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  • Day at the beach anyone?

    Fancy feeling the sand between your toes and the waves lapping at your feet? You don't have to jump on a plane just yet. Here's out pick of the top UK beaches for a sunny day trip.

  • Is your neighbourhood one of the best in Britain?

    A new survey of the UK's loveliest places to live sees Berkhamsted and Bedford amongst the top spots. Hooray! What a good excuse for us to go snooping around and find out what all the fuss is about...

  • Bishop’s Stortford College, East Herts

    Muddy says: This vast and impressive co-ed day and boarding school has a dazzling array of facilities and a strong community vibe.

  • Stormont School, Potters Bar

    Muddy says: This small but perfectly formed school gives girls an opportunity to bloom and become the best they can be, thanks to its relaxed and non-pressurised approach to learning and development.

  • St. Francis’ College, Letchworth Garden City

    Muddy says: This wonderfully nurturing day and boarding school for girls has an empowering can-do ethos and is located in the world's first Garden City.

  • Run for the hills!

    Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first - all the inspo you need to pull on your trainers on these chilly mornings.

  • Lockers Park, Hemel Hempstead

    Muddy says: A traditional boys’ prep school and co-ed pre-prep with an intimate, home-from-home feel and an emphasis on inclusivity and individuality

  • Abbot’s Hill, Hemel Hempstead

    Muddy says: Looking for an all girls' school that prides itself on pastoral care and promotes the importance of work life balance? Abbot's Hill could be the place.

  • light and airy library with lots of glass and big windows with trees

    Bedford Girls’ School, Bedford

    Muddy says: Bedford Girls' School is refreshing. It's spacious, beautifully designed and full of light, and a place where you can feel grounded and confident.

  • Much Ado About Nothing, Watford Palace Theatre

    Much Ado About Nothing in the 1940s, complete with sandbags, Gin and It, and an all-female cast.

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