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Wall to Wall

Why the cult of the feature wall is back in fashion Around the turn of the Millennium, we found ourselves confronted with a new dawn, with new realities. There were mobile phones, tablet computers and, perhaps best of all, the ‘feature wall’. The term, otherwise known as an ‘accent wall’, invited home interior design experimenters […]

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800 Years of Worship

St Peter’s Church has been on its Berkhamsted High Street site since 1222. As it gets ready to celebrate its 800th anniversary we take a look at its long history. St Peter’s Church was built in 1222 just a few years after the Magna Carta was signed and has been present for the people of […]

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Happy Fish, Happy Child?

The benefits of fish, and other pets, for the development of our young ones When the subject of pets creeps into the conversation in an already bustling family home, the tendency of parents is usually to state they have enough on their plates without the added maintenance of a cat, dog, hamster or pygmy goat. […]

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Aged for Fitness

The best workouts for every age Generally speaking, the older we get, the less we feel like the lean, mean, dynamic machines we once were. That creaking sound when we rise up from our beds in the morning is not a loose headboard, it’s an ageing set of limbs! The reality though is staying fit […]

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Seeded Sense

What you should be planting now to ensure maximum spray for the summer While March can sometimes feel more like winter than spring, now is the time to start sowing seeds if your cherished outdoor space is to flourish in the summer months. Cosmos The beauty of cosmos is not just the beautiful, delicate multi-coloured […]

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Festive Thai Treat

The Festive Season Menu at Berkhamsted’s Giggling Squid has sugar, spice and all things nice… Christmas parties and meals out are lovely, but after a while, opting for the turkey dinner can become a little tedious. Luckily, Thai favourite The Giggling Squid, in Berkhamsted High Street, promises to spice up your Christmas meal with a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]