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  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    The end is in sight, but we can't hug our friends just yet. Show your love another way with these 47 cheering gifts, perfect for posting to a pal (or, you know, to yourself).

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    How to shake up your mojo!

    Feel like you've lost your way a bit during lockdown? Read these tips on how to regain control of your life and grab the future with both hands. Go get 'em, tiger!

  • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

    Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

  • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

    Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

  • 5 West Country wellbeing stays

    Looking for a Devon, Cornwall or Somerset escape? Hell yeah! Check out these stunning self-catering properties, all with on-site extras, from yoga and wine tasting to massage.

  • 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.

  • Country living in Woburn

    Need to hit pause on life's hectic schedule? I hear ya! That's why I checked in to The Woburn Hotel for an easy breezy weekend break to lap up some cosy country charm and tasty grub to boot.

  • The power of scent

    Feeling SAD? Suzanne Taylor, founder of luxury local candle brand, Taylor Benfield, waxes lyrical about the soothing power of a scented candle during the colder months.

  • Muddy reviews: The Grove

    Known as London's country estate, The Grove in Hertfordshire is an elegant rural mansion house with a cool urban vibe. Best of both worlds? I checked in to find out...

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