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  • Home truths

    Buying a house is an emotive act, fuelled by all kinds of desire - protecting a family, starting a new life, following a dream. Three local Muddy readers open the door to their homes to share their personal stories.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Homemade Christmas decorations - part of the festive fun or a totally twee step too far? Two Muddy staffers duke it. What do YOU reckon?

    • Speedy supper anyone?

      If you're sick to death of your weekday cooking repertoire (yup) then here's some quick and classy culinary inspiration for you. Yum!

    • 6 new season interior trends

      Summer's over. Deal with it. Embrace Autumn with these 6 breezily cool interior trends of rich colours, retro shapes and pared-back natural materials.

      • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

        Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

      • Need a speedy supper?

        I declare salad season officially open! This hearty chicken one is easy-peasy to make but packed with flavour.

      • Groovy garden accessories

        Finally we can start planning barbecues and al fresco gatherings, so here's the coolest cooking and homeware kit you need to jazz up your garden.

      • Burn baby burn!

        Muddy HQ is even more fragrant than usual right now - thanks to the coolest new indie candle brand on the block.

      • Pamper your pet

        It’s National Love Your Pet Day, so here's a Muddy guide to doing just that. After all, they’re the only ones in your household who don’t answer back, right?

      • The big trends 2019

        Our round-up of the brightest interiors trends this season. Plus, the best design shows to book now.

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      Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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