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Woman's Weekly 23-Mar-2021

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Published by TI Media Limited 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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
51 Issues

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Lent’s promise of joy to come For the past few years I’ve given up alcohol and sugar for Lent. These days it’s fashionable to give up things at the start of the year – dry Veganuary and so on – but why make January even more miserable than it already is? Those early Christians understood human nature much better – if you’re going to give stuff up as an act of repentance (or more prosaically, just to lose some weight), then Ash Wednesday, with its promise of spring over the horizon, seems a much better place to start. And today, when we’ve been in a sort of Lent for a year (or far worse, if you’ve lost a loved one), doesn’t the promise of spring seem all the more precious?…

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River rescue Work is under way to rejuvenate the River Skell, which poses a flooding risk to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal water garden – a medieval ruins and a great 18th-century garden in North Yorkshire that together hold World Heritage status. The £2.5 million scheme, funded largely by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will create new meadows, ponds and trees, which it’s hoped will also benefit rare bird species such as curlew and golden plover. KEEPING UP WITH THE JAPANDIS Forget the Joneses – the latest interiors trend is ‘Japandi’, which combines Japanese and Scandinavian minimalism. You can get the look with neutral tones, simple lines and plenty of large, leafy indoor plants, says interior designer Jules Upton*. DID YOU KNOW? Ever wondered how much it would cost today to host a Georgian-style society…

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3 jobs to do in the garden

1 Tackle weeds Weeds multiply in beds and borders during spring. Keep on top of them by running a hoe between rows of plants on a dry day to slice through the roots and lift. 2 Plant bulbs As gentle sunshine warms up the soil in our gardens, now is the time to plant summer-flowering bulbs such as gladioli, dahlias, lilies and galtonia. 3 Get mulching Soil is wetter in March, creating ideal conditions to mulch your borders. Use leaf mould, compost or well-rotted manure, and leave a gap around plant stems.…

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A welcome delivery I want to say a big thank you. Every week Woman’s Weekly cheers me up when it drops through my letter box. Feeling particularly down a few weeks ago because of all the COVID-19 restrictions and missing family, I was delighted to receive not only my usual copy but a big bumper issue! All the usual great reading and lots more. So thank you very much for cheering me up. The best-value magazine around! Janet Vines, Gwent Look what I made During lockdown, I’ve been getting creative with oddments of wool and I’m quite proud of these little jumpers, which have gone to The Salvation Army. Jill Nisbet, East Sussex Paws for thought Here’s my daughter, Sue, with Mylo. She and her partner adopted him a few years ago and refer to me as…

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all change!

I read your article on decimalisation [9 February] and oh what memories it brought back. I left school in June 1970 and joined a well-known high-street bank. As the new kid on the block, so to speak, my fellow colleagues – including the manager and his deputy – quizzed me about decimalisation constantly, how it worked and so on. I felt quite privileged to impart what I had obviously learnt in school, and was able to give a lot of guidance to my fellow colleagues and customers alike. The best part, I remember, was working on Sunday 14 February 1971 at double pay, before the big ‘D’ day. Yes, some customers were cautious about our new currency and some, including my mother, took time to grow accustomed to it. But eventually everyone…

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what you’re wearing

ANASTASIA PAVLOU, 51 Tell us about your look My asymmetric-hemmed dress is from online store Bec + Bridge, my tan boots are from Asos, the clutch is from Aspinal of London and my faux-fur longline jacket is by Twiggy. And the best bit of your body? My dark brown eyes. ALI BAILEY, 40 Tell us about your look I’m wearing all old pieces from previous years. My burgundy ankle boots are from M&S, my skinny jeans are Boden and the roll-neck is Zara. My bag is Lindex and the checked coat comes from Primark. And the best bit of your body? My height – I’m 5ft 10in and love being tall. KIMBERLEY, 37 Tell us about your look I’m wearing a gingham dress from Warehouse and a thrifted vintage knitted vest from eBay. I’ve styled this outfit with an old pair of…