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  • J’adore/ J’abhor: 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. Who will you side with?

  • 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.

  • 7 of the best… notebooks

    You know what they say – write notes, realise dreams! Or, um, at the very least make January’s admin rush a little more bearable.

  • #InLoveWithLocal

    We're all for shopping at local indies at Muddy and we know you are too - step away from Amazon and read on for how together we can turn this impulse into a bonafide movement. Get involved!

  • 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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