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I'm Sophie, editor of Muddy Gloucestershire & Worcestershire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Want to do Veganuary without giving up cheese and chocolate? Here's your loophole: go vegan with your beauty routine instead with these eight kind-to-animals brands.

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  • Whoa, look at that view! 👀 ... who can guess where this house for sale is in Glos & Worcs? ... want to find out and see 15 other amazing properties immersed in nature? Click link in bio (because Blue Mondays were made for procrastinating on Rightmove.)
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From projects crying out for some TLC to sprawling mansions, whether you’re looking to move or just want a nose, take a look at these pastoral beauties.
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  • Meet Jenni Rivett, Chelt-based PT to the stars, she’s here to save your lockdown sanity! 
💛 W I N 💫 .... for wellness month at Muddy we have 3 months of her amazing online Train Like a Woman workouts to GIVE AWAY to TWO lucky readers. All done on Zoom (join in live or have them sent to you recorded) worth £180! 🧘‍♂️🤸‍♂️
Interested? Simply click link in bio now 👆to enter (so quick, so easy and amazing odds!)... 

And, for an extra chance to win tag someone in who’d love this in the comments below 💫
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  • Can we talk running? I’ve yet to make it out (too cold, feeling chicken). But I am dying to kickstart Jan with getting back in to it. Inspire me! Have you been out yet this month?... . This was us a few months ago pounding the hills of Cirencester (not sitting down at all 😂). I always find having something new to run in makes me drag myself out of the door, if you want some new gear to add that leetle bit of inspo click link in bio now 👆 for my edit of the BEST Fitness Gear for 2021. 
AND ... We also have How to run like a pro (check out the  homepage) with amazing tips from athlete and marathon runner @nickbutterrun 🏃‍♀️ on how to leave the house when it’s horrid and hone your technique 🙌.
  • The WFH office doesn’t have such a bad view today. The rug snores REALLY badly though. 🙄 How is your first week of lockdown toil / homeschooling going?
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  • How to get your finances in shape for 2021

    How to get your finances in shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital – and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

  • Kids

    • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

    • Should you care about a value-added education ?

      Should you care about a value-added education ?

      You may have heard about how schools use ‘value-added’ to measure performance but it is an often misunderstood concept. Wycliffe College has spent more than a decade feeling justifiably proud of its value-added output. Here, Sean Dunne, Deputy Head of Wycliffe College, shares his views on the subject.

  • 10 Best online dance workouts
  • 10 Best online dance workouts
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  • Best fitness gear for 2021

    Best fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We’re with you! Here’s the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that’ll have you in tip-top form in no time.

    • What the fashion pack are wearing this NYE

      What the fashion pack are wearing this NYE

      Going out-out all dressed up is off the cards, but we are determined to rock the frock in our own living rooms over the festive period.

    • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

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    • Veganuary: The beauty edit

      Veganuary: The beauty edit

      Want to do Veganuary without giving up cheese and chocolate? Here's your loophole: go vegan with your beauty routine instead with these eight kind-to-animals brands.

    • The essential no make-up make-up kit

      The essential no make-up make-up kit

      It’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon; make-up so subtle that it just makes you look like a brighter and better version of yourself. Here’s the Muddy guide.

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  • Swapping fans for the fashion pack – Muddy meets  Louise Aiken

    Swapping fans for the fashion pack – Muddy meets Louise Aiken

    She was one of the UK’s first female DJs, toured the world with Betty Boo (remember her!), and has just opened Stroud’s hippest new boutique. Muddy tracked down Louise Aiken to chat about how she went from Smash Hits (fangirl factor high!) to leading the fashion pack.

    • How to run well by a pro marathon runner

      How to run well by a pro marathon runner

      Need some work-out motivation? You’re in the right place. Muddy talks to endurance athlete Nick Butter about how to motivate yourself out the door and onto an exercise regime.

    • Muddy meets Jenni Rivett – PT to the stars

      Muddy meets Jenni Rivett – PT to the stars

      Want to get fit without leaving your front room? Jenni Rivett is the one-woman powerhouse behind the 'Train like a Woman' programme. Feted by celebs, and drawing Zoomers from around the globe every week for her workouts, we had to find out more.

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