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Woman's Weekly 19-Mar-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Loved and trusted in equal measure, Woman's Weekly has been the market-leading womens weekly magazine since it was launched 100 years ago.Packed full of inspiring, helpful and useful ideas and information for women who are the heart of their homes and families, it offers a unique mix of practical, compelling and up-to-the minute content.

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first baby steps

Pregnant with our first child, my wife developed a dangerous condition for both mother and baby and was rushed into an emergency Caesarean. The nurse explained it was a rapid operation and she’d bring the baby out within 10 minutes, but 25 minutes passed with me just anxiously watching the door. She eventually appeared, but with no baby, and walked slowly up the corridor looking serious. ‘Mr Palmer?’ she said. After what seemed like half a lifetime, she continued brightly, ‘Mother and baby are fine – I’ll bring him out in a couple of minutes.’ I can still feel the ecstasy of relief. But thus also began a lifetime of parental worry – so our story on page 41 struck a real chord with me! Young and older In a youth-obsessed world…

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come on inside!

Look what I made My daughter Frieda and I had a craft evening and decided to both make plant-holders. She crocheted while I followed a YouTube tutorial. It was such a nice, inexpensive and productive way to spend time together. Sharon Cook, Yorkshire Memory lane I had to sigh after reading ‘A Journey’ (29 Jan) because, that was me on the 30th anniversary of my wedding (to my late husband). Yes, married to a train enthusiast, while on a trip around England, we spent two days in York. We went to the National Railway Museum and rode on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The rail trip was delightful and I returned home with a lovely diorama purchased at Grosmont Station. The next day, I ambled around the shops in The Shambles, while my hubby looked…

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in the garden this week

TIME TO DO: April onwards SUITABLE PLANTS: Verbena, salvia, begonia, calendula, lobelia, trailing fuchsia 1 Fill lined hanging basket with compost to within 7cm of the top. Measure fertiliser pellets and mix. Do same the with water-retaining gel. 2 Put main plant in the centre of compost, adding filler plants around it. Plant one plant per inch of basket diameter. 3 Add spiller plants around the edge so they’ll trail over the side. Add more compost to fill between plants. Water compost and leave to drain before hanging. Protect from frosts. TIME TO DO: Spring/early summer SUITABLE PLANTS: Rosemary and lavender 1 Select 7-10cm of your cutting plant without flower buds and make a straight cut. Remove all the leaves from the lower half of the cutting. 2 Fill a 13cm pot with a 50/50 sand and compost…

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stocking stitch snood in temptation by sirdar

Measurements Approximately: Width 60cm/23¾in. Length 40cm/15¾in. Materials 1 x 50g (100m) ball of Sirdar Temptation (70% acrylic, 30% mohair) in Sour Lime (801)*. Pair of 8mm (No. 0) knitting needles. Tension 10 stitches and 12 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 8mm needles. Abbreviations St(s), stitch(es); k, knit, p, purl; (k on right side and p on wrong side). 1 With 8mm needles and thumb method, cast on 60 sts. 2 Knit 1 row, purl 1 row. Last 2 rows set stocking stitch. Continue in stocking stitch until almost all yarn is used, leaving enough yarn to cast off, ending with a wrong side row. 3 Cast off. Join side seam. See ball band for washing and further care instructions. *YARN SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY PHOTOS: ALAMY, ANGELA SPAIN, @KENT & STOWE/GEORGI MABEE.…

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what you’re wearing

Jenny Clarke, 60s Tell us about your look… Well, I’m pretty much wearing all of my daughter’s designer cast-offs! My coat is by Stella. It has a hood, which looks glam when the coat is fastened. My jacket is an Isabel Marant knit, and my velvet trousers are Max Mara. My bag is a gift and my boots are by Vera Wang – bought for me by my daughter. She has excellent taste! And the best bit of your body? My new teeth! You wore it well Pat Currie, 90, in 1949 This picture was taken in the first year of my marriage, which lasted 62 years. My new husband was very concerned that my ‘frivolous’ peep-toe shoes would not keep my feet dry. My dress was air force blue jersey. We’d love to see how great you…

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we love

Say thanks to Mum Tesco has released Mother’s Day cards to raise money for Cancer Research UK. There are 16 designs – featuring funny puns and heart-warming messages. The back of each card features a Race for Life supporter, sharing why they’re doing the race this year. ✿ tesco.com, from £1.50 Wonky fruit and veg Tackling food waste and providing fresh, but slightly less than perfect produce, Oddbox is a subscription box supplying the wonky fruit and veg that don’t meet the supermarkets’ requirements. It currently only supplies London but plans to expand. ✿ oddbox.co.uk, from £8.99 Support Marie Curie Every five minutes someone in the UK dies without the care and support they needed. Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal aims to change that. Wear their daffodil pin this March to show your support. ✿ mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil…