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  • Gotta Have It

    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.

  • Witness the fitness!

    Finding it hard to kickstart that hardcore new exercise regime? Buy some slinky new kit and you'll be sprinting around the park faster than Mo Farah (possibly).

  • Time for drinkies! What are you having?

    Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys throughout December? You can do better than that! Here's our guide to nailing your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

  • 15 cracking Christmas markets

    Feeling the need to shop? Here, let us facilitate that! Read on for your fill of the best local festive fairs.

  • Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery

    Muddy talks to Harriet Kelsall about 20 years in the jewellery business, making Hertfordshire sparkle

  • Gotta Have It

    Our fashion favourite Cos is launching babywear this week - and we've gone gaga for it. Behold the cuteness!

  • Gotta Have It

    Obsessed with the time since the clocks went back? Then you'll appreciate our round up the coolest watches for all the family. Christmas inspo incoming!

  • 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.

  • Muddy meets Ali Reid-Davies

    I meet the co-founder of one of the most stylish and innovative antiques and interiors shops in the country.

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