Chat 01-Apr-2021

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Published by TI Media Limited Chat is the most outrageous, inspiring, emotional real life title around. Packed with astonishing true stories, big prize puzzles and loads more, it's your unmissable women's weekly. Whether it's tear-jerking tales of triumph over tragedy, the most heart-warming pictures or the best of bonkers Britain, all human life is here. Beyond the rollercoaster ride of true stories, Chat is also jam-packed full of your favourite puzzles with big cash prizes, the canniest bargain shopping features, health advice you can trust, readers' tips, the latest telly news and loads more.

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1 Min.
welcome to this week’s chat…

Hands up, who has a fat dog at home? We know not to give them too many treats, but when they look at you with those puppy-dog eyes… If that sounds familiar, Caitlin and her beagle Kimmy may be the inspiration you both need (p37). I was gripped by Lisa’s story (p58). Orphaned as a baby, she has no memory of her parents but the life she’s lived is a testament to their love. And what happened to poor Maddie gives a new meaning to period pain (p30). There’s more real life, prize puzzles, floral fashion (p12) and everything you need for Easter, from choccy treats (p40) to colourful decs (p29). Stay safe and well this week…

1 Min.
picture perfect

£25 for any photos that we use on Picture Perfect. They £25must not have been sent to any other publication and you must include written permission from a child’s parent/s or guardian/s. Post to Picture Perfect, Chat, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP, or email chat_magazine@futurenet.com Unfortunately, we can’t return photos without a SAE. And please don’t forget to include your full address and a contact number.…

5 Min.
the darkest secret

Melissa Howarth, 36, Manchester Sitting on my mate’s sofa with Michael Batty, then 33, butterflies began to flutter. ‘It’s so good to see you again,’ I beamed. It was October 2017, and we’d first met two years earlier, at a party just like this evening’s. We’d picked up where we’d left off, our conversation flowing easily. Michael, then 34, seemed kind, was clever, too – with qualifications in accounting. So, when he asked me out, I happily accepted. Chatting over dinner a few days later, I loved being in Michael’s company. But a dark cloud seemed to hang over his shoulders. There was a deep sadness in his eyes, too, and I remembered it being there when we’d first met. As if he had a troubled soul. So I dug deeper. ‘What was your childhood like?’ I asked. Michael said his parents…

1 Min.
win! £500 cash!

NUMBER JIG In the standard text of the King James Bible, how often does the name Joshua appear in the Book of Joshua? Fit these numbers into the grid. One number doesn’t fit. This is the prize answer. 3 digits 162 168 256 316 381 427 513 517 669 715 980 4 digits 2027 2246 2493 2814 3529 5596 5927 6727 6787 7106 7261 8666 9002 5 digits 13501 17992 28870 35657 40305 60010 64236 68375 84167 87586 96264 6 digits 447468 541681 562518 7 digits 2196876 6039257 8423955 8 digits 10674913 38548635 64885136 92333405 WIN £250 Puzzle 2 Your answer: SPIRAL XWORD What cake is traditionally eaten around Bonfire Night in Yorkshire? The answer to each clue (apart from the first) begins with the last letter of the preceding answer. The shaded squares will spell out the one-word prize answer. 1 _ Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital (5) 2 Star sign represented by an archer (11) 3 The Secret _, Enid Blyton series (5) 4 Famous 16th-century French astrologer (11) 5 Long-eared dog breed (7) 6 Nevada city famous for casinos (3,5) 7 Hyde Park lake (10) 8 Magical potion (6) 9 Army unit (8) 10 Mexican…

1 Min.
just genius

Refreshing idea Place a couple of dry sponges in the vegetable drawer of your fridge to absorb moisture, allowing the perishable contents to stay fresher for longer. Anna Hammett, Neston Eggs-ellent We only have a small oven in our flat and no hob, but I found the perfect way to do a fried egg breakfast roll for my partner. Simply spray oil into a Yorkshire pudding tin, put your egg in and bake. They’re the perfect shape for the bread roll. Katinka Slingsby, Cwmbran Easter’s coming! It’s time to repurpose your winter twig tree into a pretty Easter tree ‘eggstravaganza’, by decorating with lights, egg ornaments and felt creatures. My grandchildren always love it! Sue Angus, Wolverhampton Icy does it If you don’t have an ice cube container, a clean, disused meatball tray comes at no extra cost and works…

5 Min.
a fate worse than death

Vicky Piggin, 36, Leicester Spanish music blared from the speakers as my husband Dale, then 36, sauntered over. It was July 2014 and we were baking in 35C heat in Tenerife. I’d sent Dale to the bar to get me and our son Callum, then 10, a cold drink while we lounged by the hotel pool. But, almost in time to the music, Dale’s arms suddenly started jerking. ‘Dad’s doing the Macarena!’ Callum laughed. ‘Oops!’ Dale grimaced as he lurched towards us, our drinks spilling everywhere. ‘I can’t take you anywhere,’ I teased. Poor Dale, he was so clumsy. We made a joke of it, but he was forever dropping things, tripping over on the stairs. Constantly coming back from his delivery-driver job covered in bruises. ‘Trust you,’ I’d sigh, fetching an ice pack. Only, when we got home from Tenerife,…