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Woman's Weekly 20-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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Weekly
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51 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
hello!

Animal magic We were sitting outside the Tresco Abbey cafe, drinking coffee, when a red squirrel jumped up onto our table and examined us closely. Then, deciding there was nothing to see of interest, Squirrel Nutkin bounced off. Not only did this impromptu appearance demonstrate what a loss these enchanting animals have been to much of the country, after their decimation by the greys, but also how hard so many people are working to increase their numbers. Those squirrels on the Isles of Scilly are successful recent introductions, and there are other good news stories from around the country. Find more successes on page 10.…

1 min.
3 of the best... fictional vicars

ADAM SMALLBONE The early ministry of ex-pop star Rev Richard Coles (see page 15) inspired the BBC sitcom Rev., with Tom Hollander. GERALDINE GRANGER TV’s most delightful vicar? Dawn French’s creation in The Vicar of Dibley still tops surveys of Britain’s favourite comedies. WILLIAM COLLINS As the daughter of a rector, Jane Austen can be forgiven for satirising a cleric in her wonderful Pride and Prejudice. COVER PHOTO AND PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE: ITV/SHUTTERSTOCK, ALAMY, BBC, BBC/BIG TALK/HANDLE WITH PRAYER, BBC/TIGER ASPECT PRODUCTIONS, FUTURECONTENTHUB.COM…

4 min.
good to share

Blossoming hope Spring blossom is one of nature’s most glorious sights, with the fragrant flowers of hawthorn, blackthorn, wild pear and rowan now signalling new life and lifting our spirits. The National Trust (nationaltrust.org.uk) recently announced plans to plant blossoming tree circles in cities across the UK, beginning with a London Blossom Garden. It’s hoped these beautiful green displays will create spaces for hope and reflection across the nation. WE ❤ EARTH Show our planet some love this Earth Day, which falls on 22 April. Consider planting a tree; it’s a simple way to create a new habitat and clean the air at the same time. Not a gardener? Try cooking up a storm using only locally sourced foods and slash the air miles of your meal. DID YOU KNOW? The moon withstands some truly…

1 min.
what you’re wearing

ALICE MARSH, 48 Tell us about your look My coat, jumper and leather trousers are all by Baukjen, who promote sustainable and ethical fashion. My trainers are by Vionic – they’re very comfy as well as being stylish – and the bag is by Nooki. I love to add a dash of leopard print. And the best bit of your body? My arms. I’ve been working out! MAXINE SUMNER, 53 Tell us about your look My style is made up of timeless staples mixed with fashion-forward pieces to update my look. It’s fun to find new ways to wear favourite things – I post ideas on my Instapage*. I also love the effect colour has on your mood. I like a swishy dress. This is an old one from Topshop, updated with a Zara shirt jacket and…

1 min.
you wore it well

Annie Lambert, 1942/43, sent in by her granddaughter, Catherine McAneney My late grandmother is on the left in her ATS uniform with her sister, Mary Lowthion, on the right in her WAFS uniform. They were both so proud to have served their country. ✢ 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.…

3 min.
‘my animals keep me sane!’

When we catch up with Paul O’Grady, he’s not having the best of days. He’s just hit his forehead on a cupboard, resulting in a lump the size of an egg, and his pet pig Rosie Holly has sadly passed away. ‘I’ve gone hideously feral, but I couldn’t give a damn!’ ‘There’s an unmade bed behind me with a couple of dogs on it and I look like I’ve been hit by a shovel,’ he chuckles. ‘I’m unshaven, I’ve got a big lump on my head, I haven’t had a haircut since November and I haven’t worn shoes for God knows how long, so I’ve got feet like a hobbit!’ He continues, ‘I’m always barefoot in the house and the garden – and when I go onto the farm to feed the animals,…