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  • Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    You want to 'shop small' but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here's how you can help too.

  • Win £1000 to kickstart your new business!

    Ready to start your own business? This will help then! We joined forces with Tide banking to offer a fantastic £1000 cash kickstart to one lucky Muddy Stilettos entrepreneur. Go, go, go!

  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?</a

  • WIN: exclusive lockdown dance party!

    The perfect night IN! Win a bespoke Lockdown Virtual Dance Party for up to 50 people with a international DJ...

  • Top Tips for Working From Home

    New to working from home? Take it from two Muddy editors who know, plying your trade from your des-res can be hard work. Here are our top tips.

  • Plan it

    Make that list, plan that project and why not get a beautiful, monogrammed planner from Fraser & Parsley to do it in?!

  • Spring clean KonMari style

    Beat the boredom with a spring clean KonMari style. Here are Muddy's top tips for implementing the famous method.

  • Worried about parents?

    We've chatted to experts at Age Space to get some practical advice if your parents are over 70 and isolating during lockdown.

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • 7 of the best… notebooks

    You know what they say – write notes, realise dreams! Or, um, at the very least make January’s admin rush a little more bearable.

  • Wellness trends

    Want to know what we can expect from the world of wellness in 2020? From earthing to wardrobe edits - here's 16 top tips from our local experts...

  • Annnd relax!

    Need a reboot after all that festive excess? Try our top faves from Apotheca, a centre for natural health with over-the-counter advice, treatments and beauty products in Faversham. 

  • #InLoveWithLocal high street stars

    We know you love your local indie shops as much as we do, so come put a face to your indie High Street favourites and join us in our #inlovewithlocal drive...

  • #InLoveWithLocal this Xmas

    Step away from Amazon and read on for how together we can encourage the shop local movement. Get involved!

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • Wonderful Weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more - you're welcome!

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

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