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  • St Hilda’s School, Harpenden

    A small, friendly family-owned prep school, St Hilda’s day school for girls is a good option for those who hanker after a warm, home-from-home atmosphere and great pastoral care.

  • The best places to spot snowdrops

    Drop everything, people – the snowdrops are coming out, meaning spring is on its way! Here’s our round-up of the loveliest local places to catch these winter buds.

  • 10 of the best local walks (with pubs on’t way)

    Rallying the troops for a bracing trek might not come easy, but oh the rewards! These beautiful walks will put the fizz back into frazzled spirits – especially if you pop into one of these cosy pubs on the way (government guidelines allowing)…

  • Fire up the remote! This week’s best TV and films

    Lord, it’s frosty. Even if we could go out, we wouldn’t want to. So grab your hot water bottle, brew a large cup of tea, wrap yourself in that fleecy throw and settle in for the week

  • Calm: 5 ways to deal with uncertainty

    We talk to life coach Jess Wall about how to deal with the anxiety and uncertainty of living with Corona Virus. You're going to want to read this one. Promise.

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • Sézane’s sexy homeware (and hot interior deals)

    We're lusting after the chic French brand's new homeware range, plus we've rooted out the best interior and home bargains online to add to your shopping basket pronto.

  • Treat me! 20 buys for £20 or less

    Mirror Mirror I’m totally in love with this quirky, art deco inspired mirror available online from Graham & Green. It’s an absolute steal at under £20 – I’m putting mine by the treats cupboard so the kids know I’m always watching. £19.95 Buy Now Say Cheers Times like these call for gin (lots of it) […]

  • Got £800k to splurge on a new des res?

    Hertfordshire This three-bed Victorian townhouse, in St Albans, is a bit of a tardis and is set across three floors. Headline features include a gorgeous shaker-style kitchen/breakfast room with bi-fold doors that overlook the garden. Location, location, location all the way – it’s next door to Verulamium Park, minutes from the St Albans centre and […]

  • Five useful things I learned in lockdown

    Lockdown has been bloody hard. Hugs, holidays, popping out for a coffee and weekend getaways seem a long way off. BUT this monumental shift hasn't been totally bad.

  • The Devil wears joggers!

    It is possible to be comfy aaaand chic at the same time. Here are our fav joggers for lockdown - including a few from boutiques near you. If Anna Wintour is wearing them...

  • House Swap

    Titchmarsh A quaint stone cottage with view across to the parish church, this pretty four-bed property has a raft of original features including oak beams, stone inglenook fireplace and brick tiled flooring. The modern, shaker-style kitchen breakfast room also boasts an AGA cosy nights in and the expansive cottage garden has plenty of space for […]

  • Desk delights

    Gold and gorgeous Oooh shiny! Slim, elegant, inspirational – but enough about me, just check out this pack of four pens with ‘go get em’ slogans from the brilliant Anthropologie. £22 Buy Now Paint it or post it? Oooh, how satisfying are these to look at? Forget the old neon post-its of old – these […]

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