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  • flower fields

    8 Stunning flower displays near you

    Want to wander around a glorious flower field? Head for one of these dazzling floral pop-ups in Glos & Worcs. From luscious lavender and confetti fields to carpets of sunflowers, dahlias and roses, plan one of these trips in.

  • Think you know your local gems? Try our hitlist…

    Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2022 finalists in your area. See who's in your area.

  • 6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

    Do you struggle to snooze? We’ve nobbled the pros at Healthily for the latest scientific thinking on how to conquer insomnia. Cue, walnuts, pink noise - and orgasms.

  • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

    To celebrate this year's Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company's health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

  • 8 Reasons to visit RHS Malvern Spring Festival

    The 2022 RHS show season kicks off in Worcs with the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Gardening gurus, celeb appearances, flowers and plants a-plenty, fabulous food and tons more. Need more reasons to go along? Find them here.

  • bluebells

    12 Beautiful local bluebell walks

    Blooming 'eck! Bluebells are popping up in their thousands across Glos and Worcs. Here's where to find the best of them on your sprightly springtime walk.Trip the light (blue) fantastic with these 12 bluebell stunners.

  • hotel

    Muddy reviews: No.15 by Guesthouse, Bath

    Looking for a getaway with bodice-rippingly Bridgerton vibes, design-fabulous rooms and a pleasure palace of a spa? We checked in for the night to Bath's newest period pulse racer, see what we thought here.

  • trees

    7 Places to go blossom-bathing

    Head for one of these gorgeous, sweet-scented walks near you. As these candy-crush stunners sweep into life through our shires we've found the best places to go blossom-bathing.

  • Ready for bed? 7 top buys for a restful sleep

    In celebration of World Sleep Day, here are our top shopping picks, from pillows and candles to sheets to sliders. If these don't help you reach the land of nod, nothing will!!

  • gloucester quays

    8 Reasons to go to Gloucester Quays

    Tired of trudging the same retail pavements? Take a fresh look at Gloucester Quays. With an open air vibe, a whopping 70% off designer brands (erm, yes please) and a foodie and fun quarter, here are 8 things not to miss.

  • Morning routines of happy women: the fashion MD

    Disco workouts, outfit building, and the perfect creamy scrambled eggs - this is what a morning looks like for Fiona Lambert, Managing Director of Jaeger

  • mum sign

    20 Ways to say I love you on Mother’s Day

    Treating your mum? Hope to be treated yourself? Either way, we have some brilliant ideas to spoil the lady in your life on 27th March. From afternoon tea set to a grand piano to glorious gardens, cool classes and a mamas & mimosas spa day (ooo!). Find some lady-shaped fun here.

  • daffodils

    11 Stunning daffodil walks

    They're the cheerful little trumpets that herald the arrival of spring ,want to walk the golden carpet? Here are the best places in Glos & Worcs to see them from woodland to parks to arboretums.

  • husky dogs

    6 Cool winter olympic-vibe sports to try

    The Winter Olympics are GO! If you're marveling at those quadruple salcos (erm how?!) and giant ski jumps, head for one of these cracking winter-vibe sports in Glos & Worcs, from ski slopes and snow domes to ice-rinks and husky dog sled trekking (no really!).

  • Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    She's got a podcast, comedy show, award-winning books and celeb following - Rosie Wilby is the one to listen to if you're breaking up

  • 6 of the best… candle subscriptions

    Ooooh, something smells lovely! If you're into home accessories, these clever candle subscriptions make a thoughtful and stylish gift (even if it's for yourself - shhhhh, we won't tell).

  • Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

    A traybake that's actually good for your gut and tastes like a treat? Look no further than this clever recipe from the gut health expert's new book

  • Spinach and ricotta ravioli – revamped!

    Fresh from the new book by gut health expert Dr Megan Rossi is a surprisingly filling and easy-to-make pasta supper - maybe this health kick isn't going to be so tough after all?

  • 8 health and fitness books to kick-start your 2022

    New year, new bod: Get your exercise groove on with one of these new wave of bespoke fitness books catering for everyone, from angry yogis to gym sceptics

  • Best spa breaks to book now

    Robe and fluffy slippers at the ready! It's time to revitalise for the new year with some serious pampering, and these spa breaks are the best way to do it. Meet you in the jacuzzi...

  • Your health questions answered!

    Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

  • Green age kicks! eco-cool trainers

    There's nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too.

  • Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

    Having trouble sleeping? Us and half the world right now! Here's what the Muddy team have in their shopping baskets to help with some much-needed shut-eye.

  • Five ways to become more Zen

    Whether it's social anxiety about lockdown ending, or panic that it's not coming soon enough, a new book claims the ancient art of Zen will see us through. Ready to try it?

  • Cheaper than therapy: brilliant self-help books

    Being stuck inside for a year hasn’t done us a ton of good, but help is at hand. Try one of these tomes designed to get our work, home and head space in order.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Best new fitness tech for 2021

    Need something to help those workouts along? Itching for some new tech in the new year? Read on for the Muddy edit of the best flashy fitness buys of 2021.

  • Listen up! Best wellbeing podcasts

    Want to boost your wellbeing? Hell yeah! While we can’t go to the gym right now, we can go on long solo walks with inspirational podcasts. Here's our pick.

  • The foxiest 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.

  • The only 5 resolutions you need to keep in 2021

    January is traditionally a time for making ridiculous promises and then feeling shame by failing to keep them. Not this year: we’ve been through enough.

  • Stress

    Lockdown anxiety: 7 ways to keep it in check

    Lockdown is back and with it, hours and hours to listen to the rising panic in our heads. Don’t fancy that much? Nor us, so read on.

  • M&S hiking boot

    Walkies! Cold weather walking gear to pick up now

    Gyms are closed (as is practically everything else), so we're getting our exercise fix with some long winter walks. Here's all the gear you'll need to stretch those legs this season.

  • Working (out) from home: 5 on-demand exercise classes

    Tear your eyes away from Netflix and get moving with these streaming fitness classes. No excuses now!

  • J’adore / J’abhor – Daylight Saving Hours

    The clocks went back this week and the nights truly are closing in. Two Muddy staffers battle out the pros and the cons.

  • 8 of the best… bras for running

    Running the one thing keeping you sane? Just for you we've rounded up (er, excuse the pun) the best high support running bras - all perfect for your daily exercise hit.

  • The coolest biking gear for lockdown miles

    Unleash your inner cyclista with our roundup of the best kit to wear on your daily cycle. Let's go!

  • Gotta Have It

    Planning a garden Easter egg hunt? Better hide this one from the kids - it's the UK's first Cannabis Easter Egg. Ready, steady, munchy!

  • Pamper day? Four luxe London wellbeing destinations

    Feeling frazzled? London day trips aren't just for shopping/drinking/sightseeing - get thee to the city for a turbo-charged wellbeing fix.

  • Three bonkers wellbeing trends for 2020

    Will you be, um, honouring your vagina this year?

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Feeling it for 2020's New Year's Resolutions or think they're a total waste of time? Muddy ed-in-chief Hero and HQ staffer Nancy duke it out.

  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

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