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Woman's Weekly

Woman's Weekly 25-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

Taking inspiration Our daughter always found school easy, but our two boys, both dyslexic, struggled when young. Surprisingly, that’s what made the 2004 Olympics’ women’s 800m final memorable in our house. Britain’s Kelly Holmes had previously suffered a string of injuries, and during the race she was in last place as the runners got to the final lap. But, as all who saw it will never forget, she then scythed through the field to win gold in dramatic style. For our boys, watching someone overcoming incredible adversity to end up as the winner had a very personal, lasting and unexpected impact. Read more inspiring stories on page 10.…

4 min
good to share

Enjoy nature as the weather warms up Embrace your wild side! Feel happier, healthier and more connected to nature by taking part in 30 Days Wild. Beginning on 1 June, the Wildlife Trusts are challenging the nation to do one wild, nature-based activity every day of the month. These random acts of wildness could be anything from birdwatching, planting seeds or snapping wildlife photos – it’s entirely up to you! Register for free at wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswild to receive a pack of goodies, including a wall chart and wildlife guides, to inspire your wild month. OTTERLY ADORABLE It’s World Otter Day on 26 May! These playful, secretive creatures now inhabit every county in the UK, and their population has steadily increased over the past 25 years to reach well over 10,000. They are tricky to spot,…

1 min
3 jobs to do in the garden

1 Tender cuttings Now is the best time to take cuttings of tender perennials, including argyranthemum and geraniums. Take cuttings of up to 10cm, from just below a leaf joint. 2 Summer baskets Plant hanging baskets ready for summer, using nutrient-rich compost and slow-release fertiliser. Fill with beautiful tumbling flowers such as verbena or sweet alyssum. 3 Tend to trees Young fruit trees need plenty of water while they are growing. During their first year, remove fruits and blossom to help them establish properly.…

1 min
letter of the week

SAVE AND SHARE I picked up Woman’s Weekly thinking my neighbour would enjoy it after I’d read it. But there was an interesting snippet about sleep I thought my younger sister would like, as well as a tip about apples and nut butter, so I tore them out. Then there were the horoscopes, which suited my big sis, so I took that too. I kept the gluten-free recipes for myself! I wrote letters to both sisters, with their cuttings, and realised how welcome the letters would be in these strange times. Maybe, in these days of emails, texts and phone calls, others might do the same if they notice something in Woman’s Weekly a friend would appreciate? Penny Ward, Dundee…

1 min
what you’re wearing

FUNMI BALOGUN, 49 Tell us about your look My denim jumpsuit is from H&M, sandals by Aldo, earrings from beautyconcepts.eu and bag by Kurt Geiger. I always think outfits are never complete without a great bag and a piece of jewellery. I’d say my style is relaxed chic. Karen Millen is my go-to for dresses and Zara for casual wear. And the best bit of your body? My hair. It’s easy to maintain. JO SMYTH, 47 Tell us about your look I love a good maxi dress that can be dressed up or down. This one is from Asos with a Primark denim jacket and platform Vans. My Escada belt was an eBay find, and the necklace is from a boutique called September Twenty Two. I like to mix pre-loved with new purchases. And the best bit of…

3 min
‘my granny’s the matriarch of our family!’

Lily James already boasts a glittering career, despite only being in her early 30s. Not only has the actress soared as Meryl Streep’s younger self in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and starred in The Exception with the late Christopher Plummer, she has also dominated the small screen. She became a household name after landing the role of Lady Rose in Downton Abbey, was also in War & Peace, and now, Lily, 32, features in another period drama – an adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel The Pursuit of Love. Playing the leading role of Linda Radlett, the story follows the adventures of Linda and her cousin, Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham), trying to find love between the two World Wars. ‘The Pursuit of Love is a beautiful story about family, friendship and…