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  • Write on! 11 stylish stationery picks

    Back to school season always calls out for new books and pens — the prettier the better. Grown-ups, gather round: this is your ultimate stylish stationery round-up, from pens to paperweights.

  • Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Feeling unprepared to head back to the office after a year WFH? Muddy to the rescue with eight essential Do's and Don'ts (and yes, you will have to change out of sweatpants).

  • Revealed! The winner of our £1,000 Tide competition

    Last year wasn't all a disaster! Meet Joanne Cuckson, founder of an innovative job search website, and find out how she plans to use her winnings to increase gender diversity in her sector.

  • Scandi-chic garden cabins by Ayr. We’re in love. 💕

    Still hankering after a garden office or cabin? We’ve found a brilliant company that’s raised the bar on design with its Scandic-Chic aesthetic. And guess what? It’s local!

  • Get your finances into shape for 2021

    The fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is vital - and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT in 2021.

  • Introducing The Indie Store

    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.

  • 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

  • J’adore/ J’abhor: daily video calls

    Are you a FaceTime fanatic or a Skype cynic? After months of video call catch-ups, two Muddy editors battle it out over the digital face-to-face. Unmute and prepare to take sides!

  • Back-to-school for grown-ups

    The kids may be going back to school but why should they get all the new gear? We all deserve shiny winter boots and bags too. Here's our pick for back-to-school style.

  • Muddy opinion: let’s support our shops

    Anyone else itching to get into a real shop when they open on 15 Jun? Here's why I think hitting our local high streets is a good thing.

  • Open season! Shops and cafés back in action

    Shops have been given the go-ahead and cafés are reopening too (I'll take a flat white and a croissant to go, please). Here's the lowdown for Bucks & Oxon.

  • My Desk: Su Chases Interiors

    Looking for some inspo for your WFH space? For the second feature in Muddy's My Desk series we scoped out local interior designer Su Chases' workspace. Take a peek!

  • Let’s hear it for the survivors!

    The list of plucky survivors gets longer, as businesses reinvent to survive. We're keeping this list and adding all the time, but any we've missed off, let us know about!

  • Which entrepreneur won Tide’s £2000 helping hand?

    Thanks for asking! Say hello to Jade and her delicious bakery business and find out how the money has helped her boost her business to the next level.

  • What does your workspace say about you?

    Fancy a nose around my desk? Welcome to the nerve centre of Muddy HQ under lockdown (full disclosure, I chucked away my half-full cup of tea before taking this photo). 

  • 💕Showing our love for local💕

    Another week of lockdown and another brilliant bunch of local Bucks & Oxon businesses to support. Here's how you can help the indies you love.

  • How to WFH (without going stir-crazy)

    Working from your home office (or, er, the sofa) for the foreseeable? Don't panic! These top tips will help you stay calm, collected and productive - or at the very least, sane.

  • #InLoveWithLocal the LATEST!

    Who's open for business in Bucks & Oxon and how can you help to keep your local indies alive? Well, you can start here with my weekly business round up.

  • How to be ambitious (and still be kind)

    Muddy chatted to author and comedian Viv Groskop - about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • Flexi-time – are you working it out?

    Flexible working is a buzzy phrase, but seriously - how many of us actually live the dream? Read on to find out how it could work for you.

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