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I'm Ziggy, 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

It’s amazing what you can send via Royal Mail these days. From glam-rock tops to craft kits for grown-ups, here’s our edit of the best gifts to make someone’s day.

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The Spring Edit

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

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Little Black Book

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

  • The talented locals behind The Indie Store
  • The talented locals behind The Indie Store


  • First round on you? (I’ll have three Margaritas, two G&Ts and a bottle of celebratory Champers, naturally). June 21, let’s be ‘aving you!🍸💃👠
  • Half term at last – whoop! We celebrated with, yep, another walk, but this one was gorgeous, as all the ponds are iced over and the paths are still scattered with bits of snow and perky snowdrops. For more beautiful walks, click the bio! 




  • HALF-TERM SAVIOURS! Searching for ideas of how to entertain the little people this half term? Don't panic – there's still time to outsource the fun! Check out 48 of the best online courses for toddlers to tweens (and even tricky teens), curated from ventures across the Muddy counties. Link in the bio



  • Somewhere in midst of lockdown, homeschool and WFH, glamour got lost. So we thought we’d come to the rescue! We've teamed up with the @therealpearlco to give away a stunning necklace and earrings set to one fabulously fortunate Muddy reader worth £325. Link in bio to enter 😍

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 2019

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

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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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