Beach holidays in Britain always come with that anxious niggle at the back of your head – will it tank down for the whole week? Well, how about an inland lake or river holiday as an alternative? The Muddy editors who happen go to be landlocked (*sob**) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental properties with their own little piece of liquid heaven to tempt you throughout spring and summer. Tempted?Read more
Wouldn't you though?
The classic Ladybird books are back - with a hilarious twist on the original story and the opportunity to put your name on it!Read more
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Do you harbour literary ambitions? It seems almost everyone I speak to dreams of being a published author – one friend has put ‘write book’ on her list of new year’s resolutions every year for the last decade, while another has had a file on her computer called ‘Book’ (word count: 0) for as long as she can remember. Making that leap from pipe dream to picking out your dress for your launch party is a tricky business, to put it mildly.Read more
& Other Stories, the lesser-known sister brand to H&M and Cos, does a killer line of shoes, bags and – well, everything actually. It’s one of those shops that I walk into and want everything…Read more
From comedy to swan calls, it’s all happening in Norfolk this weekend – wrap up warm and get out there before you turn into a couch potato (no? Just me then…).
Hate ‘N’ Live – Stand Up at St George’s, St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth – Fri 10 Feb:Read more
Blimey doesn’t the year fly by at break-neck speed? My first totter out as Editor of Muddy Stilettos last year was backstage at the Designers’ Show of Norwich Fashion Week 2016, a brilliantly-organised event that is now in its staggering seventh year. It still amazes me that a city the size of Norwich – and one that teeters precariously, and independently, at the top of the county – can make such a splash in the fashion world.Read more
Box of plasters – and tumbler of wine – at the ready? Here’s our round up of what’s on this half term to keep kids – from tots to teenagers – occupied, out of mischief (and sane!). Let’s get ready to rumble, come rain or shine…Read more
We do try to push the boat out on prizes for you to win, but we’ve had we had one so delicious it was literally bobbing over the water. But check out this lakeside view!
Another Place The Lake in Ullswater in the Lake District is the most ridiculously gorgeous, luxurious, stylish hotel we’ve seen in a very long time and we’ve nabbed a two night stay, worth nearly £800, for one lucky Muddy reader (and your plus one obvs).Read more
Well hello there February, you’re looking mighty fine (laters January!). What have you got in store for me this month? Plenty, you say? Great, let’s get stuck in…
Rucksacks can look a bit ‘gap year’ but this chic pale pink leather KeriKit bag is decidedly grown-up and stylish. Plus you can shove in everything but the kitchen sink – my kinda handbag!Read more
As we turn our backs on January – yay – we can look forward to longer, sunnier days and some time spent in the garden. If you haven’t been brave enough to venture out there yet (I dread to think what the local cats have been doing in mine!), now is the time. With local gardening guru Ellen Mary’s (Quite Contrary’s) help, we will be BBQ ready before we know it.Read more