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    Cheap Eats

    Hungry but don’t want to pay the earth for a good meal? We’ve rounded up eight of the best places to grab some food on the cheap, cheap, cheap!

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      Wonderful Winter Walks

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

    • Wickham’s New Star Spot

      Injecting a bit of high-class cosmopolitan dining into a sleepy little Hampshire village, let me introduce you to Table 22.

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      Dockside Daal

      Want to have a fancy Ruby Murray in a rather extravagant former pier? Of course, you do! We check out Kuti's Brasserie in Southampton.

    • Autumn Walks Fireside Thomas Lord West Meon SLide

      Perfect pubs for an autumn walk

      Grab your wellies and wrap up warm, we're going to make you earn that glass of wine. 

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    Your 2019 holiday inspo

    Going anywhere nice on your holidays? Don’t answer that until you’ve read Muddy’s guide to the coolest travel trends for the year ahead.

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      ‘Superspa’ breaks for 2019

      I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... a massage, mani and Jacuzzi please, and make it snappy.

    • Booking your family hols?

      Don't do anything till you've seen Flight Centre's first Family Adventures brochure - and put yourself in the running for a £20k dream trip!

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    Our Festive Fashion Top 10

    Invitations piling up and nothing to wear? Well, Cinders, you shall go to the ball (or, er, pub). Muddy’s partywear edit incoming!

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      Fashion fun with Victoria Hamilton

      We caught up with Hampshire-based stylist, Victoria Hamilton, about her top trends for 2019 and her funniest fashion fails.

    • Trendy Treads

      Trainers so chic that only a fool would take them near a gym are everywhere this season - including some places you wouldn't expect. Guess where these beauties are from?

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      Hangover Hiders

      There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover. So in the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

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      Self-Care Audit – Quiz

      Here at Muddy we love wellbeing and we love a quiz, so a wellbeing quiz? Yes please! We've all done it - but how will you get on?

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      Speedy Supper: Prawn Laksa

      Healthy, hearty and faster than Dina Asher Smith with jet propellers, welcome to 2019's first Speedy Supper. Prawn Laksa, anyone?

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      Gotta Have It

      Keep yourself organised with a side of regional sass by grabbing one of these fab notebooks from Fours and Eights.

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      Are you Sober Curious?

      Whether you're doing Dry January or merely cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol right now. Could "sober curious" be for you?

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      How to be happy in 2019

      New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

  • The future’s AllBright

    Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

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      Meoncross School, Stubbington

      Muddy says: This independent co-ed for ages 2.5 - 16, is situated just outside of Fareham and boasts a real family vibe and an epic Beach School.

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      Let’s Get Festive

      From meeting Father Christmas to gawping at some fantastic light shows, we've dug out the absolute best of the best Christmassy events for you and the brood. Jingle all the way!

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    My favourite places: Jennie Maizels

    This Hampshire-based artist has made a name for herself with her delectably quirky doodles. Muddy chatted to her about the best spots for food, wine and generally getting a bit inspired around the county.

    • Greg Emmerson Slide Menu

      Muddy meets… Greg Emmerson

      Greg wowed us in the Masterchef kitchen earlier this year by getting all the way to the semi-finals and is now opening his very own restaurant... in Hampshire, of course!

    • Muddy meets… Craig Revel-Horwood

      Want the hot goss from the BBC ballroom? Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood dishes the dirt on this year's show.

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