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I'm Ali, editor of Muddy Kent, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

If it’s fine jewellery you’re after, then you’ll want to know award winning independent jeweller, Jacqui Larsson. View her new range inspired by nature!

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • Eat out to help out! Where to get a discount in Kent

    Eat out to help out! Where to get a discount in Kent

    Sick of cooking? Good news – from 3 Aug, you can get a 50% discount on your dinner and drinks when you eat in. Here are the pubs and restaurants to make your reservation at.

    • 20 gorgeous pub gardens

      20 gorgeous pub gardens

      Fancy a pint? Hell yes! While there are new rules to navigate, when the sun shines, you want to make sure you have a table booked in one of the best pub gardens in the county. Here are 20 to get your chops around.

    • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

      Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

      Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

    • Foodies rejoice!

      Foodies rejoice!

      Fed up with home cooking? Got a special occasion on the horizon? From virtual wine tasting to BBQ Boxes - here's 6 of the best food and drink experiences locally. Napkins at the ready!

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

      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!

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    • Perky picnicware

      Perky picnicware

      I declare picnic season officially open! Get ready for a summer of meals on the move with these stylish and practical picnic must-haves.

    • #PREPARETOCARE

      #PREPARETOCARE

      Five conversations you need to have with your parents sooner rather than later.

    • Get your family affairs in order

      Get your family affairs in order

      You know - all those things you avoid because they're either too serious, too scarey or too boring. We chatted to experts at Age Space about getting organised and protecting your family in times of need.

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  • J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

    J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

    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. Who will you side with?

  • Kids

    • 10 books for younger kids

      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.

    • Fosse Bank: a school that has adapted

      Fosse Bank: a school that has adapted

      These are ever-changing times indeed! We asked this Hildenborough prep school to tell us about the changes they have put in place and what benefits this has brought to their children...

  • Eat out to help out! Where to get a discount in Kent
  • Eat out to help out! Where to get a discount in Kent
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    • Best at-home pedi kits

      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!

    • Nail it! 5 pretty press-ons

      Nail it! 5 pretty press-ons

      Beauty salons are back, laydee! Jeez, where do we start? Gagging for a mani? I hear you. Why not fake it 'til you make it with 5 sets of pretty press-ons.

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  • Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

    Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

    It turns out the healthy cooking queen has culinary disasters too! Melissa spills the beans (then whips them up into a tasty frittata) on burnt pans, how to waste less food and keeping an endless supply of cookie dough in the freezer.

    • Remember this face – watch this space!

      Remember this face – watch this space!

      Meet 18-year-old Katie K - a homegrown, hard-working, young, music star-in-the-making. If you like her story and sound as much as we do then, go spread the word! She's going to be BIG news!

    • All about Gok

      All about Gok

      The fashion guru hits the decks at Lingfield Park Racecourse later this month, as well as presenting the Best Dressed award to the most stylish lady of the day. Here's 10 things you may not have known about Gok...

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

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