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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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We may not be able to venture out, but we’ve found a whole load of stuff to keep you entertained indoors. Week two of lockdown, let’s go!

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    It’s a style classic for a reason – the trench is probably the most chic, useful piece you can buy (banish all thoughts of Inspector Clouseau). Here are our new season favourites.

    • 5 of the best… French slogan jumpers

      5 of the best… French slogan jumpers

      Bonjour, sexy new knitwear! These chic slogan jumpers are guaranteed to add a little je ne sais quoi to any ensemble - we adore.

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      One bag, three trends nailed

      SS20's hottest trends in one bag. No need to splash the cash or sacrifice wardrobe space on lots of new arm candy, grab this one tote and you're good to go.

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    • The secret to great skin? THESE 5 products

      The secret to great skin? THESE 5 products

      Bathroom cabinet groaning under the weight of endless serums, creams and acids? According to the pros the secret to younger-looking skin is these 5 products. Clickety click.

    • Make-up for men: ooh or eww?

      Make-up for men: ooh or eww?

      Turns out more and more blokes are getting handy with bronzer and concealer. We tried out one leading male make-up brand on some lucky Muddy husbands – here's what happened.

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  • How to work from home (without going stir crazy)

    How to work from home (without going stir crazy)

    Working from your home office (or, er, the sofa) for the foreseeable? Don’t panic! These top tips will help you stay calm, collected and productive – or at the very least, sane.

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    • St Andrew’s, Pangbourne

      St Andrew’s, Pangbourne

      This bucolic co-ed prep school in the rolling hills of Berkshire is family-oriented, outdoorsy with great results – and the Duchess of Cambridge raves about it.

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      Lockdown literature for kids

      If the novelty of staying at home with your kids is wearing a bit thin, here are 14 brilliant books to keep them amused and out of the fridge for at least five minutes.

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