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Real People Issue 37 2020

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

Land:
United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Hearst Magazines UK
Erscheinungsweise:
Weekly
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1 Min.
this week in your fab value

The first time my hubby proposed to me, I was up to my elbows in Fairy Liquid. ‘Will you marry me?’ Splish, splosh, scrub, scrub…‘What are you talking about? Pick up that tea-towel and dry,’ I said. I didn’t think he was serious. He was very offended. But a woman wants a bit of popping-the-question-pizazz, does she not? And he did much better next time. But now, an apology to any fellas out there thinking of proposing to Real People readers. With this week’s issue, you’re going to have to rethink your plans, whatever they are… Riky has just upped the ante for all mankind. I guess when you are 5ft 3in and the woman of your dreams is a whole foot taller, you’ve got to think big. And it…

3 Min.
our mad world!

Cute TOT KICK START Look at that little face! My boy Ronnie is almost two and has started in a Little Kickers football team, he absolutely loves it! Alexandra Low, Halesowen, West Mids USA Best not to browse Twitter while sat on the toilet. You could chance upon this tweet from a fella in Texas who found a snake slithering from the bottom of his bowl! He tried to hook it out with a golf club. *Shivers* It’s enough to give anyone the willies. GOGGLE COCKS ‘Quick, Milly, it’s that show we like,’ my cockapoo Rupert is saying to his ‘sister’. It’s Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs – ha ha! Carla Clarke, Liverpool CLAIM GAME Forget about putting a 99p Post-It pack on expenses, cheeky bosses have waved through all sorts... ● Botox ● Sex toys ● Speeding tickets ● Personal grooming ●…

8 Min.
her last resort

Walking onto the ‘ward’, I chuckled. A line of dollies and two dogs lolled beside my two-year-old, Allie. Next to her was a box of sticking plasters. Carefully she removed the backs of one of the plasters. Then, concentration etched on her face, moved towards a doll and expertly stuck the plaster on its leg. ‘Better,’ she said. Another plaster... This time she went towards Penny, our six-year-old pug. Slap! – onto her leg too it went. Then to our other pug, Summer, five. The plaster went on her paw. Allie was going to love the nurse’s outfit, bag and stethoscope I’d bought for her birthday in a few weeks’ time. But before then, in July 2019, we were off to Turkey on holiday. Five of us had been to Bodrum the previous year – me, Allie, my partner Wayne, 35,…

3 Min.
ebbing away

The food had tasted OK – me and Allie keeping to plain dishes. But the birds in the dining room... the poo in the pool... the dead sparrow... Had these caused this? Poisoned my child? I prayed for her to fight. Doctors tried a trial drug as well as platelet transfusions. But it was no good. When they checked Allie’s pupils, they were lifeless. And an MRI scan showed severe brain damage. There was no hope. When I’d stopped wailing, me and Wayne had to make a decision. We cradled our darling daughter, our cheeks wet with tears. ‘I love you,’ I told her. Allie’s life support was switched off on 3 August. And with it, I felt like my life had been switched off too. Individually, I took Bobbi and then Casey aside to tell them that their baby sister…

8 Min.
making his mark

The doorbell rang. Standing on the doorstep was Perri Springer, 24. ‘Got you some shopping,’ he smiled, holding up a couple of full carrier bags. ‘Brilliant,’ I said enthusiastically. Practical help in terms of groceries was always welcome. Perri came past me and went into the kitchen. I watched admiringly as he opened the fridge to stack the perishables and then went to the cupboards to put in the tins. ‘I’m cooking tonight,’ he announced. Impressive. A man who shops and cooks for me. Hours later I twirled spaghetti around my fork. I took a mouthful as Perri looked at me expectantly. ‘It’s good,’ I smiled. Me and Perri had only known each other for a month, but he was starting to stay at mine more. I was 28 and I’d been on my own for nearly nine years, devoting myself to…

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 is the international car registration code for Great Britain? 2 What initial is shared by two of the Queen’s children? 3 What is the tenth letter of the alphabet? 4 What is the international car registration code for France? 5 What marks the spot on a map showing the whereabouts of buried treasure? 6 Complete the joke: What…