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Fri 17 - Sun 19 Jan

Mon 20 – Sun 26 Jan: From the British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibit to a talk on Anne Frank and children’s theatre there’s something for everyone this week in our ‘hood.

January 2020

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  • vegan food

    10 of the best places to eat vegan

    Going vegan for January or just fancy a bit of a health kick? We’ve rounded up the places across the counties to try plant-based eating for size.

    • Ashridge Estate

      Muddy’s best winter walks

      Wrap up warm, grab your walking boots and go in search of your own winter wonderland! Here's where we'll be striding out over the coming months.

    • 6 best afternoon teas

      Gather your girls, block out the diary and pass the bubbly and cucumber sandwiches

    • Gastro Heaven!

      30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

    • Muddy Eats: The George of Harpenden

      This recently updated pub has had a serious facelift, shedding its rep as a dingy old boozer, and appealing to a far more refined Harpenden crowd with its Med-inspired all-day menus and luxe interiors. I booked in for Sunday brunch with friends.

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  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Leopard-print has come a LONG way from Bet Lynch’s barmaid wardrobe. It’s flipping everywhere now. But is it still chic? Cue an almighty rumble in the jungle with two Muddy staffers with very different views.

    • Witness the fitness

      New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

    • Let it snow

      Heading on a skiing holiday this year? Here's our shopping checklist for looking stylish on the slopes.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      To Ink or not to ink? That is the question that's getting the Muddy office fired up this week. Two editors battle it out (*ducks for cover*).

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

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  • How to be happier at work

    Don’t let work pressures and stress get you down. Founder of The Mind Tribe, Anji McGrandles, shares some tools and tips for keeping your wellbeing in check during the 9-5.

    • #inlovewithlocal

      Put a face to your indie favourites

      Wanna find out what it's really like to run a local business? We chat to some entrepreneurs in our area about why it's so important to get behind them, and how we can all do our bit.

    • Flexible working – a personal view

      It's a contentious issue, that's for sure! As a full-time working mum and business owner, I can see both sides of that fence. Wanna know what I think?

    • Feel the Rush

      Have an energetic toddler who needs wearing out? My daughter and I bounced our way over the border to High Wycombe's Rush trampoline park and new soft play area.

    • St Edmund's Prep

      St Edmund’s Prep School, Ware

      This Catholic co-ed Prep in a gloriously rural setting benefits from acres of land, senior school facilities and focuses on modern day values like kindness and community spirit.

  • Exclusive interview! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

    The actor-turned-singer has been front page news since an incendiary appearance on Question Time last week. In this exclusive interview, he talks midlife crises, death threats and groupies with Muddy’s Kerry Potter.

    • Muddy meets Josie Long

      We caught up with (we reckon) the most positive comedian in the business about motherhood, MasterChef, making people laugh and her new tour, Tender.

    • Beth Noy Plastic Freedom

      Meet the woman who’s declared war on plastic

      We met Beth Noy, the founder of Plastic Freedom, an online shop collating the best plastic-free brands around. She's got some brilliant advice for us all.

    • Yup, stage school works!

      Another year and another surge of nascent stars of the stage and screen graduate from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Want to meet them?

    • When Muddy met Shappi

      Comedian Shappi Khorsandi discusses new tour, her tips on how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

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