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Chat Specials June 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Chat Specials is the monthly series spin-off from one of Britain's best-loved magazines. With eight ‘Seasonals' and five ‘Best Ofs', the series captures the very best from Chat. with the most gripping and moving stories that will get everyone talking. There's much more than just explosive real-life, though, with fabulous fashion, bargain beauty, health advice you can trust, top travel tips, reliable recipes, and laughs and surprises galore. Plus there's 12 prize puzzles to pit your wits against. A fun package to keep you truly entertained.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

In life, we all have many obstacles and challenges to overcome. Things aren’t always easy, but sometimes, that’s half the fun. William knows all about life’s challenges (pg53). Having developed a stammer from a young age, he’s faced bullying and setbacks his entire life. However, determined to live a positive life, he never gives up and today, he’s a champion ‘stambassador’. After years of weight gain, Tanya had reached an all-time low (pg24). When the school run left her breathless, she knew it was time for a change. So, setting herself a challenge, she ditched the bulge and is loving life as a result! When life was running short, Anne had one final wish (pg19). Wanting the ride of her life, a group of bikers rallied behind her to give her a Hells…

1 min
snap happy

Confident quacker This adorable little duck came so close to me that I managed to give it a stroke! Angie, Colchester Furry generous I came across this broccoli with an adorable note on it which read; Guinea pig food. Mark, Plymouth Ripples and rocks I came across such a gorgeous spot in a cave in Stourhead. Dawn, Yeovil Sea breeze Me and my friends are never disappointed when we go for a hike in Devon. Tracy, Carlisle Peekaboo! My boyfriend thinks he’s never too old for a game of Hide and Seek. Lori, Durham We all scream for ice cream! Me my were delighted at the size of these huge portions. Claire, Bridgewater Sizzling hot My family makes the best Greek BBQs. I love this time of year! Patricia, Middlesbrough Good day to ewe These lovely little brown balls of wool weren’t sheepish at all when it came to…

1 min
pet crackers

Ahoy there! My cat, Marmalade, still hasn’t found her sea legs yet. Lynn, Exeter Smitten kittens Susan and Wilbur have been mates since they were tiny and now seem very in love. Tracey, Derry Wagging to go My little doggy ZuZu always looks like she’s ready for walkies. Cath, Burnley Hair free, carefree Meet our bald guinea pig, Sausage. She’s such a little squeaker. Terri, Edinburgh THAT’S SO BRITISH ACCEPTING A CUP OF TEA, EVEN WHEN YOU’RE IN A MASSIVE HURRY. MISTAKING BRIGHTNESS FOR WARMTH, OUTSIDE. BEING SHOCKED WHEN SOMEONE ACTUALLY TELLS YOU HOW THEY ARE, AFTER ASKING THEM HOW THEY ARE.…

3 min

Faye Cesear, 30, from Northampton Scrolling through my phone, a notification popped up from Plenty of Fish to tell me I had a new match. I wonder what he’s like, I thought, opening the app. It was a guy named Damion Duffin, 30, and he was really good looking – just my type. When I’d first seen his profile a few hours earlier, I was instantly attracted to him. He was a good looking bloke, so I was pretty chuffed when the two of us matched up. And then, to my delight, just moments later, I received a charming message from him. You’re stunning, he wrote. I felt my cheeks blush as I read the message. Typing back a response, it wasn’t long before the pair of us were deep in thoughtful conversation. Messaging back and forth, in April…

7 min

However, almost immediately after he moved in, things began to change between us. Damion was quite controlling and wanted to be with me at all hours of the day. I’d always been quite an independent woman, so it was suffocating me. ‘We don’t need to be joined at the hip,’ I tried to tell him. ‘I just love spending time with you,’ he’d smile. Maybe he was trying to be flattering and a good boyfriend, but I wanted time to myself. Even just a couple of hours. ‘I’m off to see my friends,’ I explained as I quickly headed for the front door. ‘I’ll join you,’ he insisted, grabbing his coat. It was exhausting and my friends were starting to become concerned about it, too. ‘It’s getting a bit weird now,’ they told me. ‘He never lets you see…

2 min

Emily Moorhead, 41, London Popping down to M&S, I headed to the eggs. They’ll do, I thought, as I popped two packs of quail’s eggs into my basket. During lockdown, I needed a way to keep my kids, Ray, seven, and Pearl, four, entertained. I’d seen online a story about someone who had successfully hatched chicks from eggs they’d bought in the supermarket and decided to give it a go. ‘Don’t get your hopes up,’ I said to the kids after I placed the 24 eggs into the incubator. Shutting the lid, we left the eggs to do their thing. Every day, the kids would run and check to see if anything had happened. And then, two-and-a-half weeks later, I was just about to leave for the school run, when I heard chirping. No way, I thought to…