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Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Upcycled stool

Vintage Upcycle

Welcome to the first of our regular upcycling ‘how to’ features Ηave you ever looked at an upcycled piece of furniture and thought ‘I’d love to do that’ – but have no idea where to start? Yep, us too! Which is why we’ve started our new regular series of ‘how-to’ features! They’re step-by-step guides to upcycling, complete with all the info you […]

Living Magazines Confessions of a Single Mum

Confessions of a Single Mum

Confessions of a Single Mum by Amy Nickell Published by Headline, £8.49 ebook, £16.99 hardback. Born and bred in Berkhamsted, Amy Nickell worked for a while as a celebrity reporter. She had fun. She didn’t take life too seriously. Then she fell pregnant at 24, and everything changed. In Confessions of a Single Mum, Amy debunks single mum myths, delves into the world of […]

Living Magazines Big Brother

Big Brother

Big Brother by Louis Quail Dewi Lewis Publishing, £35 Berkhamsted Photographer Louis Quail is a talented man – his 2015 show ‘Before They Were Fallen’ won various awards, and he spends much of his time on personal, long term projects. This gorgeous hardback book is the culmination of years of work. Deeply personal, Big Brother is essentially a  collection of photographs of Louis’ older brother […]

Living Magazines The Affair of the Christmas Card Killer

The Affair of the Christmas Card Killer

The Affair of the Christmas Card Killer by Jack Murray Available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited, Free Local artist Jack Murray has turned his hand to writing, and this is his debut novel and, he hopes, the first in a series of ‘cosy crime’ books. It tells the story of a murder at Cavendish Hall at Christmas, 1919. Lord Kit Aston investigates. As the snow falls, […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines The Berko Loop

The Berko Loop

The Berko Loop by Kevin Exley £15, available from Number Twenty and www.theberkoloop.co.uk. Taking in a loop – as the name suggests – round Berkhamsted, starting at the top of New Road (by the golf club), through Frithsden, The Amaravati monastery, past Ashridge and Northchurch common, along the Grand Union Canal to Cholesbury, Hawridge, Bourne End and Little Heath Farm, this is a […]

Living Magazines Towns of Two Halves

Towns of Two Halves

Towns of Two Halves by David Guest Rosewood Publishing, £8 paperback, £3.47 on ebook, Amazon. Former Berkhamsted Living Editor, Sub Editor, roving news reporter and tea maker extraordinaire, David Guest has just released his second book, Towns of Two Halves. Described as a ‘tourist’s guide to football towns,’ it is just that, plus much much more. The premise of the book is that David, […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Teenager on iPad

Unplug Your Kids

Are you worried about how long your kids spend online? Here’s how to disconnect to reconnect. Picture the scene; you’re sitting down to dinner with your family for a lovely catch-up at the end of a long day. You  turn to your loved ones only to be greeted with a wall of people staring at their phones, engrossed in an […]

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 […]