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I'm Maya, editor of Muddy Hampshire & Isle of Wight, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Hands never been cleaner - and more in need of a decent moisturiser? Treat yourself to a small dollop of comfort with these beautiful handcreams.

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • Pinkies poised?

    Pinkies poised?

    If you’re on the hunt for a gift voucher or just after inspiration for a later date, then we’re here to help – feast your eyes on these brilliant afternoon tea spots in Hants & IoW.

    • 12 Places to Eat Yourself Slim

      12 Places to Eat Yourself Slim

      Still managing to stick to your healthy eating? Bravo! Let us assist your success with these top Hants & IoW 'skinny' places for guilt-free piggery.

    • What’s all the Hubbub?

      What’s all the Hubbub?

      Cornish indie burger joint, Hubbox, has broken rank and plonked its latest location right here in Hampshire.

    • Cambium, Brockenhurst

      Cambium, Brockenhurst

      Cambium is the New Forest inspired eatery located at Careys Manor Hotel. Muddy's Robyn whizzed off to Brockenhurst to eat her way through the menu.

    • Winter Walks

      Winter Walks

      Need to stretch your legs and work off any indulgence? Then boot up and head out with six glorious strolls around the counties.

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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    • Make-up for men: ooh or eww?

      Make-up for men: ooh or eww?

      Turns out more and more blokes are getting handy with bronzer and concealer. So we tried out one leading male make-up brand on some lucky Muddy husbands - here's what happened.

    • 5 of the best … face masks

      5 of the best … face masks

      We love the enforced relaxation that comes with using a face mask - you have no choice but to lie back and take things easy for a while. Plus you emerge with skin peachier than a baby's bottom. Result!

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  • How to work from home (without going stir-crazy)

    How to work from home (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.

  • Kids

    • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

      5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

      Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

    • Easter activities SORTED!

      Easter activities SORTED!

      Are you in Half-Term recovery mode? Now the kids are back at school (praise be), plan for an easier Easter with Barracudas Activity Day Camps – I reckon your ankle-biters will love it.

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  • 6 of the best local gins
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