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Woman & Home

Woman & Home February 2019

Published by TI Media Limited Woman & home is the UK’s number-one monthly magazine aimed at women aged 35+. Including best beauty advice, fabulous wearable fashion trends, delicious recipes, in-depth health and wellbeing advice, latest looks for the home, plus insightful interviews with celebrities and real women who have achieved remarkable things, W &H’s pages are bursting with irresistible inspiration. And there are also short stories, travel ideas, exclusive offers, competitions and much more besides! With a raft of top writers and stunning photography, W &H is gorgeous, glossy package.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
here’s to a great 2019

We’re not really about New Year’s resolutions here on woman&home. There’s too much pressure on our already-busy lives, thank you very much. But at this time every year I do make a vague promise to myself to start doing more exercise. Now I don’t ever even begin to imagine getting as fit as our cover star Davina McCall (p12). Just to put the record straight, all those rumours about her being too thin are nonsense. In real life she looks healthy and strong, and she has that glow only proper clean-living can give. But something Davina says in her interview really strikes a chord: “When it comes to exercise, the thing that keeps me going now is my age. It’s about staying alive long enough to be a hands-on granny.”…

1 min.
meet our contributors

KATHY LETTE is a well-known Australian-British author whose novels include How to Kill your Husband and Love is Blind. Many of her books have been made into films, including Mad Cows and Dead Sexy. How do you cheer yourself up when winter’s gone on too long? I get my girlfriends over for a dance-a-thon. We push back the furniture, pop open the Champers, crank up the volume on pop hits like Sister Sledge and ABBA, and simply jive the blues away. ISABELLE BROOM is our new books editor. She is also a journalist, author and passionate traveller. Her books include The Place we Met and One Thousand Stars and You. She lives in the Suffolk countryside with her dog, Max. How do you cheer yourself up when winter’s gone on too long? Long…

1 min.
treat yourself

8 min.
‘i feel like i’ve been reborn’

She’s been an almost permanent fixture on our TV screens for more than 20 years and it’s fair to say Davina McCall feels like part of the family for most of us. Over the past two years, life for Davina, 51, has changed dramatically, following her divorce from husband of 17 years, Matthew Robertson. But when we meet with Davina, she seems happier than ever, with a genuine sparkle behind her eyes as we laugh through our cover shoot and interview. “I was in a café recently during filming for Long Lost Family,” Davina recalls. “We were having lunch and a woman took me by the hand and said, ‘Are you OK?’ I said, ‘I’m good, thank you.’ And she goes, ‘You look it.’ She didn’t mean physically, she thought…

1 min.
ask me anything

What is your greatest fear? Dying before my children are old enough to look after themselves. What trait do you most deplore in yourself? I always see the other side of an argument, even if I don’t agree with it, which is really annoying. What would be your desert island essential? Adidas. No, bubble bath. No, it would be some Garnier Ambre Solaire. I’ll stay on brand! What is your most treasured possession? Anything my sister gave me. [Davina’s sister passed away in 2012.] Who are the women that inspire you the most? Dawn French. I know her a little bit but I would love to know her more. She’s a gorgeous human. Kate Bush, for making me cry and feel so much with her music. JK Rowling for her activism and Michelle Obama…

4 min.
allison pearson

My friend Samantha is in her thirties with two gorgeous little girls. Like most women of her generation, Sam has a job outside the home. It’s not really a choice. Not if she and her husband Matt want to keep up the mortgage payments on their house. The other morning, a stressed-out Sam told me she’d been thinking of decreasing her working hours so she could spend more time with her three-year-old. Olivia had been very clingy to Mummy lately and screamed when she was dropped at the childminders at 8.15am. “In the end, I decided not to take Fridays off,” Sam reported ruefully, “I thought I really should be using my 30 free hours of childcare a week.” “Why should you use all 30 hours?” I asked gently. “If you…