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Plan a few quiet nights in reading one of these books, all with a local interest Before We Grow Old By Clare Swatman Former Living Magazines editor Clare has just published her latest book, Before We Grow Old. This love story spans  20 years, as it examines how love can last a lifetime, even if […]

Living Magazines Limoncello Drizzle Cake

Limoncello Drizzle Cake

This Mother’s Day, share the love by getting in the kitchen and whipping up a handmade bake to share with mums, grandmas, aunties and godmothers. The traditional lemon drizzle cake gets a 21st-century makeover thanks to Opies, with the addition of Italian liqueur. It would also make a delicious centrepiece for an Easter afternoon tea. […]

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Wigginton’s Rich History

‘Wigginton is not a suburb of Tring, but instead a vibrant place with its own distinctive personality,’ says Wigginton History Society member, Richard Tregoning Folklore has it that in the 18th century, London released all the pimps and prostitutes and placed them in Wigginton – perhaps why it was known in the past as Wicked […]

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Graham Greene’s Common

The walk takes in various parts of Berkhamsted and Northchurch Common which feature significantly in the works of Graham Greene. The route includes Kitchener’s Field, the car park at the top of New Road (an alternative start and finish point) the Common, Frithsden Beeches and the WW1 practice trenches.  START/END: Berkhamsted Railway Station or the […]

Living Magazines Property Feature wall

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 […]

Living Magazines St Peters Church Berkhamsted

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 […]

Living Magazines Benefits of pets for children

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. […]

Living Magazines Best Workouts for Every Age

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 […]

Living Magazines Giggling Squid Berkhamsted

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 […]

Living Magazines The Woolpack Stoke Mandeville

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 […]

Living Magazines lies beyond the woods


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 […]