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Woman's Weekly 12-Feb-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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As Valentine’s Day approaches, suddenly everyone’s talking about love. But love is difficult to pin down, isn’t it? It often gets confused with passion, by the young in particular. Our more senior readers will know it’s something much deeper than that, something which, if you’re lucky, can last most of a lifetime. Have a look at our feature on page 28, and in particular the photo of the Queen with Prince Philip; you can see the love written in their eyes. All long-term relationships face profound challenges over the years, but if you can still look at each other like that after 71 years, then you must have done something right. The Welsh wonder My mum loved Tom Jones in the 60s and yet I was playing his music 40 years later.…

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special occasion

In December 2017, I decided to book a surprise wedding for my partner, Craig Morris. He will be 60 on 1 April and we will be 20 years together. He proposed 16 years ago (1 December) on my 40th birthday. We tried to book a date three times, but each time something got in our way! So over the last 12 months I decided to plan the day – secretly! In January 2018, I sent – to more than 100 people – a poem I wrote asking them to hold the date and keep a secret for a year! It’s been really hard living with this. In December, I finally told him about the wedding, 16 years to the day that he proposed, and the preparations have begun! Barbara Goldsmith, Hertfordshire…

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come on inside!

Look what I made Having spotted the Round Robin knitting pattern in an issue of WW, I thought it was a perfect project to undertake at my Knit and Natter class. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and loved the robin wings in the design. I will gift it to my sister, who loves handmade crafts. Clara McDonald, Dundee Finding inspiration Thank you so much for the heart-warming article, ‘Inspired by you’, in your 8 January edition, about three women with a unique vision in helping others through support of their own loved ones! It’s lovely to think that both children and adults can benefit from their creative products, making life easier for those suffering illness and disability. I was indeed inspired, thank you! Michelle King, Bishop’s Stortford Paws for thought This is a picture of my dog…

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in the garden this week

PRUNE THIS ✿ NEW GROWTH is a signal to cut down last year’s herbaceous plants. Doing it now reduces the risk of rotting and lets the new shoots ‘see the light’ and strengthen up. A handful of grow-more fertiliser around the plants will give them the boost they need. SOW THESE ✿ PLANT ONION AND SHALLOT SETS (immature bulbs) 15cm apart and cover them up to their necks with soil – otherwise birds will have fun pulling them up. For flavour you won’t beat, try the RHS award-winning French shallot ‘Jermor’, which has tasty pink flesh. DO THIS ✿ BRING BAGS OF COMPOST into the greenhouse to warm up before sowing your seeds. Keep watering cans full too, so that the water is at room temperature, ready for watering tender plants.…

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mini make

SWEETHEART CUSHION Use up old buttons to make this lovely cushion Time to make: 1 hour YOU WILL NEED ✿ 38x56cm navy blue cotton fabric ✿ Old buttons – we used 34 in total ✿ Hand sewing needle ✿ Sewing machine ✿ Matching thread ✿ Stuffing 1 Cut out two rectangles measuring 28x38cm from a piece of navy blue cotton fabric. 2 Arrange your buttons in a heart shape and hand sew them in place. If you’re struggling to create the heart shape, use a water-soluble marker to draw on a guide – you can easily wash off the marking afterwards. 3 Place the rectangles right sides together and sew all the way around with a 1.5cm seam allowance, making sure to leave a small 15cm gap for turning. Clip the corners. 4 Turn right sides and press. Fill with stuffing and slip-stitch…

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what you’re wearing

Felicity Spence, 65 Tell us about your look… I made my bright-pink coat – I’ve been going to dressmaking classes for the past six years, and I love it. I also made my floral-print scarf from a gorgeous piece of fabric that belonged to my grandmother. I made a skirt from the same fabric. The rest of my outfit – trousers, bag and boots – is all M&S. I like a smart, tailored look, and mixing brights with black. And the best bit of your body? I like my top half and also below my knees! Olive Mitchelson, 1947 Sent in by her daughter, Christine Brumby This is my mum on holiday at Butlins, Filey. She was 19 years old. The dress she was wearing was red with white spots, and her sandals were black. We’d love to…