV shows and films

    Anyone up for movie night? Here are six new feature-length flicks landing on the box this week, as well as a brand new Netflix mini-series you'll love.

  • 10 of the best subscription boxes for kids

    Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these brilliant subscription boxes – time to sit with a gin and wait for the postman.

  • And now, something to cheer us all up…

    In need of a little light relief? Lordy, aren't we all? Here are three 'celebrity' Instagram accounts that have been making us laugh this week that we think might tickle your fancy too.

  • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

    Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

  • Adult Material

    9 new TV shows and films for your must-watch list

    From spooky movies to live literature fests, there's something for everyone on our weekly curated guide to the best new TV and film. Get ready to fight for the remote...

  • J’adore/J’abhor: Dulux’s ‘Brave Ground’

    Dulux's colour of 2021 is hot off the press and majorly dividing opinions at Muddy HQ - but will you be plastering your walls in 'Brave Ground'? Let us know in the comments!

  • Bottoms up! The best new indie drinks

    Got a large glass to hand? We’ve rounded up 43 of the best new independent drinks from across the Muddy counties from wine and gin to rum and beer.

  • Your alternative advent calendar guide for 2020

    Move over, chocolate. From gin to jewellery, and options for men and minis, here are the best alternative advent calendars to count down the festive season.

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    What’s in: 7 new TV and film releases to watch this week

    Sherlock Holmes spin-offs, live opera and the return of Bake Off - it's all happening this week! Grab a cuppa, unearth the remote and stick one of these on the box.

  • Weekend recipe inspo, courtesy of Jessie Ware

    Marmalade chicken and miso chocolate chip cookies, anyone? Foodie singer Jessie Ware shares her #PerfectPairing recipes to celebrate M&S launching at Ocado. Dig in!

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    Boredom begone! Here’s what to watch this week

    In need of something new to sink your teeth into? Muddy to the rescue! Here are the latest TV and film releases coming to a screen near you.

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    What to watch this week: new boredom-busters

    What is there to tune into this week, I hear you cry? Everything from nature meditations to reality shows - here's eight of our top picks.

  • Book now: 10 European-style staycations

    Love a continental jaunt but staying in Blighty this year? These 10 UK holiday spots have a distinctly European feel - can you guess where this is?

  • Back-to-school films we give an A+

    The best days of your life, they said. Hmmm... perhaps not! Re-live the pain and the glory with Muddy's top 10 school films.

  • How to manage back-to-school anxiety

    With the nation’s schoolchildren poised to go back to school, it’s a tense time for everyone. So, how, as parents, should we control our fears? Muddy finds out.

  • Back-to-school for grown-ups

    The kids may be going back to school but why should they get all the new gear? We all deserve shiny winter boots and bags too. Here's our pick for back-to-school style.

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    What’s in: new TV and film releases for September

    Pinch, punch, etc. Let's kick off the new month (and avoid the rapidly-dropping thermostat) with a slew of new TV shows and films to watch, shall we?

  • House swap! What does £1m get you?

    Upping sticks to pastures new? Let's see what a cool million will get you on the property market across the Muddy counties - quite a lot, as it happens!

  • Lockdown Gardens in Bloom: the results!

    The results are in! See who's nabbed the top spots in our first ever Lockdown Gardens in Bloom competition with gorgeous gardens and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

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    What’s in: TV and film to watch this week

    What's new, pussycat? These films and TV shows, of course! Settle in and watch these seven newly-released flicks (plus one that's worth leaving the house for).

  • 6 of the best boxed wines to drink now

    Boxed wine has a bad rep, but forget everything you know - it stays fresh for longer, contains litres of tipple and can actually be really tasty. Here's what we're sipping.

  • The shacket: your new sartorial hero

    What do you get when you cross a jacket with a shirt? A shacket, of course! Here's our pick of the best lightweight and affordable options to take you into autumn.

  • This year’s hottest garden trends

    We've never appreciated our gardens more than during lockdown - here's how to transform them following trends from our Lockdown Gardens in Bloom competition.

  • House swap – modern properties we love

    If period properties give you the heebie jeebies, and you'd rather have a glass extension than a thatched roof, then walk this way - we've rounded up some of the best architect-led modernist properties in the Muddy counties.

  • New season jumpsuits to buy now

    Chic, comfy and transitional - the jumpsuit is a must-have staple in your summer/autumn wardrobe - no wonder the high street is awash! Shall we go shopping?

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    What’s in: wet weather watches this week

    Rain, rain, don't go away - it means another duvet day! Prep the popcorn, stick on a jumper and check out the new TV shows and films landing this week.

  • InterHigh School

    The longest established online school in the UK for kids 7-18 has seen interest rise exponentially since Covid. So what's all the fuss about?

  • 8 unusual herbs to spice up your life

    Or your cooking and cocktails at the very least! Get your chops around these unusual herbs, perfect for everything from pepping up your barbecue to sweetening your mojito. Arriba!

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    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Hiding inside to escape the heat, or need to shelter from the storm? No fear: these new TV and film releases will keep you entertained.

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    Scented candles that bring the holiday vibe

    Who needs foreign shores when you can bring the Med to your living room? Here are the best destination-inspired candles money can buy.

  • Our new favourite fashion trend

    Puff sleeves are as du rigueur as a mojito in hand this summer and we've found eight totally wearable sartorial stunners to add to your summer wardrobe now.

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    Reclaim the BBQ! Best outdoor cooking accessories

    Move over Mr M, I'll take it from here. Make the barbecue your own this summer with these super-handy gadgets and accessories.

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    What’s in: what to watch this week

    Rubbish weather got you down? Settle on the sofa with a cuppa and binge-watch some of these new TV and film releases instead.

  • Children's books

    10 books for younger kids

    Kids have had a lot on their plates: no school, no play dates, and slim chance of a summer of fun in the sun. Here's 10 great book for ages 5-8 to create a fictional escape route from the madness.

  • Muddy’s Insider Guide to the Isle of Wight

    This sunny little Island may be small in stature but it's packed to the brim with amazing things to check out. We've got the top tips on how to discover the real Isle of Wight.

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    Hello tootsies! The best at-home pedi kits

    It's starting to feel a lot like peak summer and with the mercury knocking 25 degrees on a regular basis, it means it's also time to expose The Feet. Ready, set, attack!

  • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

    If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

  • The final straw: 7 chic hats to buy now

    What keeps you cool, but is this summer's hottest accessory? The straw hat, of course! Nail the trend with one of these affordable woven beauties.

  • Lockdown garden stunners

    Entered Muddy's Lockdown Gardens in Bloom yet? Stake out your competition here and snap your space to win part of our £1000 prize pot to spend at Olive & Sage.

  • Kids’ summer clothing edit

    Anyone else's kids shot up a few inches during lockdown? We've got you covered with our pick of the coolest, colourful childrenswear to style out the summer.

  • We’re all going on a big-screen holiday

    Choose your destination, fasten your seats and get ready for take off. Here's 21 films, set in exotic locations that are almost as good travelling abroad.

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    Well, who could have predicted THIS as the must-have summer 2020 accessory? If you've gotta wear a face covering, it may as well look super-chic, right?

  • Trend alert! Artisanal style

    Delicate embroidery, expert craftsmanship and dreamy fabrics - we're coveting artisanal chic for summer. Here are 14 items to add to your (handwoven) basket.

  • 5 of the best hair masks to buy now

    Split ends up to your ears? We've found five quick-fixes for treating neglected locks - and to stop your hair stylist from screaming when salons finally reopen!

  • Muddy ‘Lockdown Gardens in Bloom’ is GO!

    Calling all green fingered goddesses! We want to see your lockdown gardening handiwork. Snap your space and post it on Instagram for the chance to win vouchers (there's £1000 up for grabs) to spend online at gorgeous garden and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • 6 pairs of trainers for racking up miles

    Whether you've rediscovered your love of running during lockdown, or just wanted an excuse to escape the house (guilty!), it's essential to have right kit. Try on these for size.

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

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  • Is it time to try an online school?

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  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

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  • Best interiors buys for extroverts

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  • The Muddy insider guide to Cornwall

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  • 5 glow-getting tinted moisturisers

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  • 15 gifts to treat dad this Father’s Day

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  • 58 staycation self-catering stays

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  • Add to basket! 10 bags to buy now

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  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

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  • Hot new swimwear for summer

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  • 5 chic hand sanitisers (that aren’t sold out)

    Quit fighting over the last bottle of hand sanitiser in the supermarket and opt for one of these trendy, in-stock options instead (oh yeah, and we have a bunch to give away!)

  • Sézane’s sexy homeware (and hot interior deals)

    We're lusting after the chic French brand's new homeware range, plus we've rooted out the best interior and home bargains online to add to your shopping basket pronto.

  • Pimp your patio with these 18 outdoor buys

    We’re swapping holidays abroad for le jardín this summer, so best make it the ultimate destination. Cue the Muddy shopping edit of the coolest accessories to deck out your outdoor space.

  • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

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  • Greys, begone! 5 root touch-ups

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  • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

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  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

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  • Which entrepreneur won Tide’s £2000 helping hand?

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  • 8 of the best… bras for running

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  • Slap on that SPF! The best products to buy now

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  • All cooped up! Check out these cool hen houses

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  • The coolest biking gear for lockdown miles

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  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • The Devil wears joggers!

    Sofa style! Joggers are firmly in vogue - just ask Anna Wintour. Here's our edit of the best to buy now for ultimate cool comfort at home.

  • Dorset coastal property

    On the market: 13 coastal do-er uppers

    Looking for a seaside bolthole, or a more significant lifestyle move? Snap up these stunning coastal properties for a post-lockdown project.

  • High street beauty saviours to buy now

    Think you deserve a little treat, but don't want to splash the cash right now? Here are 8 high street hits to help you get your lockdown look for less, all road-tested by yours truly.

  • Muddy gets chefy with Olivia Burt

    We catch up with the 'Masterchef: The Professionals' finalist to find out her backstage goss, favourite dishes and top spots to eat in London.

  • Pucker up! 10 lip smacking lipsticks

    A new spring wardrobe might be out of the question (let's face it, we're living in PJs!) but we can all treat ourselves to a new lippy, right? Mwah!

  • House swap – what will £500,000 get you?

    Nothing like a lockdown to make you appreciate your home - or make you want to move when it gets lifted. But what will your money get you across the Muddy counties?

  • 8 flowers to choose for a cutting garden

    Dibbers at the ready! Garden broadcaster Toby Buckland picks a pocketful of posies that anyone - yes, even you with the dead house plants - can grow.

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • 5 of the best statement earrings

    The bigger the better! Check out our edit of the best statement earrings to update your WFH attire.

  • Read these new releases this month

    After a little escapism? With flights grounded, we're reaching for the next best thing - a good book! Here are seven sizzlers to add to your reading list.

  • What’s in this week

    Staying in again this week? You'll be needing our curated Muddy guide to the best things to stream from home then!

  • The 35 best local artisan gins

    Was there ever a time of greater national need? The 33 best artisan gins across the Muddy counties - rack them up, throw in some Juniper berries and rosemary, and let's get drinking!

  • Gotta Have It

    Planning a garden Easter egg hunt? Better hide this one from the kids - it's the UK's first Cannabis Easter Egg. Ready, steady, munchy!

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • Gotta Have It

    Hands never been cleaner - and more in need of a decent moisturiser? Treat yourself to a small dollop of comfort with these beautiful handcreams.

  • Make-up for men: ooh or eww?

    Turns out more and more blokes are getting handy with bronzer and concealer. So we tried out one leading male make-up brand on some lucky Muddy husbands.

  • How to be ambitious (and still be kind)

    Muddy chatted to author and comedian Viv Groskop - about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • Read THESE this month

    Reasons to be cheerful: spring has sprung and a brilliant new batch of March books has arrived. Gather around, and let Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter tell you a story.

  • VW Golf Mk8

    Start your engines!

    Looking for a new runaround to get you from A to B? We've rounded up 6 of the best new cars to buy in 2020 - go on, treat yourself to new wheels.

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

  • Gotta Have It

    Bottom's up! We love this cheeky Anissa Kermiche vase that's cropping up on every fashion editors' Instagram. It's just one of a new wave of quirky vessels for displaying your blooms this spring.

  • The 4 funniest people on social media

    Fancy a giggle? These Instagram and Twitter accounts are happy to oblige.

  • Have pet, will travel?

    Have pet, will travel? Here's how to transport Fido or Whiskers in style. No, those passers-by aren't laughing at you, you must've imagined it.

  • 4 new season trends to try (and one to avoid)

    The high street is awash with new spring/summer goodies. Overwhelmed? Here's our pick of the new trends worth exploring - and how to wear them.

  • Bottle bags

    Water bottles are such a faff to carry around, aren't they? But Chanel are on hand with this chic solution. Can you guess how much it costs though?

  • The 5 best books out February

    Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has got five Feb fancies for your delectation. Read all about 'em - and then win the lot!

  • Is it getting hot in here?

    Apply a cold compress and loosen that corset! It's historical hunk time in film and telly (well, hello, Rufus Sewell!), with three new sizzling period dramas to look forward to.

  • Hey, sexy pants!

    Hey sexy pants! We've found 5 chic lingerie brands to spice up your life this Valentine's Day. And - bonus - they're all British.

  • 6 of the best… candle subscriptions

    Ooooh, something smells lovely! These clever candle subscriptions make a thoughtful winter gift (even if it's for yourself - shhhhh, we won't tell).

  • Special Muddy hotel deal!

    January getting you down? Hey, book a holiday! We've snaffled some brilliant Muddy extras for stays at Luxury Family Hotels if you book before 31 Jan. Read on for three reasons to be very cheerful.

  • Speedy supper – cook this tonight!

    Sticky soy and honey roasted salmon with asparagus and sugar snap peas? Yours in just 30 minutes, madame!

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • 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.

  • 3 new online bridal collections

    Here comes the bride... and she's got next-day delivery! First time online collections from the likes of Matches, Kitri and even a recently revitalised Warehouse that will be right up your aisle.

  • Dotty about polka dots

    We're going dotty over the return of an old favourite print - welcome back, polka dot!

  • Exclusive! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

    The actor-turned-singer has been front page news of late. In this exclusive interview, he talks midlife crises, death threats and groupies with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

  • Three bonkers wellbeing trends for 2020

    Will you be, um, honouring your vagina this year?

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Feeling it for 2020's New Year's Resolutions or think they're a total waste of time? Muddy ed-in-chief Hero and HQ staffer Nancy duke it out.

  • REVIEW: The Boy in the Dress

    The RSC’s new musical has it all - David Walliams' magic storytelling, Robbie/Guy Chambers smash hits, and a story that chimes with a modern desire to celebrate difference in a kinder way.

  • Let it snow

    Heading on a skiing holiday this year? Here's our shopping checklist for looking stylish on the slopes.

  • Party dressing made easy

    It's so easy to end up looking like a Christmas tree at this time of year. Muddy's fashion expert Kerry Potter shows you how to nail going out style.

  • Muddy’s 10 best books of 2019

    So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you - here's her definitive list of the year's best books. Get stuck in!

  • Gift guide: for her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

  • How to tablescape like a pro

    Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: Tweens & Teens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for - but we think we've nailed it for you! 25 gifts that might even get you more than a grunt of thanks on Christmas Day.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    To Ink or not to ink? That is the question that's getting the Muddy office fired up this week. Two editors battle it out (*ducks for cover*).

  • Your #Joulesautumnwalks photos

    Did yours make the cut?

  • Gotta Have It

    Counting the days until Christmas? We can help with that. Voila, five of the best luxe beauty advent calendars available to buy right now.

  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

  • Are you watching the best show on TV?

    Because no one else in the Muddy office is, except for Kerry Potter. So she'd like to talk to you about it instead. Ready to become totally obsessed?

  • Ready to wrap up?

    Brrrrrrr! It's got a bit chilly hasn't it? Come warm yourself with these 10 stylish woolies and coats from the ever-brilliant hush, starting with this elegant ribbed, frill-necked beauty.

  • Gotta Have It

    You'd be barking mad to miss H&M's new knitwear line allowing you to outfit twin with your doggy. Woof!

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

  • Gotta Have It

    This brand new interiors styling subscription box is totally genius. It'll give your house an easy-peasy autumn refresh - and you can pretend it was all your idea. Boom!

  • Speedy supper anyone?

    If you're sick to death of your weekday cooking repertoire (yup) then here's some quick and classy culinary inspiration for you. Yum!

  • How to do sofa chic

    Never mind all the parties, the thing we're most looking forward to this Christmas is hunkering down at home. Here's what we'll be wearing - just accessorize with a book and mince pie.

  • Pyjama time!

    It's suddenly dark, cold and wet outside - let's hunker down and cheer ourselves up with some chic new pyjamas (yes, such things do actually exist).

  • Beauty Pie – your new beauty BBF

    Beauty Pie is *the* cult skin, hair and make-up brand everyone's talking about.

  • Shake up your style

    Throw out the rule book, become a fashion rebel and ring the changes this festive season - voilà, our top style tips for rebooting your wardrobe. Come in, little black dress, your time is up!

  • Awesome Autumn culture planner

    It's all going on! Behold, your cheat-sheet to the season's best art, theatre, TV, books and film, as curated by the extremely cultural Kerry Potter.

  • Read THESE this month…

    ... and win 'em all! Curl up into a comfy chair, pour a glass of wine, and dive into a new fab book with this month's hottest new reads.

  • Muddy reviews: Fowey Hall, Cornwall

    Muddy's Kerry Potter headed to this stunning Cornish corker (and inspo for Toad Hall in The Wind In The Willows) for a weekender with her brood. Here's the brand new Muddy verdict.

  • Bag it

    Need a new tote for Autumn? Course you do! Choose from our Top 5 edit of the season's hottest cross-body bags and work your look from the accessories up.

  • Win 7 perfect pieces to ease you into Autumn

    Muddy's fashion fave hush has come up trumps yet again with its trans-seasonal collection - and we have five sets of our fashion edit to give away , worth over £3500. *This giveaway is now closed*

  • Beauty bargains

    Quick, raid a teenage girl’s make-up bag! Budget beauty is big news right now. Here are some corkers that’ll only set you back a few quid.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

  • The 20 best beachside eats

    Make the most of the British summer while it lasts at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Ready, steady, deep dive into the menu!

  • The top 10 books of the summer

    Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy's books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

  • Five of the best eye masks

    Finding it hard to sleep when it's light at 4am? Banish insomnia in style with these chic eyemasks. Zzzzzz.

  • 10 Summer style sizzlers

    Chuck this lot in your suitcase and - bingo! - you're ready to go on holiday. Don't forget to send us a postcard.

  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that's a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you've taken your jaw off the floor.

  • In all your Finery

    Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We've got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers - that's £5k worth of foxy fashion! (Sorry! This competition has closed.)

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

  • 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!

  • Summer essentials

    This brilliant (and local) new sunscreen is among our top picks to refresh your summer beauty routine. Summer, we're gunning for you.

  • Cute babywear

    Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

  • 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!

  • Out-of-Season Scilly with Kids

    Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land's End. Here are my top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

  • Molunan Beach The Roseland Peninsula Cornwall

    And Relax… we’re on the Roseland

    Four picture-perfect holiday cottages on the Roseland Peninsula offer a change of pace in one of Cornwall’s prettiest and sleepiest corners.

  • The Big Beautiful Beach House

    This impressive family home was the setting for Richard Curtis' film, About Time and now you can rent it out and make your own memories here. Shall we have a snoop around?

  • Guide to Truro Cornwall

    Insider’s Guide To Truro

    Foodie, arty and cultural - Truro is Cornwall's Great Little City and our in-the-know local guide will point you straight to the places to be.

  • There’s a chef in my kitchen!

    Planning a special celebration in Cornwall? Hire this brilliant private chef and let the restaurant come to you.

  • The Longstore, Charlestown

    You had us at steaks and seafood! This Cornish harbour-side eatery was named ‘Best Restaurant’ in this year’s Muddy Awards. Here's why...

  • Make a dash for the seaside

    You don't have to hop on a plane to enjoy a little beach time this summer. Here are 8 stylish British staycations for inspiration

  • Trailback: The Perfect Outdoor Boots

    Meet my new best friends! Comfortable, waterproof and stylish too. These are the boots I wear every day, from new Cornish footwear brand Trailback

  • Amanda Barlow’s Favourite Places

    Love a spa day? Scenic walk? Seafood with a view? We tapped Made For Life Organics MD, Amanda for some top local knowledge. Here are the Cornish places she loves best.

  • Cornwall’s Healthy Eating Haunts

    12 Cornish cafes and health food shops that will help you eat better and feel positively saintly, as recommended by the experts.

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