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Meeting our Berkhamsted and Tring finalists

Last week, I had a lovely evening chatting — over a glass or two of prosecco — with some of the Muddy Herts Awards finalists from Berkhamsted and Tring.   Thought you might fancy having a quick peek at some of the piccies — put some faces to the names you’ve been voting for and places you’ve seen but not been to yet!

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Paul Rozelaar, owner of Berkeley Gallery and our host for the evening (photo: Shoot Me Studios).


The evening was hosted by Paul Rozelaar at the Berkeley Gallery — finalist in the Best Art Gallery category.  It’s a gorgeous space, full of contemporary art, and a great venue for an evening of chatting and mingling.  They hold events there every so often, so do take the chance to pop in when you can.


The lovely ladies from Magnolia of Tring florists (photo: Shoot Me Studios).

It was a great chance to chat — and celebrate the support these local businesses received from all their happy customers and clients.  Helen, new owner of Magnolia of Tring, was delighted to be nominated, and really touched by all the local people who voted for her — and let her know that they had!


Nick from Haresfoot Brewery brought his beer (and his hare) along (photo: Shoot Me Studios).

I spent most of the evening trying to be in the right place when the canapes were passing — they were utterly delish, supplied by Bonnie May Events.


Yum. (Photo: Shoot Me Studios)

Who else was there?  Well, the team from William Young 1876 tailors arrived — looking predictably well-tailored — hot on the heels of their recent Dapper Drinker at Tring Brewery (which sounded like a whole load of fun for the chaps).

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The William Young 1876 team arrives…. (photo: Shoot Me Studios).

Becky and Jayne from The Alford Arms up in Frithsden managed to join us, too, which was lovely.  If you’ve not eaten up there, it’s definitely worth a visit.  And a return visit, too, just to be sure.  Carol from Eastwoods the Butchers was there, too, picking up her certificate, as well as Cathie (ie) from Cathie Designs, a Berkhamsted-based graphic design firm and Cathy (y) from BAYoga.  And Louise Claremont — who does the most incredible non-surgical ‘facelifts’ that honestly make a huge difference to those saggy bits under your chin — popped in, too.

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The Alford Arms comes to town! (Photo: Shoot Me Studios)

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Cathy, of BAYoga, finalist in the Best Yoga/Pilates Studio (photo: Shoot Me Studios).

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Carol from Eastwoods and, er, Frank Sinatra (photo: Shoot Me Studios).


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Cathie George, bravely resisting the lure of prosecco… (photo: Shoot Me Studios).

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Louise Onisha Claremont, who can work wonders on your double chin… (photo: Shoot Me Studios).

Lucky for us, Shoot Me Studios is just up the road — Lower Kings Road in Berkhamsted really does have some great businesses on it –so we lured Cynthia down to the gallery with the clink of glasses and the promise of canapes.


Cynthia Nolan …. and me! (Photo: Shoot Me Studios, although Cathie George took this one!)









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