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Blimey
The flour bags always make a mess so I put my flour in glass jars and labelled the lids self-raising and plain. Audrey, York I always keep my birthday cards and cut them up to use as tags on presents! Saves money and is more personal. Elena, S
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Cooking
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring! WW, Weight Watchers reimagined, launches their new cookbook, Zero Heroes, available online for £9.95 at www.weightwatchersshop.co.uk. All the recipes are based on WW’s ZeroPoint foods – a list of foods you
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Weird World Terms Of Endearment
You might think you’ve heard your fair share of unusual pet names, but how many of these terms of affection from around the world are you familiar with? If you called someone this in the UK, you might not get the reaction you were hoping for. But i
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INSIDER TIPS This month
Now, it’s more important than ever to take care of our health – and that includes our mental health, too. Nuffield Health’s Dr Phil Hammond shares his top tips for managing stress and being kind to your mind… Learning new skills provides you with p
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On The Money
Dorothy Dearsley, 80, Brighton It’s always nice when some good luck comes your way, but sometimes, things are a little too good to be true. And at my ripe old age, I’m rather proud of the fact that I’m still able to sniff out lies from the truth. I
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Chit Chat
Now more than ever, us Brits love a good staycation. But after months of isolation, many of us still want to maintain that social distance. So,, leading holiday rental marketplace Snaptrip.com has revealed the UK’s most secluded destinations for thos
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Welcome…
As we slowly adjust to a new normal, we’ve packed this edition of Chat with everything you need to keep yourself busy and entertained. We may not be able to jet off on exotic holidays just yet, but you don’t need to look too far to find adventure. He
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Gently Does It
Kerry White, 40, St Leonards Lowering my body into the warm water, I breathed a sigh of relief. ‘Won’t be long now,’ the midwife smiled. It was 21 September 2008, and I was having a water birth at Poole Hospital, my husband Rod, now 50, by my side.
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Confidential Confidential
Q My 19-year-old son, who has left home, is smoking cannabis and I’m terrified about where it might lead. He says it’s no big deal and all his mates do it. I feel like there’s nothing I can do. Gill, Kent AI’m sorry to hear how terrified this situat
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Fact File
Epidermolysis Bullosa is a group of genetic skin conditions that cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. More than 5,000 people in the UK are living with the condition. DEBRA was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Hilton, whose daughter De
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Health
With Cheryl Lythgoe, Head Matron for Benenden Health QI suffer with heartburn most days. Is that normal or should I be worried? Aimee, Kent A Heartburn can be a very painful and life impacting symptom, and is caused by the stomach’s acid backing
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Horror Calling
Teresa Townsley, 38, Edinburgh I stood at the bottom of the stairs, peering up. ‘Do you want cream in your hot chocolate?’ I called up. ‘Yes please Mummy!’ my little girl Miley, six, shouted back. I squirted cream onto the steaming hot mugs of coco
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He deserved JUSTICE
Wendy Hempseed, 45, Calderwood, Scotland Taking a look around all the different dogs, there was one in particular that had caught our attention. An 11-week-old white Maltese pup – ready for a new, loving home. Myself and the kids, Emily, 18 and Har
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Health News
For thousands of people with dementia, Coronavirus has meant they’ve been cut off from support networks and services that are needed the most. But with one single step, you can make a difference. Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walks are a great way t
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Rising Fear
Vicky Murphy, 37, Newquay As the sand squelched under my welly boots, I clasped my boyfriend Marc’s hand and smiled. Strolling along the sands of Chapel Porth beach in St Agnes, Cornwall, we wound around the headland towards a secluded cove just a
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Into The Wild
I fell in love with this vintage gypsy wagon… Kate McAllister, 50, Hampshire For years, I dreamed of renovating vehicles for glamping stays. Double decker buses, train carriages, caravans, canal boats, lorries – I wanted to do it all. I studied art
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All Smiles
Sue Maughan, 50, Radlett Staring nervously at the monitor, I waited for good news. After falling pregnant in December 2006, my husband Alistair, now 56, and I had found out we were expecting a little boy, and just wanted him to be healthy. Just the
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My Lifeline
Megan Taylor, 24, Kingston Upon Thames Bounding into the room, Rowley the black lab was a bundle of energy. ‘He’s gorgeous,’ I beamed, giving him some fuss. But before we had time to get properly acquainted, Rowley was off, grabbing hold of the off
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New Man , New Plan
Victoria Tyler, 43, from Narborough, Leicestershire Three course meals, takeaway nights and cocktails – the dating scene revolves around food! I know only too well that socialising, indulging and falling in love can make you quickly pile on the pou
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Fact File
A cleft palate is a facial birth defect that affects around 1 in 700 babies in the UK. It is a split in the upper lip or roof of the mouth, caused because parts of the baby’s face did not join together properly during development in the womb. Smile T
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Molly’s Natural Instinct
Colin Butcher, 60, Surrey Scouring the countryside in West Sussex, I was looking for a cat aptly named Houdini. ‘Where is she?’ I said, looking to my six-year-old cocker spaniel, Molly. Her head to the ground, it didn’t take long for Molly to p
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Hot Right Now!
Romy and Michael have it all. Over 30 years of marriage, two grown-up sons, a beautiful London home as well as a weekend bolthole by the sea. If Romy’s had to sacrifice some of her dreams along the way to support Michael’s high-flying legal career, t
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Health Go with YOUR GUT
By using your five senses, you can tune in to your gut. SOUND: The rumbles and groans generated in your abdomen are caused by the propulsion of gas and fluid through different regions of the gut. The fluid is a mixture of food, drink and digestiv
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Meet The World’s TALLEST DOG!
An enormous Great Dane, named Freddy, has officially been crowned the world’s tallest dog. The Guinness World Record holder, who lives with his owner Claire Stoneman in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, measures in at a whopping 1.035m (3ft 4.75in). Standing on
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Popular Podcast
Alongside her mum, singer-songwriter Jessie Ware hosts a podcast all about food, family and in their words, the beautiful art of having a good old chat. Now into series nine, each week sees a different guest, from Ed Sheeran to Nigella Lawson, sit ar
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Snap Happy
I ran a half marathon in lockdown and my best friend bought me a surprise medal! Lucie, Somerset The most delicious cake for my brother’s birthday. Dig in! Naomi, Lancaster Ice-cream in blue skies, there’s nothing better! Bonnie, Bristol To
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Diagnosis: Murder
He’d made an oath to save lives, but he’d break that promise... They were two talented doctors who had committed their lives to their patients and to each other. Mohammed Shamji, 43, was a world-renowned neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital and
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A Must Stream!
Whether you’ve seen the live show or not, Hamilton on Disney+ is definitely worth a watch. The hit Broadway musical tells the story of the American revolution through the eyes of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and has become a smash hit the world
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Pet Crackers
A gorgeous day for a walk with my favourite pup! Rosabella, Kent You just can’t say no to Ruby’s little face! Simms, Oldland I don’t know who loves the playmat more – my child or my dog! Leonie, Windsor Who knew the concrete could be so com
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