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.Read more
Category: Health & Fitness
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.Read more
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?Read more
Revive winter skin and give it a glowing spring in its step (or should I say collagen) with this whopping 50% off a PowerFacial at No.6 Clinic – exclusively for Muddy readersRead more
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).Read more
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?Read more
It’s been a while since the Muddy barnet was tamed, and it had got awfully long and straggly so who better to Scissorhand it into shape than The Peacock Rooms, in Sevenoaks a fab new salon that promises to go that extra mile?
The Peacock Rooms is a fairly compact salon, let’s say boutique, but it’s bright and airy with a beautifully stylish interior. This is what it looks like normally, above.Read more
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).Read more
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?Read more
Laurence Shorter is an author, leadership coach and stand-up comedian and his latest book, The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life (Orion Books, £14.99) is a charming and lighthearted look at a serious problem. We are all on the hamster wheel and it seems to be getting faster, so how do we stop? Is it really possible to achieve more by doing less, and be happier for it? My friend and fellow editor Sarah Prior over at Muddy Berks had a chat with laziness expert Laurence and he gave her these top tips – find out more if you want to make your day instantly better…
I’m a busy working mum, I haven’t got time to be lazy!Read more