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Woman's Weekly

Woman's Weekly 06-Aug-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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51 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
hello! dear dear...

Rosemary’s column on the back page always makes me laugh, but her description this week of Mr Dear walking Clare down the aisle while fighting back the tears made me smile in a different way. Men like to pretend we’re not emotional – although we fool no-one – but there are times when that paper-thin veneer of disguise has to crack. Becoming a parent is one of them. We have two boys, but also a daughter, so some day I might, perhaps, be given the privilege of walking her down the aisle. Who knows whether she’ll ever really call upon me to link arms with her in that way… but if she does, like Thomas Dear, I just might betray quite how sentimental us lot can really be. Animal attraction Don’t miss…

1 min.
come on inside!

Look what I made Having never made a toy of any kind – and new to the world of crafting – I saw your project in the 9 April issue and thought I’d give it a try. Having recently lost my house rabbit (Jack), after eight years, I wanted something to sit on the sofa that didn’t demand endless green snacks! I had to substitute some of the materials, the tail being a key ring pom-pom. I also added detail to his arms and legs, and overall it took me longer than a day, but I’m pleased with my first effort, and hopefully it’ll encourage other newbies to have a go. Sheena Murphy, Stafford Where I read mine A two-week holiday in Bulgaria gave me a chance to read my Woman’s Weekly. I was…

1 min.
going back in time

Seeing the old pink cover of your original Woman’s Weekly brought back so many memories of the Second World War. I was a child living in Johannesburg at the time, but my father was in the RAF. My parents were divorced and we lived with our father – we had a lovely lady called Miss Evans looking after us. My most lasting memory of this time was the magazines she received by post from the UK. One, of course, was Woman’s Weekly, with that distinctive cover. I waited every week for the postman to come, and Miss Evans let me read the next instalment. When I retired, as a result of those days, I took up creative writing. I now belong to a writing group called The Word Birds and we…

1 min.
gardeners’ questions

Q We’d love to create a Sissinghurst-inspired white garden. What do you suggest? A White flowers are a wonderful way to brighten up a garden. They can be quite graceful, but need a dark green backdrop to contrast sharply with the white theme and help white flowers stand out. Grow fragrant jasmines on walls, plant roses such as the recent introduction William and Catherine, and pack in plenty of annuals such as cosmos and nicotiana, which can be grown from seed. For maximum interest, make the most of ground-cover plants with silver, blue-toned and variegated leaves and white stems, as well as blooms. Q Why have some flowers on my rose bushes failed to open properly? They have remained on the plant, but noticeably gone dry and turned brown. A It’s a condition…

1 min.
you wore it well

I was 15 years old in this photograph. I’m on the right and was with my friend Anne. We were in Blackpool. I wore a blouse and skirt I had made at school in the sewing class. I loved those circular skirts. I continued to make all my own clothes until recently. We’d love to see how great you looked in any era up to and including the 1980s. Please send a good-quality photo with your name, address and daytime phone number clearly written on the back, to: Fashion Dept, Woman’s Weekly, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP. Photos will be returned.…

2 min.
what you’re wearing

Finola MacKay, 70 Tell us about your look… I love wearing linen in summer. I found this dress at Warehouse. I thought the bold stripe was rather trendy. My suede bag is from Spain, and my sandals are FitFlops. I love accessorising with silver jewellery. My favourite pieces are from India and were a gift from my son. And the best bit of your body? My hair. Sandra Bateup, 66 Tell us about your look… I spotted my jacket in Zara. I was shopping with a friend and this jacket had my name on it! It’s perfect for a casual/smart look with jeans. Today, I’m wearing it with my skinny ‘Lily’ jeans from Oasis. They’re high waisted and super stretchy. My top is also from Zara, and my silver sandals are Kurt Geiger. I love to add…