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I'm Joanna, editor of Muddy Wiltshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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  • Annoying fact: women typically invest 30% less in their financial future than men 😱 Shocking, right? But it’s not too late to start - from school fees and retirement to career changes and going single we’ve got the lowdown from Schroders on how to take control of your finances for 2021. Chick the link in bio, go, go go!
  • It's true, 2020 has been horrific - but we refuse to be beaten! This year the Muddy elves have put together our biggest Christmas Reader Treat ever– a whopping £5000 of gifts to win over 13 days (because why stop at 12?), curated from the brilliant businesses featured on @theindiestoreuk

You can enter as many of the Reader Treats as you like on any of the 13 days, with winners picked on 14 Dec and gifts delivered to your door in time for Christmas morning. First up a beautiful for her bundle worth £652 😍 

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  • Books: what the authors read – Jody Cooksley

    Books: what the authors read – Jody Cooksley

    Looking for some literary inspiration to get stuck into during this winter lockdown? We’ve quizzed local authors on the books they’ve been devouring – this week Jody Cooksley, author of ‘The Glass House’, shares her favourites.

    • Best wellbeing podcasts for 2021

      Best wellbeing podcasts for 2021

      January is wellness month and while we can’t go to the gym and drink protein smoothies with our friends, we can go on long solo walks with inspirational podcasts. Here’s Muddy’s pick.

    • TV Saviours! What to watch this week

      TV Saviours! What to watch this week

      Another week, another seven days to roll around the house, eat crisps, pretend to homeschool and daydream about the return of double-figure temperatures. Here's some fun TV to make it *slightly* more interesting.

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  • Wiltshire must sees

    Wiltshire must sees

    From the big-beast tourist destinations to our cool insider alternatives, read on for our pick of unmissable attractions in Wilts

    • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

      Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

      On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

    • Into London: the capital reopens

      Into London: the capital reopens

      With the tourist count at an all-time low, now is the time to swerve the endless queues and enjoy London's cultural bounty - oh, and bag a *£5000 stay at Brown's Hotel* while you're at it!

  • Best fitness gear for 2021
  • Best fitness gear for 2021
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  • Best fitness gear for 2021

    Best fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We’re with you! Here’s the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that’ll have you in tip-top form in no time.

    • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

    • Autumn’s comfiest fashion trend

      Autumn’s comfiest fashion trend

      With luxe fabrics, funky designs and cool silhouettes, cardigans have never been cooler. Here are seven of our favourite online buys to add to your autumn wardrobe.

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    • Best beauty advent calendars

      Best beauty advent calendars

      It's beginning to look a lot like advent calendar season! We've rounded up the top makeup, skincare and fragrance picks to get your hands on before they sell out.

    • The essential no make-up kit

      The essential no make-up kit

      It’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon; make-up so subtle that it just makes you look like a brighter and better version of yourself. Here’s the Muddy guide.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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