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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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Gotta Have It

Our social lives have moved outdoors but Sussex is still 'bracing', especially after dark. Keep warm and carry on with one of these fab spring jackets, from Sussex stores and malls.

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The Muddy Stilettos 2021 awards are go!

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The most coveted awards for indie businesses across 25 counties. Nominate your plucky local Indies now.

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

  • Great Walstead School, Lindfield
  • Great Walstead School, Lindfield


  • Calling all the new kids on the block! Know a brilliant business launched during the pandemic (after 23 Mar 2020)? If it fits into one of our 26 Awards categories give them a boost by NOMINATING them for a prestigious Muddy Award by clicking the link in bio #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • After something a bit special to rest your G&T on? We're lusting after these cute coffee tables by designer-maker Alex from @zayin_studios, based at the idyllic Wiston Estate.

Alex specialises in feature tables - the kind of piece you can build a room around, and that welcomes you home at the end of the day.

He also dabbles in upcycling, so if you ask nicely, he might be able to bring a new lease of life to that old wooden table you don't know what to do with.

Find out more at the link in our bio.
  • Imagine if your school day involved spending time in a beautiful bluebell wood - well, that's a reality for the children at @great_walstead, a wholesome and rural prep set in acres of stunning Sussex countryside.

Muddy visited recently and discovered a school packed with top-flight facilities, where children's happiness and confidence is prioritised, and academic success flourishes.

Read the full review at the link in our bio and if it sounds like one for your son or daughter, book a visit to find out more!
  • Hands up who can’t live without coffee! NOMINATE the local café that serves up the best flat white, brunch or cuppa for the Muddy Stilettos Awards here in Sussex, in partnership with @countymall just click the link in bio ☕ #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Say yes to the dress! Want to say a big thank you to the place that made you feel extra special for your big day? NOMINATE your favourite Bridal Boutique for a Muddy Stilettos Award, sponsored here in Sussex by @countymall 👰 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Looking for a quick and easy way to transform your home? Why not start with that tired old parquet floor or those shabby floorboards you've been meaning to get round to revamping.

The experts at @sussexfloorrestorationltd can transform and restore all kinds of wooden floors into stunning statement features. There's really nothing like a wooden floor to make a house a home - and the process is totally simple and dust-free (yes, really!).

Find out more at the link in our bio.
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  • Best swimwear for 2021

    Best swimwear for 2021

    Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it’s the Med or the back garden, it’s time to splash out. Whether it’s eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we’ve found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don't sit on them. 

    • 48 summer must-haves for that stylish staycation

      48 summer must-haves for that stylish staycation

      Be it Blackpool or Barbados, make this summer holiday your most stylish yet. From handwoven kaftans to beach speakers, these are the holiday must-haves in Muddy's basket.

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