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Woman's Weekly 19-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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I have to say I was inspired by reader Hilary’s letter on the next page, in which she talks about the opportunities retirement affords for giving back something to the community. We are all, on  average, living much longer these days, so what for our grandparents was probably the very last few years of their life has become potentially a huge opportunity to forge new experiences and maybe also help our fellow citizens as a volunteer. Hilary is now working for the ambulance service and her local wildlife trust (plus helping with her grandchildren!). I hope 70-year-old future me will be doing as much to help others. Fast food I love to cook but as they say these days, I’m ‘time poor’. I’ll…

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come on inside!

Pleasure in store I was looking for a pattern of a plain raglan cardigan to knit and remembered I had old magazines of my mother’s stashed away. My mam passed away 20 years ago and I had kept them all this time. I thought you might like to see them. Susan Shiels, Warwick Another option! I have just read your article in the 15 January magazine about the ladies who are not yet intending to retire. I just wanted to express a different perspective as there are many advantages to retirement, too.I retired last year at the age of 60 from a job I loved and having had a truly fulfilling professional career. This enabled the next generation to…

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fine romance

I was so pleased to hear that Katie Fforde’s favourite author is Georgette Heyer (13 November). Born in 1902, she wrote The Black Moth when she was 17 and she is still in print toda y. Known for Regency romances, it is widely ac knowledged that her history novels are superb, and her reconstruction of the Battle of Waterloo in An Infamous Army was second to none. I discovered her in my teens in the 40s, and my daughter owes her name to Leonie, the heroine of These Old Shades . If you want romance, go for Georgette! Pamela Bemment, Wiltshire ■…

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where i read mine

This is my daughter Genevieve and her husband Rory in Vietnam. They have been travelling since September 2017 and especially enjoyed the Woman’s Weekly 2018 Christmas quiz! Catherine Baker, Suffolk ✿ We’d love to see where you read your copy of Woman’s Weekly. The more exotic the location, the better! ■…

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gardeners’ questions

Q I want to plant a red rose for my late wife. She used to love red roses, especially the dozen that I gave her on Valentine’s Day. What do you recommend? Mark Hutton, Canterbury A There are many roses to choose from but maybe the lovely small climbing rose ‘Sympathie’ will appeal. It produces clusters of disease-resistant medium, red, cupped semi-double blooms with a delightful fragrance. It can be grown up a pillar and will reach up to 3m tall. Another favourite is the Scarlet Patio bush rose, which produces scented double blooms on plants up to 60cm tall. Q What are the best fuchsias for hanging baskets? Denise Richards, IOW Rosa ‘Sympathie’ (PHOTOS: ALAMY)A Trailing fuchsias in the California…

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paws for thought

Our shih-tzu, named Simon, loves to carry his little basket around. Marion Jacobs, Essex This is our great-grandson Freddie (11 months) with our great-grand dog Perry (4 years). Pat and Fred Cavener, Hertford Buddy, my rehomed Bengal, enjoys watching me at work in my greenhouse. He is much adored, as you can see from his expression. Anne Harvey, West Deeping ■…