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Yours Magazine

Yours Magazine Issue 348

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.

I think adaptability must be the word of the moment. Because we are all dealing with a situation none of us have previously experienced, we’re all having to adjust like never before. Somehow by stripping away the everyday hustle and bustle many people have been able to focus on what’s really important – family, friends, home and a little self-care. As a society we’ve become more resourceful – finding new ways to keep in touch, new ways of working and new ways to keep ourselves entertained. Last week I hosted an online ‘pub quiz’ with my family. There were eight teams spread right across the country. It was wonderful fun and we really revelled in each other’s company, which I realise we almost certainly wouldn’t have done without the current crisis. The Yours…

3 min.
the view from yours

FEEDING THE NHS An initiative launched in London by a small group of tech workers and entrepreneurs is helping to feed NHS workers across the nation. Following a successful launch in London, Meals for the NHS is now active throughout the UK, supporting some of the worst-hit areas including Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Glasgow. With many hospital canteens either closed or on limited hours our frontline health heroes are often not able to get a meal. Meals for the NHS uses donations from the public to partner with local restaurants to get meals to them, making a huge difference to staff and helping local restaurants. Otherwise closed local restaurants provide meals (around £5-£7 per meal) and Meals for the NHS supports with the delivery aspect if required. So far more than £500,000 has…

1 min.
good news

Noticing his customers seemed a little down, a postie in South Tyneside decided to do his rounds in fancy dress. Jon Matson, from West Bolden, has delivered mail dressed as Cleopatra, Little Bo Peep, a cheerleader and a soldier and has received an overwhelmingly positive public response! A mysterious figure known only as the Stockport Spiderman has been cheering up isolated children in the Greater Manchester area. Spiderman goes out for an hour each day – even superheroes need to take their government-sanctioned exercise – and visits a different neighbourhood to bring joy to children. Parents can request a visit to their street, on condition their offspring stay indoors and wave from their windows. Many young fans have been donning Spiderman pyjamas and dressing gowns as they wait for their…

1 min.
picture pick-me-up

GARDEN THERAPY At this unusual time most of us can’t get out to our favourite beauty spots or access things such as botanical gardens but amazingly, looking at pictures of them could be just as good. Scientists from the Netherlands have found simply looking at images of nature can help lower our stress levels, bring our heart rate down and help us keep calm. So for some picture therapy enjoy this glorious photo of Wollerton Old Hall Garden in Shropshire. PIC: GAP PHOTOS:JOE WAINWRIGHT, DESIGN JOHN AND LESLEY JENKINS…

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star letter

✒ I was one week into self isolation re the coronavirus and my cable TV and broadband service stopped working! Calling the supplier I was told it would be four days before an engineer could come out. Obviously during this time I’d been relying on wifi to keep in touch with family and friends and not being able to carry on doing so was very upsetting. I’d also been recording lots of TV to keep me entertained! Feeling very sorry for myself I wrapped up warm and went to sit in the garden with a book to read. As I sat there among my flowers, with the birds tweeting overhead I realised that when looking at the bigger picture, losing my TV and broadband for a while was not such a…

5 min.
meeting place

Sir David is right ✒ I so agree with Sir David Jason’s recent comments about the remake of The Darling Buds of May, (below) saying we need more programmes like this to replace the many ‘rude’ ones. It’s getting harder and harder to find a programme that you and your family can sit and watch together without violence or bad language. I do hope someone takes on board what Sir David said. Do other readers agree? Christina Kelly, Worcester Plea to instruction writers! ✒ We recently bought a new TV and the instructions were so extensive and in such small print it was incomprehensible! I am a retired nurse and we used to make a big effort to ensure our leaflets were understandable to patients. Please, all writers of instruction manuals do the same!…