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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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  • The juggle is real right now, so how are we meant to find the time to cook and make it healthy? Step away from the frozen pizza and try two delicious low-effort dishes - Korean BBQ Bowls and Caribbean Cod from the brilliant @twochubbycubs  Plus they’re both under 500 calories. Hit the link in the bio and polish your health-eating halo. Because it’s Friday I will be adding wine. Well done, gang. We’ve made it through another week. 

#healthyfood #healthyeating #fastandfilling #recipes #bowlfood #speedysupper #easyrecipes #lowcaloriemeals #lowcalorierecipes #under500calories #eatin #homecooking
  • I’m sick of my Cinderella status and quite frankly I need something to look forward. So I’ve booked to see @jonrichardsoncomedian who will be bringing his new show The Knitwit to The Hexagon in Reading later this year. I don’t care that I have to wait until November. I’ve got one night out booked in and have accumulated enough cardigans over the last 12 months to give Jon a run for his money. Bit I didn’t stop there. Oh no. I’ve gathered together 33 fun things to do in Berkshire in 2021 from top comedy and touring West End theatre to festivals and art exhibitions. Hit the link in the bio, then crack open your calendar, dust off your credit card and book away. It’ll bring a little joy to this lockdown hump day. 

#berkshire #readinguk #rdguk #windsor #windsorgreatpark #newbury #bracknell #lovebracknell #wokingham #maidenhead #supportthearts #theatre #comedy #festivals #comedy #ascot #whatson #thingstodo #thingstodowithkids #sociallife #2021fun
  • Who watched the Great Pottery Throwdown last night? 🙋‍♀️. I’m not a crafty person but there is something soothing and restorative spending an hour with a bunch of talented potters who manage to hypnotise you with a lump of clay and a spinning wheel. It’s wellbeing TV and everyone could do with a bit of that right now. Plus #Newbury’s @gouldcait from series 2 gave me a lesson @thebasegreenham so I reckon that makes me a potter now. Catch it on @channel4’s on demand service All 4. If you’re looking for more TV inspo, hit the link in the bio. There are 11 more show for your viewing pleasure 📺

#berkshire #tv #tvshow #potterythrowdown #pottery #greatpotterythrowdown #tvguide #whattowatch #mindfultv #wellbeing
  • It was the moment I have been waiting for... SNOW! Real snow. Admittedly not at a lot of it and we had to climb a hill so steep you could get a nose bleed, but it was there and it made my day. And just for once the entire family went for a walk and we were all still speaking to each other by the end. A small win worth celebrating with a glass of wine me thinks. 

#snow #snowday #firstflurry #berkshire #berkshirewalks #newbury #lockdownlife #lockdown2021 #lockdown3 #walks #walkswithmydog #views #mentalhealth #wellbeing #freshair #outdoors #nofilter #thatlight
  • Now we’re all at home working, doing school work and generally driving each other up the wall, the coffee machine,  kettle and our new @cornishware mugs are slaves to our productivity. Would it be so wrong to hide wine in mine? Send help. 

#cornishware #stripes #stripey #workingfromhome #wfh #berkshire #homeschool #mugsofinstagram #butfirstcoffee #lockdownlife #lockdown3 #berkshire #colourlover
  • 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!
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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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    • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons

      Parenting can be a little fraught when you're essentially under siege in your own house. So we decided to talk to our young people to find out what they think we could be doing better.

    • Pangbourne College, Berkshire

      Pangbourne College, Berkshire

      A co-ed day/boarding school with naval traditions nr Reading, Pangbourne College's emphasis is on courage, community and creative thinking. Tick, tick, TICK

  • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons
  • Stop fussing! And other lockdown lessons
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  • Best Fitness Gear 2021

    Best Fitness Gear 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.

    • Walkies! Cool cold weather gear

      Walkies! Cool cold weather gear

      Gyms are closed (as is practically everything else), so we're getting our exercise fix with some long winter walks. Here's all the gear you'll need to stretch those legs this season.

    • Cosy treats for dark days

      Cosy treats for dark days

      It’s cold, drizzly and dark at 5pm so it’s time to up the comfort factor with these must-have items for days indoors, including plenty of opportunities to #supportlocal.

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  • Chefs Jack and Scott get a roasting

    Chefs Jack and Scott get a roasting

    Both their dads are chefs (one just happens to be Heston Blumenthal), they’re Michelin trained and they’ve just launched at home dining with a difference. Let’s meet the chefs…

    • What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room

      What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room

      Fresh from the launch of his mouth-watering new cookbook, we caught up with the London Pie King himself to talk Scotch eggs, the Breville toastie masker and cooking for Axl Rose.

    • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews

      Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews

      Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, self-care and, er, vagina facials.

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