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Tiny Travellers

Holidays with children don’t have to be a drag – follow these tips to relieve the travel tedium. Travelling with children can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be challenging. Fortunately, there  are small steps you can take to make your vacation a memorable experience for the right reasons (not the meltdowns at […]

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From Pilgrims to Party-goers

If the walls at Ashridge could talk, they’d have many tales to tell – having witnessed visitors and residents including Elizabeth I, Winston Churchill and even Oscar Wilde. Today, Ashridge House is home to a restaurant, the Bakehouse cafe, and is well known for its Christmas  lights display. But 800 years ago, it was a […]

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Ashley Green and Hockeridge Wood

An attractive, mainly level walk, which takes you along paths and quiet lanes through fields and woods: Hockeridge Wood and Pancake Wood have been planted with a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees including traditional native species such as beech, oak, and cherry. Information plates at the base of some of the trees tell […]

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A Taste of Spring

Naomi MacKay and Alison Page stepped into the season as they tried the new spring menu at Berkhamsted High Street’s Lussmanns Sustainable Kitchen & Garden. We hadn’t visited the building since it was Bill’s so as soon as we entered we were taken with the decor – each of the Lussmanns restaurants has a different […]

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Read your way into spring with this selection of books from local authors. A Love to Last a Lifetime by Clare Swatman If your first love came back into your life, would you risk a happy marriage for the one that got away?  This bittersweet love story charts the dilemma of Erin, who is married […]

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4 Reasons Why Local Business Leaders Need Executive Coaching

Being a local business leader comes with many responsibilities, including developing a business plan and training employees. This is why successful UK business leaders list the top leadership qualities you must show as trust and adaptability. You need to trust that your plan will work and that your employees will do their best for your […]

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Infused Rapeseed Oil Shortbread

These delicious and easy-to-make biscuits are great to bake with children as they can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Experiment with all sorts of flavours by using different oils. This recipe features in the Chilterns Recipe Book (available via chilternsrecipebook.co.uk and many local shops). The book celebrates the best independent food […]

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The Dames of Tring Park

Tring park is a favourite place for a walk, but has a fascinating history – including being the home of two famous actresses… Have you ever walked past the white folly in Tring Park and wondered why it was there? The white ‘porch’ with pillars is actually what remains of a summerhouse. And it had […]

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A Life Well Lived

Augustus Smith is a name entwined with Berkhamsted’s history – from the Battle of Berkhamsted Common to the creation of the town’s first elementary school. Berkhamsted has a link with the Isles of Scilly thanks to a 19th-century resident, whose name will be familiar to readers who went to school in the town in the […]


Sweet Dreams

Recent research suggests around 10% of the world’s population – and up to 33% of Brits – suffer from sleep deprivation. Symptoms include not being able to drift off, waking up in the middle of the night, and not being able get back to sleep once awake. Yet by managing sleep routine, it’s possible to […]

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Aldbury, Ashridge and Tring Park

A choice of stile-free walks visiting Aldbury, Ashridge and Tring Park. DISTANCE: Full walk 8 miles/13km; Ashridge only option 5.8 miles/9.2km; Wigginton 5 miles/8km TERRAIN: Easy walking on good paths with numerous gates. The full walk has two main uphill sections (total ascent 850ft/260m). Both shorter routes have one climb. The Ashridge option has a […]

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Going for Gold

All that glitters isn’t gold…add in a bit of yellow too! For a long time, gold’s reputation as an interior décor colour was anything but opulent – a generation of faux variants had left the world’s most precious metal flagging rather. Yet its return, along with a resurgence of yellow that’s as far from the […]