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

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Gotta Have It

That 17 May date is on its way, but we're still eating outdoors for now which is the perfect excuse to purchase one of these gorgeous spring jackets.

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The Muddy Stilettos 2021 awards are go!

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The most coveted awards for indie businesses across 25 counties. Nominate your plucky local Indies now.

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  • 8 cool new coffee table books

    8 cool new coffee table books

    Can’t be bothered to read a novel right now? No problem, have a languid browse through the best new coffee table books instead, with a little help from Mostly Books.

    • It’s TV time! What to watch this week

      It’s TV time! What to watch this week

      Roll up! Roll up! We've got true crime documentaries, international football tournaments, fab Netflix films and the Norse God of Mischief for you this week. Pop open the popcorn and settle in.

    • Best outdoor theatre in Berkshire

      Best outdoor theatre in Berkshire

      It's time to venture outside and access some much-needed culture - hurrah! So, without further ado, we present the best outdoor theatre to book now.

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Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital – and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

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    • LVS Ascot

      LVS Ascot

      A passionately non-selective, co-ed day and boarding school for children aged 4-18, that's unpretentious, thinks like a grammar school without the pressure.

    • Heathfield School, Ascot

      Heathfield School, Ascot

      This deliberately small all-girls' school is a stone's throw from Ascot, where boarding is big, opportunities are endless and there are more facilities than you can shake a lacrosse stick at.

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  • Hands up who can’t live without coffee! NOMINATE the local café that serves up the best flat white, brunch or cuppa in the Muddy Awards 2021, supported by @berkshirebotanical Click the link in bio ☕ #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Desperate to get to an office yet? Loving working from home but need a change of scene? I love the flexibility of working from home - something I was doing long before the pandemic. But I miss people. I miss chatting to peeps who do a different day job and sometimes I just want a different view. Work spaces are popping all over the place to offer creative work spaces for remote teams to get together for the day, freelancers and solopreneurs to hangout out with other humans and corporate bods to escape their four walls and get stuff done. 

@goodlife_hub in Hampstead Norreys opened its doors today - and it’s amazing. Gorgeous interiors, I met amazing women @the_live_well and @hivedesignsuk, the coffee is good and the view was incredible. You can book in the occasional day, have a permanent desk or something in between. On Fridays the fruit bowl turns into an ice bucket and the wine bottles get opened. That’s my kinda office. 

#westberkshire #workspace #flexioffice #workhub #coworkingspace #coworkinglife #cowork #newbury #officedecor #officedesign #gallerywall
  • Say yes to the dress! Want to say a big thank you to the place that made you feel extra special for your big day? NOMINATE your favourite Bridal Boutique for a Muddy Stilettos Award, supported by @berkshirebotanical 👰 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Staycation station! NOMINATE your favourite boutique stay (with under 30 rooms) for that girly weekender or naughty night away for the Muddy Awards 2021, supported by @berkshirebotanical gin😁  #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • The sun's out and everything’s coming up rosé! As the nation's favourite summer tipple, we're practically bathing in the pink stuff. Let’s keep hangovers at bay and drink these blush beauties picked by Berkshire’s @grapeandnectar - two awesome women who put quality over quantity because life’s too short for bad wine and a bad head. Amen to that. Hit the link in the bio and discover five of the best wines that’ll leave you tickled pink this summer. 

#rosewine #rosé #rosewines #wine #winelover #qualityoverquantity #berkshire #summerwine #summer #raiseaglass #pinkstuff #maidenhead #supportlocal #inlovewithlocal #smallbusiness
  • Our lovely local indie bookshops are the heart of the high street so show them you care by NOMINATING them for a coveted Muddy Stilettos Award (supported by @berkshirebotanical gin) by clicking the link in bio 📚 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021

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Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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

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