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Living Magazines Young Teens and Independence

Encouraging Independence

It can be scary when your young teen starts going out with their friends, but these tips will help them stay safe and help you calm your nerves! You may be nervous when your teen starts going out without you (Covid regulations permitting), but provide them with the right tools to stay safe and you […]

Living Magazines Grow your own veg

Good Enough to Eat

Did you dabble with growing your own fruit and veg during last year’s lockdown? Take it to the next level this year with some edible ornamentals and new varieties… It’s incredibly satisfying to grow your own, with whatever space you have. All kinds of veg can be cultivated in containers, and micro salads and herbs […]

Living Magazines Catherine Alliott Behind Closed Doors

The Latest Books from our Local and Regional Authors

Catherine Alliott, queen of romantic comedy As bestseller and Tring author Catherine releases her 16th novel, Behind Closed Doors, Living caught up with her to talk about her favourite places around the area Catherine’s latest novel, Behind Closed Doors, is set in Oxfordshire, when her heroine moves in with her elderly parents after being unexpectedly […]

Living Magazines Giggling Squid Golden Money Bags

Giggling Squid, Berkhamsted

The first surprise when we picked up our takeaway for two from Berkhamsted’s Giggling Squid restaurant was the pretty takeaway bags. I’m used to takeaways coming in brown, usually slightly greasy bags. But the flower-strewn designs on the bags from this restaurant in the High Street looked like they contained some beautiful high-end skincare or […]

Living Magazines James Osborne VC

James Osborne VC

Who was James Osborne? Born 13 April 1857 in a small cottage in Wigginton later demolished by Lord Rothschild and replaced with a new Huckvale design in 1912. He was a volunteer soldier before joining the regular army in early 1877 and later that year served as a Private with the Northamptonshire Regiment (58th Foot) […]

Living Magazines Skating Berkhamsted Castle Christmas 1890

A tale of two Christmases

Christmas can be a very different beast depending on how much money you have, and that was certainly true in the 19th century… In the 1800s the wealthy and the poorest people in the land were worlds apart, as this tale of two festive seasons shows. A report in the Bucks Herald in January 1887, […]

Living Magazines Father Christmas distributing gifts to the evacuees in Albert Street Tring in 1939

Ghosts of Christmas past

This Christmas may be a little different for all of us, but what was Christmas like for Tringalings in the past? As a hotel, Pendley Manor hosts Christmas for many guests each year, and when it was opened as a Centre for Adult Education by Dorian Williams in 1947, it also played host to a […]

Living Magazines Christmas Traditions

Keeping With Tradition

Take time over the festive season to start some new Christmas traditions Over the past few months we have all come to appreciate the time we can spend with friends and family. While Christmas may not be the big affair it usually is, we might have time to create family traditions, make memories and have […]

Living Magazines Winter Skin Glow

Get That Winter Glow

We may not be able to have huge parties over the festive season, but you can still look fabulous this winter, even if you are celebrating at home Winter beauty often concentrates on party make-up and hair ideas, but as we write this, it’s not clear quite what Christmas will look like this year. Whatever […]

Living Magazines Berkhamsted_Ashridge walk

Berkhamsted and Ashridge

This walk offers some great views over Berkhamsted from Ashridge as well as fields, valleys and woodland – and allows for social distancing START/END: Berkhamsted Railway Station, Station Approach, Berkhamsted HP4 2AR DISTANCE: 5 miles MAPS: OS Explorer 181, Chiltern Society 17 & 20 TERRAIN: Easy stile-free walking on level paths with just two short […]

Living Magazines Traditional English Trifle

Traditional English Trifle

Sarah Murray at Tring’s Beechwood Fine Food brings a taste of Christmas past with her trifle recipe: ‘My mother always made a trifle at Christmas; a pack of trifle sponges, a tin of Del Monte fruit cocktail, custard made with Bird’s custard powder, lashings of whipped cream and a good soaking of sweet Sherry. ‘What, […]