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Woman's Weekly 18-May-2021

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

An honour and a privilege What’s become known as ‘imposter syndrome’ is a surprisingly common human emotion – a feeling that we don’t deserve the job, role or relationship that we are in. But, for me, as the first-ever male editor of Woman’s Weekly, it’s particularly acute. In spite of my 22 rewarding years here so far – with a grandmother, mother, wife and daughter all having been readers – it still feels more than my gender deserves. Nevertheless, having devoted half my working life to celebrating and championing the values of this wonderful magazine, I can assure you that being its editor is the greatest honour in publishing.…

2 min
from us to you

Bee friendly World Bee Day falls on 20 May, which is a timely reminder that, with the wild bee population in decline across Britain, we need to help save our planet’s pollinators. Giving bees a boost is incredibly easy. Avoid using pesticides when gardening, allow time for grass to grow longer before mowing your lawn and plant flowers bees love. For a free packet of bee-friendly wild flower seeds, go to justbeehoney.co.uk – pay 99p to cover postage or get them free if you buy some honey. GRAPE DAY OUT Treat yourself and a friend to a tour of the beautiful vineyards of Gusbourne Estate in Kent. You’ll be able to see how their finest grapes are grown, then sample their award-winning wines. Round off your afternoon with an artisanal picnic in the…

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from you to us

A smile a day! I had to smile when I saw my stars for 24-30 March. ‘If you can greet every person you see with a smile, your life will be transformed.’ For several years, since my husband died, I have not given up anything for Lent. Instead, every day, I try to make someone smile. While it helped me with my grief, I could well be the only person someone speaks to in a day, and they will feel much better for a smile and a friendly voice. It does nothing for your waistline, like giving up chocolate for Lent, but it does wonders for your reputation! Barbara Thomas, West Sussex Look what I made I have been knitting these daffodils since January – over the months, I’ve made over 100. I send…

2 min
what you’re wearing

TERRI DURLING, 70 Tell us about your look I love lots of looks – as long as something is glamorous, vibrant, creative or cool, then I know it reflects who I am. This look is mostly vintage. I couldn’t believe how nicely the jacket and trousers went together. Getting older is the time to be truly you, to wear what makes you happy and not care in the least what anyone thinks! And the best bit of your body? My ‘dancer’s’ feet! JUDE SWIFT, 55 Tell us about your look A flattering dress is my favourite look – preferably something long, floaty and feminine. This floral print is from Hobbs last year, and my silver mules and necklace are both M&S. I love a great print and really enjoy wearing colour – it really boosts your mood! And…

3 min
‘i hate working with my fiance!’

Not many people can say they get to live and work with their partner, but Sally Carman can. The 39-year-old actress is best known for playing mechanic Abi Franklin on Coronation Street, and she also happens to be engaged to her co-star Joe Duttine, 50, who plays Tim Metcalfe. But, while the pair are obviously very much in love, having got engaged during lockdown last year, Sally confesses she dreads seeing Joe’s name crop up in any of her scenes. ‘I absolutely hate working with him,’ she laughs. ‘He’s awful, he doesn’t behave, and he thinks it’s funny. ‘I do that horrible thing where you start sweating because you can’t get your lines out and people are starting to look at you like, “Can we get on with it, please?” And you just…

3 min
painting britain’s landscapes

When landscape painting first became popular in Britain in the 18th century, classical-inspired scenes and por traiture were considered the height of fashion. But ver y soon an uniquely British style of landscape painting began to develop. Initially as a backdrop to por traits of wealthy patrons – and with Gainsborough in the 18th centur y, followed by Constable and Turner in the early 19th – British landscape painting finally flowered into a world-class genre all of its own. Here are a few stunning representations of our beautiful countryside and coastline – and how they look today . Sennen Cove by Dame Laura Knight With her loose, naturalistic style and vigorous brushwork, combined with an acute awareness of light, Laura Knight created some of the most evocative works of art of the…