Women's Lifestyle
Yours Magazine

Yours Magazine Issue 354

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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26 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome ...

I was delighted to discover that our cover star Phyllis Logan has been video-calling care homes to help put a smile on people’s faces during the pandemic (p12). She’s a great believer in the old adage ‘laughter is the best medicine’, and so am I. Just today, for example, I had a good laugh at my own expense. I wanted to send a book to my daughter and a gift to my great-niece (a crocheted purple dinosaur!). I was very pleased with myself for figuring out how to pay for the postage online and printing off the labels. That was until I got a call from my niece to thank me for the book... I’d only managed to stick the labels on the wrong parcels! We’ve all no doubt had some dark…

1 min.
lockdown learning

The health crisis may have changed our plans, but it certainly hasn’t stopped thousands of you challenging yourselves to try new things for FitMind50. So, this month’s mini challenge is simple: just let us know what’s the best new thing you’ve learnt in lockdown – perhaps something that you wouldn’t have tried without the restrictions. Have you had a go at a new craft, learnt how to do Zoom calls or signed up for an online course? Let’s celebrate all the new skills we’ve acquired. To enter... ...simply email: yours@bauermedia. co.uk marked ‘FM50 Lockdown Learning’ or post to the usual Yours address. The best entries will be featured in a future issue.…

2 min.
the view from yours

We’re exercising more! The recent lockdown has led many of us to start a new exercise routine. A survey of more than 7,600 UK adults published by Decathlon has revealed almost half of British adults are doing more to keep fit than before the pandemic started. And more than 52 per cent of us plan to keep up our exercising as rules are eased. A further 35 per cent say they are also now more keen to look after their health than before Covid hit. Cycling, jogging and yoga have all increased in popularity over the last few months. “Told you so!” 33 is the age our children realise we parents were right about everything and acknowledge that mothers know best according to a new survey Five-year-old Tony Hudgell has raised more than £1.2m for…

1 min.
glories of green

These stunning photos with a green theme are just a few of the 50 shortlisted pictures in a competition run by photo app Agora. Called Green2020, Agora asked photographers from around the world to send in shots that best show the ‘colour of growth and regeneration’. In total 17,689 photos were submitted. Here are our favourites... ‘NATURAL POOL’ BY @GHISLAINFAVE (FRANCE)/AGORA, ‘MAN IN MELONS!’ BY @SAKTER (BANGLADESH)/AGORA, ‘THE GRANDFATHER’ BY @SAAVEDRAPHOTOGRAPHY (SPAIN)/AGORA, ‘THE REAL HEROES’ BY @MUHAMMADRIDWAN06 (INDONESIA)/AGORA…

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 Kindness has been overwhelming ✒ During these difficult times I have been amazed by the kindness of a young couple called Yvonne and Simon who live near me. When I came out of hospital in March and wasn’t well for a few weeks they started doing my shopping for me once a week, despite being a family of seven and shopping for their parents, too. Yvonne also makes me a hot meal every so often on a Sunday, Simon has cut my lawn and jet-washed my path – and their two older children have creosoted my…

4 min.
meeting place

Tea towel joy ✒ Re the recent feature on collections. I’ve always brought back souvenir tea towels from my travels, and have dozens from places far and wide – Portmeirion to Portugal, Dublin to Biarritz. They make washing-up much more fun – especially in the winter months, and now during lockdown! Linda Keen, South Yorkshire In the bag ✒ Reading the letter Got it Pegged I remembered that I still had the sewing bags I made at Durnford Street Secondary School in Manchester, made in about 1954/55. We had to take them each time we had sewing classes and carried our project in them to take it home. It brought back lots of memories of schooldays. Glenys Chapman (née Cooper), Oldham Thought for the fortnight ‘Without the dark we’d never see the stars’ Shed delight ✒ I really enjoyed…