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  • Drink Me

    There's something very cheering about buying new mugs - they're a small thing (and usually very affordable) but they can really brighten your day, as well as your kitchen. They're also a brilliant gift for the person who has everything. I've been mugging up (ahem) on the best new ones around - 'tis the season for hunkering down with a hot brew after all. Kettle on? Let's go.

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    The 12 best small businesses for Christmas shopping

    Herts has got some fab independent shops and here are my top twelve for Christmas.

  • Mother’s Day gift ideas

    Some gift ideas for Mother's Day, with recommendations from some of the local independent businesses in the Muddy Herts Little Black Book

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Aphrodite and the Gayer-Anderson cat meet on a scarf. Whatever next? Sneak preview of the Klements SS17 collection, including a collaboration with the British Museum.

  • Hertford heartthrob

    I’ve driven up the A10 and past Pearce’s Farm Shop several time and always thought, “ooo, that looks good – I must pop in.” And my Cambridge-area friend Kate has driven down the A10 many more times and done the same. It was far too easy to drive past, but now, having finally popped in – Kate and I met there last week – neither of us will be able to resist a return visit....

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