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Inn-side and out

Living Magazine visits The Red Lion at Water End, to discover how it’s catering for post-lockdown visitors I have driven past The Red Lion on the Leighton Buzzard road so many times and wondered why its car park is always so full. Now that I have visited, to experience its latest menu and the safety […]

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Latest books from our local and regional authors

A Million Dreams By Dani Atkins Published by: Head of Zeus Out now The story tracks Beth Brandon and Izzy Vaughan and their mutual families, through love and friendship. Both must make heart-wrenching decisions that will affect the rest of their adult lives. A superb read that will grip you from the first page! Dani […]

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Butternut Squash Cake

Make this scrumptious squash cake as a seasonal treat for Hallowe’en. Ingredients 300g self-raising flour 300g light muscovado sugar 3 tsp mixed spice 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 175g sultanas ½ tsp salt 4 free range eggs, beaten 200g butter, melted and slightly cooled finely grated zest 1 orange 1 tbsp orange juice 500g butternut […]

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A Wild Tale

How did a mysterious wild boy from Germany find his way to Northchurch? In the churchyard at St Mary’s, Northchurch, is a gravestone with a rather unusual engraving. It simply says PETER the Wild Boy 1785. So, who was Peter, and how did he come to be buried in a small Hertfordshire village? His tale […]

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Bly Spirit

The Bly family has a long association with the town of Tring, as John Bly explains ‘The Bly’s first connection with Tring dates back to the 1440s when a group of French noblemen, their sires and assorted retinue arrived in the area and settled here. ‘And when a descendant of Stephen of Blois married into […]

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Bakewell Tart

Delicious served warm with some whipped cream, ice cream, or just with a cup of coffee, this Bakewell Tart is a perfect teatime treat for the whole family. Ingredients 200g shortcrust pastry 2tbsp raspberry jam 125g caster sugar 125g soft margarine 2 medium eggs 80g ground almonds 60g plain flour 1tsp almond essence 40g flaked […]

Living Magazines Garden building

A Room of One’s Own

Did lockdown make you realise your house isn’t big enough? A garden building could be the answer. We show you how to create a ‘man cave’, a games or playroom, an office, gym or guest room As so many of us have spent a lot of the spring and summer at home, you may have […]

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Have a Happy Back to School

As children go back to school – many of them after a break of almost six months – it will be important to support them ‘When they have a big change, children can have underlying anxiety,’ says Gayle Hamill, integrative psychotherapist and founder of Tring-based Circle Therapy. Gayle explains what parents can look out for […]

Living Magazines Garden autumn

Extend the Life of your Garden

Summer may be coming to a close, but you don’t have to head indoors and hibernate. Clever use of autumn planting, lighting, outdoor heating, garden buildings – even cosy blankets – can help you enjoy your outdoor room throughout the autumn During lockdown, lots of us got busy making our outdoor space a lovely place […]

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Take It Easy on Yourself

You don’t have to pound the streets or whizz up and down country lanes on two wheels to get fit. Here’s our guide to a more gentle way of exercising There were two kinds of people over lockdown – those who busily posted up their latest 10km run route, and those who busily took a […]

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Pitstone Aldbury

This walk initially follows the ancient Ridgeway with stunning views from the top of Pitstone Hill before returning through the beautiful woodland of the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate. START/END: Tring Railway Station, Station Road, Tring HP23 5QR Grid ref: SP 950122. An alternative start point is the National Trust Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre car park. […]

Living Magazines MRK Associates Finance and Accountancy Salary Survey

Finance and Accountancy Salary Survey and Market Index

In this day and age, it is important to have the right information to drive your business. Whether you are recruiting and need a salary guide to assist you or just want to keep an eye on the competition. MRK Associates is proud to publish the MRK 2020/21 Finance and Accountancy Salary Survey. This survey […]