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Woman's Weekly 06-Apr-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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1 min.

Coping with pressure My mum was an energetic, passionate woman who loved life and threw herself into it; the Latin phrase, carpe diem, meaning ‘seize the day’, could have been written for her. It used to be thought that driven personalities, like Mum, were more at risk of high blood pressure, and sure enough, in later life she was diagnosed with hypertension. But she laughed when a home blood pressure monitor eventually revealed it was just ‘white coat’ syndrome, where our blood pressure goes up only when tested by a doctor! Hypertension is a dangerous condition, though, and we all need to check ours regularly – find out more on page 12.…

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Picture this Do you fancy yourself as a nature photographer? Many of us have been paying closer attention to local wildlife and green spaces of late. And if you’ve snapped any stand-out shots of the flora and fauna on your doorstep, try entering the CEWE Photo Award. Its theme, Our World is Beautiful, has already inspired many photographers to capture wonderful wildlife moments. One of our favourites is this red squirrel dropping its breakfast! To enter, simply submit your photos by visiting cewe-photoworld.com/cewe-photo-award before 31 May. POLLINATORS’ PARADISE Springtime is incredibly busy for bees and butterflies as they flit about looking for nectar and pollinating flowers. Give these vital pollinators a safe place to rest with these gorgeous little homes. Kikkerland’s Bee Box House (£15, trouva.com) and this Little Butterfly House (£15, Urban…

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Letter of the week DAVINA’S SO DOWN TO EARTH! It was great to hear Davina McCall’s positivity on everything from getting older to the TV programmes brightening our lives at the moment [9 February]. The Masked Singer is such escapist fun and a welcome distraction from the trials of the past year, while Long Lost Family brings me to tears every single time. The family stories featured are handled so sensitively, and it’s a privilege to see something so life-changing. The hugs and comforting touches from Davina and Nicky are obviously genuine, and Davina needn’t worry. They can be rightly proud of their involvement in so many reunions. Ann Johnson, Cheshire Look what I made I’m always amazed at some of the marvellous items your readers make so well, so I thought I would have…

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what you’re wearing

CELINE, 54 Tell us about your look As I’ve got older, I’ve realised that investment pieces are key. I love this outfit from Baukjen – jacket, top and jeans – as they’re a sustainable brand. My shoes are M&S and bag Fiorelli. I’m also believe fashion knows no age. I think if it feels good, wear it! And the best bit of your body? My eyes. SARAH ROBINS, 39 Tell us about your look My dress is from Shein. It’s actually a strappy summer dress but I’ve layered it up for spring with a top from Zara, which I found in a charity shop. I love charity shops and like to mix things up with high street buys. I also love colours and am attracted to bold outfits ,as they just make me feel happy! And the best…

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‘i make cake every day for my husband!’

Since being crowned winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2015, Nadiya Hussain has become a national treasure in the UK. Her hilarious facial expressions and unflappable attitude were just some of the reasons millions of viewers fell in love with her on the hit Channel 4 show back when it was on the BBC. Since stepping into the spotlight, Nadiya hasn’t looked back. She has penned several cookbooks, presented her own TV shows and was even assigned the coveted role of baking the Queen’s 90th birthday cake. But over the past year, like many of us, Nadiya has spent more time at home with her family thanks to the national lockdowns, and she tells us it has been a real roller coaster of emotions. ‘I’ve had really bad days and weeks…

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curiouser and curiouser

With its cast of weird and wonderful characters, and bizarre goings-on, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was a sensation when it was published in 1865. Up to that point, children’s books had often been lecturing and moralising. Alice, with her nonsensical exploits down the rabbit hole, tur ned everything topsy-tur vy – and changed children’s literature forever. The author Born in 1832, Charles Dodgson (pen name Lewis Carroll) had a flair for entertaining children. As a boy, he would amuse his 10 brothers and sisters by inventing games and writing poetry. He was also gifted at maths, which eventually led him to becoming a lecturer at Christ Church College, Oxford. It was at Oxford that Charles – now the Reverend Dodgson – grew friendly with Lorina, Edith and Alice Liddell, three of the…