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Living Magazines The Woolpack Stoke Mandeville

A Warm Welcome at The Woolpack

Coming from the same stable as The Bell, which we reviewed a couple of months ago, we had high hopes for The Woolpack, in Stoke Mandeville, which has recently been refurbished – and we were not disappointed. Both are Premium Country Pubs, a collection of individual pubs located in some of the more beautiful locations […]

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Books

Snuggle up on the couch with some great reads by local authors to keep you company. Lies Beyond The Woods By Fiona Thomas After Emily makes a grim discovery while on holiday in Cornwall, a number of strange events play on her paranoia.  What lies and secrets are those around her hiding? This is a […]

Living Magazines Aldbury Ashridge Drovers Walk

Ashridge Drovers Walk

The Ashridge Drovers Walk has 4-mile or 6-mile circular route options through farmland, woodland and commonland and past the National Trust Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre. START/END: Tring station DISTANCE: Short route 4 miles (6.4km), Long route 6 miles (9.7km) MAP: Ordnance Survey Explorer 181 Chiltern Hills North You can download Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural […]

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Britain Loves Baking Gingerbread Cookies

This seasonal recipe comes from Britain Loves Baking, which has released a new baking themed advent calendar this year. One should be winging its way to the lucky winner of our online competition at livingmags.info/competitions right about now! The calendars cost £170 and can be ordered from britainlovesbaking.com. Ingredients 180g butter, softened 170g brown sugar […]

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Make Your Home More Eco

Making your home more eco friendly will save you money – as well as helping to save the planet! With so many of us working from home now, our home is the place where we spend most time – so for anyone wanting to lessen their carbon footprint and generally live a more ecofriendly lifestyle, […]

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Plan for Pollinators

It may be cold outside, but encouraging bees and other pollinators is an all-year-round task, so get planning now for spring, summer and beyond. We’ve all got the message now that we need to look after the bees. Along with other pollinators (even those dreaded picnic assassins the wasps!) they are the key to helping […]

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Nailed It!

Give yourself a hand and make sure your nails stand out this party season! The shape of your nails can say quite a lot about you and your personality, and with so many shapes to choose from, you can say whatever you like! 1. Stiletto If you’re feeling bold and creative, this is the shape […]

Living Magazines Menopause and Resistance Training

Learn about the Menopause and Resistance Training

For some women, peri-menopause can be a welcoming stage of their life when you truly come into your own power, but the process of getting there can be rocky. Menopause describes the first day after having no periods for a consecutive 12 months. Peri-menopause however, is the time when you may experience symptoms such as: […]

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Latest Books from our Local and Regional Authors

The latest reads from our bevy of local authors! Finding Linda By JH Harris From Ypdbooks.com, bookshops and Amazon Out now This novel introduces young WPC Janice Morton, who is juggling her workload with a desire to uncover the truth  about her childhood playmate’s disappearance 10 years earlier. Author Julie Harris gave us her synopsis: […]

Living Magazines Pitstone Hill

Pitstone Hill

This walk is about 3.5 miles long. An easy stretch for a Sunday afternoon. START/END: Memorial Hall car park DISTANCE: Approximately 3.5 miles (5.6km) You can download Pitstone Parish Council’s full description of the walk here. The Walk Starting from the Memorial Hall car park go across the recreation ground to the roundabout and turn […]

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Rain or Shine Tropical Carrot Cake

This September, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning event is back, with those attending set to raise millions to ensure Macmillan can continue to support the growing number of people living with cancer. Sadly, there has never been a more terrifying time in recent history to receive a diagnosis as people face potential disruption or delays […]