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Yours Magazine

Yours Magazine Issue 353

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.
welcome ...

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. For me it’s not so much about the act of looking back but the comfort of a shared history. Our memories help us connect with one another emotionally; they are the glue that holds relationships together. And in difficult times that’s more important than ever. Which is one of the reasons why the whole nation was so saddened by the loss of Dame Vera Lynn earlier this month. She’d been such a constant and reassuring presence for so many for so long. You can read our heartfelt tribute on page 80. Your memories of camping (p83) transported me back to my own childhood holidays – our car packed to the gunnels with Mum, Dad, three (and later four) children, Nan plus two dogs and the camping kit.…

3 min.
the view from yours

That’s edutainment! New research has revealed that many of us are using are TV and screen times for education as well as entertainment. Dubbed ‘edutainment’, more than 50 per cent of us are mastering new skills from crafts to DIY and even studying planets with the lovely Professor Brian Cox (above) in a BBC2 repeat. Memorable soap moments If you are a Corrie or Emmerdale fan get set for a season of soap specials to watch alongside regular new episodes this summer on ITV. Coronation Street will be looking back at memorable moments and iconic characters while Emmerdale will revisit three generations of its most popular families. The Corrie programmes will include a Battle Axes special, celebrating the dominating matriachs, from Ena Sharples to Hilda Ogden, and a Weddings special, celebrating some of the best…

1 min.
true colours

Crafty rainbow delights As part of our FitMind50 fun mini challenges we recently asked you to send us a rainbow – the symbol so movingly used to honour our incredible health and care workers and other frontline staff. And your creativity ran riot. Thank you so much to everyone who sent in entries. They were all amazing. Unfortunately we didn’t have room to feature all of them but here are just a few of your wonderful creations. DID YOU KNOW A double rainbow occurs when the light is reflected twice in raindrops, forming two arcs…

1 min.
star letter

Our star letter will receive a stunning The Elegant Rose and Freesia bouquet with chocolates from our friends at Flying Flowers. To place your order with free delivery call 0333 003 0858 or visit www.flyingflowers.co.uk Letters make such a difference ✒ A few months ago, I read a story about a small charity called Donate A Letter which asks people to write a letter to a cancer patient. I have written quite a few letters or brief notes. As long as it is not about health you can write almost anything – something funny, a saying you have come across, something of interest that you do. The team receive loads of letters and they are distributed to those that need a little ray of sunshine on that particular day. The letters are much…

6 min.
meeting place

Get in touch The Yours team are currently working from home because of Covid-19. Please email letters to yours@bauermedia.co.uk Don’t have access to email? Please write to the address on page 3 Or contact us at facebook.com/pages/Yours-Magazine and twitter.com/yoursmagazine Haircut help ✒ During the lockdown I thought, ‘what can I do to help charities?’ So I decided to cut my hair by 7in and send it to the Little Princess Trust. The charity provides free real hair wigs for children and young people, up to age 24, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions. I haven’t had short hair since I was 15 years old – decades ago! But it was great to do something to help. Pauline Brisker, Solihull Fond memories of working years ✒ I really enjoyed reading Lynn…

1 min.
fashion we wore

We’d love to see your snapshots from the Fifties, Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. Send your photos, marked Fashion We Wore, to the address on page 3, along with your name, address and a 50-word description of your outfit. 1972: This photo of my lovely husband and me was taken on our wedding day. I wanted a relaxed country-style wedding and thought my softly layered cream dress with satin bow, matching hat and basket of flowers captured the day perfectly. Maxine Rooke, Nottinghamshire 1967: These three girls were the beautiful bridesmaids at my November wedding, wearing bell-sleeved long dresses in Royal Blue crimplene with pink accessories. This kind of material was so practical, it’s surprising we don’t use it today. Maureen Jeffery, Northamptonshire…