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Days out

  • Herts’ best summer festivals 2018

    Film, music, art, lavender and mud. Here's a round up of some of the best summer festivals in Herts.

  • Best spots for bluebells

    Our local woodlands will be carpeted in brilliant blue blooms shortly, so here’s where to catch them while they last – with nearby pit stops thrown in for good measure!

  • Sloping off to ski school

    Many thanks to Anna Lou at Muddy Northants for sharing her recent Hemel Snow Centre experience with me. Over to you, Annalou: Never let it be said that this Muddy isn’t willing to put her body on the line in the name of new experiences and fun times. This weekend we step inside from the […]

  • 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? […]

  • 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. […]

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