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Living Magazines New Year

Tasty New Year

Here’s our pick of the best places to eat out this New Year’s Eve Sometimes there’s nothing nicer than sitting down for a meal with your loved ones to see in the New Year. If you fancy something special to welcome in 2019, then these are places to be in Berkhamsted and Tring this NYE. […]

Living Magazines Triple Chocolate Terrine

Triple Chocolate Terrine

A relatively easy but impressive looking prepare-in-advance dessert. This wickedly rich chocolate terrine goes well with fresh fruit, fruits in alcohol or mulled fruit compote. Serves 8 – easily doubled Ingredients 375ml double cream 125g good quality white chocolate – melted 125g good quality milk chocolate – melted 125g good quality plain chocolate – melted […]

Living Magazines Upcycle bookcase

How to Upcycle a Bookcase

Part two in our vintage upcycling feature We promised we’d bring you some more upcycling ideas, so here we are! Our Editor Clare is not very handy when it comes to craft and DIY projects, but she gave it a go and here’s her guide to how to get the look that even a complete […]

Bringing the Outside In

Use your garden to decorate your house – and transform your garden into a real Santa’s grotto! When the weather’s cold and the sky is grey we don’t tend to look at our gardens much; they’ve more or less gone into hibernation until the Spring. But look a little closer and you’ll find some real […]

Lving Magazines Party Time

Party Time!

Get the latest make-up and hair looks to really dazzle this party season! You could just stick a piece of tinsel in your hair and a pair of novelty Santa earrings in your lobes – or you could choose to really shine this Christmas with the latest party looks for hair and face. We spoke […]

Living Magazines Healthy this Christmas

Stay Safe and Healthy This Christmas

Christmas is fun – but it can also make you feel tired, bloated and stressed. Here’s how to stay healthy this festive season Christmas is a time for eating, drinking and enjoying yourself. But that’s after all the stress of preparing, buying presents, parties and late nights. Add all that into the mix and it […]

Living Magazines The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances

The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances

The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances By Donna Ashcroft Published by Boukouture £7.99 paperback, Waterstones. Snow is beginning to fall around the cosy Castle Teashop, with its toasty log fire, delicious mince pies and delicious hot chocolate. Romance is in the air and Lily King is hoping some winter magic will help to make […]

Living Magazines The Chess Board Murders

The Chessboard Murders

The Chessboard Murders: The Second Lord Kit Aston Mystery by Jack Murray Kindle Unlimited It’s 1920, a series of grisly murders rock the country. The finger points to Russia. Are Russian agents really murdering British subjects on British soil? First a Trade Unionist, followed by a Knight of the realm and then a Bishop. As […]

Living Magazines Legend of the Lost

Legend of the Lost

Legend of the Lost by Ian P Buckingham Published by the Book Guild, £7.99, Waterstones. Years of living in and around Berkhamsted and spending hours on walks with his children inspired the Hertfordshire setting for Ian’s debut book, Legend of the Lost. The first in a magical adventure series, it follows the adventures of the Savage […]

Living Magazines The Little Big Things

The Little Big Things

The Little Big Things by Henry Fraser Published by Seven Dials, £8.99 paperback, Waterstones. Berkhamsted’s Henry Fraser was just 17 when a tragic accident on holiday severely crushed his spinal cord, leaving him paralysed from the shoulders down. Since then he has conquered unimaginable difficulty to embrace life and a new way of living, and found the […]

Living Magazines The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home by Jenny Whitfield Available to buy from Bailey & Sons Jewellers, Berkhamsted £7.99. Local author Jenny’s debut self-published novel is a story she’d wanted to tell for many years, and has finally written and got published. It tells the story of Josie, an orphan who runs away from the children’s home where […]

Living Magazines I'm a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

I’m a Joke and So Are You

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince Published by Atlantic Books, £16.99 hardback, Waterstones. Robin is a well-known and much-loved stand-up comedian and side-kick to Professor Brian Cox on their Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage. He’s also local, and a lovely man with a fascinating mind, so I was looking forward to […]