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Chat 07-May-2020

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
TI-Media
Frequency:
Weekly
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5 min.
back from the brink

Waking from my stupor, I clutched my head in agony. It was early 2005 and, like many 20-year-olds, I liked a night out. Only, where most people might go out for a couple of glasses of wine on a Saturday evening, this was a Tuesday morning and I’d spent Monday getting blackout drunk. ‘Ouch!’ I winced, knocking back painkillers. I checked my mobile for clues, hoping that memories of the past 24 hours would flood back and shed light on my car crash of an evening. But I was met with an array of texts and missed calls from my mum. ‘I’m worried for you, love,’ said one. ‘Let me know you’re OK.’ It’d been three weeks, maybe four, since I last saw my family. Looking at myself in the mirror, I grimaced. My…

1 min.
number jig

According to the Scottish Mountaineering Club’s lists, what’s the total number of mountains classed as either Munros, Corbetts, Grahams or Furths? Fit these numbers into the grid. One number doesn’t fit. This is the prize answer. 3 digits 106 425 468 557 599 715 728 757 758 872 888 4 digits 2093 3382 3559 3868 4713 4827 4938 7218 7895 9700 5 digits 14933 23525 31074 48332 53048 53195 53481 57112 61219 78287 90301 92162 6 digits 291218 299876 342439 444993 534457 704258 897156 7 digits 2876528 4487649 9755487 8 digits 13365470 WIN £250 Puzzle 1 Your answer:…

1 min.
spiral xword

Which building is in the title of the last of William Faulkner’s Snopes trilogy? 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 Snake’s poison (5) 2 Sorcerer (8) 3 Kenya’s capital (7) 4 Young children (7) 5 Look for (4) 6 Bird of prey (7) 7 Fizzy drink (8) 8 Reflected sound (4) 9 Arboreal ape (9) 10 Rowdy (5) 11 Beatles hit (9) 12 English county (9) 13 Schooling (9) 14 Male relative (6) 15 Cupboard (8) 16 Seismic event (10) WIN £150 Puzzle 2 Your answer:…

1 min.
just genius

N-ice work… To remove dents in the carpet made by heavy furniture, I put a few ice cubes along the dent and allow them to melt. When the carpet dries out, this brings back the pile and makes the marks far less noticeable. Karen McGuire, Cleethorpes Tame that tangle To keep my rugs fluffy and in good condition, I brush them with a hairstyling detangling comb – it works a treat! Nicola Crawford, Belfast Open, sesame! Can’t open a jar, even with a rubber grip? Simply tap around the rim with the handle of a wooden spoon and try again. Works every time! Karena Freeman, Elm Tie one on! My curtain tie-backs were looking a bit tatty, but buying new ones would have been expensive. Instead, I used some patterned bandanas I had at home. They’ve made the perfect replacement. Jan…

4 min.
tantrums of terror

Holding my head in my hands, I wiped away a tear of frustration. ‘Ellis, please calm down,’ I begged. I’d sent my five-year-old son to the naughty step after he threw a toy at me. But instead of calming down, he continued screaming for the next hour. It was August 2013 and I was at my wits’ end. A few weeks earlier, Ellis had fallen ill with tonsillitis. Two rounds of antibiotics later, he was on the mend. Only, his behaviour had completely changed. Once a good little boy, he now had daily meltdowns. Even thrashing out towards his four siblings. As a single mum, life was already stressful. And now I was spending hours each day trying to calm him down. I was exhausted. At school in September, his behaviour got worse. ‘He punched a teaching assistant this afternoon,’ his head teacher told…

1 min.
supermarket style

GEORGE at ASDA All sizes 8-24 STYLE TIP Channel on-trend retro vibes with sunset shades NUTMEG at MORRISONS All sizes 8-22 STYLE TIP Opt for an easy-to-wear jumpsuit. The tie-waist feature cinches the waist and creates a flattering silhouette TU at SAINSBURY’S All sizes 8-24 STYLE TIP Every wardrobe needs a floral midi dress. Pair with a blazer for your daily walk F&F at TESCO All sizes 6-22 STYLE TIP A khaki jacket is the perfect lightweight cover-up. Layer over tops, dresses and jumpsuits…