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Yours Magazine

Yours Magazine Issue 355

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.

Like many of you, I’m in a higher risk health category, so have been shielding since lockdown began in March. For four months I haven’t seen friends, family or work colleagues apart from on a smartphone or computer screen - it’s been tough. I know that I’m lucky (and very grateful) to have been able to be with my husband, but oh, how I have missed our daughter! We talk on the phone (sometimes for three hours at a time!) but I haven’t felt brave enough to make the trip across country to see her. It's her birthday this week and the thought of not spending it with her was too much. So, with face masks in hand and picnic food packed, we’re off. I know I’ll find it hard not…

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alternative authors

As part of FitMind50 we’re setting a series of just-for-fun mini challenges to inspire you to try new things. In honour of the new Yours Fiction Special (on sale August 13) we’d like you to read a book by an author you haven’t read before or try a novel in a different genre and write us a review. It could be a classic novel that you’ve always meant to read or something brand new. If you’re in need of inspiration why not join the Yours Book Club on Facebook? There are lots of recommendations and friendly chat from fellow bookworms. To join simply visit Facebook and search for Yours Book Club. To enter the challenge... ...simply send us your 100-word book review by email to: yours@bauermedia.co.uk marked ‘FM50 new books’ or post to…

3 min.
the view from yours

Pier perfection Clacton has been named 2020 Pier of the Year by the National Piers Society in recognition of a decade of improvements to what is the largest pleasure pier in Europe by surface area. What’s all the fuss about? Goodbye to the Yeoman? They’ve been a symbol of all that is British for generations, but the Tower of London has been warned it could have to lose its famous Yeomen of the Guards, better known as Beefeaters. This is because the charity Historical Royal Palaces, which owns the site, say their income has reduced by 85 per cent over the pandemic, possibly threatening the red-jacketed Beefeaters who are all ex-servicemen and women. One in five people in Britain are now considering moving to the seaside, following the pandemic, according to a recent survey Stars honour…

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happy birthday to first-class corrie!

From sharp-tongued rivals to not always blissfully wedded couples, rowdy barmaids to gossipy friends, the Weatherfield cobbles have certainly seen their share of brilliant characters over the years. Now as the soap raises a pint in the Rovers Return to 60 years of broadcast, Royal Mail has marked the occasion with a special series of stamps celebrating the best-loved Corrie characters. Deciding who to feature apparently caused heated debate, but series producer Iain MacLeod hopes fans will be happy with the final selection, which features a number of iconic double acts from Hilda and Stan to Ken and Deirdre. He said: “This fun idea is a great way to pay homage to the nation’s best-loved soap and gives lovers of Coronation Street a little smile when an envelope pops through their…

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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 Twiggy’s words were right on cue In a recent Yours interview Twiggy said she’s learnt so much in lockdown and so have I. I realise now how strong I am and can handle the unexpected blows of life. My mother died in May and my brother is in intensive care with Covid-19. While reeling from two harsh life events during lockdown, all in the space of weeks, Twiggy’s comments were right on cue for me when she said, “Covid-19 has been so hard, so traumatic and sad for so many people but I always try to look…

6 min.
meeting place

The wrong way round ✒ Reading the recent Reinventing your Retirement feature reminded me of being on holiday with my granddaughter, Leah, then aged 12. She was knitting and I was on my iPad. She suddenly started laughing and said: “Shouldn’t we be doing this the other way round, Grandma? “ What this tells me is you can do whatever you want at whatever age! Pat Butler, Melton Mowbray Unexpected gift ✒ Reading a recent letter entitled ‘Unexpected gifts in the post’ prompted me to tell you about the lovely one that came through the post recently from my husband’s brother and his wife. It was a beautiful hamper with biscuits, coffee, two types of tea bags and sweets. When we rang them to say thank you, they said. “As we can’t go to…