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Worth sharing • We love to know what’s inspired you in the magazine, and here’s the page where you tell us what you’re thinking, baking and making!
‘Love is what matters this Christmas’ • Actor turned royal author Joanna Lumley talks to Nathalie Whittle about the thrilling experience of meeting The Queen, and her wish for a festive family reunion
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Putting ON THE GLITZ • This winter, it’s all about glamour, so reclaim yours in a sparkly gown, plush velvet suit, show-off shoes and shimmering bag. It’s time to up your style game and razzle-dazzle ’em
HOW TO… DRESS FABULOUSLY • Getting glammed up got put on hold last Christmas, which is all the more reason to celebrate in style this year. Forgotten how to dazzle in a dress? Check out our guide to the frocks that will make you feel amazing, whatever your shape
In CONTROL • No matter how good you feel about your body, sometimes you want a little extra support. Shapewear, combined with the right accessories, can help transform any outfit
Happy hour • ’Tis the season to be jolly and Yule love these novelty-but-nice knits and cocktail cardis – just the thing to spread some festive cheer
All I want for Christmas is… • From giant Christmas trees to home-made gifts, nine well-loved stars share their ingredients for a magical season…
‘Nothing screams joy like a Christmas jumper’ • They’re easy to wear and definitely make an impact, so it’s little surprise that our columnist has built up a large and varied collection of festive knits
‘This Christmas, we’re just so grateful to be together’ • There’s plenty for Roselelia Eaves, 36, and her family to celebrate this year. Both her husband, Richard, 39, and son, Ethan, two, have had heart transplants to save their lives, due to entirely unrelated conditions, but are now happy and healthy.
‘Marrying my first love was magical; it felt like we’d never been apart’ • Teacher Georgina Bickerstaffe, 48, from Shropshire, and James, 49, dated in their 20s. After meeting again two decades later, they now have their happy ending.
‘My illness has made me realise the importance of family and friends’ • After suffering alone with long Covid for more than 18 months, Tracie Roberts, 54, from Stoke-on-Trent, is looking forward to celebrating this Christmas.
‘I hope that one day, my job won’t exist’ • As CEO of The Trussell Trust, Emma Revie has seen the need for food banks rocket in the past two years.
‘There’s something extraordinarily powerful about the simplicity of listening’ • Julie Bentley became chief executive of Samaritans in the middle of the pandemic.
‘I’ve stayed with Macmillan because I love the work I do’ • Lynda Thomas is chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity she joined 20 years ago.
‘Holding on to hope is vital’ • With climate change in the headlines, ethologist Dr Jane Goodall talks to Katie Mulloy about her remarkable life and inspiring a new generation who share her passion for the planet
4 WAYS THAT WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE • Spend less time in the shower, put on a jumper to keep warm and turn off the lights – Dr Goodall shares the everyday changes we can make
O come all ye faithful • The Church of England’s Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, talks to Ella Dove about faith, family and the true meaning of Christmas
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