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

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Gotta Have It

Forget colour co-ordination - this year we're dressing our trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find!

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Eight of the best dine at home

    Eight of the best dine at home

    Can’t think of another thing to cook during lockdown part two? Roger that. Here’s my top picks for restaurant food at home – no food shop required.

    • Seven of the best farm shops

      Seven of the best farm shops

      Time to shop local? We think so. Let's start with our farm shops. Here's our pick of seven of the county's award-winning finds.

    • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

      40 of the best indie coffee roasters

      Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends from indie coffee roasters to kickstart your day.

    • Six of the best vegan restaurants

      Six of the best vegan restaurants

      Looking for an out of the ordinary vegan restaurant? Here's my round-up of six of the best across the county, from glam to bistro.

    • FARMYARD: from field to fork

      FARMYARD: from field to fork

      Looking for a vibrant neighourhood restaurant with an impressive wine list in the coolest bit of Norwich? Say hello to the latest in bistronomy.


  • 😍Feeling less than delighted with your winter skin regime this year? Youtube beauty guru @nadinebaggott gives us her no-nonsense and value-driven top tips - sign me up now! Link in bio😍
  • 💎 Hotfoot it over to our Reader Treats and you could win a gold and citrine pendant with bespoke engraving worth a whopping £1,000 from @cococlarajewellery Talk about a stocking stuffer...🔷Link in bio 🔶
  • 🌊wild seas at Overstrand today. Does anyone remember the red haired twins who used to run the beach cafe, years ago? 💨
  • 🍴Fed up with lockdown cooking? Try one of our top eight dine@home meals from these fab local restaurants and chefs @thedialhouse @restbenedicts @theinghamswan @benoli_restaurant_norwich @xo__kitchen @shamblescafenorfolk @andyparlecatering_norfolk @sociusnorfolk Link in bio
  • 🍾Get into the Christmas spirit (ho ho ho) with this fabulous festive giveaway. We're giving three thirsty Muddy readers the chance to get their mittens on a bottle of delicious @snowglobegin worth £29 each. Link in bio 👆
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  • Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    You want to ‘shop small’ but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here’s how you can help too.

  • Kids

    • Get outta that house! October Half-Term fun

      Get outta that house! October Half-Term fun

      Wot, no trick or treat? The sugar frenzy might be off for 2020 but don't worry, there's tons of stuff to keep the little people entertained this half term. Read on for the good stuff.

    • How to manage back-to-school anxiety

      How to manage back-to-school anxiety

      With the nation’s schoolchildren poised to go back to school, it’s a tense time for everyone. So, how, as parents, should we control our fears? Muddy finds out.

  • Muddy stays: Cley Windmill
  • Muddy stays: Cley Windmill
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  • 8 stylish pyjamas for a luxe lie-in

    8 stylish pyjamas for a luxe lie-in

    It’s dark, cold and wet outside, so let’s hunker down with some new pyjamas that are chic enough to wear to your morning Zoom meeting (we won’t tell!).

    • From tea-dye to high fashion

      From tea-dye to high fashion

      Muddy Norfolk talks to Libby Double, designer of sustainable clothing brand The Way of Tea, on being one of 12 designers chosen to showcase their work at New York Fashion Week.

    • New season fashion trends: A/W 2020

      New season fashion trends: A/W 2020

      The fashion mavens spoken and, yes please, we'll take that excuse for new clothes and run with it! Here are the five top trends to help you nail autumn/ winter style this year.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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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Little Black Book

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

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