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Best 20-2021

Best delivers a varied and lively mix of ideas and inspiration to inform and entertain real women and help them get more out of every aspect of their busy lives. Best is topical, practical, offering more variety than any other weekly by embracing traditional topics in a modern way.

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United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
52 Issues

in this issue

4 min
start your week with a smile

1 LOOK NO FEATHER It’s no secret that we adore animals at best and while these two little ducklings have stolen our hearts, it’s their names that, erm, quacked us up. The new residents at Bocketts Farm in Surrey have ingeniously been called Thelma and Louise – just like the 1991 film starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. These two already have star quality and more than fit the bill! (Sorry). 2 Who wowed the crowd? These celebs have certainly got the (pastel) blues. Amanda Holden, 50, showed off her co-ordinating skills again, with even hair accessories matching the soft, pale blue shade. Charlotte Hawkins, 45, opted to team her Closet dress with eye-catching animal print courts, while Catherine Tyldesley, 37, keeps it classic with nude sandals. Amanda’s in true blue from top to…

2 min
stacey’s fairytale ending?

Presenter Stacey Solomon has been gushing about tying the knot soon with her fiancé, ex-EastEnders star Joe Swash – and when she walks down the aisle, it’ll be a stunning wooded archway in the grounds of the couple’s lavish new home. Joe – who is dad to their adorable little boy, Rex, one, and stepdad to Stacey’s sons from a previous relationship, Zachary, 13, and Leighton, nine –proposed on Christmas Eve, and Stacey’s been sharing her plans on social media ever since. The 31-year-old recently confirmed that she would now become husband and wife in the garden of their picture-postcard new home, Pickle Cottage, this Summer. The former X Factor star has been sharing regular renovation updates to the idyllic £1.2m Essex property, which has its own swimming pool, on Instagram. With…

6 min
…chuck out our lockdown clothes!

‘I’ve worn them every day for months!’ LYNSEY POLLARD, 42, LIVES IN SOUTH WEST LONDON, WITH HER PARTNER NEIL LANGSTON, 41, AND TWO CHILDREN, ARLO, SEVEN, AND KIT, TWO As my son, Arlo, opened the door to the delivery man, he smiled brightly. ‘My mum won’t want me to tell you this but she’s worn these leggings every day for 12 weeks,’ he announced to the man’s amusement – and my shame. ‘Arlo!’ I said, flushing. ‘I have got two pairs!’ As soon as the words left my mouth, I knew it didn’t make me sound any better. That sentence showed just how far my standards had slipped. If you’d told me in January 2020 that I’d be wearing the same gym leggings every day, I’d never have believed you. I had my own…

3 min
the £89 billion divorce

With three gorgeous children, billions (literally) in the bank, a philanthropic foundation to help others and a portfolio of properties, cars and art… you’d think it would be a recipe for a happy union. But, after 27 years, Bill and Melinda Gates have filed for divorce, saying ‘this marriage is irretrievably broken’. Couples divorcing is always sad news, but not that unusual. But in this case, the family finances are mind-blowing. Bill is listed as the fourth richest man in the world… and there was no pre-nup! The couple have vowed to keep up the important work of their foundation, but they ‘no longer believe we can grow together as a couple’. They met in 1987 when Melinda joined Microsoft as a product manager, and during a business dinner in New York, was seated…

1 min
win! a summer skincare kit from ringana worth over £125!

Austrian FRESH skincare brand RINGANA is not only sustainable in its processes, but its products are vegan, free from artificial preservatives and additives and always bottled fresh, to ensure only the finest results from every individual item. The range includes face and body care alongside sports and food supplements, for everything you need for a balanced lifestyle, and we have four sets of its FRESH sun care range to give away. Worth over £125 and consisting of the FRESH sunscreen pocket, FRESH sunscreen face, FRESH tonic calm, FRESH after sun and RINGANAchi x 3 – perfect for Summer days, trips away or meeting your daily SPF needs. We have four bundles to give away. To enter, see right. HOW TO ENTER ONLINE: Save money by entering online at hearstmagazines.co.uk/best2021a by 28 May…

1 min
kriss kross

Can you fit all the birds into the grid to complete the puzzle? Some words may initially fit in more than one place, but there is only one way to fit all the words together to complete the grid. The solution is below. 3 LETTERS EMU JAY OWL 4 LETTERS DOVE DUCK HAWK KITE KIWI SWAN 5 LETTERS CRANE EAGLE GOOSE QUAIL ROBIN 6 LETTERS MAGPIE OSPREY PARROT PIGEON TOUCAN TURKEY 7 LETTERS MALLARD OSTRICH PEACOCK PELICAN VULTURE 10 LETTERS GUINEAFOWL Love puzzles? All puzzles are kindly supplied by Richardson Puzzles & Games. Download your FREE (T&Cs apply) printable Giant Crossword Map of the World from richardsonpuzzlesandgames.com/free-puzzles KRIS KROSS…