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Woman's Weekly

Woman's Weekly

27-Jul-2021

Published by TI Media Limited 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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Weekly
$2.35
$106.72
51 Issues

in this issue

1 min
what you’re wearing

JUDI DIAMOND, 58 Tell us about your look I like long, slim-fitted dresses, usually in a dark, plain colour. This Asos floral print has taken me away from my comfort zone, but I love the brighter look. It goes nicely with my espadrille wedges from Matalan, and my red bag from Pink Penguin Boutique adds a pop of colour. And the best bit of your body? I’ve been blessed to have a flat stomach, even after having twins! MAGGIE HOLDEN, 76 Tell us about your look Blue and white looks so fresh and summery – I love it. My top is from Seasalt and my gilet is from Bonmarché. My cotton trousers are M&Co and are a nice fit. The scarf was a present – I love a good scarf – and my bright pumps are from…

2 min
‘my hair looked good but smelt of vinegar!’

"When we went into the first lockdown in March 2020, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try out new things, including being more eco-friendly when it came to looking after my hair. We were all off work at this point, so I decided to give the no ’poo method a go, where you ditch the shampoo, get your scalp back to its natural state and see if it will start to self-clean. ‘I decided to give the no-shampoo method a go’ The idea is that every fortnight you rinse out the build-up of the sebum in your hair with water, then apply apple cider vinegar to neutralise the scalp. I had read that your hair turns out all lovely, thick and shiny. But it was so rubbish! In the first week,…

1 min
4 fixes for... back ache

GENTLE STRETCHING A few minutes once or twice a day increases mobility and loosens tight muscles. Try the stretches at mindyourbackuk.com/stretch HOT OR COLD PACKS Preferably alternating both. Or topical creams such as anti-inflammatories or herbal muscle rubs, sprays and patches to ease pain. EXERCISE Walking, cycling and swimming provide gentle exercise, mobilising muscles and joints. Core and back exercises prevent stiffness. POSTURE CHECK Make sure you are sitting correctly while doing desk work or watching TV. A firm seat is best, and ensure sure your screen is at eye level.…

2 min
truly thirst quenching!

HOMEMADE LEMONADE Sit back on a hot day with a long, cool lemonade served up in a chilled pitcher. MAKES ABOUT 1 LTR (1¾PT) ✣ 60g (2oz) caster sugar✣100ml (3½fl oz) freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained✣ 100ml (3½fl oz) freshly squeezed lime juice, strained✣ Ice cubes, to serve To garnish: ✣ Handful of mint leaves✣ 1 lime, sliced 1 In a pan, combine 200ml (7fl oz) cold water with the sugar and place over a low heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. 2 Pour the lemon and lime juice and 600ml (1pt) cold water into a sterilised jar or bottle, then give it a really good shake. Chill for at least 30 mins. 3 To serve, pour the lemonade over ice, and muddle in a few mint leaves and a slice of lime with a cocktail stick. PER…

2 min
your stars

ARIES 21 Mar – 20 Apr It’s a week for shining the spotlight on you. So often you focus on others. This is your time. Pamper yourself! TAURUS 21 Apr – 21 May You may receive some very good news from afar. Remember that another’s success is also yours. GEMINI 22 May – 21 Jun It’s all about timing this week. If it doesn’t feel quite right, wait. Patience is key. Don’t rush anything and it will all fall into place for you. CANCER 22 Jun – 23 Jul Remember to smile, to have some fun. Sometimes you get awfully serious when it’s not necessary. You inner child wants to come out and play! LEO 24 Jul – 23 Aug Your work may need to take a new direction. Don’t resist what’s unfolding. Rather observe and follow your gut. VIRGO 24 Aug – 23 Sep Your imagination…

11 min
the wedding planner

THE STORY SO FAR: The Jamaican wedding Kirsty has spent months planning looks set to fall apart when she finds out that Phoebe and Ash, the bride and groom, want to cancel it. She’s not surprised, as the couple have been very unenthusiastic about the whole thing. Phoebe’s parents, Linda and Fred, have spent a fortune on the wedding, so Kirsty wants Phoebe to break the news to them herself. As far as Kirsty is concerned, Phoebe and Ash’s happiness is the most important thing, but she is dreading Linda’s reaction. Their families and a large number of guests are already at the hotel, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the couple. Kirsty manages to get a seat for her partner, Will, on the same flight so he can ensure they…