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Home is Where the Cat Is

There are so many cats that need a new home. Could you give one their forever home? Sadly, winter is a busy time for the volunteers at the Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted branch of the Cats Protection charity. ‘We currently have a waiting list of those needing to come into our care and once we […]

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Rosanna’s in Berkhamsted

Editor Clare Swatman tried out the restaurant formerly known as I Love Food… When I Love Food on Lower Kings Road closed for refurbishment, I was looking forward to seeing what it would look like when it reopened. Well, I wasn’t expecting this! The newly-named Rosanna’s is still run by the same family, but this […]

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Brighten Up Your Winter

Give your garden a new lease of life with some simple and colourful winter planting Once summer is over, most of us stop thinking about our gardens until spring. But get the planting right and you can enjoy gorgeous colours all year round. Shrubs and Evergreens Evergreen shrubs are the basis for some spectacular winter […]

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Get Beautiful Winter Skin

Keep skin glowing all winter long with our expert advice When it’s cold outside and the central heating’s on, your skin can feel tight and dry. We spoke to Natasha Dauncey from Apothaka in Berkhamsted and Lucie Fountain from Elementary Skincare in Tring about keeping your skin looking good all winter. 1. Cover it If […]

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From Tiny Acorns

Teaching children the importance of money management is essential Research has shown that children pick up their key financial habits by the age of just seven – so it’s never too early to teach them about money. ‘It’s vital that children have an appreciation and understanding of the value of money,’ says Robert Stringer from […]

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Walks With a Wheelchair

This issue our walk is at Ashridge and it’s our first fully accessible walk. Our thanks to Katy Etherington for her write up. Duncombe Terrace is situated within the National Trust Estate of Ashridge. It offers a wheelchair, scooter and bike-friendly trail through an ancient wildlife-rich woodland, alongside open common with fabulous views across chalk […]

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Coluco in Tring

Living Magazines’ Publisher, Alison, visited Coluco with a friend to try out their new menu My friend Jude and I visited Coluco on a very wet Saturday evening and, despite being quite quiet, the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We were served by the lovely Paige and Owen, and started off the evening with cocktails […]

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Winter-proof Your Home

We all love to feel cosy during the winter, but when the temperature drops, our homes are at risk. We spoke to experts at NFU Mutual to find out how to get ready for winter. Our thanks to NFU Hemel Hempstead for sponsoring this article in our Winter issue. You can find out more about […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]