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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

Update and reinvent your space fresh for 2022! Here's our 10 top sale picks from Lenleys, Kent’s brilliant independent department store.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

Culture

  • Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Thrilling theatre, exhilarating art, fantastic festivals – these are the tickets you need to book now. Settle in for a capital city culture hitlist, and a jam-packed 2022.

    • The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      From the winner of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival to Stanley Tucci’s new series about the legal fallout of sunken gold, we’ve got a stonking good line-up of shiny TV to watch this week.

    • The 7 best things on TV this week

      The 7 best things on TV this week

      We’ve got highbrow; lowbrow; cutting-edge starts; triumphant returns. All the TV worth watching — from the final series of Ricky Gervais’ After Life to a sweeping Shakespeare adaptation — is right here.

    • 9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      Banish any back-to-work blues with a tip-top week of brand new telly. We’re talking the return of The Apprentice, sizzling new dramas, critically acclaimed films to stream, and more!

    • Period drama hotties coming in 2022

      Period drama hotties coming in 2022

      Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Here’s a sneak peak at the upcoming period drama men getting us hot under the collar in 2022, plus 11 more historical hotties to drool over.

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

Travel

  • Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world. Warning: contains images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools.

    • The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      Want to book a ski holiday this year but not sure where to go? Snow problem! Whether you’re a family with beginners, hitting the après ski with friends or want an extreme mountain peak adventure, read on.

    • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

Home

  • Property Flirt! 5 bedroom house in Deal

    Property Flirt! 5 bedroom house in Deal

    Snoop around Sun Villa, situated in one of the most sought after coastal locations in SE Kent. How much would it cost me? Think you know? Play the game and comment below!

    • Flexible living in Sevenoaks

      Flexible living in Sevenoaks

      It’s one of the most sought-after commutable towns and at the same time these apartments are perfectly designed for WFH living. Read on for the best of both worlds…

    • House swap – what will £850k get you?

      House swap – what will £850k get you?

      Considering a move or just need a bit of escapism from the same four walls? We’ve popped £850k in the fantasy property pot, but what does that buy you across the Muddy counties?

  • Wellbeing

    • Considering separation? Read this 7 Step Guide…

      Considering separation? Read this 7 Step Guide…

      When is the right time to file for divorce, and what should you do before you start proceedings? We asked our favourite, friendly family lawyer, Carys Mason, for advice.

    • Me time: at Flow, Tunbridge Wells

      Me time: at Flow, Tunbridge Wells

      Existing in the moment should be the most natural thing in the world, but isn’t always as easy as you think. That’s why FLOW yoga studio are doing their best to make meditation mainstream…

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Life

  • Trend barometer! What’s hot (or not) for 2022

    Trend barometer! What’s hot (or not) for 2022

    Pinterest has released its predictions for the biggest (and most bonkers) trends in 2022 – but what do you think? Let’s head to the Muddy trend-o-meter to find out…

  • Kids

    • Sevenoaks Prep School

      Sevenoaks Prep School

      For first-class facilities and a great all-rounder education, we had a nosey round this co-ed prep – and this is what we found…

    • Kids party? Sorted!

      Kids party? Sorted!

      If you’re looking for a teepee party or boutique bell tent hire – then look no further than these magical, memorable events – where the fun is all set up for you!

    • Snowdrop special! 5 lovely local walks
    • Snowdrop special! 5 lovely local walks

Instamuddy

  • Stuck in a cooking rut? Fed up with churning out the same old recipes and family meals? (Can’t be just us?!) Look no further than the brilliant Pip at Sevenoaks based cookery school, @thecookingapple 🍴 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Trust us, your family will be forever grateful with online, in person, daytime, evening, teen and adult classes - there's something for everyone!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There's a range of live virtual classes you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home at £15 a screen. Join the South Africa lunchtime class on Thurs 3 Feb (12:30-1:20pm). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Or there's exciting cooking events - from a Yoga Brunch Club to Middle Eastern sharing food, tickets from just £35.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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📸 @molliemanningcreative
  • Fill 2022 with the most gorgeous family memories! ✨Enter now to WIN a family ticket to @leedscastleuk which gives you unlimited use for 12 months 👏 so pop on your wellies and get entering - there's 3 family tickets up for grabs! [To enter follow the link in our bio and sign up via your email]
  • Is there anything more memorable than getting friends and family together in style? That's the thinking behind @set_hosting the gorgeous tablescaping service by Kent-duo Alex and Sarah who can create a dreamy dining space for your special get together...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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PLUS get 10% OFF on table settings for any bookings made before Valentine's Day! These bookings can be for anytime in 2022 or applied against a gift voucher to be spent later in the year. The perfect excuse to get something in the diary to look forward to!
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Do you want to feel more energised and less-stressed? Or perhaps you suffer from bloating, gut pain, headaches, migraines or IBS symptoms? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Stop guessing and get expert help from Registered Nutritional Therapist @virginiahillsnutrition who is on a mission to get women feeling their best 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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AND there's only 2 spaces left on her Eating For Your Gut Health Workshop this Sat 23 Jan at @monkshillrefectory near Faversham.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Can't make it? Don't worry! Book a Mini Health Review, a 1 hour virtual session where she'll review what you eat and give you personalised nutrition tips to help you achieve your goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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All you need to do is complete a short questionnaire and keep a record of the food and drink you consume over 3 days. Sessions are currently just £90 for January and February.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Where do we sign up? Just contact Virginia now to book a session to help you kick off a healthy 2022!
  • Fancy winning an overnight stay with breakfast, a 3 course meal plus a massage for 2 worth £350 at @ferryhouseinn1? 'Course ya do! Enter now via our link in bio 🥳
  • 💥 THE ULTIMATE LOCAL FUN PLANNER 2022 💥 Planning on giving yourself social CPR? Your cultural concierge reporting for duty with musical big-hitters, festivals galore, top theatre, comedy and more first class fun to be had in 2022. [Article linked in bio]

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Fashion

People

  • Grace Regan: My Favourite Places

    Grace Regan: My Favourite Places

    Introducing the awesomely cool, gorgeous and talented chef Grace Regan – owner of critically acclaimed London curry house, Spicebox, who lives in Margate. To celebrate her delicious vegan cookbook we got Grace to tell us her fave places to hang out locally.

    • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

    • Meet the makers part two: your local Indie Store heroes

      Meet the makers part two: your local Indie Store heroes

      As we step back into the real world, it’s more important than ever to support local. In the second part of our Meet the Maker series, we talk to eight of our Indie Store businesses to find out what makes them special.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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 2021

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2021

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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