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Good Housekeeping UK

Good Housekeeping UK

August 2020

Good Housekeeping Magazine gives you the best recipes, health advice, beauty and fashion expertise, consumer testing reports, great ideas for your home and real life inspirational stories. It is the one magazine you can always trust for expertise and tireless attention to detail delivered in a positive and accessible way which gives readers direct access to “the best of everything”.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
Frequency:
Monthly
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3 min.
‘a helping of happiness’

As your fabulous emails and wonderful feedback have continued to pour in at unprecedented levels over the past month, many of you have given me and the rest of the GH team a great big helping of happiness. Knowing that you’re getting even an hour or two of pleasure from reading this magazine has spurred us on, and I really do feel all of us are finding a way through this challenging time together. As Jo, a nurse, wrote to tell me: ‘While flicking through the articles after a stressful and busy shift in a London hospital, I really did switch off from work – it totally lifted my spirits on a day when I really needed it.’ Meanwhile, Jane emailed with the message: ‘How refreshing to hear about some…

3 min.
let’s celebrate our national treasures

It’s safe to say 2020 has not panned out how any of us expected. Like so many of you, everyone at GH has been through so many emotions over the past few months – fear, anxiety, sadness, anger and confusion. But a great comfort for all of us has been sharing the stories of those people who have been helping others: the NHS key workers, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, local shop owners, teachers and all the kind and considerate people in our local communities. And it’s because of the selfless work of all of these heroes that we are launching our GH National Treasures Awards – to recognise and reward those who have gone out of their way, often putting their own lives at risk, to make sure that, for everyone else,…

2 min.
good ideas for august

COMPILED BY: MEDINA AZALDIN, LYNDA BELL, DAISY BENDALL, ALICE SHIELDS, GEORGIE D’ARCY COLES…

10 min.
‘being kind is never the wrong choice’

Clare Balding was expecting a busy summer fronting Wimbledon and presenting the BBC coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. But, with major sporting events postponed or cancelled, things have turned out very differently. Instead, Clare’s been focusing on writing and home life in west London with her wife, Alice, dog, Archie, and cat, Button. She’s just finished the first draft of a new children’s book and has another in the pipeline, called Heroic Animals, so even without sport in her life, Clare’s keeping busy. She’s characteristically self-effacing when we chat on a video call over a cup of coffee, running her hand through her hair and apologising for it looking ‘disgraceful’ (it definitely doesn’t). The positivity that she’s famous for still shines bright, but right now, it’s offset with a…

1 min.
clare’s favourite things

THE LAST GREAT BOOK I READ Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend. I have just finished it and it is an extraordinary read; quite different from anything I have ever read before. THE BOXSET I’VE BINGED The latest series of Killing Eve, and both Save Me and Save Me Too. THE PODCAST I LOVE Fortunately… With Fi And Jane, and The Intelligence, a daily podcast from The Economist, which makes me feel like I’m up to date on what’s happening in the financial and political world. THE SONG THAT GETS ME DANCING Long Way Down by Sam Sallon, or anything by Mika. MY BIGGEST EXTRAVAGANCE Good bed linen. It’s important to have nice sheets and pillowcases, and because I sleep a lot, I like good bedding. MY FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING I have a really nice hoodie from the Vancouver Winter Olympics…

5 min.
easy does it

The effortlessly cool shirt dress Say hello to relaxed summer styling with a simple cotton shirt dress. A buttoned-down sky blue design is a hardworking hero for dressing up your downtime. Statement sandals ensure the look is pretty, whether you’re covering up on the beach or in your garden. The statement print dress How to stay cool in warmer temperatures? Natural and breathable fabrics, such as linen or cotton, help you do it with a flourish. Wear this loose-fitting dress without a belt for the last word in staying chilled – the eye-catching print scores extra style points. Out and about? Add a waist-cinching belt for a more polished look. The new summer jeans Trends in denim come and go (coloured, printed or frayed spring to mind), but this season sees the return of a…