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Chat Specials September 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
$3.89
$29.31
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome…

As Roald Dahl once said; ‘it doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, as long as somebody loves you.’ One of the best storytellers to ever live, Roald Dahl blessed us with quotes to live by. Through his marvellous work, he taught many of us to be bold, courageous and dare to dream. Whether you read some of his earliest work or were introduced to him through the big screen, Roald Dahl has influenced the lives of so many. That’s why, this month, we’re celebrating his life’s work (pg22) and are encouraging you to do the same. Following in his footsteps, we share some inspiring and courageous stories with you. After years of pain, Kathryn (pg52) took control and refused to let her health defy her. Today, she runs a home décor company…

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1 min
snap happy

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1 min
pet crackers

THAT’S SO BRITISH BRINGING TEA BAGS WITH YOU AS AN ESSENTIAL HOLIDAY ITEM. RESPONDING WITH NO MORE THAN, ‘YEAH NOT BAD’, WHEN SOMEONE ASKS HOW YOUR HOLIDAY WAS. BECOMING TOO HOT WHEN IT REACHES 21°C.…

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7 min
life is for living

Growing up, my daughter Sam was such a bright and happy girl. As she became a young adult, I was so proud of the woman she was growing into. She was kind, smart and incredibly adventurous. Working in a bank, she had her dream career, and in her personal life, she loved being with her friends and going away. Sam had an infectious smile. She could brighten up any room she walked into. Only, when she was around 23-years-old, she began to feel unwell. ‘I feel bloated and my stomach is swollen,’ she told me. It was so unlike Sam to complain of being ill, and so she booked an appointment with the doctor. We never expected it to be anything serious, but in 2007, my world changed forever. Doctors found a large tumour in her adrenal gland. ‘I’m afraid the…

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6 min
mummy loves you

Scrolling through Facebook, I spotted photos of a friend holding her newborn baby. ‘That’ll be us soon,’ I whispered softly. I couldn’t wait to be a mother It was February 2020, and I’d just found out I was six weeks pregnant. It felt like a miracle. The doctors had always said I would struggle to conceive due to my polycystic ovary syndrome syndrome. Yet here I was, having my first baby with my boyfriend Nathan Lowerson, then 24. We’d only been together for a few months, but we both wanted this more than anything in the world. We were both so excited to be parents. However, the following week, as I sat on the loo, I noticed something wasn’t right. ‘I’m bleeding!’ I yelped. Nathan rushed me straight to Royal Bolton Hospital for an emergency scan. Clutching his hand, I…

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2 min
priceless gift

Setting up the BBQ in the garden, I was ready to celebrate my birthday. With a bouncy castle and lots of booze, it was going to be a day to remember. You only turn 37 once! It was 23 April this year, and I was celebrating with my dad Robert, 67, my nieces, and my children, Keigan, 13, and Kayley, nine. ‘Another please,’ I smiled at my dad, handing him my empty glass. I was having such a good day, but there was one very important person missing. My mum Carol, 69, had been shielding for months. I hadn’t seen her since Christmas. I missed her so much, but my family had a way to get her involved in my bash. When my sister Karen, 40, walked in, she held armfuls of presents for me. ‘This is from Mum,’…

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