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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

Hearts are so last year! Make your feelings known this Valentine's Day with a love token that's subtle, stylish and bang on trend.

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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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    • Horris Hill Prep, Newbury

      Horris Hill Prep, Newbury

      Muddy says: A small, high-achieving rural prep with a brand new Lower School. We think you'll love the family vibe, welcome emphasis on individuality, 'joining in' and good manners.

    • Eagle House School, Sandhurst

      Eagle House School, Sandhurst

      Looking for a co-ed day and boarding school (3-13 yrs) on the Berks/Surrey border with a strong all-rounder rep and first class facilities? Well, whaddya know!

  • Shall I be mum? 5 teas delivered to your door
  • Shall I be mum? 5 teas delivered to your door


  • Who's up for walk 5,676,879? Whether you're out with your family or escaping them (oh come on, it can't just be me?!). Hit the link in the bio for 20 of the best local stomps to keep you going - including Bisham Woods a place loved by Queen Elizabeth I and was the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame’s wildwood in the Wind In The Willows. Lots of circular strolls and there’s a Wind In The Willows trail (download it from the Woodland Trust) to keep kids occupied. Sun’s out, and there’s a whiff of spring in the air. 

#berkshire #bisham #bishamabbey #cookhamdean #walks #familywalks #berkshirewalks #sunday #sundaystroll #windinthewillows #royalhistory
  • Loads of cool murmurings on the grapevine this week. Including hot new openings, fun for the little people and a Berkshire hotel that's tipped to be a design destination (pictured) where you can buy the art on the walls, furniture and linens. Can you guess where it is? Guesses in the comments below, then hit the link in the bio for the answer. 

#berkshire #windsor #ascot #coworthpark #latestnews #hotels #shoppablehotels #eatout #design #designdestination #hotgossip #alexeagle
  • My dream is to build our own house, I’d even settle on a top to bottom renovation. Having watched an unhealthy amount of Grand Designs during lockdown, I disappeared down a property search rabbit hole and found five fabulous fixer uppers in Berkshire. From cottage renovations to barn conversions, here's what's on the market in right now. Hit the link in the bio for the full deets. 

#property #berkshire #hungerford #westberkshire #windsor #frilsham #wokingham #landforsale #unconvertedbarns #unconvertedproperties #fixerupper #forsale #ascot #barnconversion #churchconversion #cottage #selfbuild #renovation #granddesigns
  • First round on you? (I’ll have three Margaritas, two G&Ts and a bottle of celebratory Champers, naturally). June 21, let’s be ‘aving you!🍸💃👠
  • Double digit temperatures and spring flowers breaking for cover. All we need  now is for the kids go back to school and permission to see friends and family. Come on BoJo deliver some good news. 

#berkshire #signsofspring #springvibes #nature #countryside #sundayrunday #powerofflowers #lockdownlife #lockdown2021

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