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  • Lights, camera… outdoor action

    Pack your picnic and give your social life CPR this spring and summer! From Wonder Woman to Anchorman, here's my definitive guide to outdoor cinema and theatre.

  • 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.

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    St George’s, Windsor Castle

    More than just a chi-chi address, St George's is a school with royal links, excellent academics, kindness is King and music oozes from every corner.

  • aerial view of Horris Hill Prep School – a collection of large red brick houses set in 85 acres of wooded heathland

    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.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Eagle HOuse prep school Sandhurst

    Eagle House School, Sandhurst

    Looking for a non-selective co-ed school with a strong all-rounder reputation and first class facilities? Well, whaddya know!

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    Newsflash! The latest local goss

    Nothing happens during lockdown, right? Erm… not quite. Berkshire still has some life in it yet. Here are the latest whispers on the grapevine.

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    Positive pants on! 6 lockdown silver-linings

    Covid fatigue kicking in? Ditch the bloody banana loaf, lock yourself in the bathroom and enjoy the simple pleasures, then plot your post lockdown escape from 3 Dec. Positive vibes guaranteed.

  • Wasing Estate Boutique Hotel_900x525

    Superflashy newsflash! The latest local goss

    Piping hot news, coming atcha! This week: a stunning boutique hotel, new pub openings and why the show must go on in theatres this Xmas.

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    Reading Blue Coat, Sonning

    It's hard to find fault with this boys day school in Sonning. Inclusive and amazing results. Impressed.

  • Leighton Park School Reading Berkshire white Victorian Mansion building set in 60 acres

    Leighton Park School, Reading

    Muddy says: A progressive first-name-only Quaker school with 65 acres in the centre of Reading, with impressive results in STEM and creative subjects.

  • Queen Anne's Caversham girls wearing traditional red cloaks

    Queen Anne’s, Caversham

    A dynamic girls' day and boarding school that's revolutionising the way teens are taught. Set in 34 acres it boasts 'wow' facilities, results and a cool sixth form centre.

  • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

    The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

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