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I'm Helen, editor of Muddy Norfolk, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

The body warmer or gilet (pronounced “Gee-Lay”) hasn't really had much innovaton since my Budgie riding days. But all that might be about to change - say hello to the HUFFUR!

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • 10 Pubs With Gorgeous Gardens

    10 Pubs With Gorgeous Gardens

    Praise be, the pubs are opening – and just in time for summer weather! Here are 10 of the best pub gardens to enjoy a socially-distanced sip in across Norfolk. Cheers!

    • Arghhhh I can’t stop eating!!!

      Arghhhh I can’t stop eating!!!

      None of my summer shorts fit and I still can't stop stuffing my face. Thankfully The Mindful Cook is on hand with these 3 easy emotional eating tips.

    • 20 food & drink takeaways

      20 food & drink takeaways

      Miss eating out? We hear you - check out our Muddy favourite foodies and their splendiferous menu of dine at home experiences. 

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    • Lockdown garden stunners

      Lockdown garden stunners

      Entered Muddy’s Lockdown Gardens in Bloom yet? Stake out your competition here and snap your space to win part of our £1000 prize pot to spend at Olive & Sage.

    • Body anxiety post lockdown

      Body anxiety post lockdown

      Worried about meeting up with friends because you've put on a few pounds? It's a post lockdown thing. We chatted to The Mindful Cook for advice.

    • 7 steps to better sleep

      7 steps to better sleep

      Shoved your 900th sheep over a gate - but still can't get to sleep? Time to pandemic-proof your sleep with our guide to getting some Z's during lockdown.

  • Muddy stays: Cley Windmill
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  • Best Summer dresses!

    Best Summer dresses!

    Need the perfect summer dress for your socialy distanced soirée? Here’s our pick of the best from our local Norfolk boutiques.

    • Wear the rainbow (and find gold)

      Wear the rainbow (and find gold)

      The weather's been pants, but we're giving Joseph and his technicolour dream coat a run for his money with the best rainbow brights. Prepare to be dazzled.

    • Gotta Have It

      Gotta Have It

      The body warmer or gilet (pronounced “Gee-Lay”) hasn't really had much innovaton since my Budgie riding days. But all that might be about to change - say hello to the HUFFUR!

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  • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

    What I’ve learnt in lockdown

    Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five busy writers and presenters, juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

    • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      He's worked with Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Rudimental, and now record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands - raising money for the NHS in association with theatres like The North Wall. Tell us about it, Shlo!

    • The 6 funniest people on social media

      The 6 funniest people on social media

      Fancy a giggle? These Instagram and Twitter accounts are happy to oblige.

    • Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

      Muddy meets… Melissa Hemsley

      It turns out the healthy cooking queen has culinary disasters too! Melissa spills the beans (then whips them up into a tasty frittata) on burnt pans, how to waste less food and keeping an endless supply of cookie dough in the freezer.

    • Muddy meets Shazia Mirza

      Muddy meets Shazia Mirza

      The Brummy comedian on why she's not scared to shake things up, her new tour Coconut and where all the real eyebrows have gone.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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