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Real People Issue 38 2019

Real People is a real-life title which delivers real-life stories, puzzles (and prizes) and affordable practical advice (food, fashion & beauty).

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1 Min.
this week in your fab value

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or is it? I mean, surely there’s some beauty we can all agree on. Brad Pitt, anyone? He’s the male standard. Why else do we say, ‘Well, he’s no Brad Pitt’ when we’re describing a fella who’s more personality than looks? Brad is all looks. Talent, too, of course. But he’s untouchable, a fantasy man. Us ordinary girls would never get to bed him… or so I thought, until I got a load of lucky Adiel this week, surely the smuggest lady in the land! If she isn’t, she should be, because the bloke in her bed is a Brad. His name’s Nathan and he’s the spit of Pitt. See what you think on p15. But it isn’t all about good looks this week. We’ve got…

3 Min.
our mad world!

Cute TOT CHEERS BIG EARS My girl, Fleur, three, loves to dress up. Here she is as her favourite character, Dumbo, complete with her lucky feather to help her fly! Donna Gray, Billingham, Cleveland UAE A Fujairah wife wants a divorce from her hubby because he’s too nice to her. She also moaned that he cooked, cleaned and ‘showered her with gifts’. She told the court, ‘I long for a single day of dispute, but this seems impossible with my romantic husband.’ PAINTING THE TOWN PURPLE My partner, Jeff, wasn’t so much tickled pink by this street artist in York as left looking lilac! Carol Gasan, Tiverton, Devon Some holiday makers are very hard to please… WISH YOU WEREN’T HERE Stonehenge: ‘Smaller than expected’ Eiffel Tower: ‘Doesn’t do anything’ Buckingham Palace: ‘Overrated council house’ Arc de Triomphe: ‘Nothing special’ The Colosseum: ‘Watch Gladiator instead’ Grand Canyon:…

3 Min.
soap on a rope

East Enders I tell you what, don’t mess with Mel Owen! She wants revenge on the Mitchells and she means to get it. And bad luck, Sharon! Mel has her paternity test results and knows that Keanu, not Phil, is her baby’s daddy. That’s a helluva place to start if you want to blackmail someone. Sharon’d better hope the stress of Mel’s demands don’t break her waters! Mel starts gentle-ish, telling Shazza she has 24 hours to convince Lou to move in with Lisa. But this list of wants will be like the conveyor belt on The Generation Game. Wouldn’t even rule out if she asks for a cuddly toy! Elsewhere… Stuart goes to desperate lengths to help Rainie and, in the process, reveals the fact that he’s a recovering addict to…

9 Min.
hearts & power

Sweaty groins in tight Lycra were everywhere I looked. They were whizzing past gorgeous, rolling countryside on the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. But I only had eyes for a hunk in DayGlo yellow… My head spun like a bicycle wheel as he snogged my face off. ‘Wow,’ I giggled when we stopped for breath. Never mind that, working as stewards at the event, we were both dressed in fluorescent, padded high-viz jackets and I was clutching my plastic lunch box. For me, this moment on the Yorkshire Moors was up there with Cathy and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights! The snog had been a long time coming, you see. It was late April 2017 and I’d met Bernard Holmes – or Mr B as everybody knew him – a few months earlier after spotting an advert…

4 Min.
‘stop milking it!’

I lost all sense of time, just becoming this object, not even human, that Bernard was pummelling. He punched me so hard he propelled me, like a cannonball, through the patio window, glass flying. The cold air hitting my face woke me up and I had an impulse to run, but Bernard grabbed me and pulled me back inside. He punched me again, bit my face. Then I started to choke on my own blood… ‘Let me wash my mouth out,’ I gulped, grabbing a hoodie from the hall to cover myself up as I staggered to the kitchen. Blood spurted on the carpet and I expected to feel Bernard’s hands grabbing me from behind and pulling me back. But I made it to the kitchen and saw the key where I’d hoped it…

2 Min.
fairytale spending

When you think of Holland, you might imagine the quiet beauty of tulip fields, or meandering along an Amsterdam canal. But in the quaint village of Kaatsheuvel (say ‘cat shovel’ in a posh accent), 66 miles south of the capital, lies a world of adventure. Efteling Theme Park Resort promises something for everyone. Favourite childhood stories are brought to life in the enchanting Fairytale Forest, and even the adults are mesmerised by the amount of detail that has gone into turning each story into reality. For the daredevils, the park – which is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Day – offers fast rides and roller coasters. And Caro, a captivating new theatre production based on the ‘merry-go-round of life’, is guaranteed to wow all ages. INSIDER’S GUIDE Walk between giants and trolls in the Fairytale…