Days out

  • Days out in London

    If you’re thinking of heading into town over the next few days, here are some fun things to enjoy with or without children. Thank you Debbie, a.k.a Ms Muddy Sussex, for curating all that is cool in the capital (and just outside). Check out her blog, it’s great, and…she has just won an award. Congratulations! […]

  • Yomp, slurp and chomp through the glorious Chilterns

    At last! The Chilterns Food and Drink Festival! What took them so long? As with all the best ideas, you wonder why nobody had the idea before. It’s an area that has rich pickings, so much so that back in the day, the Chilterns were known as the larder of London. So, where to start? […]

  • Mothering Sunday ideas for the best mum!

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and is it just me or is time suddenly going at a gallop? If you’re looking for something a little bit different to do with your mum this weekend, or if you feel the need to give others a steer with the planning and booking process, here are some ideas. […]

  • Helen Reeley’s best places to hug trees in Herts

    Hello March. This morning the sky was ribboned with rhubarb pink and my garden was spangled with frost. What better time to warm up for spring by getting out to embrace the wonders of our county. Helen Reeley, garden designer and lover of all things arboreal, has kindly shared some things to look out for, […]

  • Half term action, and arty pursuits

    Learn about the Krays in the East End, dodo doodles, feed pigs on a farm, and surf the Hemel waves. Collapse in a heap. Half term done.

  • Hope springs. The best places to see snowdrops

    Snowdrops spark hope. The mere sight of them can make the spirits soar. Here are the best places to see snowdrops in the county, and for those of you who don’t mind crossing borders, I’ve included Cambridgeshire and Essex and even – fasten your seatbelts – Suffolk. Get out and enjoy them while they’re here. […]

  • Early bird Muddy summer festival guide. Book now!

    The music festival season feels a long, long way off right now (although we wouldn’t say no to a pear cider if you’re offering) but these days you’ve got to book mega early if you want to be happy campers come summer. Many of the biggies sell out in a flash – we haven’t managed […]

  • What’s On: Muddy Herts Guide 10-16 Nov 2016

    Don’t know about you, but I need a bit of cheering up this week. Maybe it’s the weather…? Maybe not. Anyhooo, there’s loads going on to get me grinning again — and you, too, I hope!

  • Muddy Herts Half Term Survival Guide Oct 2016

    It’s half term — hoorah! And there’s loads on around Herts to keep the smalls occupied and happy. And what do happy smalls mean? You’re doing a fabulous job. So, bask in your own brilliance as a parent — or aunt, or uncle, godparent, grandparent, whatever — and keep ’em smiling…

  • Perfect rainy day place: The British Schools Museum

    I’m a big fan of a little museum.  The British Schools Museum in Hitchin is one of the ones I’ve driven past loads of times, but never managed to stop and have a look round.  So when it was raining the other day — hello, August! — me and my youngest met some friends there […]

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