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Woman's Weekly 04-May-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.

The darling buds of May It’s funny what you remember from childhood; often it’s the smallest, seemingly inconsequential things that stick in the mind for decade after decade. For example, I can barely remember my first day at senior school, which by any stretch of the imagination was a major life event, whereas I can still vividly recall being chosen to dance around a maypole one day as an enthusiastic infant. Perhaps it is because of that happy memory, but I love the fact that such historic and curious folk traditions are still surviving today, even in an age of laptops, tablets and social media. Find out more on page 10.…

3 min.
good to share

What’s the buzz? Brilliant news for butterflies, bumblebees and beetles – a new biodiversity project in Devon will provide a major boost for millions of mini-beasts. The Devon Wildlife Trust will begin improving vital insect habitats, thanks to funding from Biffa Award (part of the Landfill Communities Fund). The project will cover 11 nature reserves, including meadows, woodlands, freshwater streams and heathlands. DELIGHTFUL DAWN CHORUS Head out at the crack of dawn to hear nature’s most impressive symphony. International Dawn Chorus day falls on 2 May this year, and is the perfect time to reconnect with the wildlife around you. The swell of melodious birdsong lasts from 4.30am to 7am, with blackbirds, song thrushes, wood pigeons, robins, blackcaps and chiffchaffs all chiming in. DID YOU KNOW? Many common garden weeds are edible – and delicious!…

1 min.
letter of the week

ART INSPIRATION At the start of lockdown last year, I couldn’t work and had time on my hands. I decided to get my paintbrushes out and begin painting pictures. At first I did some sketches outside and then I decided to have a go using acrylic paints. I hadn’t used them much before and was a bit nervous. I needn’t have been, as they were easy to use and dried quickly. We were supposed to be visiting our daughter in Australia for the first time this January, but unfortunately due to COVID-19, we couldn’t go. Instead, I painted this koala to remind us of where she lives and to bring her closer. You never know, we may be able to go next year. Alison Payne, Rugby…

1 min.
what you’re wearing

CATHERINE SUMMERS, 48 Tell us about your look The green-gold colour of these trousers from French Connection (in the sale last year) is gorgeous. I love how they drape over my chunky trainers! The top is ASOS and I’ve had my peach jacket for years. Women should wear what they like and not worry about being ‘age appropriate’. And the best bit of your body? My hair. I’m loving my rose gold colour. CORAL MANSON, 48 Tell us about your look My duster coat is by Sonder Studio. It’s perfect for adding some sunshine on a rainy day! My stripe top is from Joules, jeans by Cabi and bag from Radley. I’ve worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years and love sharing my outfit ideas. And the best bit of your body? My legs. I’m 5ft 11in…

1 min.
you wore it well

Maureen O’Neale, 1955 Here I am with my cousin Val when we were both 17. I’m wearing a pink dress that had lots of petticoats, which I bought in C&A, and I had pink high heels to match. Val wore a pencil slim skirt and high heels. ✢ 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.
‘i can’t wait to hug everyone!’

Many people have spent the past year learning new skills and taking on new hobbies, but Katherine Kelly has insisted she’s not one of them – as she simply hasn’t had time. The 41-year-old actor has been at home with her daughters, Orla, six, and Rose, four, and tells us, ‘I had no time to do anything like that. I became teacher/ dinner lady/cleaner, so it was very, very busy!’ Unlike many of her peers, Katherine has been working continuously throughout the pandemic, and the upcoming second series of her ITV drama, Innocent, was ‘one of the first TV shows out of the starting blocks,’ Katherine explains. She has also been filming a second series of Gentleman Jack since November, and she feels very grateful, especially when she compares herself to others…