The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Kent Edition

Category: Wellbeing

Don’t miss your 20% off new Champneys Eastwell Manor Spa, Ashford!

20 Apr 2017

Be first to sneak a peak inside the massive multi-million pound revamp of Eastwell Manor Spa Hotel, Ashford, now that Champneys have officially opened the doors…Even better Champneys are offering Muddy readers an exclusive 20% off Spa Days at Eastwell to be used within 6 months (by end of October). Stampeeeede!!

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SUPERFLASHY NEWSFLASH!

29 Mar 2017

You may be getting the idea that we’re totally into spreading the news of anything remotely groovy, cool or quirky the moment it hits. And I thought, you’d defo want to know about these 7 cool new happenings. So, hello and welcome to the Muddy o’clock Superduper Newsflash – bringing you the latest reports on new openings – from a luxury spa/hotel to a cool new country clubhouse… We are SO ON IT! (Just saying…)

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Try this: Flow yoga

22 Mar 2017

Flow Yoga is everything we love on Muddy – it’s a hidden gem of a studio, run in the back garden of husband and wife founders, Lucy and Ben, so you’d never stumble across it unless you’d heard about it from word-of-mouth. Tucked away on Woodbury Park Rd, a suburban street in Tunbridge Wells, I wondered if I might have got the directions wrong, until I followed the trickle of people in stretchy jogging bottoms and saw a discreet sign telling me I was in the right place.

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6 secrets to finding your super-self

2 Mar 2017

If there was one thing I thought I’d have nailed by now it’s public speaking. To say I get angsty is an understatement – and then of course there’s the small issue of Blank Brain – that awful feeling when your mind totally empties of everything, including your own name. This really started for me when I had kids and took time out from the busy office environment. I have other friends who are preparing to go back to work for the first time since motherhood and for them this fear is an even bigger deal.

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On yer bike!

1 Mar 2017

Well hellooo there bum cheeks! You made yourselves known after a two-hour bike trail in Bedgebury Pinetum this weekend. Someone get me a bag of frozen peas! Okay, so I’m half joking – we quite enjoy a family bike ride in the Muddy family and obviously I have buns of *cough* steel. But mine had ever so slightly gone into hibernation over the last few months, how about you?

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7 Simple Steps: Change your eating habits FOREVER!

25 Jan 2017

How is it that healthy living no longer seems to be about good old fashioned common sense? Nowadays it’s all about the gadgets (a watch to monitor my every move? No thank you!). There’s also an element of kudos and one-upmanship – and don’t even get me started on the scarily competitive, obsessive ‘clean eating’. Well scrap that people, because we all know that gizmos have a short shelf life and fad diets fail (and are very boring).

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Cool new fitness class

19 Jan 2017

Did you start January with a vow to do something to counteract those 8,000 mince pies? Me too. But breaking out that neglected Lycra is flippin’ hard, especially when it’s cold and dark outside and Netflix is emiting its siren call. Maybe you started your new exercise regime, but aren’t yet convinced it’s the right one for you? Or maybe you’re still looking for something awesome, that’s going to get you in the kick ass shape of your life?

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MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS 2017

2 Jan 2017

I don’t want to make you jealous so early in the New Year, but check out my fantastic bum! Oh alright, this is actually my behind in about 20,000 squat thrusts time but *sigh* isn’t it a work of art?

You’re either a New Year’s resolutionist or not. I am one. I like resolutions. They frame the year, encourage perspective, empower with new goals (to fail miserably at, I grant you, but still).

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We all need a little Hygge

14 Oct 2016

There’s a word that’s attracting a lot of attention at the moment and – unless you’re intending on living under a rock for the foreseeable – you’re likely to be hearing it even more as the autumn/winter rolls in: hygge. Pronounced hoo-ga. A Danish word, it roughly translates to ‘cosiness of the soul’ and is a concept that the Danes embrace (with gusto) to get them through the long, dark months (of which there are six in Scandinavia – can you imagine?

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