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Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines The Grat Outdoors Kids' Activities

The Great Outdoors

When the sun shines the UK can be a beautiful place to live. Here’s our guide to go with the kids to get some fresh air and exercise this summer, all within an hour’s drive. Tring Reservoirs Tring HP23 4PA. All ages. Admission Free Built to top up the Grand Union Canal at the Tring […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Sun safety

Sun Safety

It’s essential to protect your skin and your hair in the the sun. Here’s our guide on how to stay safe. Unfortunately, with vitamin D a complicating factor, the sun-safe advice has become confusing. We need to get enough sunlight without sun cream to replenish our vitamin D resources, but we must always use sunscreen. […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Home Cleanliness

Next to Godliness

Yes, we know you like to keep your house clean(ish). But kids with muddy shoes, dogs with muddy paws, and life’s general wear and tear mean that it’s hard to keep on top of it. But even if your loo gleams or your floor looks as though you could eat your dinner off it, is […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Open Gardens

Gardens Thrown Open

Each year, the National Gardens Scheme sees a host of privately owned gardens open to the public to raise money for charity. And it’s not restricted to large, landscaped affairs – cottage gardens and unpretentious plots participate too. There’s nothing more inspiring, for anyone with an interest in gardening, than taking a walk around other […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines George and Meg dog walk

Cholesbury-Hawridge Common Walk

Here’s the first in our new series of dog-friendly local walks With thanks to George Edwards and his dog Meg (pictured). START: Full Moon pub, Cholesbury-Hawridge Common ENDS:Full Moon pub, Cholesbury-Hawridge Common DISTANCE: 3.8 miles (6km) ASCENT: 91m (300 feet) The Walk The walk involves a few stiles, all dog-friendly, and a few fields with livestock. Paths […]

Living Magazines dog walking

Chilterns Walking Festival

The VisitChilterns website hosts details of where to stay, eat out and things to do. It also features details of the Chilterns Walking Festival. Specialist themed walks, stories and scenic landscapes are a feature of the Festival programme. Some walks will involve local food and drink, practical craft sessions or chances to learn about the […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Planting for Spring

Plant planning

Spring planting is one of the most enjoyable jobs of the gardening year. Flowerbeds in particular are tapestries that evolve over the years and many of the changes you’ll make to the pattern will be prepared in spring. There are many obvious places to buy plants in bulk, and we wouldn’t for a moment discourage […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Clare Swatman's second book

The Secret’s Out

The second in our editor Clare Swatman’s two-book deal with Macmillan is due out on 22 February 2018. Called The Mother’s Secret, it’s a powerful story about family, secrets and devastating lies. Love keeps us together Kate and Georgie are best friends, different in the way siblings always are, united by the bond of sisterhood. […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines A Pressure of the Hand

Buy a First Edition!

David Guest, production editor of Living magazines, has written his first novel A Pressure of the Hand. You can own your own first edition for £7 from d.guest@btinternet.com, or in e-book form from Amazon or Apple iBooks. Berkhamsted author Sue Hampton gave it four stars on Good Reads and said: ‘I considered five stars. As […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Book Reviews

David Guest’s Book Review Highlights

It is light and frothy and some of the bubbles may get up your nose. Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost, 2008 You’re entitled to expect something special from a £12 paperback. From the seriously awful front cover to the absence of an index at the back, this is not exceptionally good value. A Perspective […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Oakman Inn montage

Workplace heroes

Local pub chains have scored highly as employers in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies Awards 2017. Oakman Inns & Restaurants, operator of the King’s Arms in Berkhamsted and the Akeman in Tring, rises to eighth position in the Top 10 Best Companies To Work For in the UK and are the highest ranked in […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Review spread for Before You Go

Before You Go

If you’re looking for a good read, get down to Waterstones and buy Before You Go, the fine first novel from Berkhamsted Living editor Clare Swatman. It is a tale of love, loss and redemption. Zoe and Ed are long-time sweethearts who have had their ups and downs. Their marriage is going through a rocky […]