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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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Craving a garden retreat or how about that home office? We've fallen in love with these outdoor living spaces...

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  • Waffles for breakfast? Yes please!

    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.

    • Buy these, sleep better

      Buy these, sleep better

      A bit of quality shuteye has never been more important, has it? So spend some time on shoring up our sleep routine. Here's what the Muddy team have in their shopping baskets.

    • Green  therapy

      Green therapy

      Has there ever been a better time to give green therapy a go? Here's 5 simple ways to spruce up your garden and boost your mood at the same time.

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  • Top 50 Gastropubs 2021 revealed

    Top 50 Gastropubs 2021 revealed

    Whose tripled-cooked chips have got them into the gastropub hall of fame? Roomy pants on, let’s tuck in because FOUR of Kent’s pubs made the grade.

    • Review: Arya, Ramsgate

      Review: Arya, Ramsgate

      This hidden gem in Ramsgate, which serves tapas dishes with a twist, is one of our latest Muddy foodie favourites and a MUST for anyone who likes to have their finger on the pulse when it comes to Michelin-esque food in Kent.

    • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

      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.

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  • Who's going to the pub then? 🙋‍♀️ #Kent boasts a fab selection of outside dining spots, link in bio for our selection of the best of them 😍 puffa jackets at the ready! (📸 @thethreechimneyspub)
  • 😍 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 our must-have garden objects. We LOVE these Glamping Pods from @outdoorsyliving. Head to the link in bio! 💗🌱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#gardenglowup #kentlife #kentbusiness #visitkent #gardendecor #gardentransformation #gardendesign #gardenmakeover #gardenproject #outdoorliving #beforeandafter #gardenlove #gardensofinstagram #homedecor
  • The Staycation Special 🏡 🌱 Your guide to a #Kent Staycation has landed! Discover 18 stunning holiday rentals – from shepherd huts, cosy pubs with rooms and estates to manor houses. Link in bio 👏 (📸 @keeperscottages)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#staycation2021 #coastalliving #ukholidaycottages #staywithus #visitkent #booknow #selfcatering #kentcottages #staycation #cottagecore #holidaylets #coastalholidays #kent #kentlife #property #cottagestyle #staycation #airbnbhost #ilovetotravel #coastalcottage #travel #margate #coastalcottages #petfriendly #dealkent #dogfriendly #dogfriendlyaccommodation #ukstaycation  #lovekent

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