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Woman's Weekly 11-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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Weekly
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51 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
hello!

Easy like Sunday morning I’ve always loved the idea of brunch. When the breakfast/lunch combo was first invented in the 19th century, it was suggested that by eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would ‘make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers’. Well, we’ve long ago delegated the onerous task of Saturday-night carousing to our children’s generation, but the idea of a leisurely, extended meal shared with family or friends, which eases you out of the morning into the mainstream of a Sunday, still seems wonderfully civilised. If you feel the same, have a look at page 22 for some rather delicious recipe ideas.…

2 min.
good to share

Flower-filled festivities Garden Day falls on Sunday 9 May, and this year the nationwide movement is calling on gardeners to pop on a flower crown and share an al fresco lunch or drinks in our favourite green spaces – either in person or via Zoom. Find out how to make your crown and watch live-streamed floristry workshops at gardenday.co.uk SCENIC CINEMAS The UK’s biggest touring outdoor cinema is coming to castles, stately homes and parks near you. Adventure Cinema will screen singalong classics, including Grease and Dirty Dancing, as well as family-friendly favourites like The Lion King and the Harry Potter films, at 80 stunning venues across the country this summer. Tickets start from £14.50 and are available at adventurecinema.co.uk DID YOU KNOW? Some bestselling novels have been banned over the years, including Alice’s Adventures in…

1 min.
good to share

An idyllic scene While visiting family in Tiverton, Devon, we came across this perfect picture. The horse that pulls The Great Western canal boat was resting under a shady tree, having his lunch. Katie Gooding, Tidworth, Wiltshire Look what I made I always look for the craft articles but usually lack the skills to produce anything. So I was pleased to find I could follow the bunny knitting pattern and I enjoyed knitting this cute bunny in just four days! I added a pom-pom for a tail. Great for Easter! Kath Todd, Northampton Paws for thought Here’s our much-loved Labrador, Willoughby, having a break from reading your magazine! He always sits right beside me while I’m reading it. Corrinne Richardson, Studley, Warwickshire ✣Got a pet pic that makes you smile? We can give it a good home PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM @KAY_ELLE_KAY,…

1 min.
letter of the week

MUST-READS It was so interesting to read about the women who write books for children [9 March]. I volunteer in the literacy support section of our local senior school, helping pupils with mild dyslexia, or those who just haven’t grasped the principles of reading. They tend to like books with the same characters, so one book is very much like the last. That is where Enid Blyton was so good with the St Clare’s, The Famous Five and Malory Towers series, among others. You just had to read the next book as they were so good. Barbara Thomas, West Sussex…

1 min.
what you’re wearing

KAREN PETERSAMPHLETT, 44 Tell us about your look I love colour – the bolder and brighter, the better! I usually pair bright colours with black to tone them down, but this time I decided to colourblock with hot pink and red. This outfit is from Coast. I’m wearing wide-leg trousers, which are really flattering! And the best bit of your body? My hair. KAREN KIRKENDALL, 53 Tell us about your look I love pleated midi skirts. People seem to shy away from pleats, but I find them flattering, especially on a pear shape like me. This skirt is from Boden. My favourite way to wear it is with trainers, a white T-shirt and a denim jacket. It’s fun to come up with outfit ideas – here I’ve teamed my skirt with shoes from M&S and a jumper,…

3 min.
‘i’m optimistic about the future’

Like many people working in the creative arts industries, choreographer Arlene Phillips’ life is completely different compared to just over a year ago. ‘I’ve seen more of my partner since the first lockdown than I have in the entire 36 years we’ve been together!’ she laughs, talking of Angus Ion, who she’s been living with in the Herefordshire countryside. Prior to the pandemic, choreographer Arlene, 77, explains how for ‘as long as she can remember’, she only tended to be at home on Sundays – with her work always keeping her busy in theatres or travelling the world. But with the shows she was working on not happening in 2020, Arlene admits the past 14 months have been a ‘shock to the system’, though she’s now had her COVID-19 vaccines and is feeling…