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Woman's Weekly 27-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

in this issue

1 min.

I was always a forgetful child. I’d lose things constantly and misremember my homework; I’m sure it drove my parents mad, but I rather liked the idea I might be an absent-minded professor in the making. As a grown-up I’m equally forgetful, a source of regular frustration for my family. But for an older adult, becoming forgetful raises a whole new set of fears. By my age, most of us have made our peace with the beautiful circle of life – we’ve lost loved ones, yet seen new loved ones come into the world. But no one wants to end this extraordinary earthly adventure with dementia. Find out things that may help on page 12. COVER PHOTO AND PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE: S MEDDLE/ITV/SHUTTERSTOCK, ALAMY, FUTURECONTENTHUB.COM…

4 min.
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Hello hedgehogs! Hedgehog Awareness Week (2-8 May) is nearly here, so now’s the time to transform your garden into a haven for these spiky creatures. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society has lots of ideas on how to support one of our best-loved, endangered mammals. Piling logs in your garden provides a cosy shelter, while leaving a 13 x 13cm gap at the bottom of fences creates a ‘Hedgehog Highway’ for them to pass through in search of food. For more tips, visit britishhedgehogs.org.uk DRIVE-IN JOY Check out Alfresco Theatre’s fabulous live drive-in events, from comedy gigs and feel-good films to exciting music acts. Pull up in your car and enjoy performances from the likes of comedian Mark Watson, The Bootleg Beatles and The Gruffalo – Live on Stage! Plus you can enjoy food…

1 min.
letter of the week

WINNING RECIPE I’ve been married 61 years and have always had Woman’s Weekly magazine. Over all these years, I’ve cut out and saved recipes from the magazine. One of my favourites is the Sultana Tea Loaf. I’ve made this countless times for church events, garden parties, personal parties and to sell on cake stalls. I’ve also passed the recipe on to a number of friends. I’ve just taken one out of the oven, and decided that I ought to tell you that this copy page comes out of a file full of Woman’s Weekly recipes. Gillian Holmes, Huddersfield…

1 min.
what you’re wearing

PATRICIA JONES, 49 Tell us about your look My blouse is from the Damsel In A Dress range at Phase Eight. I love classic, tailored pieces and they do this look so well. My trousers are from DVF – Diane von Furstenberg – and were bought in a sample sale. I’m more of a dress-up than a dress-down girl. And the best bit of your body? My size 4 feet. And my arms! JUDITH LAIDLER, 51 Tell us about your look I like to feel comfortable and confident in clothes. This beautiful dress from Wyse London is my new favourite – it is cut so well and feels like it was tailor-made. I love the shade of rose. Colour brightens your mood, and your face, which is so important in the current climate. And the best bit of…

3 min.
‘at 77, was i stupid to buy a puppy?’

Nick Hewer has been on our screens for not far off 20 years. He spent 10 of them as Lord Sugar’s right-hand man on The Apprentice, before heading over to Countdown, where he was at the helm for almost a decade. However, after spending lockdown in Northamptonshire with his partner, Catherine, the 77-year-old decided to step down from his presenting job, and focus on enjoying his time at home. ‘After 10 years on The Apprentice, I was tired,’ Nick tells us. ‘And then, when I was in lockdown, I started to really think about what I was doing with my life. You don’t want to die and have something engraved on your gravestone like, “He died of greed”. So I thought, “Maybe I ought to just discover what home life is…

3 min.
saving britain’s churches

From concerts and cafes to crèches and camping, these days, it’s not only divine worship and the odd coffee morning bringing new life to Britain’s historic churches. New initiatives are revitalising communities and also helping to preserve the beautiful buildings. Books in the belfry In the Norman church at Peterchurch in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley, you’ll find a branch of Hereford Libraries, small but perfectly formed and housed in the bell tower. The church is a vibrant community centre with activities for all ages and a cafe that attracts people from miles around (currently takeaway only). At the annual Moth Breakfast, wildlife experts gather 60 local species for local people to admire. Visit hubcommunity.org Highland spirit We may have more churches than pubs in the UK, but in one case in northernmost Scotland, they are…