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Real People Issue 36 2020

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

If you have elderly parents or grandparents, you’ll know what a worry it is, these digital days we live in. For many of them the internet is like a foreign land. They don’t speak the language and worse, while it’s peopled by lots of new friends to make, there are a lot of others who wish them harm. From online banking to dangers lurking in dating websites, there are people waiting to take advantage of their innocence and good hearts that were all forged in a different time. So Joan’s story (p10) will make you angry, I think. After a long and happy marriage that ended in her nursing her hubby to that cruellest of ends, dementia, Joan, 71, found herself lonely and alone. She thought how lovely it would…

3 Min.
our mad world!

Cute TOT GRAB LIFE BY THE HORN! When you can’t decide whether to be a fairy or a unicorn, be both! My four-year-old daughter, Fleur, loves her dressing-up box. Donna Gray, Billingham, Cleveland UK A driver on the Isle of Wight got the willies bad when he saw a spider inside his gold hatchback. He tried to remove it, but then ploughed into a road sign! Luckily the incy-wincy dipstick suffered only minor injuries. Fate of the spider is unknown. EEY-AWW... THAT’S THE SPOT! Look at this soppy donkey, doesn’t she love a good scratch?! We made friends when I visited a local farm park. Rose Janes, Monmouth JUST THE TICKET A survey of peeved neighbours reveals how much we’d like to fine the rowdy rompers next door... USA Apparently there’s a craze in the States where people take pictures of a…

8 Min.
i’ve a bone to pick

Tapping my toe to the Irish music, I turned when a hand rested on my shoulder. ‘Here you go,’ said my dad, Colin Whitfield, 44, plonking something on my head. He was wearing a huge Guinness hat. Now we matched, laughing together as we posed for a photo in the pub on St Patrick’s Day in 2017. Me, aged 19, and Dad had always been close, even though I’d lived with Mum, Claire, ever since I was five when they’d split up. Maybe that’s why we were close – I got the fun Dad of comedy tall hats, not the ‘Turn that light off’ nagging one! But he wasn’t happy when I introduced him to Michael Greenall. I’d met Michael, 23, in a pub in town with a group of friends. He was tall – 6ft 4in –…

1 Min.
final fling

PULLED HAM Makes 4 • Takes 15 mins • 250g cooked ham hock, shredded • 1 spring onion • 4 white rolls • Lettuce FOR COLESLAW: • 2tsp Dijon mustard • 2tsp cider vinegar • 2tbsp mayonnaise • ¼ small white cabbage • 1 carrot • ½ red onion FOR BARBECUE SAUCE: • 125g tomato ketchup • 1½ tbsp cider vinegar • 1½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce • 3tsp soft brown sugar 1 For the coleslaw, whisk together mustard, vinegar and mayonnaise. Slice and add the veg, then season and toss to coat. 2 In a bowl, mix barbecue sauce ingredients. Stir in the ham hock and spring onion. 3 Split open the rolls, and fill with ham mixture and lettuce leaves. Serve with coleslaw. LIMONCELLO COLLINS Makes 8 • Takes 15 mins • 75g caster sugar • 450ml…

8 Min.
grave danger

Peering under the sink for a bottle of bleach, I found six of them in a row. I sighed at the sight. Tony, 65, had done it again. I’d only asked my husband to get one at the shop but he’d come back with half a dozen. I’d love to have grinned at him being daft or forgetful, but this was Alzheimer’s. Still, I pulled my mouth up into a smile. ‘What are you going to do with yourself without Daisy*,’ I chirped. Tony took our three-year-old granddaughter out for a walk most days, but she was busy today. ‘I, I’m not sure...’ Tony frowned. His eyes wandered and he clenched his fists tightly. He was lost in his own brain fog, frustrated that he couldn’t find the words he wanted. This wasn’t the Tony I knew. My Tony…

2 Min.
real people roulette

Here’s one to get you in a spin! All of the answers to the questions can be found on Real People’s Roulette wheel. For your chance to bag £250, have a go at the quiz, eliminating the black or red section containing the answer, or answers, to each question as you go. When completed correctly, you’ll be left with just one section, which contains your prize answer. Write this on the entry coupon on page 43. 1 What word is missing from the title of the following classic film, A Streetcar Named ___? 2 Which reality TV star refers to themself as ‘the GC’? 3 What famous home for dogs and cats does Paul O’Grady visit and help out at in his series For The Love Of Dogs? 4 Find six Flintstones characters. 5 Which…