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  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Homemade Christmas decorations - part of the festive fun or a totally twee step too far? Two Muddy staffers duke it. What do YOU reckon?

  • eco christmas decorations

    How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

    'Tis the season to banish waste, tat, all things un-recyclable and go sustainable. Does anyone know where you can buy halos?

  • Your local Christmas gift guide

    Show your local high street some love this year and crack the Christmas shopping in one fell swoop. Here's our edit of the best gifts from some of our fave producers, makers and curators across Herts and Beds.

  • #inlovewithlocal

    Put a face to your indie favourites

    Wanna find out what it's really like to run a local business? We chat to some entrepreneurs in our area about why it's so important to get behind them, and how we can all do our bit.

  • Review: Sleeping Beauty at Rhodes Arts Complex

    For an all-singing, all-dancing twist on a fairytale favourite, with a stonking production team and a cast that really gives it some welly get your tickets now for this Christmas cracker of a panto.

  • Top local tipples: Say cheers!

    Say pfft to Dry January and fill 'yer boots with these locally produced boozy bevs.

  • #InLoveWithLocal this Xmas

    We're all for shopping at local indies at Muddy and we know you are too - step away from Amazon and read on for how together we can turn this impulse into a bonafide movement. Get involved!

  • Gift guide: for her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

  • The Snow Queen Hertford Theatre

    Review: The Snow Queen at Hertford Theatre

    It's panto but not as you know it... This 10th anniversary show is a sparkling specatacle of high energy performance and dazzling sets that won't disappoint.

  • How to tablescape like a pro

    Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: For nippers

    Treat the little people! 26 brilliant pressies to wrap under the tree for kids this Christmas.

  • Gift Guide: Tweens & Teens

    Those pesky tweens and teens are a nightmare to buy for - but we think we've nailed it for you! 25 gifts that might even get you more than a grunt of thanks on Christmas Day.

  • 18 cracking Christmas markets

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

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the man in your life? Hey, easy peasy! Here's our curated 'Best for Blokes', as chosen by Muddy editors across our 22 gorgeous counties.

  • The Muddy Panto Guide

    It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Here are 22 of the perkiest pantos to book now in Herts, Beds and beyond.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

  • 25 of the best Christmas wreath workshops

    Fancy getting creative and making your own Christmas wreath? Forage for foliage and learn from the experts at one of these local workshops.

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