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I'm Sue, editor of Muddy Dorset & Somerset, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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  • How to help your child in 2021. Head teachers from 3 top Somerset & Dorset independent schools - @yarrells_school #Poole @lewestonprep  nr #Sherborne and @downside_school  bear #Bath - give their advice. Click the link in bio for what they have to say .
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#kidsinlockdown #lockdown2021 #lockdown #kidshealth #kidsmentalhealth #somerset #dorset #school
  • Support local in Veganuary: chomp on vegan chocs and cakes, knock back vegan wine and relax in a vegan bubble bath. Hit the link for the info on Somerset and Dorset vegan stuff👆
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#veganuary #vegan #dorset #somerset #veganfood #veganrecipes #vegandorset #vegansofinstagram #vegansomerset #veganwine #vegantoiletries #veganlife #vegancheese #vegantakeaway #veganburgers #meatfree #vegangranola @thesomersettoiletrycompany @v.dorset @tierrakitchen @earthcakebristol @themangotreetaunton @asrawas @furleigh.estate @oatleyvineyard @mooli_foodworks @fromnatureuk @ab_feed_the_soul
  • If this Somerset sunset is anything to go by, the shepherds (and the rest of us) are in for a glorious day tomorrow. Superb photo of the Levels near the River Parrett by @designphi 
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#somerset #somersetsunset #redsky #redskiesatnight #shepherdsdelight #somersetlevels #nofilter #floods #river #riverparrett
  • House envy. To see the rest of this spectacular modern mansion near Bruton, click the link in the bio 👆
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#property #somerset #somersetproperty #houseforsale #escapetothecountry #bruton #modernmansion #interiordesign #houseenvy #glass #oak #sustainableliving #countryhouses #westcountrylife #westcountry #property #propertyporn @lodestoneproperty #guesstheprice #somersetlife
  • Want to beat the bloat but gyms are closed and Zoom’s a Wifi nightmare? Join Somerset fitness instructor Anna Bucknall for 3 weeks of FREE online cardio barre - a high intensity yet gentle dance-inspired fitness discipline - sessions. Click the link in the bio to find out more and have your first free 30 min class. @abbarrefitness 
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#cardiobarre #cardiobarreonline #freecardiobarre #fitness #dance #dance
  • 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.

    • How to help your child in 2021

      How to help your child in 2021

      Where do we begin when seeking to help our children cope with lockdown and everything this brings? Headteachers at three top Somerset and Dorset schools give their advice.

  • How to help your child in 2021
  • How to help your child in 2021
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  • Best fitness gear for 2021

    Best fitness gear for 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.

    • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

    • Fur baby! Cosy coats for winter

      Fur baby! Cosy coats for winter

      'Tis the season for wrapping up warm and a new fur coat is on our wish list. Here are six cosy options to buy now from the brilliant shops on The Indie Store.

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    • Veganuary: The beauty edit

      Veganuary: The beauty edit

      Want to do Veganuary without giving up cheese and chocolate? Here's your loophole: go vegan with your beauty routine instead with these eight kind-to-animals brands.

    • The essential no make-up make-up kit

      The essential no make-up make-up kit

      It’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon; make-up so subtle that it just makes you look like a brighter and better version of yourself. Here’s the Muddy guide.

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