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Chat 08-Jul-2021

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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
50 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome to this week’s chat…

When I was growing up, we’d ask, ‘Does my bum look big in this?’ Young women are still asking this today, only they’re hoping the answer is yes! Just ask Natasha (p34). Just goes to show how these things change and we should all love our behinds, no matter their size. Also this week Leona shares how her unborn baby saved both their lives after she was shot while pregnant (p44), plus Zoe’s amazing story of her life-changing – and mind-blowing – surgery (p30). There’s all your faves and puzzles as well as £l,000s of extra prizes, including hotel stays and a year’s supply of pies (p46)! Stay safe and well this week.…

1 min
picture perfect

£25 for any photos that we use on Picture Perfect. They £25 must 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 an SAE. And please don’t forget to include your full address and a contact number.…

5 min
paying the price

Donna Riley, 41, Coatbridge The engine roared as the Mustang pulled into our drive. Grinning, my husband Gerard, then 30, climbed out from behind the wheel. ‘She’s all yours,’ he said. Bursting with excitement, I ran over and wrapped my arms around his neck. ‘Really?’ I cried. It was 2013 and Gerard nd I were enjoying our life in Florida. We had a property-maintenance business. A gorgeous house. Fancy cars, jewellery... I wanted for nothing. And we were expecting our first child. I couldn’t have been happier. I’d been on a girls’ week in Spain when I’d met Gerard, then 19, in 2003. Our holiday romance was hot and heavy. With Gerard in Scotland and me in Manchester, I thought it was just a fling. Only, he couldn’t stay away, and within three months he’d moved in. He proposed not long later. ‘I love you,’ he whispered…

1 min
win! £500 cash!

NUMBER JIG According to Guinness World Records, the shortest street in the world is Ebenezer Place in Wick, Scotland. How long is the street in centimetres? Fit these numbers into the grid. One number doesn’t fit. This is the prize answer. 3 digits 123 136 205 259 363 368 628 693 764 787 950 4 digits 1162 1896 2173 2386 2502 3372 4993 6889 7478 7714 8749 9050 9080 5 digits 21863 38307 42592 49663 63468 65016 84116 86306 88603 88945 89090 6 digits 161125 183927 570384 7 digits 2773367 3986264 4979435 8 digits 24427480 51191727 75861004 78734888 WIN £250 puzzle 1 Your answer: SPIRAL XWORD Anemophily and entomophily are two methods for the transfer of what substance? 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 prize answer. 1 West Indian song (7) 2 Duty, requirement (10) 3 The New Stone Age (9) 4 Maths equipment (10) 5 Impetuousness (8) 6 Military greeting (6) 7 The Queen (9) 8 Harry Potter and the Deathly _ (7) 9 Piece of embroidery (7) 10 Dutch port city (9) 11 Molten rock (5) 12…

1 min
just genius

Lost and found Small objects kept getting knocked behind my chest of drawers, so I bought a length of insulation foam and wedged it just below the top of the drawers at the back. It’s out of sight and stops things from getting lost. Ann Johnson, Runcorn Mint idea If you need to fill a hole in a wall and don’t have any filler to hand, try using a dab of toothpaste instead. Once it’s dry, you can rub it down and paint over it, just like you would do with filler. John Drake, Exeter Hot stuff Create your own heat reflector to make the most of your radiator. Stick some heavy-duty aluminium foil to cardboard and place behind your radiator, so heat waves are reflected into the room instead of being absorbed by the wall. Edward Walker,…

5 min
love, not child abuse

Lisa Bridger, 48 Sitting on the sofa, I lifted my baby to my chest, and as I felt him latch on, the world melted away. The dishes in the sink stopped calling to be washed, the pile of dirty baby clothes seemed to vanish. All that mattered in that moment was knowing that I was doing the best for my little boy. When Chase had been born in October 2011, I knew I wanted to breastfeed him if I could. I had three older children, now all in their 20s, and I’d breastfed them all until they were 2 or 3. I’d enjoyed the experience so much. A chance to bond, mother and baby. A peaceful moment to cherish. Thankfully, Chase took to it like a duck to water. At six months, he started trying solids. Mashed potato, fruit and…