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    Meet the Indie Store owners!

    As we gingerly step back into the real world, it's more important than ever to support local. Here some of our Indie Store businesses in Glos & Worcs recount their journey and show us what makes them special.

  • Easy gardening jobs to do before Spring

    Want a fabulous garden come spring? Now is the time to act! Here are five things you should be doing to see your garden flourishing once the sunnier days arrive.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Feet up: 7 things to watch this week

    A week's worth of great telly content, picked out across the channels and streaming sites. Put your feet up and settle in with one of these great things to watch.

  • 11 UK stay-cays that could be abroad

    Get ahead of the crowds for when we can take a stay-cay *crosses everything* with these 11 UK holiday spots with a distinctly exotic feel - can you guess where they are?

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    11 best Sunday roast takeaways

    Can't be faffed to juggle seven pots at once? Chillax, just order in. Try one of these Gloucestershire or Worcestershire Sunday roasts for a crackingly easy end to the week.

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    Battle of the pancakes! Which is your fave?

    Holy crepe ... Shrove Tuesday (16th) is on its way! A day that officially sanctions you by law to consume your body weight in Nutella covered, lemon-and-sugar drizzled discs of delight. Try these two winners for dinner.

  • Half-term hack: the best online courses for kids

    Run out of ways to entertain the kiddos? Check out Muddy's list of the best online classes and workshops that you can do from anywhere across the country, just in time for half-term.

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    Revealed! The 10 poshest roads in the Cotswolds

    Want to know where to sling your pin for your next move? They say it's all about location, so you may want to know where's really hot to call home. Time to reveal the Cotswolds' 10 most expensive areas and streets.

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    How to help kids in 2021

    It's the question on most of our lips. Just how do we help our children cope with lockdown and everything that brings? We talked to headteachers at two top Glos and Worcs schools to find out their advice.

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    Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Impress!

    Whether it's Valentine's Day, a Galentine's Zoom or an excuse to treat yourself (err yes!) a cosy cocktail at home is (probably) just what St Valentine would have ordered. Check out these three lovely libations to make yours go with a swing. Which is your favourite?...

  • Alexa’s got a new, hunky look

    Seen Amazon's new Alexa ad? You're not going to want to miss it. Hello, Michael B. Jordan. We're desperate to know when we'll be able to purchase something like this IRL...

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    Decoding Depression: how to spot it and help

    A year of cohabiting with Covid is a grim milestone - the struggle to eat, WFH, sleep, repeat every day is real. Our mental health has never been more under the cosh and rates of depression have soared to an all time high. But help is at hand. Find out how to spot the signs and help when it hits.

  • 5 ways you can master your finances

    It’s February and you’re still skint. In this most miserable of months cheer yourself up by plotting your ultimate financial comeback. It's easier than you think!

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    10 Best Valentines takeaways 💕

    All you need is love ... err, and some food and wine obvs. There's nothing that says 'I love you' more than neither of you having to prepare your own Valentines Day dinner, right? Rock your own swanky restaurant-at-home experience with these 10 takeaways.

  • Boredom begone: online courses & classes to do right now

    Bored at home? No longer! Muddy's been hard at work finding you the very best online class to do in your county. From computer coding to nipple tassels, we've got it all.

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    Is that who I think it is…?! Our favourite music video cameos

    In need of some light-hearted fun? Er, hell yeah! Here, check out Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge dancing around in sparkly suits (plus five more brilliant music video cameos).

  • Ultimate dream properties for 2021

    Let's face it. We’ve been staring at our walls, like, forever and we’ve completed every last bit of DIY imaginable. So you know what that means? That’s right: time to move. See if any of these incredible properties take your fancy.

  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?</a

  • Fancy a Weekend Escape?

    Well, you're in the right place! Check out brand new, brilliant guide to help you find the perfect break - from a relaxed family hotel to countryside self-catering, easy day trip or a special occasion space. Now go forth and staycay!

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    Prepping for a staycay this summer? Our curated guide to The Cotswolds is packed with our-in-the-know tips and up-to-date openings. Just add sandals and sunshine.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Cornwall

    Planning to staycay this summer? Our curated guide to Cornwall is packed with our in-the-know tips and up to date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine.

  • 58 staycation self-catering stays

    Planning a staycation for when lockdown eases up? It's your resident travel agent here with 58 gorgeous self-catering stays across the 24 Muddy counties.

  • House swap – what will £500,000 get you?

    Nothing like a lockdown to make you appreciate your home - or make you want to move when it gets lifted. But what will your money get you across the Muddy counties?

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

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