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Crockers

Crockers in Tring

Crockers is a restaurant like no other – at least not round here. It’s not just a restaurant, it’s an all-round dining experience – and we were invited along to try it out. Crockers offers a tasting menu at lunchtime and evenings on Fridays and Saturdays, and this is what we experienced one Friday lunchtime. […]

Aldbury Village looking across from Stocks golf course

The Ridgeway and Aldbury Walk

Here’s the second in our new series of dog-friendly local walks START: Layby, Northfield Road, Tring or Tring Station or Aldbury Village ENDS: Layby, Northfield Road, Tring or Tring Station or Aldbury Village DISTANCE: 4.2 miles (7km) ASCENT: Around 152m (500 feet) MAP: Ordnance Survey Explorer 181 This is a circular walk along part of The Ridgeway and through the picturesque village of […]

Plum Crumble Slice

Plum Crumble Slice

Ingredients 250g cold butter 225g golden caster sugar 300g ground almonds 140g plain flour, plus 25g 2 eggs 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 8-10 plums, stoned and roughly chopped 50g flaked almonds How to make it Preheat oven to 180C/ Gas 4/fan 160C Line a 20 x 30cm baking tin with baking paper […]

Meating Room burger

The Meating Room in Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted’s latest addition, on the site of the old and much-loved Akash, has been highly anticipated. So we had to give it a go! The Meating Room is the second restaurant opened by owners Al and Jamal following the success of their St Albans branch over the last four years. And their priority remains the same – top quality meat. As […]

Vikki and Simon's home

In With The Old, In With The New

Vikki and Simon kindly showed us round their beautiful home When Vikki and Simon were looking for a house to buy in March 2017, they knew what they wanted; somewhere with four bedrooms and plenty of downstairs space. So they nearly didn’t look at this house in Ivinghoe. ‘Downstairs was tiny and much too cramped for us,’ says Vikki. But, […]

Honeybee and blue flower head isolated on a white background

Save The Bees

Make your garden bee-friendly this autumn Autumn is a tricky time if you’re a bee. All summer long there are plenty of sources of nectar and pollen around, with all the flowering plants to choose from. But come autumn, many of these sources have disappeared, ready for the cold winter. Bees are still around at this time of year […]

Set of beautiful red lips on white

Make It Permanent

Removable make-up is so last season! What’s your morning routine like? If you’re one of those people who can just get up, run a brush through your hair and leave the house, then that’s brilliant. But for most of us, it takes a little more time to get ready in the morning–and for many, applying make-up […]

Girl meditating

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

We all need to look after the health of our minds as much as our bodies. Here are some techniques to help Most of us know that, to stay fit and healthy, we should eat good food, exercise regularly and have the odd check-up. But how many of us can honestly say we spend as much time looking after […]

Pets

Keep Your Pets Safe

We all adore our little furry friends – but do you know how to keep them safe? Here’s our handy guide We’re a nation of pet lovers – but how many of us know exactly what to do if our beloved pet gets into danger? Whether it’s eating the wrong things, getting ill or going missing, it’s important to know the […]

Upcycled stool

Vintage Upcycle

Welcome to the first of our regular upcycling ‘how to’ features Ηave you ever looked at an upcycled piece of furniture and thought ‘I’d love to do that’ – but have no idea where to start? Yep, us too! Which is why we’ve started our new regular series of ‘how-to’ features! They’re step-by-step guides to upcycling, complete with all the info you […]

Confessions of a single mum

Confessions of a Single Mum

Confessions of a Single Mum by Amy Nickell Published by Headline, £8.49 ebook, £16.99 hardback. Born and bred in Berkhamsted, Amy Nickell worked for a while as a celebrity reporter. She had fun. She didn’t take life too seriously. Then she fell pregnant at 24, and everything changed. In Confessions of a Single Mum, Amy debunks single mum myths, delves into the world of […]

Big Brother

Big Brother

Big Brother by Louis Quail Dewi Lewis Publishing, £35 Berkhamsted Photographer Louis Quail is a talented man – his 2015 show ‘Before They Were Fallen’ won various awards, and he spends much of his time on personal, long term projects. This gorgeous hardback book is the culmination of years of work. Deeply personal, Big Brother is essentially a  collection of photographs of Louis’ older brother […]