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Living Magazines Christmas florentines

Gluten free Boozy Chocolate Florentine Tarts

Sadly we just won’t have room in the Winter issue of Living Magazines for our normal recipe feature, so here it is online! Thanks so much to Sarah Murray of Beechwood Fine Foods for providing us with this – it’s great to have a tried and tested gluten-free recipe for those who need it! Florentine […]

Living Magazines The Vanished Bride

Book Reviews Winter 2019

Unfortunately we just won’t have space within the Winter issue of the magazines to include our normal books feature, so here it is online instead! The Vanished Bride By Bella Ellis Published by Hodder and Stoughton, £4.99 Kindle, £14.99 hardback Bella Ellis is the non-secret pseudonym adopted by our very own Rowan Coleman for her […]

Living Magazines Trick or Treat Feature Halloween activities

Trick or Treat

Family Fun this Halloween Love it or loathe it, there’s no denying that Halloween has become bigger and bigger – you can’t move in supermarkets for witch costumes, plastic severed arms and bags of tooth-rotting sweets. Given that Halloween is such a big thing for most kids these days, we decided to take a look […]

Living Magazines wear it pink

Wear it Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s how you can get involved. Hearing the news that you’ve got breast cancer is devastating – and for roughly 1,015 women in Hertfordshire every year, this becomes the reality. Nationwide, one in eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and 18 […]

Tring Living Magazine Thai Night at The Robin Hood

Thai Night at The Robin Hood, Tring

Chef JJ has been running the regular Sunday night Thai Night at The Robin Hood in Tring for six years, and it’s become a real success! We thought it was about time we went along to try it out. I took my husband and two kids. When we arrived, the pub was pleasantly busy but […]

Living Magazines Afternoon Tea at The Ivy St Albans

The Ivy, St Albans

Our publisher, Alison, went along to try out the new afternoon tea at The Ivy in St Albans. Well, someone’s got to! I took my mum along for the afternoon tea – I knew she’d enjoy it! It was a Monday afternoon when we went and, as you would expect, the restaurant was fairly quiet […]

Living Magazines McFinnia


McFinnia By Pam Howard £6.99 This is local author Pam’s third novel in the series; McDragon came first, followed by Effel. While on a school trip to Wales, Peter and his sidekick Biffy come across a red Welsh dragon who desperately needs their help to hide from an evil witch’s flying gargoyles. Their journey takes […]

Living Magazines Monique


Monique By Mike Walsham £12.99 paperback, £3.50 Kindle. Austin Macauley Mike Walsham lives in Ringshall, Little Gaddesden, and this is his first historical fiction novel. Set in WW2, it tells the story of Andrew, who joined the British Secret Service and got involved in a daring raid in enemy territory in France. It’s a compelling […]

Living Magazines Impossible Causes

Impossible Causes

Impossible Causes By Julie Mayhew £12.99 hardback, Bloomsbury Press Release date: 17 October 2019 Another Berkhamsted author, this is Julie’s first foray into adult fiction, having previously written several wonderful books for young adults. Never one to shy away from a controversial subject, this time Julie turns her attention to the deeply religious inhabitants of […]

Living Magazines The Girl at the Window

The Girl at the Window

The Girl at the Window By Rowan Coleman £7.99 paperback and eBook, Ebury Press. I love Rowan’s writing, and I know she has a real interest in the Brontes – so this story, based in the place where the Bronte sisters wrote and set their novels, sounded amazing. It’s both a ghost story and a […]

Living Magazines Wiggington Circular Walk

Wigginton Circular Walk

This is the sixth in our series of dog-friendly local walks. With thanks to George Edwards as always for his wonderful detailed walk. The walk starts at Wigginton Greyhound pub (ask permission first if leaving your car in their car park) or Wigginton Community Shop, where there is free parking. The walk uses part of […]

Living Magazines Rumbles Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Brownie

This delicious chocolate brownie recipe comes from Rumbles Catering. Ingredients 200g dark chocolate 200g butter 200g caster sugar 4 medium eggs 120g self-raising flour (or Gluten Free Flour) How to Make It First, line an 8-inch square cake tin with baking paper. Heat the oven to 150C. Gently melt the butter and chocolate together over […]