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  • 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.

    • The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe

      Locations and views don’t get much better than The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe. Perfect for for couples, families, lovers and well behaved dogs!

    • Walks with pubs!

      Grab your friends or family and try our pick of the prettiest walks Norfolk and beyond - all with dog-friendly pubs nearby.

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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    Bedingfeld Arms

    The Bedingfeld Arms in Oxburgh offers great value authentic country hospitality – with a side of quirky!

    • The 37 coolest party palaces

      Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

    • hotel bedroom with bath mezzanine

      No. Twenty 9

      Drink, eat and sleep in the company of Hollywood royalty - this places oozes so much vintage style and glamour you'll feel like a movie star yourself!

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  • How to do sofa chic

    Never mind all the parties, the thing we’re most looking forward to this Christmas is hunkering down at home. Here’s what we’ll be wearing – just accessorize with a book and mince pie.

    • Gotta Have It

      Mother Like No Other clothing is all about celebrating your unique wonderful self - hell yeah to that!

    • Shake up your style

      Throw out the rule book, become a fashion rebel and ring the changes this festive season - voilà, our top style tips for rebooting your wardrobe.

    • makeup advent calander

      Count down

      Counting the days until Christmas? We can help with that. Voila, five of the best luxe beauty advent calendars!

    • Norfolk Spa Guide

      We've rounded up the best of the bunch in Norfolk. All you need to do is sit back, relax and find your next bit of 'me' time!

  • A Circus Carol

    Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol story will be turned on its head as an innovative circus production brings Scrooge and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future tumbling onto the stage at the Norwich Playhouse.

    • The best children’s books of the year!

      From toddlers to teens, this edit should give you ample inspiration for small people’s Christmas presents.

    • A Taste of Honey women smoking on a sofa next to her pregnant teenage daughter

      A Taste of Honey

      A gritty snapshot into the working class lives of a mother and daughter in the 1950's. Chaotically bleak but tragically captivating.


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  • Eco Chrimbo – 12 tops tips!

    We chatted with the Queen of Vintage – The Fabulous Miss K – and got some expert advice on keeping things real and not breaking the bank this Christmas!

    • Christmas cake

      Cheats Christmas Cake

      Forget about all that feeding the cake malarky - The Mindful Cook has come to our rescue with this great recipe for a raw Christmas cake that doesn't even need baking, intrigued?

    • Christmas wreath

      Guide to Christmas Wreath Workshops

      Deck your door with boughs of holly - be quick to book, here's our guide to the best Christmas wreath making workshops!

    • Gastro Heaven!

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

    • The Miracle Maca Smoothie

      This delicious chocolate smoothie from The Mindful Cook is a menopause miracle!

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    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.

    • dog in santa hat on a bed of baubles

      Christmas Fun for all the family!

      22 fabulously festive things to do this month which will keep everyone happy from toddlers to teens to grandparents!

    • 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! 

  • 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!)

    • 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.

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