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Good Housekeeping UK February 2020

Good Housekeeping Magazine gives you the best recipes, health advice, beauty and fashion expertise, consumer testing reports, great ideas for your home and real life inspirational stories. It is the one magazine you can always trust for expertise and tireless attention to detail delivered in a positive and accessible way which gives readers direct access to “the best of everything”.

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2 min.
dare to dream…

Despite the short, dark days and lousy weather, I love this time of year because it gives us a little watershed moment: the perfect opportunity to take stock and think about what we’d like to do, see and achieve in the months ahead. And, as we’re now at the start of a whole new decade – the Twenties – it’s even more of a reason to allow our imaginations to wander and contemplate how we’d like to live our lives in the year to come. Take a look at the stories of readers Poppy, Mari, Kemi and Kristina (page 36) – I hope you’ll feel inspired by seeing how dreams really can come true! For Poppy, it was building her ideal home by the sea; for Mari, it was being brave…

9 min.
‘i’m a great beliver in love’

For Emilia Fox, life couldn’t be much better right now – and it shows. She arrives at our cover shoot with the rosy glow of someone enjoying both professional and personal triumphs. After all, she’s already taking 2020 by storm, with a role as Valerie Profumo in BBC One’s The Trial Of Christine Keeler, the highly anticipated retelling of the Profumo Affair. She’s also stepping back into the shoes of forensic pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander in the long-running crime drama Silent Witness – her 16th year and counting! But there’s another reason why her life looks bright. After a three-year marriage to actor Jared Harris and relationships with actor and activist Jeremy Gilley (father of her daughter, Rose) and celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, she has found happiness with talent agent…

3 min.
give the gift of an experience

Design Your Own Hand-Tied Bouquet This workshop for one is a lovely treat for a special friend. A prestigious London florist will teach them about flower arranging and they’ll create a hand-tied bouquet – all while sipping a glass of Prosecco! Location: Battersea, London Exclusive price: £89.10 (normally £99); virginexperiencedays.co.uk/gh Stargazing Evening For Two Give a truly remarkable gift with this stargazing evening for two. Your recipient and their guest will get to discover the wonders of the night skies. Perfect for anyone who loves astronomy. Location: Five locations across the UK Exclusive price: £27 (normally £30); virginexperiencedays.co.uk/gh Chocolate Tasting Adventure With A Glass of Prosecco For Two At Hotel Chocolat Treat them to the ultimate experience where they can indulge their love of chocolate and take home a goodie bag! Location: London and Leeds Exclusive price: £90 (normally £100); virginexperiencedays.co.uk/gh Historic…

4 min.
off-duty heroes

THE LONG STORY Warm tones of tan and navy are the perfect colour combination for cosy knits and wool coats. Keeping to a simple palette of one or two hues gives you the freedom to clash checks with stripes for a polished yet comfy weekend look. Coat, £195, 8-24, Long Tall Sally. Dress, £95, 6-16, French Connection. Scarf, £155, Margaret Howell. Bag, £26, Next. Belt, £12.99, xs-l, H&M. Boots, £249, 3-8, Air & Grace LAYER UP Get the most out of a pretty dress during the winter by mastering the art of layering. Wear this season’s must-have skinny rollneck jersey underneath a dress, and add a chunky cardigan over the top for extra warmth. Hiking boots are more refined and ladylike now, so snap up a pair for weekend strolls. Cardigan, £49.99, s-l, Mango. Dress,…

1 min.
berry lovely


12 min.
what happens when you dare to dream…

‘We converted an old tractor shed into our perfect home’ Poppy Treffry had always wanted to live in a home by the sea, but she and her family needed to take a bold decision to actually make it happen. The coast has always appealed to me; I love to be able to see, hear and smell the sea. I grew up in Cornwall, but home for my family – husband Justin and our daughter Biba, 10 – was in a town centre, in Penzance. We lived in a two-bedroom terraced house, on a street with around 50 others. We knew it wasn’t our ‘forever home’, and spent a long time trying to buy somewhere else. Various places came up but they were never right; sometimes they were too expensive, other times, it…