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I'm Cathy, editor of Muddy Sussex, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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  • Let’s socialise! 9 fab picnic spots (and where to get your food)
  • Let’s socialise! 9 fab picnic spots (and where to get your food)


  • 😍 🍰 Shall I be mother? No need to forfeit your annual indulgence of dainty sarnies and precision pastries washed down with tea or champers.

We all know the drill for lockdown celebrations by now - so we've rounded up our pick of the afternoon teas, breakfasts, lunches, Finish At Home meals and Sunday roasts for Mother's Day and we even remembered the wine and flowers! 

Get ordering for next Sunday, pronto.

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  • The results are in and we have a winner! Can YOU guess where Muddy readers voted the best place to live in Sussex?

We'll give you a few's by the sea....full of amazing indie shops and businesses with a buzzing foodie easy commute to London by train....oh yeah, and it backs onto the gorgeous, rolling South Downs.

Head to the link in our bio for the full lowdown on where YOU voted the best place to live in Sussex, and see if your locale made it to the top or featured on the runners-up list. 

Think you live somewhere better? Let us know in the comments, for next time!
  • Spring has sprung, the sunshine has arrived and to celebrate, we've got an absolutely belter of a Reader Treat for you.

How does winning a luxe £695 stay in a hot tub suite at Homewood Hotel and Spa in Bath sound to you?

This gorgeous and eclectic Georgian country house is full of witty artworks and state-of-the-art indulgences. Choose your suite from cool and rustic, or Art Deco vibe. Dinner will be served in the Olio restaurant - breakfast, on the other hand, you can have in bed.

This one's got your name all over it, so head to the link in our bio to enter, pronto!
  • 🌼 ☀️ Hello sunshine! We're calling it, Spring is most definitely springing.

Make the most of the weather and head out for a walk. We've rounded up 15 of our favourite circular walks across the county for you, all family (and Fido) friendly.

Head to the link in our bio for your walking inspo.
  • Staycays are back on from May klaxon! 🏕️

All being well, we should be able to have local getaways this summer and camping and glamping sites are getting booked up already.

Make sure you're on the case with our roundup of some of the best spots in Sussex. Whether you're after a back-to-nature break or a luxe glamping experience, we've got you covered.

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  • Who fancies a delicious pub roast dinner on Sunday? 

In absence of being able to go to an *actual* pub, several Muddy faves have instead started bringing the Sunday roast experience to you in the comfort of your own home!

We tried out the Finish At Home roast box from @theroyaloakmidhurst and can confirm, it was completely delicious, packed with flavour, super comforting and everything you could want from a Sunday roast.

And the great news is thanks to a partnership with Plough Produce they can now deliver their fabulous Finish At Home boxes nationwide. 

Read the full review at the link in our bio - and get ordering for Sunday!

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