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Anthea

Life

Happy Birthday to me…

June 12, 2021

Hello, Happy Birthday me! 61 years on this planet: some good, some not so good, but everyone an adventure. For years I used to listen to older people saying things like ‘Your health is everything’ ‘Pick your battles’ ‘Don’t put things off’ Enjoy the moment’ Blah blah blah. I was obviously only half listening because the words flowed through my fingers. The difference is that now I know they are completely true and probably what has happened to us as…

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Life

A little update…

June 5, 2021

Hello, Well due to the state of the sky above me (this is the wettest May on record since 1967) I’ve just Googled ‘Can I go to Greece?’ but after wading through the rather long complicated arrangements with numerous caveats laid down on the UK Government’s website to get in and my friend calling who after ticking every box has just had her BA flight cancelled to Mykonos, I’ve put the idea to one side and Googled Devon. Thankfully even…

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Personal Life

A Good Old-Fashion Picnic

May 29, 2021

Hello, you probably read the lovely story we had by Sheila Blackburn called The Picnic with the conclusion that whoever you are, wherever you’ve traveled, there is nothing more comforting on a sunny day than tucking into a good old-fashioned picnic. This week there are some lovely tips for picnicking and I’ll be taking them all in. Most of our generation grew up thinking picnics were totally normal, because outside of a fish and chip shop and maybe a tea…

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Life

Get Crafty!

May 18, 2021

I was delighted to see the fashion craft projects in last week’s My Weekly. How happy am I with a glue gun? Being the 20th presenter of Blue Peter was like Christmas Day ten times over for me, and my crafting skills helped enormously at the audition. I’m dyslexic, so at school, I concentrated my efforts on any subject that didn’t involve too much writing. I have an inbuilt fear of it which to this day has never left me.…

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Beauty My Weekly

A few skincare tips!

April 10, 2021

Hello, Have you been feeling a little more optimistic? Have you looked at spring flowers and more than ever before felt warm inside at the sight? Well, my inner Mama Moomin has definitely risen from her winter hibernation and is preparing for summer full of optimism. Not to get overly stressed, however, about the Covid holiday situation because, there’s no point, and as my mum says, “More sun, more wrinkles.” Jean is 90 and like the Queen has beautiful skin…

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My Weekly

Plants, flowers & colour!

April 8, 2021

Hello, It’s a joy this week to see My Weekly focus so much attention on plants and flowers. The winter, due to our situation, felt like the longest I have ever known and as I look across at bare trees from my window, I’m dreaming of the day they burst into colour.   When you live in a city, no tree or tub of flowers is taken for granted. So much so that today, I signed a petition against a…

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Life

Celebrating Old Things!

March 27, 2021

Hello, This week let’s celebrate Old Things! I’m talking about items we’ve had for years. Last week while still in my pyjamas I had an overriding compulsion to clean my washing machine and dryer. This wasn’t just a wipe around, it was a pull every detachable part out, fire up the steam cleaner, turn up the music, and don’t finish until its completed a 60 degrees empty cycle with a cup of baking soda in the drum, two cups of…

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Life My Weekly

Improving Our Dexterity

March 20, 2021

I’m passionate about improving our dexterity and in my opinion, the best way of doing this is – walking. Yes, just walking. But walking properly. Between the ages of 7 to 20 I trained in classical ballet so there’s a muscle memory laid down which has never left me. However, it’s never too late to fine-tune this daily movement which improves your physical and mental life. I teach my friends when we go on our walks and I promise you…

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Life My Weekly

Life- Enhancing Improvements!

March 13, 2021

Hello, Do you remember back in the day before eBay we used to do swaps at school? I swapped a Donny Osmond poster for a pair of Osmond socks, and a blue Mary Quant eyeshadow for an equally vibrant purple – because as all Osmond fans know, purple is Donny’s favourite colour! As I’d entered a competition in Radio Luxemburg’s FAB208 magazine to meet him, I needed to get my look together for when it was announced I was the…

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