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Yours Magazine

Issue 378
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Yours is the UK’s best-selling fortnightly lifestyle magazine for women over 50. We offer targeted, trusted and useful advice, whether it’s to help readers look their best, to stay healthy and active, enjoy their free time or to manage their money better. We celebrate 50-plus women overcoming difficulties or achieving amazing things. We like to look back with our readers and listen to their views too.

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in this issue

1 min.

We’re celebrating some doting dads in this issue to mark Father ’s Day on June 21. I really enjoyed your memories of dads on page 112 because I sometimes feel that they can be overlooked. They traditionally may not have done the obvious, demonstrative care-giving mums do, but they are so often the quiet strength of a family – the solid backbone from which everything hangs. Growing up I was a real Daddy’s Girl and this is just my second Father’s Day without my dear Papa. Your memories set me thinking about what I learned from him. Definitely a cheeky sense of humour and not to take myself too seriously. He also engendered a strong work ethic in his children and the idea that if you commit to something you should…

3 min.
the view from yours

Rise of the bin butler What’s all the fuss about? Taking out the bins isn’t the most fun domestic task and is reportedly the chore that causes the most household arguments! But that could become a thing of the past, thanks to the arrival of the bin butler. Launched by rubbish disposal experts Divert, you can now hire someone for £1 a week to come to your home on the evening before bin day and put your bin out for you. You can also pay an additional 50p to have a neighbour’s bin taken out too. A first-class tribute Royal Mail has launched four new stamps in memory of the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The four black and white images featured on the stamps depict Philip over the years from young man…

2 min.
lake father...

Turn to page 113 for your memories of your own dads! PICS: ALAMY STOCK PHOTO, GETTY IMAGES, SHUTTERSTOCK EDITORIAL…

6 min.
meeting place

£10 High Street voucher for every letter published Fairy good idea ◆ Our house has subsidence at the front and part of the correction process involved taking down a beautiful tree on the pavement. I felt sad about this so I thought I’d brighten the situation by making a tree stump home for elves, fairies and pixies. I hope readers like it as much as the families living nearby do. Thelma Doyle, London Poo plea ◆ Walking my two dogs in Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales recently, I spotted this sign which made me laugh out loud. It seems that there’s been a bit of trouble with people not picking up dog mess! A bit of bending and stretching to pick up dog poo would keep offending dog owners fit and our countryside a lot…

4 min.
‘i love to knit and natter’

She may be the original supermodel, face of the Sixties, award-winning actress and singer, Dame of the British Empire and canny, creative businesswoman to boot, but Twiggy has always stayed close to her roots. Like her late mother before her, who, she says she can barely remember without knitting needles in hand, Twiggy also loves to knit one/purl one. “I’ve been doing a lot of knitting throughout lockdown,” she says. “I knit for the grandchildren. They call me Mimi rather than granny! It’s lovely to knit cardigans and jumpers for them – especially when they’re little. You finish the items quicker for one thing. I’ve always loved it. I even had a knitting machine in the Seventies.” ‘My mum taught me to sew and knit when I was about 11’ Sewing is another…

1 min.
twiggy shares a secret

In her 20s, she danced with Fred Astaire in Hollywood. “Fred Astaire was an absolute hero of mine from childhood and when I went to Los Angeles, I was lucky enough to have dinner with him. He was in his 70s then and retired, but after dinner and a few glasses of wine, we left the restaurant and he started tap dancing down Rodeo Drive as I held his arm. He ended by doing a couple of pirouettes, threw his arms open to the heavens and announced, ‘Hollywood, I love ya!’ It’s something I will never forget.” PICS: BRIAN ARIS, SHUTTERSTOCK EDITORIAL, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO…