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  • Eat out: Draper’s Arms

    Artisan bakery, coffee house and pub in the heart of medieval Canterbury. It’s recently changed hands so in the name of research, Muddy went to try it out…

    • Afternoon Tea Treats

      Looking for a sweet treat for your mother, mother-in-law or your good self this Mothering Sunday? Here's our guide to 10 of the best...

    • Eat out: Raspberry Room, Brasted

      This gorgeous new tea room is bringing a bit of glamour, a splash of colour and a taste-buds...

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  • Family-friendly rentals

    Whether it’s Easter, half term or summer holidays, we all need time to reconnect with the fam…Ta-da! 30 gorgeous places to stay across the Muddy counties!

    • Booking your family hols?

      Don't do anything till you've seen Flight Centre's first Family Adventures brochure - and put yourself in the running for a £20k dream trip!

    • Kids in chaaaarge!

      Let my kids pick our family holiday? Errr, really? Call me a cynic, but this, I had to put to the test...Read on to see the result!

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  • Well, Hello You!

    How has Keanu Reeves not aged in 30 years?! The laconic Hollywood star is back in a fashion campaign that’s got social media a-swooning. Shall we examine the evidence?

    • Spring Wardrobe Update

      This sunshine yellow tote bag is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe - and here's a Muddy 10% off this, plus other goodies, from The Alex Edit.

    • Twinning is Winning

      A bit of fun for Mother's Day - leopard print twinning - handmade by local, luxury organic brand, Mint Rainbow.

    • Milk Makeup comes to the UK!

      The cult Instagram-able brand Milk Makeup - in all it's grabbable, easy-to-use glory - has finally arrived in the UK! Hurrah!

    • Taming the frizz

      I've just discovered the secret to frizz and fuss free hair. It turned my tresses from cave-woman to calmed-woman - seeing is believing...

  • Need a brilliant new read?

    A stunning debut novel, a futuristic thriller and an exquisite memoir are among books editor Kerry Potter’s marvellous May picks.

    • April’s best new books

      Quick, spring-clean your bedside table or Kindle to make room for Muddy books editor's Kerry Potter's awesome April picks.

    • How He Does it

      *The* iconic modern male dancing role is the Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - so what does it take to make it? Max Westwell reveals all. AND there's still a few last tickets remaining for this weekend's show at the Marlowe Theatre.

    • Need a new book?

      You're in the right place - Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter has picked this month's seven sexiest reads.

    • Feb’s Best New Books

      It was still the dog days of winter last time I checked so there's only one thing for it - let's hunker down with a compelling new book. Cue February's must-read tomes, as chosen by Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter.

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    • Pet Portrait Fun

      We're crushing on these pooch portraits by British artist and Anthropologie creative collaborator Sally Muir. After all it's National Pet Month!

    • 10 Property Must-Haves!

      Looking for a house that's a good investment? (Er, yes!) We ask the experts what are the most important things to keep in mind that add value to your house and make the space work for you...

    • Mud Monsters Run tips

      Tackling this super muddy obstacle course this June or thinking about it? Here's how to prep and what to expect on the day.

    • Run for the hills!

      Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first. Plus, fun local races to sign up for!

  • Sexy Stationery

    Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And – whoop! – it’s National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

    • School review: Sacred Heart

      Muddy has unearthed a hidden gem of a school that offers many of the bonus points of a prep without the usual price tag.

    • Easter Guide

      Release the little people! Your thumper bumper Muddy Guide to the best 26 things to do with the kids over the hols.

  • How to flex your life

    Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but now sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

    • No, Tom, Noooooo!

      Is this the most excruciatingly cringey celebrity advert ever? Quite possibly Mr Hiddleston, quite possibly!

    • Muddy meets Tom Kerridge…

      ... and talks Pub in the Park (Basement Jaxx, people), his favourite local eateries, and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

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