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Woman's Weekly 27-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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Who loves a bargain? I certainly do! I’ve spent the weekend in the very lovely Bury St Edmunds helping my young daughters to buy some last-minute bits for our summer holiday. And what a fantastic time of year it is for clothes shopping! Almost everything is on sale, so we snapped up some fabulous shorts, T-shirts and dresses, all for half price. And on that note, our fashion team have found some brilliant buys for you on pages 16-17. We all know celebrities tend to wear expensive designer clothes, but we’ve copied their style at a great range of price points and I’ve got my eye on Mary Berry’s dress – happy shopping! Sunny scents If you want to keep that summery feeling all year round, try one of our 10 recommended…

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come on inside!

Great timing Recently I found myself hoping for an article about holidaying in the Arabian Gulf, as I will be cruising there with P&O on Oceana in November. Last month I bought my usual copy of Woman’s Weekly (16 July) and what do I find on reading through it – an article on that very subject. Now that’s what I call service! Thank you for a great magazine. My grandmother introduced me to it when I was a teenager many years ago and I’ve read it ever since. Olwyn French, London Where I read mine Here is a recent photo of me on holiday in Bratislava. I went with my husband. I always take WW away with me, and have been reading it since university days, (some 40-plus years ago). This is one of…

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how does your garden grow?

Sharing a green space means combining a lot of different people’s tastes, and that was the challenge for Jenny Stallard and other residents with their communal garden in north London. Succession planting is the key to this scheme, and spring alliums and daffodils have given way to sunflowers and sweet peas, with a backdrop of grasses including bamboo to give movement, texture and height by a traditional redbrick wall. At ground level, flower beds have been filled to maximise colour across the space, with geraniums and salvia. These are easy to tend, and flower again and again if deadheaded regularly. Filling out the beds further is a buddleja, which one resident was given as a gift and came in a tiny box in the post. Be careful where you plant these, as…

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mini make building blocks

YOU WILL NEED ✿ Nine 7cm wooden cubes, available from Amazon ✿ Alphabet stencil, £11, Hobbycraft ✿ Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Coral, Strawberry Vanilla, Violet Macaroon, Powder Blue and Laurel Green, from £5, B&Q ✿ Sandpaper ✿ Small stencil brush ✿ Paintbrush ✿ Clear sealer 1 SAND DOWN each wooden block until the surface feels smooth. Brush away any fine dust left on the block. 2 PLACE the alphabet stencil on the wooden cube and, using a small amount of paint on the stencil brush, dab the letter design onto the block. Less is more when it comes to stencilling, so small amounts dabbed on slowly is better than flooding the stencil with paint. 3 REMOVE the stencil and allow to dry completely. 4 PAINT ALL the other sides in a matching colour. Add another coat of paint if…

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you wore it well

This photo of my sister and I was taken in a garden in Southend-on-Sea. The dresses we’re wearing were bought through a weekly savings club that a relative ran. Looking at this photo brings back memories of our early, carefree days. 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.…

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what you’re wearing

Teresa Bidzinska, 62 Tell us about your look… I made this dress for a wedding. The hat, gloves and bag came from a shop near me in Darwen, Lancs, called Belgrave Bootique. I like bright colours! My shoes are from Deichmann. I love dressing up for special occasions and I’m also happy in casual clothes, but I always have to look just right! And the best bit of your body? I have great skin for my age. Sylvia Serwan, 43 Tell us about your look… I bought this dress from Monsoon, back in February. I love the rich colours and luxe satin fabric. I think it’s a forever-in-fashion style that you can wear any time of year – day or night. My cream mules come from ASOS and the classic tan-and-cream bag is by Cult. In the…