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  • Byfords, Holt

    If you fancy somewhere with a little bit more ‘to do’ in North Norfolk – Byfords offers a ‘posh’ B&B experience with independent boutiques, galleries and pubs right on it’s doorstep.

    • Winter walks & cute cafés

      Blow away the cobwebs with these great walks and slightly cheaper eats along the way!

    • Gastro Heaven!

      30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

    • roast dinner

      20 Sunday Roasts with the most!

      Norfolk's bump is bulging with cosy winter pubs offering all the right ingredients for the perfect Sunday roast. Here's a few of our favourites but who's yours?

    • The King’s Head, Letheringsett

      One of my favourite Winter bothole escapes and there's nothing traditional pub grub about this creative menu.

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

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  • Byfords, Holt

    If you fancy somewhere with a little bit more ‘to do’ in North Norfolk – Byfords offers a ‘posh’ B&B experience with independent boutiques, galleries and pubs right on it’s doorstep.

    • Call me Cupid! 46 romantic stays across the Muddy counties

      In the mood for love? Of course you are, pussy cat! Here, allow us to assist with the rumpy pumpy with 46 romantic boltholes across the Muddy counties.

    • 24 hours in Matera

      Check out all the cool places in Matera, Southern Italy. Location of the new James Bond car chase scenes and so much more. Mix yourself a martini and enjoy our insider tips!

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  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Leopard-print has come a LONG way from Bet Lynch’s barmaid wardrobe. It’s flipping everywhere now. But is it still chic? Cue an almighty rumble in the jungle with two Muddy staffers with very different views.

    • Let it snow

      Heading on a skiing holiday this New Year? Here's our shopping checklist for looking stylish on the slopes.

    • Witness the fitness

      New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

  • Calling all Old Skool Ravers!

    Love, Life & Laughter – watch this space people, there’s a new wave of 90’s dance events targeting the 40+ cool crew!

    • This month’s best new reads

      What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck into one of pro bookworm Kerry Potter's enthralling new literary picks.

    • Cinderella – A Sparkly Christmas Spectacular!

      Music, dance, singing, pyrotechnics, special effects and an awful lot of glitter, it's panto time at the Theatre Royal Norwich and we absolutely loved it - oh yes we did!

    • 10 best books of 2019

      So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you - here's her definitive list of the year's best books. Get stuck in!

    • Review: A Circus Carol

      Lost in Translation bring the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future tumbling onto the Playhouse stage in their creative interpretation of A Christmas Carol. We loved it!

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    Re-focus your eating habits

    Food and healthy eating coach Josie Buck AKA The Mindful Cook has shared with us her five top tips  on achieving a healthier gut in 2020!

    • This girl can!

      Juggling motherhood, jiggly bits and the barriers to exercising, This Girl Can is back with its brand new campaign and we love it!

    • Wellbeing & Yoga Retreats 2020

      Need to find your 'om' or even just a little bit of 'me' time in 2020? Check out my Norfolk Wellbeing and Yoga Retreat Specialists - there are even a couple in the sun, if you can wangle it ......

  • We’re hiring!

    Based in Norfolk and want to start 2020 working for fantabulous lifestyle platform Muddy Stilettos? Keep reading if you’re a cool, confident and experienced sales bod.

    • 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.

    • Hanging at Holkham

      The new ropes course at Holkham Estate was a rip roaring success with the Muddy household and a big high five for creating something that keeps all ages amused! 

    • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

      Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

  • Exclusive interview! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

    The actor-turned-singer has been front page news since an incendiary appearance on Question Time last week. In this exclusive interview, he talks midlife crises, death threats and groupies with Muddy’s Kerry Potter.

    • Meet the woman who’s declared war on plastic

      We met Beth Noy, the founder of Plastic Freedom, an online shop collating the best plastic-free brands around. She's got some brilliant advice for us all.

    • Muddy meets Lisa Angel

      Lisa Angel is the queen of personalisation and we got the lowdown on her favourite Norfolk places and tips on how to be a succesful mumtrepreneur!

    • 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!)

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