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    Tessa Lamb Property Search

    Muddy says: With 40% of houses not making it to the open market we’d like super-pro local property search agent Tessa Lamb on our side next time we’re looking to move within Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Hampshire.

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    H Jones Photography

    Muddy says: Helen is a Test Valley-based photographer with a natural, timeless style and a gentle, friendly manner which puts all her subjects at ease — from brides and business-people to newborns and pets.

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    Tŷ Newydd Creative Writing Centre

    Muddy says: A special place to retreat and write. Set between the sea and mountains of North Wales, expect residential creative-writing courses taught by professional wordsmiths including Carol Ann Duffy, Lemn Sissay and Patrick McGuinness.

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    Victoria Hamilton Lifestyle

    Muddy says: Honest, knowledgeable & heartfelt fashion advice on which colours and shapes will make you look (and feel) fantastic; if you want your personal style to shine through, Victoria's your woman.

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    Ellie Whitehall Aromatherapy

    Muddy says: Take self-care seriously with a profoundly nurturing facial or massage from Clinical Aromatherapist and ex-nurse, Ellie Whitehall.

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    The Gin Stall, Andover

    Muddy says: With 150 artisan gins in its online store and a pop-up presence at weddings, markets & fêtes across Hampshire, we like The Gin Stall's style. Muchos.

  • Tessa Lamb: Property Search

    Muddy says: With 40% of houses not making it to the open market we’d like super-pro local property search agent, Tessa Lamb, on our side next time we’re looking to move within Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Hampshire.

  • Skin Logic Beauty, Romsey

    Muddy says: The latest, London-standard facial treatments only minutes from the M3? Hello Skin Logic, a must-visit beauty salon whose therapists live and breathe skincare.

  • Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe

    Muddy says: Fancy a snuggle in this award-winning pub? It’s a perfectly cosy blend of traditional 18th century architecture and stylish, modern interior design – just what we love at Muddy.

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    Harry & Holly

    Muddy says: We love these sparky, fun and inspirational gifts for teen & tween girls: pom-pom jewellery, metallic make-up bags, festival glitter and much more. Be warned, you'll be itching to treat yourself too.

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