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Woman's Weekly 01-Jun-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

Lending a hand My mum spent a lot of her life volunteering. Born at a time when running a home and family was a full-time job, and women with young families who worked did so mainly out of economic necessity, she also lived through the advent of washing machines and all the other labour-saving devices that opened up many new life opportunities for subsequent generations. So she was able to give time to the Samaritans and to Citizens Advice, and later she worked with severely disabled children. When I retire, I hope I can be even half as useful as Mum, so I read our feature on page 27 with great interest.…

5 min
good to share

Letter of the week Enjoying the great outdoors and food for thought Mind your step Nothing beats glorious summer walks along sandy beaches, leafy forests or meadows studded with vibrant wild flowers. While exploring outdoors, mind where you step to help save Britain’s beautiful endangered birds. Rare species including curlew, little tern, nightjar and lapwing are ground-nesters, and in June many carefully camouflaged nests are filled with late broods of eggs and chicks ready to fledge. The RSPB recommends sticking to designated footpaths and keeping dogs on leads in breeding areas – find out more at rspb.org.uk CHIC ANTIQUES Vintage furnishings are on the up! Since the beginning of the year, Gumtree reports a 37% search increase for budget-friendly antiques and collectables, with many of us looking to add a classic touch to our homes.…

1 min
what you’re wearing

SANDRA EBBETTS, 56 Tell us about your look Jumpsuits are so versatile. This one is from Dancing Leopard – I love the pink and red together. I’ve dressed it up with suede heels by Clarks and a crystal necklace. I love vibrant shades, and anything with frills and sparkly things. And the best bit of your body? I’d say my eyes and my hourglass shape. TRACY HAYES, 53 Tell us about your look I live in dresses in the summer as they’re perfect for dressing up with a pair of wedges, or worn more casually with trainers or cowboy boots. I also love sequins. I bought my maxi from Zara, my sequin jacket is River Island and wedges and bag are both from TK Maxx – I like to source designer items there, but love Zara, too,…

1 min
you wore it well

Hazel Collier, 1957, sent in by her daughter, Yvonne Tuplin My mum was attending a local village wedding and this photo reminds me of the Princess Diana photo with the sun shining through her dress. She’s carrying my brother, Ian, and I’m the toddler squinting! She’s still very fashion-conscious. ✢ 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 love playing a villain!’

‘I think there is a little bit of good and bad in everyone’ He’s famed for his iconic roles, including EastEnders’ evil Archie Mitchell and Gavin & Stacey’s voice of reason, Mick Shipman. But in the past 12 months, actor Larry Lamb has thrown himself into writing – and lockdown proved to be a blessing in disguise for him. ‘I started off in the UK and finished up in the Normandy countryside, where I have a house,’ he says, reflecting on the past year. ‘Surprisingly, I didn’t find lockdown lonely. I was writing a novel and so I needed solitude, to be honest. I can’t write when I’ve a life going on around me, so it fed into it well.’ The star bought a home in north-west France three decades ago. ‘My reason was…

3 min
our roman heritage

It’s not just fortifications such as Hadrian’s Wall that survive from the Roman occupation – we’re still travelling on roads they built, using sanitation ideas they introduced and speaking a language they helped to form. Amazing art Roman occupation changed Iron Age Britain into a culturally very different society. And the new art – specifically bronze and marble sculptures often influenced by earlier Greek models – still inspires contemporary artists today. ✣ The bronze head of the Roman Emperor Marcus (right) was unearthed by a farmer ploughing his field in Northamptonshire in 1976. It’s at the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. ✣ A 1,800-year-old Roman sculpture of an eagle with a serpent in its beak, uncovered during the building of a London hotel in 2013, is now at the Museum of London. Building boon From the…