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  • Five ways to become more Zen

    Whether it's social anxiety about lockdown ending, or panic that it's not coming soon enough, a new book claims the ancient art of Zen will see us through. Ready to try it?

  • 10 outdoor cinemas to book now in Warks & beyond

    So long, tiny TV screen; hello, massive outdoor cinema with classic films, sing-a-long action and Prosecco picnics to boot. Here are the best in Warks and the Midlands.

  • Compton Verney’s new Seasons installation

    Artist Rebecca Louise Law did more than reconnect with nature in lockdown. She collected and preserved thousands of flowers and kept an Insta nature diary - now displayed in a beautiful new installation at Compton Verney.

  • Shazia Mirza is back in town

    She’s a Birmingham-born ex-science teacher - “I hated them, they hated me” - yet former student Dizzee Rascal still calls her Miss. This fierce comedian pulls no punches - we catch up with Shazia Mirza as she heads to Warwickshire this autumn.

  • Their words: what kids really think of online school

    What if you're too scared to put your hand up in class, too exhausted to get out of bed, struggle with SEN, or too busy playing golf? Four kids explain why they made the switch and what they think of life at InterHigh, an online school.

  • What’s on the tellybox? The TV keeping us indoors this week

    The last minute trip to Portugal didn’t come off but let’s focus on the positives: namely that there’s loads of good stuff on TV. Here's what Muddy is watching.

  • Book now! The Comedy of Errors, Garden Theatre, RSC

    And live outdoor theatre is back! For the first time since the Covid outbreak audiences can return to the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon for some much-needed laughs in Shakespeare's slapstick play of family reunions.

  • Newsflash! Read the latest gossip here

    New hotels, bars, foodie openings and festivals, plus watch Coventry Moves, the first major moment for UK City of Culture 2021, unfold live! Read on for the latest news in food, culture and good times.

  • 20 family-friendly activities for May half term

    Fun things to do with the kids, from tots to teens, around Coventry, Warwickshire from open-air theatre to waterparks and colourful street art.

  • How important is a ‘summer of play’?

    Three and four-year-olds starting school in September, have little recollection of life before Covid-19, masks and social distancing. How important is 'a summer of play' in helping them recover from a year of upheaval?

  • Things to book: this summer

    Coventry's year of UK City of Culture has begun! Here’s our list of awesome arts, music and culture events in the region to pencil in the diary this summer, including BRIT Awards winner Arlo Parks.

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

    The rainclouds may be out in force (seriously spring, what's going on?!), but this sunny griddled pineapple with vanilla and cinnamon ice cream should brighten up your day.

  • Jason Atherton’s Spanish Chicken Casserole

    Michelin-starred casserole for dinner? Yes please! Make this Spanish dish from chef Jason Atherton, plus save up to 63% on Naked Wines to pair with it. Muy bueno!

  • Waffles for breakfast? Yes please!

    What do you get when you cross a chocolate brownie, a waffle maker and a handful of strawberries? Heaven on a plate! Sate your sweet tooth with this delicious recipe.

  • 15 must-have accessories for outdoor dining in style

    Out with the scratched melamine, in with stylish cups, cocktail shakers, candelabra, and cutlery. Here's our guide to the wow accessories that will make your alfresco meal sparkle

  • 58 things to glam up your garden

    Garden parties are go, people! But, oh God — is that really the state of the patio? Glam up the garden and impress your guests with these 58 must-have garden objects.

  • Two Minute Truths: School Fees

    Worried about your child's education? Watch our brand new Two Minute Truths video on how to plan for school fees, in association with Schroders Personal Wealth.

  • Cheaper than therapy: self-help books for 2021

    Being stuck inside for a year hasn’t done us a ton of good, but help is at hand. Try one of these tomes designed to get our work, home and head space in order.

  • Boredom begone: online courses & classes to do right now

    Bored at home? No longer! Muddy's been hard at work finding you the very best online class to do in your county. From computer coding to nipple tassels, we've got it all.

  • Two Minute Truths: Financial care for parents

    Organising care for ageing parents can be a tricky topic to handle – and expensive too. Watch our video for the insider info you need to plan properly for this lifestyle stage.

  • Two Minute Truths: Going Single

    Decided to call time on your relationship? Watch the first video in our brand new Two Minute Truths series for expert advice on planning financially for your new beginning.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

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