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Yours Magazine Issue 352

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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1 min.
welcome ...

Regular readers may know that I love walking. I completely agree with what Julia Bradbury says in our chat on page 18 – walking in nature is great therapy. I’m utterly wedded to achieving my daily Fitbit step count. Hence, my poor long-suffering husband has been out with me every day since I’ve been working from home; whether in pouring rain, biting wind or searing heat. We take the same route most days, a pretty circular walk near the River Nene, and it’s been wonderful to watch as the seasons change. We’ve followed the progress of one swan family over the weeks from building their nest to seeing the signets hatching. As lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted, we’ve noticed the paths are getting busier and we are often to be…

2 min.
the view from yours

Birds of a Feather back together? A new TV special of the sitcom Birds of a Feather could be on the cards, stars Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph recently revealed in a podcast. They said there’s talk of a one-off special in which the girls embrace lockdown. ITV hasn’t yet commissioned a remake so It’s thought to be just in the ideas stage at the moment. Weather wonders The Royal Meteorological Society has opened its annual Weather Photographer of the Year contest. It is looking for entries of great weather snaps, like this one of a cinnamon roll cloud shortlisted last year. To enter a picture for this year’s competition, visit photocrowd.com/wpoty What’s all the fuss about? Egg-cellent alternative? The first ever totally vegan alternative to an egg has been launched by Waitrose. OGGS Aquafaba is…

1 min.
our favourite desserts

Sticky toffee pudding, profiteroles and tiramisu have been voted the nation’s favourite desserts. The trio were voted the tastiest top tier of puds in a survey which asked 1,788 Brits which were their favourites. Everyday wins In challenging times, it’s often the little things that make us feel great. Recent research has found finding money in an old coat pocket, receiving an unexpected gift in the post or getting a compliment from a stranger are among the best ‘little wins’ that give us the most joy. British accents the hardest to do American actors find the British accent one of the toughest to pull off, a new survey has revealed. In a special study on accents The Shaw Academy found the British one was the toughest for American actors, with Yorkshire and Cockney the most difficult…

1 min.
creature comedians

From a cockeyed owl to one very happy sea otter, these are just a handful of the brilliant entries to the Comedy Wildlife Awards. Held annually by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, it’s an opportunity for anyone to send in snaps of animals at their funniest with the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime safari in Kenya. But more than just making us smile, the organisers Paul and Tom say the competition is also a chance to recognise the need to take care of our planet’s wildlife for the future: “The planet has had a bit of a breather recently, because most of us have been in lockdown. As a result, we have seen wildlife return and thrive in our rivers and oceans, on the land and in the skies. “It…

1 min.
star letter

The power of inspiring words ✒ In these difficult times, I find inspirational quotes can be helpful when trying to stay positive. There is one in particular which sticks in my mind, ‘It is better to light one candle than to constantly grumble about the dark’. When I was around 22, I saw this on a noticeboard outside a church while I was sitting on a bus, which had stopped at traffic lights. It really spoke to me. A few months after seeing it, I changed the job I hated, enrolled and completed an Open University course in English literature and started to write stories and poems for my own pleasure. I don’t know who said it originally, but I thank them from the bottom of my heart. It helped me to turn…

5 min.
meeting place

Thank you for caring ✒ I write in answer to Jill Cailes’s recent letter asking what people can do to show appreciation to NHS staff. I am an ambulance care assistant in patient transport, the non-urgent side of the service. My work includes taking patients to cancer treatments, or for renal dialysis if they have kidney failure. What has cheered me and my colleagues most are the little things: a lady walking past and raising her hands and clapping; two small boys clapping; innumerable rainbow posters – a symbol of hope; a smile from people; an offer to go ahead of someone in a supermarket queue. This week, a patient said: “I don’t know how you do your job with the virus going on.” “Our patients need us,” I replied. Oh, and,…