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  • 18 Best Afternoon Teas in Norfolk

    It’s National Afternoon Tea week – not that we need any more encouragement to scoff a cake or three! Here’s our guide from the traditional to the quirky!

    • 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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  • Walk & Glamp the North Norfolk Coastal Path

    Eat, Sleep, Walk, Repeat – 47 miles of beautiful coastline with MarGin Walking and Glamping. Possibly the best Muddy experience to date and it’s right on our doorstep!

    • Muddy’s Insider Guide to the Isle of Wight

      This sunny little Island may be small in stature but it's packed to the brim with amazing things to check out. We've got the top tips on how to discover the real Isle of Wight.

    • Glamping with the Twiggles!

      We popped along to Hoveton Estate for a bit of 'glamping' action with Amber's Bell Tent Camping. Great location in the heart of the Broads in a beautiful secluded copse with plenty of outdoor fun for the family. Plus BeWILDerwood next door!

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  • 10 summer style sizzlers

    Chuck this lot in your suitcase and – bingo! – you’re ready to go on holiday. Don’t forget to send us a postcard.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      So, what's the hot topic currently creating emotional fracking by the office water cooler? This week - velcro sandals!

    • In all your Finery

      Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We've got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers - that's £5k worth of foxy fashion! (Sorry! This competition has closed.)

    • 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!

    • Imagine that!

      Don't be scared - it's not a death mask! Imagine at Blofield Heath and Park Farm have introduced a new line of products and treatments. I felt duty bound to pop along and update you on all these lovely changes.

  • Summer at the Museums

    Something for everyone at Norfolk Museums this summer. From talks, tours and trails to special event days and hands on activities. Here’s a few of our favourites.

    • Matilda Magic

      It's the show of the summer and the Muddy household has been looking forward to it for months. I'll start with one word - AWESOME!

    • The top 10 books of the summer

      Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've checked out our 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

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  • 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.

    • Need a speedy supper?

      I declare salad season officially open! This hearty chicken one is easy-peasy to make but packed with flavour and healthy too.

    • 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.

  • Could you be a 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.

    • A tome for working mums

      We absolutely can enjoy motherhood and careers simultaneously. Need inspiration? Grab a copy of Mumpreneur on Fire 3.

    • Best kids’ movies this summer

      With the weather a bit unpredictable, it's a good week for a cinema trip. It'll keep 'em quiet for a couple of hours while you have a sneaky snooze, right?

    • Summer Holiday Survival Guide

      We'll never leave you stranded - 32 awesome things to keep the little darlings happy this summer. Deep breath - you can do this!

  • 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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      Muddy makes the glossies!

      Check out Muddy Stilettos over SIX pages in the brilliant Psychologies magazine!

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