Real People

Real People Issue 18 2021

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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

Welcome to our latest Pay Day Bumper, with all the goodies you’ve come to love. Even more real-life reads. More puzzles and a mini crime mag to dive into. I reckon it will perk things up nicely, as May, the prettiest of months, unfurls. And what’s been putting the spring into my step this week is a reminder that from some awful situations, hope really can bloom. So thanks to Chantal and Danielle for telling us their stories and cheering me up no end. Chantal found herself in a situation of almost unimaginable horror when a gun nut opened fire on the crowds at a country music festival she was attending. His burst of violence left 60 dead and many hundreds of others maimed. Chantal only survived thanks to a lanky, handsome…

3 Min.
our mad world!

Cute TOT WORK IN PROGRESS Train them early, I say! Here’s my 10-month-old son, about to help Mummy with the chores. Missed a spot, Jacob! Gemma Clayton, Nottingham UK Greasy hair has a whole new meaning at a salon in Dalkeith, Scotland. Hair can’t absorb water but soaks up oil so owner Gemma Hill collects the clippings, which are then made into equipment to soak up coastal oil spills. BIN THERE, DONE THAT Hearing some muffled shouts, I came across this scene! Our playful pair, Emilia, four, and Sean, two, disagree on how he ended up in the bin! Marta Richardson, Great Leighs, Essex SLICE OF THE AUCTION A WWI slice of toast fetched £55. It’s crumbs next to… ● A fortune cookie, £12,700 (London, 2006) ● Bunch of grapes, £15,237 (Japan, 2016) ● A cracker from the Titanic, £16,700 (Greece, 2015) ● ‘Virgin…

7 Min.
beauty & the beast

Craning my neck, I peered out of the window. A figure had climbed out of a black car and was walking towards the pavement. Ever the nosey mum, I watched as he opened the passenger door for my daughter, Melissa, 30, to get inside. There’s manners you don’t see much these days. I was impressed. That night in March 2018 I was baby-sitting Melissa’s daughter, Millie*, 11. She’d fallen pregnant with her at 18. Like any mum, I’d worried that it was too much too young. But Melissa had grit. She was going to raise this baby, even single-handedly after splitting with the dad. And she needed that determination in spadefuls when Millie had to have an op as soon as she was born. Her bowels had been growing outside of her body in the womb. Up to the age of three…

3 Min.
caged for good

Numb, I let myself be led to the One Stop Shop. Millie was inside with another officer. Her eyes met mine. I took in her tear-stained face. What had she seen that monster do to her mum? I clasped her close. ‘Your mum is with the angels now,’ is all I could manage to choke out. Screams from the depth of her belly rang out… Later that night as we sat at home in disbelief, Millie haltingly began to tell me that she’d tried to give her mum CPR in her bedroom. ‘But she was gurgling, Nan, just gurgling.’ Andrew had watched a 13-year-old girl try to save her dying mother. Not helped, just watched. My heart splintered all over again. Those dying breaths were the last sound my precious granddaughter had heard of her mother. She died from multiple stab…

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 67. 1 What is international radio code for the letter Z? 2 Which Renaissance artist painted the Sistine Chapel and sculpted the Statue of David? 3 Find five regular One Show presenters. 4 Complete the joke: What do you get when you cross a parrot with a centipede? 5 Who was the first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as an…

8 Min.
till the end of time

Two carrier bags sat on the table so full they were almost bursting. I opened up the first one. Shaving razors… packets and packets of them. ‘Got some things for you,’ shouted my partner, Mel Hogben, 36, from the kitchen. She’d been into town, shopping. I didn’t need all these razors – I wasn’t Bigfoot! Turning to the other bag, I found stuff for the bathroom. Loads of shower gel… toothpaste… deodorant… Enough to last a year and more! ‘We don’t need all this,’ I said, bewildered. But she laughed in reply. I crammed the cupboards with Mel’s haul, shaking my head. This was her all over. Constantly nesting. Her big generous heart couldn’t stand the thought of anyone going without. It was just one of the kaleidoscope of reasons I loved her. We’d only just met by chance a few months back…