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  • 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!

  • Super flashy newsflash

    New foodie openings for Easter! River Cottage Kitchen & Deli at Hatfield House; The Potting Shed at Carpenter's Nursery & Farm Shop.

  • Hatfield House

    Jacobean gloriousness, friendly goats, gorgeous gardens with space to play. Hatfield House seems to have everything.

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

    • Cafe culture that’s actually *good* for you

      I've been a fan of the Bhaker House in Chiswell Green for a while now. And there's lots to be a fan of -- which is all the more surprising given how tiny it is. Tucked away in a little row of shops, the Bhaker House is easy to miss if you're whizzing past on your way into St Albans, but once you know it's there you'll never be able to drive by without stopping...

    • Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

      Muddy says: Lights, Camera, Action - and very likely international fame. This awesome local performing arts school has a to-die-for alumni list and a healthy, sensible work ethic for its young talent.

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