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I'm Sophie, editor of Muddy Herts & Beds, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Move over, chocolate. From gin to jewellery, and options for men and minis, here are the best alternative advent calendars to count down the festive season.

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Little Black Book

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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      We Trial: The Latest Hi Tech Facial

      Want to know how to achieve serious results with a pain free high tech facial? We head over to The AL5 Aesthetics, Harpenden, to try out their latest treatment.

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      The essential no make-up kit

      It’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon; make-up so subtle that it just makes you look like a brighter and better version of yourself. Here’s the Muddy guide.

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  • What’s Cooking – Luke Garnsworthy, Crockers

    What’s Cooking – Luke Garnsworthy, Crockers

    Crockers (Tring & Henley) are some of our fav high-end local restaurants. We chat to founder, Luke Garnsworthy, about Marcus Wareing, kitchen gadgets and cooking for Bruce Willis.

    • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands - raising money for the NHS in association with UK theatres. Tell us about it, Shlo!

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      What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five women juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

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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Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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

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