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Yours Magazine

Yours Magazine Issue 347

Yours is the UK’s best-selling fortnightly lifestyle magazine for women over 50. We offer targeted, trusted and useful advice, whether it’s to help readers look their best, to stay healthy and active, enjoy their free time or to manage their money better. We celebrate 50-plus women overcoming difficulties or achieving amazing things. We like to look back with our readers and listen to their views too.

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in this issue

1 min.

What strange times we’re living in! It’s so unprecedented many of us are left wondering what to do for the best. Everyone’s top priority should be to keep themselves, their loved ones and the wider community safe – but I know lots of you are feeling anxious or frustrated. Much of the media coverage doesn’t help – focusing only on the negative stories and frightening headlines – but that’s not what Yours is about. I want to reassure you that, come what may, we’ll be with you through these next few unpredictable weeks giving you sensible advice, useful information, heartwarming stories and plenty of inspiration for practical things you can do – including in this issue a 32-page puzzle pull-out (p67). I’d like to think that Yours can be your little…

3 min.
the view from yours

Children across the UK are putting homemade rainbows in their windows at home, to send a message of positivity and hope to others. The trend swept the nation following the closure of schools and has seen children decorate their windows with painted, sketched and other handmade rainbows many of which also urge people to ‘be kind’ and ‘stay safe’. More than half a million people have signed up to join a new ‘army’ of volunteers to help the NHS. Called the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme, the Government had hoped for at least 250,000, but they ended up with double the amount. Helpers will deliver vital supplies to the most vulnerable people in society as well as drive people to appointments or make regular phone calls to those in isolation. If you’re…

1 min.
healing to the world

And the people stayed home and read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, And dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.…

1 min.
the little flowers that make a big difference

They are nature’s sign that spring is well and truly here. From north to south, east to west, across the nation, bluebells are putting on their timeless dazzling displays, ignoring the unsettling times we are living through. They are mainly found in ancient woodland as they prefer moist, shady conditions and the stability offered by a well-established habitat. If you live near a wood then taking a walk, (bearing in mind the latest Government advice on exercise and social distancing), will be a feast for your soul. But for those of us who don’t live near any bluebell delights we wanted to feature some glorious photos for you to enjoy. And also to dig up some interesting facts about the little flower gems. Did you know, for instance, that the first bluebells are believed…

1 min.
star letter

A very special Dunkirk tribute ✒ My partner, Graham, and I featured in Yours a couple of years ago with a project very close to our heart, restoring MV Coronia, the Dunkirk Little Ship whose crew saved more than 900 lives during Operation Dynamo, the repatriation of troops in 1940, during the Second World War. Our aim was to raise funds to get the ship restored to take part in the 80th Anniversary Return to Dunkirk. Generous Yours readers sent us more than £1,000, which helped with replacing windows. In addition, our awesome volunteers worked tirelessly to raise funds. Despite thefts, vandalism and battling ill-health, we were declared seaworthy and awarded our official Dunkirk Little Ship plaque. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, we can’t take MV Coronia to France just yet, but…

5 min.
meeting place

Going it alone ✒ I write regarding a recent letter from Liz Jennings about your FitMind50 campaign and going on holiday alone. I have been a widow since 2012, but in 2013 decided to go on my first solo coach trip in 44 years and haven’t looked back since. I’ve been to Scotland, the Isle of Wight, Cornwall, Bournemouth, Weston-super-Mare and many other places. You always meet up with lovely people and see many places of interest. I plan to keep going for many years to come. Mrs A Dixon, Lincs Thank you, generous readers ✒ After being diagnosed with cancer, I contacted the Do You Have? section in Friends of Yours for books, wool and so on to keep myself occupied – and to help charities as well. People have been so generous in sending…