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Woman's Weekly 12-Mar-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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it’s good to get away

They say that travel broadens the mind and before I had my daughters (now aged seven and 10), I would visit three different countries every year in my bid to see the world. Since they were born we’ve been to Ibiza and Mallorca, both of which I adore. One of my favourite places is Palma, Mallorca’s capital. It offers a fantastic mix of heritage and architecture alongside modern comforts, has simply the best restaurants and bars, while still being family friendly. We’ve given you a snapshot of the city on page 45, so if you’re not sure when to head this year, I’d really recommend a visit! A secret life We have a fascinating insight into the world children’s author E Nesbit from page 30 – it’s eye-opening stuff! Dig for victory It’s time…

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come on inside!

Understanding the loss of a pet I was touched by the letter to Keren (22 January) from the lady who had recently lost her much-loved dog and felt that people don’t understand her feelings of sadness. We lost a dog we loved dearly, many years ago now, but I remember only too well the feeling of great sadness and loss. My husband and I had each other but that feeling of emptiness when you walk in the door and he’s not there to greet you is quite overwhelming. Don’t let others make you feel pathetic for grieving about a much-missed friend and companion. Linda Hardy, Derbyshire Love is all around My husband and I went out for supper near our home in Honor Oak Park on Valentine’s Day, and as we walked home, we spotted this heart-shaped…

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reader garden

✿ Owner Sharon Lynch enjoys her garden but wants to add more character by improving the path that leads into the rear of the garden. Her plan is to make it all a little bit wilder so it feels like an enchanting secret garden filled with native wildflowers to encourage bees and butterflies. Ideal plants that won’t mind her dryish, root-compacted soil include ground-hugging hardy geraniums, tall, airy Verbena bonariensis plus the superb Euphorbia characias wulfenii, which goes with everything! For interest, during the summer, she plans to fill large pots around the sunny patio with fuchsias and lilies. Sharon would also like to add a few statement plants such as an exotic-looking, large spiky-leaved Yucca gloriosa, but may reconsider when she checks how sharp the ends of the leaves are! To prevent getting…

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mini make dog keyring

YOU WILL NEED ✿ Coloured felt ✿ Contrasting embroidery thread ✿ Embroidery needle ✿ 5cm length of ribbon ✿ Key ring chain ✿ Paper and pencil ✿ Scissors ✿ Stuffing (optional) ✿ Pin 1 WITH PAPER AND PENCIL, draw an outline of your favourite dog and cut it out, we have chosen a Scottish terrier version. 2 TRACE AROUND the image onto a folded piece of felt and cut out so you have two dog pieces. 3 FOLD THE RIBBON in half and tuck in between the dog pieces. Pin together to secure. 4 WITH THREE STRANDS OF EMBROIDERY THREAD, blanket stitch the two layers together around the edges including the ribbon. You can stuff as you stitch too if you’d prefer a 3D design. 5 TIE OFF THE THREAD to secure and slip the keyring over the tab of ribbon.…

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what you’re wearing

Helen Rutherford, 46 Tell us about your look… I’m quite arty, so I love colour and texture. My cardigan came from Benetton about 14 years ago – if I buy something I love, I’ll wear it forever! My bag is Monsoon and my top, culottes and scarf are all M&S. I also love Dr Martens boots and have been wearing them since I was in my 20s. A wide crop trouser and a pair of DMs is very much my signature look! And the best bit of your body? It may be hidden, but I have a good bottom! You wore it well Jenny Thompson, 1946 I am now in my 92nd year, and this was taken by my late husband by the River Dee in Chester when I was 20. I wore a camel coat and…

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we love

Save the planet Did you know that, of the 7 million single-use coffee cups that are used daily, 99% do not get recycled and end up in landfill? Try one of these reusable cups instead – 10% of sales goes to supporting initiatives that reduce single-use plastic and keep Britain’s beaches clean. ✿ procook.co.uk, £9 Support charity TK Maxx and HomeSense have teamed up with Disney and Comic Relief to create a range of exclusive fun T-shirts and aprons to help raise money for Red Nose Day. The money raised from these products will help vulnerable children and young people in the UK and some of the world’s poorest communities. ✿ tkmaxx.com, from £6.99 Rise and shine Lumie Sunrise Alarm simulates a sunrise to help you wake up naturally. The sunrise starts 30 minutes before your alarm…