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  • How to save Christmas 2020

    Christmas cancelled? Not on our watch! It might look a little different this year, but here's how to make the most of the festive season in 2020.

  • 13 Christmas wreath making workshops to book now

    Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so be sure to book now.

  • Our festive fashion Top 10

    Invitations piling up and nothing to wear? Well, Cinders, you shall go to the ball (or, er, pub). Muddy's partywear edit incoming!

  • Review: Pinocchio at Hertford Theatre

    Panto season is go-go-go and we've been to the first biggie in Hertfordshire to test it out. Is Pinocchio worth the money? Oh yes it is!

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    The 12 best small businesses for Christmas shopping

    Herts has got some fab independent shops and here are my top twelve for Christmas.

  • Stumped for ideas? Muddy’s got *loads*…

    I know, I know, some of you -- you know who you are -- will already have everything bought and probably wrapped, ready to pop under the tree. If, however, you're a bit more like me... well, you might have given Christmas shopping a passing thought -- but that's about it...

  • Muddy’s Guide to Great Non-Fiction Reads

    I love getting books for Christmas -- and here's a list of 10 non-fiction books that the good folk at David's Bookshop in Letchworth suggest would make great gifts. You might even want to pop one or two on your own list for Santa. Assuming you've been good, that is...

  • It’s behind you! The Muddy Herts Panto Guide 2016

    It's that time of year again! Forget tinsel and mince pies, forget fake snow and wrapping paper. Nothing says Christmas like a girlie slapping her thighs and pretending to be a chap -- and a middle-aged bloke with a beard in a dress....

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