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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

Dog obsessed? Join the club! You'll love local Kent lifestyle brand Scruffy Little Terrier.

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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

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  • Healthy recipe: Salmon with a herb sauce

    Healthy recipe: Salmon with a herb sauce

    Looking for healthy lunch inspo, or slimming supper solutions? Here’s an exclusive sneak peak of the 6-Week Sugar and Alcohol-free Plan we’re all doing! Let’s start 2021 feeling better than ever…

    • EAT IN: Tip-top takeaways

      EAT IN: Tip-top takeaways

      Bored of always ordering the same thing? Fresh Takeaway inspo incoming! It’s time to ditch the Domino’s and support your local eateries across Kent. So go on, dig in...

    • The best cookbooks

      The best cookbooks

      Got a foodie in your life? Sick of making the same seven meals? Just a sucker for pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.


  • Lockdown inspiring a new fitness routine? We're with you! Check our edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that'll have you in tip-top form in no time link in bio 💪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#fitness #sport #wellbeing #sport #sportswear #fashion #exercise #sports #workout #workoutwear #stylish
  • Annoying fact: women typically invest 30% less in their financial future than men 😱 Shocking, right? But it’s not too late to start - from school fees and retirement to career changes and going single we’ve got the lowdown from Schroders on how to take control of your finances for 2021. Chick the link in bio, go, go go!
  • GET 3 ONLINE YOGA CLASSES FOR £15! (AN AMAZING 50% OFF) Grab the best yoga deal around with @flowtwells, Muddy Winners of Best Yoga Studio in #Kent! 😍 Follow the link in our bio for the discount code 👏
  • Festive feels! 🎅 It's fair to say 2020 has been a year like no other. So much has been sacrificed yet, at Muddy, we have been inspired and amazed by the resilience and grit of our local communities in coming together and supporting one another.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This year has been unbelievably tough for so many but the resourcefulness and creativity shown in these last few months has made it clear that restaurants and shops and theatres will bounce back and when they do, they’ll do it with wit and energy and passion. And Muddy will be here to support them every step of the way.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Wishing you and your family health and happiness for a (much!) better 2021.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ali x
  • LAST MINUTE GIFT INSPO! 🎁 Get something totally bespoke for 2021 for your bezzie, sister or your self - with digital gift vouchers from one of our fave local jewellery designers @catherinedecrevecoeur ✨⭐️
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  • Brilliant Winter Walks

    Brilliant Winter Walks

    Walking is the only way to travel these days! Shake a leg and let’s go outside – ideally for a bracing walk around one of Kent’s prettiest locales. Stay close to home and stay safe…

    • Newnham Court Shopping Village

      Newnham Court Shopping Village

      This weekend is set to the most popular time for buying a real Christmas tree, according to Notcutts garden centre. Visit them at Newnham Court Shopping Village where you can tick off everything on your festive to do list at the same time. Here's our 5 top reasons to visit...

    • One Aldwych: London

      One Aldwych: London

      Overnighter in the Big Smoke or planning a post-pandemic theatre jaunt? Treat yourself with a stay at this stunning, super-luxe hotel, just a stone’s throw from the West End.

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  • Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital – and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

  • Kids

    • Junior King’s, Canterbury

      Junior King’s, Canterbury

      A well-established day and boarding prep school for boys and girls. Rich in history yet awash with up-to-date facilities and innovative teaching.

    • Talking heads

      Talking heads

      Meet Nik Pears, the new Headteacher at St Michael's Prep in Otford, starting Jan 2021. What are the 5 key features he's looking to build on?

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  • Cocktail night!

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Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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