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  • Two Minute Truths: Going Single

    Decided to call time on your relationship? Watch the first video in our brand new Two Minute Truths series for expert advice on planning financially for your new beginning.

  • Hello TV! 11 shows you need to watch this week

    It’s a new year but nothing much is new. No matter: we know how this lockdown lark goes. Grab a cuppa, a nice cosy blanket, load up on the carbs and settle in for the night.

  • 12 brilliant local family walks

    If your house starting to resemble an obstacle course, it's time to force everyone outside. Here are our favourite Muddy walks in Bucks & Oxon.

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    How to give yourself a DIY facial at home

    With salons closed until December, we're retreating to our own bathrooms for a stress-busting DIY facial treatment. Fluffy white robe and cucumber slices optional.

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 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 across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Designer vs dead ringer: the leather edit

    Leather is top of the trends this season but the real deal can be a *leetle* unfriendly when it comes to your credit card. Cue our edit of the best dupes for the hottest designer pieces.

  • Marks and Spencer pyjamas

    9 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!).

  • November books

    5 best new books to read in November

    There's only so much TV a gal can watch during lockdown, so give your gogglebox eyes a break and dive into one these new reads, as recommended by The Book House, Thame.

  • Where’s the remote? 14 must-watch shows

    Already running out of things to do as the darkness draws in? Well, put away the chess board and engage with these 14 new televisual delights instead.

  • 8 coastal properties on the market now

    With the prospect of a winter spent in lockdown looming, we're dreaming of summers to come spent by the sea. Care to indulge in a little fantasy property shopping?

  • Go Tache! Don’t forget Movember

    We won’t see many people apart from the bin men this month, but we can still support our favourite causes. November is men’s health month and Muddy's here for it.

  • ARA Design Studio Oxfordshire tiles

    Gotta have it! Hand-painted tiles to add pizzazz

    Are you over white butcher tiles? Then you'll be wanting to check out brand new ArA Design Studio - stunning original tiles, hand-painted in Oxfordshire.

  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?</a

  • Stroll and scoff: 11 Autumn walks with pubs

    Is there anything better than a beautiful walk that ends in a pub lunch? Here's my starter for 10 across Bucks & Oxon.

  • Children's books

    10 books for younger kids

    Kids have had a lot on their plates: no school, no play dates, and slim chance of a summer of fun in the sun. Here's 10 great book for ages 5-8 to create a fictional escape route from the madness.

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