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I'm Keya, editor of Muddy Leics & Rutland, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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There's loads of fab new sportswear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for the Muddy edit.

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What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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  • Vive la France! Where to book for any occasion

    Vive la France! Where to book for any occasion

    To celebrate French borders reopening to Brits, we’ve curated a list of our favourite escapes across the channel from ski holidays to under the radar city breaks and multi-generational getaways.

    • Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

      Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

      Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world. Warning: contains images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools.

    • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.


  • Property flirt! Can you guess the price?

    Property flirt! Can you guess the price?

    Love peering around a fancy house! Here, have a virtual tour of this four bedroom farmhouse in Rutland and then guess the price!

    • House swap – what will £850k get you?

      House swap – what will £850k get you?

      Considering a move or just need a bit of escapism from the same four walls? We’ve popped £850k in the fantasy property pot, but what does that buy you across the Muddy counties?

    • 5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      January means spending a lot of time hunkering down at home and with all that hunkering comes some hankering – and this month, we’re after a little interiors update. Here’s what’s hot for 2022.

  • Wellbeing

    • How to get motivated to workout

      How to get motivated to workout

      It’s cold and wet outside, and the sofa is soooo cosy… do you spend more time talking yourself out of a workout? Here’s how to stop the excuses and get your sweat on!

    • 7 cool places to enjoy Veganuary 2022

      7 cool places to enjoy Veganuary 2022

      Are you taking on the veganuary challenge this year? Eat out at one of these cool and quirky local spots for a vegan fix you won’t regret and support local indie businesses at the same time!

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  • LOVE IS IN THE AIR! @theflowerplant has just gone and done it again!! 💋💋💋 

#muddyleicsrut #shopfrontlove #inlovewithlocal #supportinglocal #leicestershire
  • Love eating out but want to try and cut down on the calories? Eat out or order in from one of these top-notch eateries without feeling guilty. Link in bio and stories. 

#leicestershire #leicester #eatoutlocal #supportlocal #eatoutleicester #muddyleicsrut #wheretoeatleicester #healthyeats #tueadayvibes #tuesdaymotivation #feelgoodfood #healthyfood
  • After much scoffing and quaffing, the UK’s top foodies and pub pros have picked out their favourites in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards. Find out which local Rutland and Leicestershire pubs made the cut. Link in bio and stories. 

#top50gastropubs #top50 
#estrelladamm #top100gastropubs #muddyleicsrut #rutland #leicestershire @olivebranchclipsham @stag_n_hounds @discoverrutland #foodiepub #gastropubleicestershire #gastropubrutland #greatpubs
  • Need a laugh? Who doesn't! Get a belly full with the @leicscomedyfest (2-20 Feb) with comedy shows running across the city and in Coalville, Ashby, Blaby and Market Harborough during their Big Weekend events. Catch the likes of Ross Noble, Angela Barnes, Ahir Shah, Ed Gamble, Katherine Ryan and many more. If that wasn't enough, the kids' comedy festival is taking place over Feb half term so there'll be plenty of LOLing in the aisles with the whole family! Book your tickets now via their website. 

#whatson #leicested #marketharborough #leicestershire #thingstodo #muddyleicsrut #comedyfestival #leicestercomedyfestival #hahafunny #lols #comedyshow #comedygigs #thingstodoinleicestershire
  • Culture vultures grab your diaries, we've rounded up everything you can't afford to miss in 2022. There's loads of cool stuff on locally and courtesy of your cultural concierge, here’s our guide! Think theatre, gigs (inc this lady above!) festivals and more. See you there! Link in bio. 

#whatson #thingstodoinleicester #thingstodoinleicestershire #whatsonleicester #whatsonleicestershire #muddyleicsrut #lifestyleblog #lifestylemagazine #onlinemagazine #leicestershiremagaZine #leicestermagazine
  • New restaurant alert! @nossarestaurant quietly opened late last year in Harbs and is headed up by a chef who has cooked for royalty over in Abu Dhabi. We love the sound of the zucchini falafel, crispy japanese chicken and beetroot and gin cured salmon. Watch out for a new champagne lounge opening soon too! 

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#thenossa #muddyleicsrut #leicestershire #marketharborough #whatson #restaurants #newrestaurants #supportinglocal #indiebusiness #inlovewithlocal



  • Muddy chats to Samantha Womack

    Muddy chats to Samantha Womack

    From the Queen Vic to the Queen of Narnia, Samantha Womack is playing The White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe this month at Curve. We caught up with her during rehearsals to chat lockdown, Christmas and who she would turn to stone IRL!

    • Meet designer Chloe Kempster

      Meet designer Chloe Kempster

      The Chalk Paint® queen and furniture designer behind Maisie’s House on TV’s Money for Nothing let us in on her top local spots in Leicestershire – how many do you know?

    • Have baby, will socialise!

      Have baby, will socialise!

      Mum of two Sara Payne runs baby and toddler classes across Leicestershire. So when she’s not busy entertaining little ones, changing nappies or cleaning bottles, where does she like to take her own little ankle-biters?

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