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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 […]

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Pets For Health

Having a pet is more rewarding than you think – your furry friends can help improve your health too As a nation, we’re pet mad. Last year, a survey showed that a whopping 45% of Brits owned a pet, with 26% owning a dog and 18% owning a cat. But it’s not just their cute, […]

Living Magazines Walkies Meg

Ivinghoe Beacon Walk

Here’s the third in our new series of dog-friendly local walks.  ‘This walk is dedicated to Meg (pictured, 2004-2018), our loyal Collie rescue dog, who gave us so much pleasure on our walks over the years.’ – George Edwards. START: National Trust car park (free) Ivinghoe Beacon (Beacon Road), OS grid reference SP963 159 ENDS: National […]

Living Magazines Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

Go all-out this Christmas and turn your home into a Winter Wonderland Did you know that people who put their Christmas tree up early are happier than people who wait until the last minute? That’s according to the latest research at least, which says that putting up your Christmas decorations can reduce stress and anxiety. […]

Living Magazines Panto time

It’s Panto Time!

It’s panto season soon, so we’ve rounded up the best of the local shows (oh yes we have!) It’s that time of the year again when some of our favourite daytime TV stars, and some ex-soap stars, pile their faces full of make-up and leap around the stage in glittery dresses and tiaras – and […]

Living Magazines Safety Quiz and Competition

Halloween and Firework Quiz for Kids

Herts Police have a fantastic competition running this year for children aged up to 16. There are two categories: Children aged 5-8 can win tickets to 360 Play in Stevenage or Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne! Children aged 9 to 16 can win tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry […]