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Chat 26-Dec-2019

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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1 min.
welcome to this week’s chat...

Barbara thought her hubby was a hard-working business man, until the police swooped, revealing his secret double life (p58). Get ready for a case of the warm and fuzzies on p34 where you’ll meet the cutest Blue Cross cases of the year. And your heart will go out to Gill (p6) who will always regret not taking the chance to reconcile with her son. As well as your usual faves, like prize puzzles, tips, beauty and health advice, we’ve got glam ways to keep the chill off (p14) and party food that looks posh, but couldn’t be easier to make (p40). Have a great week!…

2 min.
picture perfect

This picture is so special to me - this is me with my daughters Charlotte, 31, and Rebecca, 29. Charlotte and I had breast cancer, and went through surgery and treatment, and Rebecca was our rock. Check yourselves regularly, no matter your age. Nina Steer, Bridgwater My wife Sandra enjoyed reading her favourite magazine on our Iberian cruise. Andrew Pell, Castleford I celebrated my 21st in September with my best friends in Budapest (L-R: me, Eleanor, 20, Steph, 21, Amy, 21) and couldn't imagine spending it in a better place, with better people. Xara Elliott, Huddersfield I dragged my brother Adam, 26, to our local Comic Con. I think he secretly loved dressing up as Ace Ventura! Amie Herbert, North Walsham My great-granddaughter Lila is a perfect little angel. Penny Haigh, Appleby My brother's dogs - mum Libby with her…

4 min.
the price of a life

Gill Evans, 60, Newcastle As I walked out of the cafe, I stopped in my tracks. Is that him? The Christmas lights had lit up a face I knew across the street. My son Ashley Cochrane. I desperately wanted to call out his name. It was November 2017, and we hadn’t spoken for almost a year. We’d fallen out over the silliest things. From the washing-up not being done to him drinking too much. They were petty squabbles that I now regretted. Eventually, Ashley, 29, had got a job in a factory, moved out and rented his own place across town. He stopped replying to my texts and wasn’t picking up my calls, either. And the longer we’d left it, the harder it was to break the ice. All I wanted was to rush over and give him a big hug. But what…

1 min.
just genius

Pads in position When using puppy training pads, attach them to a mat with small craft pegs to stop them blowing away or moving. Sally Entwistle, Blackburn Hat-trick! I turned an old woolly hat inside out and attached a clutch bag strap to it. Now my insoles and heel grips are stored away tidily and easy to find. Ola Adejimola, London No more sticking When the buttons on my games controller were starting to stick, I dipped a large straw in hand sanitiser and moved it around the buttons. Good as new! Rosalie Missin, Northampton DIY dessert As a treat for my boys, I buy supermarket-branded rice pudding for 20p a tin, add a blob of Nutella, heat in the microwave and give it a good stir. It turns into a yummy chocolate pudding! Kerry Murphy, Liverpool Wax off If your candle has…

3 min.
heartbreak and mistletoe

Charlotte Watson, 33, Ballymena Hanging a bauble on the tree, I looked over at my husband Samuel, 31, and thought how excited we’d been for the coming weeks. Only, something was missing. They say Christmas is for kids. But we didn’t have any. It was December 2017 and we’d always wanted a family. But, diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, it wouldn’t be easy. So, in April 2018, after a year of negative pregnancy tests, we considered seeing a fertility specialist. But then I found one last pregnancy test in the bathroom. I found one last pregnancy test in the bathroom... One more go, I reasoned. Seeing the results, my jaw dropped. Two blue lines! You’ll never believe it! I texted Samuel at work. Doctors confirmed I was due in January 2019. ‘Could be a Christmas baby!’ I squealed. But at our 20-week scan,…

1 min.
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