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  • 18 Best Afternoon Teas in Norfolk

    From the traditional to the quirky – check our guide to the best Afternoon Teas in Norfolk.

    • The Grove Hotel, Cromer

      With its emphasis on fresh local food, the relaxed fine dining experience and its beautiful location and gardens, The Grove Hotel in Cromer has cemented its place in our list of top foodie haunts in Norfolk.

    • The best brunch in town

      The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

    • The Soul Cafè & Restaurant

      The menu is an explosion of taste and colour, mixing up African, Asian, European and Caribbean cuisine. Love the holiday vibe at this relaxed restaurant/cafe - great food and music into the evening.

    • The 20 best beachside eats

      Make the most of the British summer at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Napkin at the ready? Let's do this!

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  • Word up

    Too busy to say it yourself? Lacking the vocab to express your feelings after a long day battling spreadsheets or sprogs? Let a classic slogan T do it for you.

    • Cool Carry Ons

      Has your suitcase made its last trip? Check out 'Away' - the cult luggage brand that's chic, stylish and has an in built compression device.

    • Win 7 perfect pieces to ease you into Autumn

      Muddy's fashion fave hush has triumphed with its new trans-seasonal collection - and we have five - yes FIVE! - sets of our fashion edit to give away, worth over £3500. Go, go, go!

    • Imagine that!

      I felt duty bound to pop along and check out the new products at Imagine Spa Blofield and Heathersett. Don't be scared - it's not a death mask!

    • Five of the best…travel sets

      Heading off on your holidays? Check in these ready to fly travel sets- just chuck 'em in your suitcase and go!

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  • New season, new home!

    Summer has gone. Deal with it. Embrace Autumn with the new seasonal interior trends of rich colours, retro shapes and pared-back natural materials.

    • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

      Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

    • Gotta Have It

      I've got my eye on this gorgeous graphic cushion, part of Habitat's new collaboration with supercool artist Quentin Jones.

    • The Miracle Chocolate Maca Smoothie

      Great for balancing hormones and increasing energy levels, this delicious chocolate smoothie from The Mindful Cook is a menopause miracle. QUICK grab the blender!

    • No More Swipes!

      Phones down - two ladies are on a mission to bring the human element back into the world of dating.

  • Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here’s some food for thought from the autumn’s hottest self-help book by ex Elle journalist turned author Lotte Jeffs.

    • Freelance mum? 

      Muddy spent the evening with author of The Freelance Mum and chatted to five local business women to get all the inside tips on going self employed. Could it be your next career move?

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      Flexible working

      Full-time working mum and Muddy founder Hero Brown on flexible working.

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      Back-to-school essentials

      Summer hols over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

    • Communication Concerns?

      If your child is off to school for the first time and you're worried about their speech and language development - read on for some great advice from ISLTS Speech Therapist Lorna Bailey.

  • Everyone’s talking about…

    Jude Law, baby! Or should that be his itty bitty very pretty papal white budgie smugglers? Banish your other half for five minutes and ogle the trailer in peace.

    • When Muddy met Shappi

      Comedian Shappi Khorsandi discusses new tour, her tips on how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

    • The Guilty Feminist

      Love the podcast? Good news - its creator is coming to a theatre near you this spring. We grabbed super-talented comedian Deborah Francis-White for a chinwag.

    • Muddy meets Tom …

      to talk his favourite local eateries and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

    • Muddy in the Mail

      Muddy Stilettos Founder and Editor in Chief Hero Brown has been picked as one of the top 50 inspirational women in the UK!

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