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  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

  • Dauntsey’s

    Muddy says: Looking for a country boarding school? Dauntsey's is a local school with an international flavour, friendly and outdoorsy, and if it's not already on your list, it should be!

  • Christmas shopping, eek!

    Yes, we know it's reeeeeeeeally early but it's all in the name - get your Xmas gifts sorted at the all-new, fabulously-virtual Early Early Christmas Fair

  • Sandroyd Prep School

    We were blown away by this co-ed prep school on the stunning Rushmore Estate - acres of bucolic grounds, impressive results and lots of old-fashioned fun

  • Mental Health Awareness Week

    Never has there been more of a need for us to be kind. To our partners, our children, our neighbours and ourselves...

  • 18 badass boxsets to binge right now

    Boredom saviour incoming! Don't panic, we're not suggesting you become circus entertainers just yet. Right now a TV marathon of epic proportions is a must, so here's 18 badass boxsets including everyone's fashionista fatale, Villanelle (above).

  • Pinewood School

    Muddy says: Top marks go to this seriously family-friendly education for boys and girls aged 3-13, in acres of rolling countryside on the edge of The Cotswolds

  • Godolphin School

    Muddy says: An inspiring day and boarding school on the outskirts of Salisbury, perfect for girls aged 3-18 with a serious ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Is an independent school right for you?

    Choosing a school for your child has to be one of the most important decisions of your parenting life, but have you considered going private?

  • Meet the head: Bryanston School

    A new school year, and at Bryanston School near Blandford Forum there's also a new head of school - meet Mr Mark Mortimer who takes up the reins after an incredibly successful tenure at Warminster

  • Are we pushing kids too hard?

    Is our obsession with exams equipping our kids for the competition of life, or pushing them to an early breakdown? We ask Mr Terence Ayres, Head of Leehurst Swan School in Salisbury for his views.

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