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Woman's Weekly magazine

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Contents ON THE COVER November 19, 2018
Vol.55 Issue 46
Wow, just wow. 4 Anne Cassin
is is a very 8 Niftiest of knitwear WITH THANKS TO:
14 Fab vegan cake bakes Hazel Coonagh
exciting issue 19 Solve sleep problems
for us because 22 Fashion gifts Pg 20
we’re giving 24 Beauty buys
away prizes 26 For interiors lovers
on just about 28 Toys for the kids
every feature 30 Gadgets for the teens
(which is 32 Grandparent gifts
rather exciting, 33 Blow the budget
I hope you’ll agree). From fashion to 34 For the foodies
food, beauty to vouchers, toys, gadgets 35 For the chocoholics
and everything in between, we estimate 36 Stocking fillers
we’ve 33 prizes up for grabs - and we 52 Carmel Harrington
want to give them to our readers. Simple
as that. All you have to do is complete Pg 8 REGULARS
the competition form on page 37,
selecting which prizes you’d like to be 10 Latest health news
entered for - or all of them if you prefer 18 Parenting news
- and post it into us. e best of luck. 38 Travel news
42 Soap gossip
While I have your attention, can 44 is week
I direct you to our wonderful 2018 45 It’s your letters
Christmas gift guide? It’s been weeks 47 Una Power
in the planning and with over 200 48 Your stars
items, it’s no mean feat. We recommend 49 Tarot reading
circling whatever takes your fancy and 50 Puzzles
leave the magazine lying around in 55 Two knitting patterns
a prominent place. And make it a big
circle, just so they get the hint. Pg 38

In next week’s issue we are thinking A TRIO OF
festive grub with an impressive selection NEW READS
of chefs’ Christmas recipes. I am hungry
at the very thought. Hopefully you’ll Pg 14 Pg 18 WELL DONE WINNERS!
be too, and will pick up the copy on
November 19. YOUR LIFE Issue 43 (November 6)

Have a fab 2 Benedict Cumberbatch Three new books
week from us. 6 Christian the lion Dympna MacKenna, Co Louth
12 Maggie Lynch Cocoa Brown tan hamper
Editor: Áine Toner 13 Stress less Judith Deegan, Co Dublin
Email: [email protected] 20 e Verdict Beauty bag
40 Liane Moriarty Katherine Woods, Co Louth
Deputy Editor: Louise Finn 41 Hazel Gaynor Crossword winner
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‘AiHcFEoA’SnNJiTUcASScTTrIeCa, ture’
Benedict Cumberbatch ventures into the world of
Christmas films in his new animated outing e Grinch

To the outside observer, Benedict honour of the film he’s currently By Laura Harding
Cumberbatch has often seemed shooting about a Cold War spy.
like a serious actor. With roles
such as Sherlock, Alan Turing “I think to begin with there was
in e Imitation Game and even talk of me making him English
Marvel’s Doctor Strange, many of and I was like, ‘No, no, no’,
his on-screen appearances have especially if the other characters
erred on the side of earnest. are American because then it’s
just the English bad guy,” he says.
But his latest part could not
be more different - voicing Dr “Also it’s just an iconically
Seuss’s grouchy misanthrope American character so I pushed
in the new animated film e for that for a little bit - but didn’t
Grinch, about a bright green furry have to push that hard.
creature hell-bent on ruining
Christmas. “ en I just started riffing and
after about four or five sessions
“He’s just a fantastic, we were all like, ‘Ooh yes, that
iconic character and he goes is it’.”
on a wonderful journey,”
Cumberbatch (42) says with a While the idea of an English
grin. “And it’s a very heartening baddie is less pervasive now than
Christmas story whilst being very it might have been during his
amusingly anti-Christmas to a own childhood, Cumberbatch
large extent.” isn’t particularly interested in
feeding that stereotype.
Most recently the famous
curmudgeon was played by Jim “It’s interesting, I was speaking
Carrey in 2000’s How e Grinch to a linguist or a dialect coach
Stole Christmas. about this and there is a lot of
roundedness in the American
“Admittedly, he’s had a couple sound. It’s very rich and warm
of outings, fantastic outings, but and open and vowel-orientated
it’s been a while and this is an and we are quite clipped,” he
animation as opposed to a live says.
action,” Cumberbatch points out.
“We use a lot more consonants,
Watching the 2018 film, there are more hard edges so I
you have to remind yourself think culturally we are viewed
it is a British star voicing the as being a little meaner, a
title character because of his little sharper, using our heads
convincing American accent. rather than our hearts, and that
manifests itself as the cliche of the
It’s a voice that is a million English baddie, I think.
miles from the one Cumberbatch
is speaking with today, bundled “ at is pseudo-intellectual
up against the brisk London guessing, that is not linguistic
chill in a chunky knit jumper, a scientific fact but it holds a little
thick moustache on his top lip in bit as a theory.

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want you to do your own accent You’re in a room on your own, a “The variety... two young sons.
and I always question it a little bit, recording studio. On the other keeps me “ at is something that is just
when it’s something as American side of the glass you’ve got the excited and
as this. producer and director and a link engaged” dawning on me,” he says. “I
to France where the great work thought this will be this season’s
“Even Doctor Strange, for a of Illumination (the animation and all of that, very different go-to. But hopefully it will be one
while, was going to be English. company behind the Despicable worlds to occupy to this,” he of those ones that will be on telly.
And I went, ‘Noooo, no, he’s an Me and Minions films) happens, says.
American doctor - he works in where their studios are, and “I hope it does because there is
New York.’ no other actors, and you’re “ at is one of the fun things a lot of very good work in it. I say
performing scenes, just your and I have always tried to foster that very humbly.
“He’s American, not English, in lines on your own. that in my career, just the variety
my opinion.” and the mad differences between “You do voiceover artists’ stuff
“Weirdly, it gives you a lot of what I choose to do, because it in this and it’s fantastic and very
Doctor Strange and e Grinch freedom. You have to really put keeps me excited and engaged creative, and sometimes you get
are more closely aligned than one your imagination into the context and surprised. to shift the script a little bit and
might at first think because he and what the other people are influence the way he sounds
was filming the superhero’s latest going to be doing and you build a “ is is no exception but it was and that is fantastic, but the real
outing while also voicing the very close relationship with the very odd sometimes to come from work is the animation and it’s just
animation. director.” playing the mastermind of Brexit spell-binding.
to this.”
In fact, the project overlapped e lengthy period of time “I just sat there going, ‘Wow,
with a number of his other roles meant he was frequently working It is only now he is sitting down this is amazing and nothing to do
and the end product was the on other projects when he was to discuss e Grinch that he is with me in it’ - and I think it will
result of voice sessions over a called to the studio, so he would thinking about the significance last for a while.” WW
period of two years. dip in and out of the character. Christmas films
can have to young people, The Grinch is on release now
“I came in to keep working on “I was doing Avengers, Patrick especially now he is the father of
each segment as they completed Melrose, prep for Ironbark (the Mystery lucky THIS
the animation and then going Cold War film that requires his dip goody bag
back to enhance any new bits bushy ‘tache), Brexit, a drama I
that had come in,” Cumberbatch did about Dominic Cummings
says.

“It is a bizarre experience.

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“Imt isilaebstoinge”
Broadcaster Anne Cassin on 25 years
of Nationwide, memories of the news
and her next big challenge

“I thought it was great, I time with people to listen. who we feature.” we’ve a tradition in all of that.”
loved meeting the kids,” Undoubtedly this (among is year has been a e London show went out
says Anne Cassin. “What
was really nice was just many other skills) has golden one for Nationwide the same night as e Late
to see the families and the helped to guide Nationwide and its presenters, they’ve Late Show special from the
mums and dads getting a bit during her tenure to a big delivered acclaimed city and Anne says that it was
of attention. I thought it was birthday this month, 25 programmes looking at interesting to delve into the
a really nice event.” years of the show. the impact of Brexit, given idea of the modern diaspora
voice to the Irish diaspora and see what it’s like to be Irish
She’s talking about the “Nationwide is celebrating in London and even taken and living abroad. In the UK
last time we met, back in 25 years with a week of flight for two shows in in particular the Irish identity
October at the Woman’s Way programmes starting [this Venice, plus there’s a yet to remains strong.
Children’s Awards. Anne week]. We go through be aired programme with
was one of our judges for the archives and meet old Mary Kennedy in Ethiopia. “What happens to people
the event and spent her day friends, including the person sometimes when they go across
at the ceremony speaking who came up with the “It was great to get off the water is that they become
with all our young, worthy programme format in the the island a little bit for the more acutely conscious of their
winners and their parents. first place, Michael Ryan, all programme and basically Irishness and like to express
It’s just one thing we evoking great memories,” to do the same sort of thing that a bit more,” she says.
constantly admire about the says Anne. that we do when we’re at
broadcaster, she is always home,” says Anne. Although She talks about part of the
herself. “It is a big milestone for she later adds that this show where they featured Gael
us, it’s a real testament to the doesn’t mean the show will Londain, a GAA club in the city
Whether it’s chatting to strength of the programme, abandon the stories here. and says, “Talking to people
our winning kids or meeting the power of the stories and it’s largely first generation Irish
interviewees from Ireland the connection with the “We are still about who are taking their children
and further afield in her role audience.” reflecting what goes on out to learn something like
at Nationwide, Anne takes in Ireland and in the Gaelic football, to keep them in
Connection is something out-of-the-way places as touch with their Irish heritage.
4 WOMANSWAY.IE we think is key to the show’s well. Luckily we have 50 We came across that a lot on
popularity and Anne agrees, programmes a year, we’ve the trip, that’s what we were
adding it has, “Comfort, a broad canvas where we looking for really.”
and warmth and you’re not can really reflect all of
going to be assaulted with that, the odd trip is really Mystery THIS
the rotten things in the exciting… We’re [the Irish] Christmas
world, you’re going to find very outward looking, we’ve beauty gi set
out about the good stuff, also a long history in aid and
which is honest as well. It’s in the developing world and
celebratory of the people

Cover interview

By Louise Finn “There was a even watch Newsnight. I’m help but ask Anne about
certain time when still very, very interested, her plans for next year,
the North was still invested.” especially in light of a
such a big part of recent Tweet concerning
the news agenda” Anne’s tenure as a the Dublin Marathon.
newscaster is one that we “Massive congratulations
With Nationwide as a were recently reminded to Marlay parkrun
medium that reflects the of when RTÉ marked the stalwarts on completing
world around it, I wonder show’s 30th anniversary. Dublin Marathon! Maybe
if the uncertainty around At the beginning of next year?”
Brexit and its effect on October a clip was release
Ireland is something that there’s a flash of her e big question is she
she worries about in the alongside Bryan Dobson. going to be taking on a
stories they are presenting. marathon in 2019?
“I didn’t look at it,” says
“No, in a sense those Anne, with a bit of a laugh, “I recognised quite a
kind of economic “A couple of friends sent few of my ladies from
stories, the political me a grab, a grab which is Parkrun there, so I thought
discourse, that’s for other a visual still, of me in my if they can do it I can do
programmes to reflect like green jacket. You just look it, so I might. I did a half
Primetime or the news and think, ‘My God it’s marathon this year, it was
or documentaries. What gone in a heartbeat.’” way back in May, I did it in
we do is talk to people, Ibiza and I strolled along.
ordinary people whose Looking back, in terms I think, on balance, if you
lives are affected by what of stand out moments can do a half marathon
will unfold.” during her time in news, in two hours 20 minutes
there’s one that Anne says I could probably do a
e show they screened will stay with her forever. marathon in under five
this year on the Border was hours. It’s only talk now!”
well received and indeed “I was actually on the
focused on the people who air at the time of the However, it seems like
would be most affected by Omagh bombing, I will a tantalising prospect for
any large changes. never forget that, I will Anne, “I suppose it’s a
never ever forget that question of deciding. My
“I don’t know, we might story. I remember the big fear would be that I
go back there in March Taoiseach came in and I would get injured, I’ve
and have a look at that had to interview him and never got injured so far at
border area and see how you didn’t get to do that running, only little pulls
people have come to terms too often when you were and knocks. is is all by
with what will happen. on the weekend slot… It my way of talking myself
Every single question we was the enormity of the out of that question! but I
put to people, even when tragedy, it was on our might do it…” WW
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WOMANSWAY 5

CHRISTIAN THE LION

Driving down the King’s
Road in the Mercedes

The story of a lion cub and the people When animals are put under “Lions are the most canine
who would become his human pride stress, that’s when they behave of all the cats; they’re the
erratically and sometimes badly. only cats that live in a family.
The 1960s were a very different Devon, and had been raised by He really had nothing but care all If you ever see a lion by itself
time, so much so that you zoo staff before being sent to the way up until the point where then you know he’s in trouble,
could walk into Harrods and Knightsbridge in the capital. we took over.” so if there aren’t other lions
purchase an exotic animal, around, they’ll gravitate to a
which is exactly what friends “Everything was a lot freer When John and Ace were group of people because they
John Rendall and Anthony in those days and Harrods were eventually able to bring Christian don’t like being by themselves.
‘Ace’ Bourke did in 1969 when perfectly legitimately able to home he lived underneath a pine That’s why whenever Christian
they bought a lion cub from sell exotic animals up until 1976 furniture shop called Sophistocat was awake there was always
the luxury department store. when the Endangered Species where John worked at the time. someone with him. That sounds
This cub who would eventually Act came into effect,” says John. Christian had the floor below the like it might be a full-time job
become known the world over “They sold a couple of lions, a shop completely to himself and but it’s not because he would
as Christian the lion. few pumas and various other he spent the almost the entire sleep at least 12 hours a day and
exotic animals but they were first year of his life very happily in the wild they can sleep 15,
When John and Ace first very, very responsible about it, here. John and Ace weren’t alone they are very economic with
spotted Christian, who was [Christian and Martha] were in raising Christian and they their energy.”
then called Marcus, he was very well looked after. There shared the workload with good
being advertised as a fifth- was a girl called Sandy Lloyd friends. In total there were about As he was so well looked
generation zoo-bred lion who was really responsible for eight people in Christian’s human after, enjoying four meals a
alongside his sister Martha. them and one of the reasons pride, who made every effort to day every day, by the time
They were two of four cubs that Christian was so amenable make sure his needs came first. Christian was a year old he
born to Butch and Mary, lions was because he had never really weighed 175 pounds. John
who lived at Ilfracombe Zoo in been put under any stress. “We always thought about explains that they knew they
where we were going to go, would eventually have to find
‘Would he be okay? Would he somewhere else for him to live,
be frightened? Would he meet they just weren’t sure when
another dog or cat or something?’ this would be but it gradually
You had to always think ahead became more obvious that
and fortunately then for us we Christian was outgrowing his
didn’t have any accidents at all,” comfortable surroundings.
John explains.

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Real life

Christian makes himself at THIS
home in the bathroom

“ e worry was, even “Lions are the will be familiar with as the video never before seen images. “ e
though he was still just as most canine of of their emotive reunion has been whole point of the legacy is
amenable and loving and cats; the only viewed online millions of times that it spreads the word; when
friendly to everybody, if cats that live over the years. you look at that clip it leads
he lent against the shop in a family” you on to rhinos, to whales,
window for example he “ e reason adults find it so to all kinds of things and the
could have easily have brought him over the hill, emotional is because we’ve all schools always say, ‘what a
broken it and it was getting when he saw us he didn’t go experienced separation and that’s great teaching tool it is.’”
to a point where he could into a crouching position at all, why people are always crying at
accidentally hurt himself or he wasn’t stalking he was just airports, but when I lecture or John, who was born in
someone else.” curious. en George eventually speak at schools to young children Australia, helped found
said, ‘Call him,’ and that’s when they don’t cry. ey just cheer and and is a trustee of the
It was then that John and he started to run and [through] you’ll see the six foot tall sports George Adamson Wildlife
his friends were given the the noises he was making we master at the back with tears Preservation Trust which
opportunity to be introduced realised he was absolutely running down his face.” continues the work of the
to George Adamson, a British thrilled to see us. e only well-known conservationist.
wildlife conservationist and danger was he was 250 pounds When John and Ace returned It operates mostly in Mkomazi
the ‘the guru of lions’, who [by then] and he [was] running to Kenya for a final time in 1972 National Park, building
was ‘intrigued by the idea of at 25 miles an hour!” John says. Christian still recognised them but schools and breeding
rehabilitating’ Christian back his demeanour had changed. endangered animals such
into the wild in Kenya. is is a moment so many of us as the black rhino and is
“He was maturing, he still recognised as one of the
On August 23, 1970 Christian Christian is reunited with John and Ace in remembered us [but] he was more most successful conservation
arrived in Africa with John and a moment that was to captivate millions of occupied with his lionesses now, projects in Africa. Its field
Ace. ey would spend some that’s what it should be and if he director is Tony Fitzjohn who
precious time with him before it viewers on YouTube 27 years later hadn’t been, that would have been was George’s assistant at Kora
was time for them to leave and going against the rehabilitation National Park in Kenya when
Christian to begin his new life programme.” Christian was there.
with George and other lions at
Kora Reserve. Over the next 12 ankfully all of these “Tony Fitzjohn always said,
months George kept John and wonderful moments have ‘We all have a lot to thank
Ace regularly updated with been captured on camera – Christian for because without
Christian’s progress and his from Christian’s early days at him none of this would have
new, daily routine. Sophistocat to his life in Kenya happened.’ Well it may have in
- by photographer Derek Cattani, a different way, but this was
When they flew back to Kora who befriended John and Ace the start,” says John.
to see him after one year apart when he heard about their
they were confident Christian extraordinary pet. ese touching Looking back if John could
would remember them but they moments have been compiled in a return to 1969 would he
still had some reservations. beautiful book, Christian the Lion: do it all again and take an
energetic lion cub home?
“It was half his lifetime since e Illustrated Legacy with some “Absolutely,” he says without
we’d seen him and so there hesitation, “and this time I’d
By Michelle Newman was a slight suspicion but not take his sister as well.” WW
really any doubt because we
knew him so well and spent so Christian the Lion: The
much time with him and we Illustrated Legacy by John
couldn’t really believe that he Rendall and Derek Cattani
would forget us. When George (Bradt Travel Guides, €16) is
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understand, practical guide on Dunne, CEO of CMRF Crumlin
how you can use your mind said: “So many lives are
to aid the healing process. A affected when a child is sick,
must-read for anyone seeking and it touches and impacts
to improve their health on so many people, parents,
or learn more about the friends [and] grandparents.”
much publicised mind-body For more information log on to
connection. www.cmrf.org

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THIS A KINVARA Sharing Health news

GIFTSET is caring Write it out

We have a Kinvara Glow Getter Gift According to a new study Now here’s a lovely gift idea. The Breathe range of journals
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over a third of Irish people interactive, offering a quiet moment of calm in a busy day.
TRENDING… have never told their best You can choose from a list journal, a mindfulness journal
friend that they love them. and a wellbeing journal. Each book is full of beautiful art-
Ear candling Worryingly over a quarter work, prompts and exercises to help you develop a deeper
of those surveyed admitted relationship with yourself and to promote positive feelings
Ear candling has grown that they have never said of wellbeing.
massively in popularity ‘I love you’ to their father.
over the past few years Why are we so bad at telling TAKE THREE: WAYS
and it’s set to become the people we love how we TO BREATHE EASY
one of the biggest self- feel? The study revealed
care trends in 2019. But what is it? Simply put, that embarrassment was Suffering from a stuffy
ear candling is a holistic method used to remove the main reason, closely nose and don’t want to
excess ear wax from the ear canal. Practitioners followed by assuming that reach for the over-the-
place hollow fabric cones soaked in wax into the person in question counter decongestant just
the ear canal and then set them on fire. As the already knows how we feel. yet? Here are three top
candle burns, it creates a gentle suction which Sharing our feelings has a tips that might be able
helps to clear wax from your ears. Practitioners host of positive benefits to help easy any ‘stuffed
believe that clearing the ear canal has a larger that can boost our self- up’ feelings you may be
impact and actually helps to ‘clear out’ your confidence and our overall experiencing.
entire head and leave you feeling more balanced sense of wellbeing.
and at peace. While there’s no scientific basis for For more information log on 1. GIVE YOURSELF A MASSAGE
ear candling, it is something that many people to www.interflora.co.uk
find relaxing. Have you tried it? Would you try Massaging your sinuses can be a simple way to give
it? Tweet us @Womans_way yourself some relief from congestion. Simple place
both of your index fingers on the side of your nose
By Amy Wall CANCER CARE (where the nose and cheek meet) and massage with
a moderate amount of pressure. Do this for a few
VOYA, in collaboration with Christine Clinton Cancer Care, are rolling out a new minutes and you should experience some relief.
advanced cancer care training programme. Selected VOYA spas will now provide the
‘tender tides’ treatment menu which features wellbeing rituals designed to support 2. USE SOME WATER
and nurture clients who are currently undergoing cancer treatment and those who
have finished treatment. Spas taking part include Chill Spa at the Ice House in county Ask your pharmacist for a nasal irrigation product.
Mayo, Escape Spa at the Imperial Hotel in county Cork, Beauty Within in county Sometimes flushing out your sinuses can do the
Armagh and Luxe Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel in Co Louth. trick without having to resort to medication. Simply
For more information log on to www.voya.ie stand over the sink and wash out your sinuses. You
should notice immediate relief after doing this.
What a relief
3. GET SOME MOISTURE IN THE AIR
When it comes to battling a cold or the flu, 70 per
cent of Irish people prefer to take over-the-counter Use a humidifier or hold your head over a pot of
medication instead of prescription drugs. The warm water and inhale the steam deeply. The
research, which was carried out by global healthcare moisture in the air will help to thin out the mucus,
company Perrigo, also found that four in ten Irish which in turn will help to soothe that blocked-up
adults say they buy over-the-counter medicines a feeling.
couple of times per month or more. When choosing
the best product for their symptoms, one in three WHAT NEXT? If none of the above offer you any
Irish adults say they consider recommendations
from their pharmacist to be the most important joy and your blocked nose is still driving you mad,
thing, while 48 per cent seek out advice online. then it’s worth paying a visit to your pharmacist
Perrigo have just launched a new range of affordable over-the-counter products who will be able to recommend some over-the-
in Ireland with prices starting from €2.50. Available in pharmacies now. counter medicines and remedies.

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Health feature

WHEITAHLTMH aQUEieSLTyInOchNS need. Anything green is always a of minding myself and trying to
good start – kale is my favourite, develop self-compassion. If you
Why being kind and living well is topped with a drizzle of Udo’s Oil. can accept your imperfections
paramount for the chef An omelette is fantastic – it only while doing your best, it takes
takes five minutes to whip up. away some of the pressure. I find
Have you always had an interest in Do you enjoy working out and that surrounding myself with
health and wellbeing? eating well? What’s your go-to guilty food? like-minded people, along with
Right from the start, as a young I try to get some exercise every I don’t really have a sweet tooth so loving what I do, is the best thing
chef, I was keen to source the day but I enjoy my food more. I I’d have to say a creamy blue for my mental wellbeing.
best local and organic produce I enjoy long, solitary walks on cheese on crusty sourdough. Just
could find. I was always Killiney beach or Dun Laoghaire delightful. Do you drink alcohol?
interested in how food could heal pier. It clears my head and I feel Yes, I have been know to enjoy a
you. When I started teaching relaxed and restored afterwards. I Is balance important? glass or two. I love a nice crisp
cookery classes I was asked recently signed up to a Pilates Balance to me means looking at all Sauvignon blanc, but a chilled
health-related questions that I class, which I’m sure I’ll love. parts of my life; food, fitness, G&T on a long summer evening is
was not always comfortable When it comes to food I’m totally spirituality, fun etc. When it pretty good too.
answering. is led me to study in my element. Good food does not comes to food I follow the 90/10
nutrition at the Irish Institute of have to be expensive or rule. I mainly follow a low-carb What are your top tips for staying
Nutrition and Health which complicated, but it does need to be diet as I find it suits me. I believe in in good health?
opened a new door in my life and good quality. I love knowing I’m eating the best possible food you Eat the best quality food you can
took me on this fascinating nurturing myself with can afford. I make sure to include afford. Local and organic is best.
journey. wholesome, lovingly cooked lots of vegetables daily, always Move every day. A brisk walk
meals. with something green. I also clears the mind, improves energy
How important is health to you? consume good fats and oils. Any and is great for mental health. A
e old saying, ‘Your health is What’s your go-to healthy dish? grains I eat are wholegrains and I good laugh with your partner,
I can’t choose one go-to dish. I am normally have some animal family or friends. Let them know
your wealth’ is so true. I rarely get whole-food obsessed and my protein daily. I drink plenty of that you love them every day.
sick but when I do, I’m straight work means I am developing new water and have the odd treat.
into self-pity mode. I don’t take dishes on an almost daily basis. What’s your life’s philosophy?
my good health for granted so it’s My body lets me know what I Do you ever struggle to make To live the best and healthiest life I
always a priority. health a priority? can and to be grateful for what I
Occasionally, especially when I have.
have a very hectic work schedule.
What’s the best piece of advice
en I live on adrenalin, forget to you’ve ever received?
eat or take a break, don’t sit down Be kind, respect everybody,
– then wonder why I’m floored. I get a good education, work
know it’s not right but it has hard, do what you love, travel,
always been my default mode. see the world. ank you Mum
and Dad! WW
Favourite way to mind your
mental health? Maggie Lynch is Head of Cooking at
A problem shared is a problem the Irish Institute of Nutrition and
halved, so having a good chin-wag Health. Her seven heart-friendly
with Richard [Maggie’s husband] recipes feature in ‘Healthy Habits
helps me get things in perspective. Your Heart Will Love’ currently
My girlfriends are also a big help available from pharmacies and
in this. Our shared years of life health food stores nationwide.
and laughter lift my heart and
bring so much love into my life. THIS

How do you motivate yourself to A HAMPER
exercise? PUKKA have given us this
fantastic holistic hamper
ere are days when I need a little worth €120 to giveaway to
help with motivation. Richard
loves exercise so he really one lucky reader.
encourages me to get out there.

e benefits outweigh the pain
because I get more energy and feel
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How important is it to factor in
time to look after your mental
health?

e demands of today’s manic
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“Most people who experience “A week away from stress
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says Dr Glass. “ is is because when things get tough,”
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Veganbakes for all Neopolitan
Delicious bakes, and they’re vegan wafer cake

Extracted from Vegan Cakes and Other Serves 12 Time Overnight Level Medium
Bakes by Jérôme Eckmeier and Daniela Lais
(DK, €18.20) which is out now You will need
For the cake layers
500g plain flour
300g ground hazelnuts
400g fine cane sugar
30g baking powder
1 tsp ground vanilla
500ml soya milk with vanilla flavouring
240ml rapeseed oil

For the filling
1.2 litres soya cream, suitable for whipping,
well chilled
4 packs of Neapolitan wafer biscuits (each
weighing 75g)
100g apricot jam
1 pack Neapolitan wafers
50g vegan dark chocolate, melted

Equipment
Two 24cm springform tins

METHOD
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. For the
cake layers, combine the flour, hazelnuts,
sugar, baking powder, and vanilla in a
bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the soya
milk and rapeseed oil, then stir these
into the dry ingredients until thoroughly
combined. Line two springform tins with
baking paper and put half the mixture into
each. Bake in the centre of the oven for
about 40 minutes, until an inserted skewer
comes out clean. Remove from the oven
and leave to cool completely.
2. For the filling, whip the cream, with an
electric whisk on its highest setting, for
at least three minutes until stiff. Put the
Neapolitan wafers into a freezer bag and
bash them with a rolling pin to create fine
crumbs. Gradually fold the crumbs into the
cream, then whisk on the highest setting
until well combined. Refrigerate.
3. Slice both of the cakes horizontally with
a sharp knife or cheese wire to create four
cake sections. Place one of these sections
on a cake platter. Heat the apricot jam in
a small pan, then spread a quarter of it
on the cake followed by a quarter of the
cream, smoothing the surface to finish.
Continue layering up cake, jam, and cream
in this manner with the remaining sections
finishing with a mound of cream on top.
4. To decorate, chop the Neapolitan wafers
into pieces and scatter them over the
centre of the cake, then drizzle with melted
chocolate. Put the cake in the fridge and
leave the flavours to develop overnight.

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Cookbook

Mousse au spoon to press it down firmly and
chocolat smooth the surface. Chill for at
raspberry least two hours.
2. For the topping, melt the dark
Serves 12 Time 4 hours 30 mins chocolate in a bain-marie and
Level Easy leave to cool slightly. Whip the
cream with an electric mixer
You will need on its highest setting for three
For the base minutes then add the chocolate.
225g vegan caramel cookies It is important for the cream to
125g vegan margarine combine well with the chocolate.
If required, use a spatula to scrape
For the filling the chocolate from the base and
400g vegan dark chocolate sides of the bowl and stir it all
900ml soya cream, suitable for through thoroughly. Flavour the
whipping, well chilled mousse with the rum and beat
2–3 tbsp rum everything again vigorously.
175g raspberries, plus 12 raspberries 3. Spread half of the mousse
for decoration over the biscuit base. Scatter
100ml soya cream, suitable for the raspberries evenly over
whipping, well chilled the surface and cover with the
remaining mousse, smoothing the
Equipment surface. Leave to chill for a few
24cm springform tin hours.
4. Whip the cream for decorating,
METHOD you have fine crumbs. Melt the a springform tin with baking decant into a piping bag with a
1. To make the base, blitz the margarine and mix with the paper and spread the biscuit nozzle of your choice attached,
crumbs until well combined. Line mixture over the base, using a and pipe 12 large swirls of cream
biscuits in a food processor until onto the cake. Put one raspberry
on top of each swirl of cream. Chill
until ready to serve.

Marbled drops of water. Wrap the pastry in A case of THIS
chocolate cling film and chill for 1 hour in the Beaujolais
cheesecake fridge. Nouveau
2. Preheat the oven to
Serves 12 Time 2 hours 20 160°C/325°F/Gas 3) and line the Georges Duboeuf
minutes Level Medium springform tin with baking paper. Beaujolais Nouveau 2018
Time: 35 mins prep + 1 hr chilling Thinly cover the base of the tin with arrives in Ireland for world
+ 45 mins baking three quarters of the pastry – press launch on November 15.
it down slightly and bring up the
You will need 110g fine cane sugar sides so it stands about 4cm high. Beaujolais Nouveau is
For the base 1-2 tsp vanilla extract Prick the pastry with a fork and chill known internationally as
200g plain flour Juice and zest of 1 organic lemon it again.
100g fine cane sugar 125g vegan margarine 3. To make the filling, stir together the wine of friendship
2 tsp baking powder the cornflour and soya milk with and hospitality. Every
2 tbsp cornflour Equipment a balloon whisk until smooth. Stir year, in celebration of
4 tbsp vegan cocoa powder A 22cm springform tin in the soya yoghurt, sugar, vanilla the harvest, Georges
1 tbsp instant co ee granules, extract, and lemon juice and zest. In Duboeuf unveils another
finely ground METHOD a small pan, melt the margarine over interpretation of his
1 pinch of salt 1. For the base, combine the flour, a low heat and, when it is lukewarm
125g vegan margarine sugar, baking powder, cornflour, (not hot), combine it with the soya highly anticipated
1-2 tsp vanilla extract cocoa powder, instant co ee, and and sugar cream. Spread the mixture Beaujolais Nouveau.
salt in a bowl. Add the margarine in smoothly over the pastry. From the Known for its colourful
For the filling little blobs and work it in with your remaining pastry, use your fingers presentation, Dubeouf’s
40g cornflour fingers, then add the vanilla extract. to pull o little crumble pieces and 2018 Nouveau label
5 tbsp soya milk with vanilla If the pastry is too firm, add a few distribute these over the filling is vibrant and avant-
flavouring mixture. garde o ering a definite
500g soya yoghurt with vanilla 4. Bake in the centre of the oven celebratory appeal.
flavouring for 45 minutes, until an inserted
skewer comes out clean. Remove the Made from 100%
tin from the oven and leave to cool Gamay grapes, Georges
completely. WW
Duboeuf’s Beaujolais
Nouveau is the most
popular ‘vin de primeur’.

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My 14-year-old daughter’s got a by Ari Folman and illustrator David
15-year-old boyfriend and I’m worried Polonsky (Viking)
he’s making her do things she
doesn’t want to do sexually. She’s Ari Folman and David Polonsky are an
asked me about what rights people Israeli writer and illustrator team known
have in relationships, but denies for their Oscar-nominated, animated
there are any problems with hers. film and book Waltz With Bashir, which
How should I deal with this? relates Folman’s experiences as a soldier
in the 1982 Lebanon War. is graphic
The NSPCC’s Childline service something they’re not happy about. adaptation of Anne Frank’s Diary takes us
manager, Wendy Robinson, says: “Even though the legal age for from 13-year-old Anne’s everyday life at
“Relationships can be confusing home and in school, into hiding from the
for young people, especially when having sex is 16 [in the UK, 17 in Nazis in a secret annexe in her father’s
they’re experiencing them for the Ireland], we know things like music Amsterdam office. Anne’s character and
first time. At the NSPCC, we think videos and online porn can make her hopes and fears are brought to life
it’s really important all young young people feel like they should by the graphics, as are her relationships
people understand that in a healthy be sexually active before they may with her family and the other residents,
relationship, they should never feel be ready. It can often seem like lots while her everyday frustrations are
under pressure to do anything that of other young people are doing vividly portrayed. Towards the end of
makes them feel uncomfortable, and it, or are talking about doing it. the book large chunks of Anne’s letters
they always have the right to say no. However, this shouldn’t ever be a are printed in full because Folman and
“If you’re concerned your daughter reason to start having sex. Everyone Polonsky felt unable to render them
might be under pressure to do is different, and sex should be in a better way as Anne’s writing had
something she’s not ready to, it can something they do because they improved so much. e story ends with
feel difficult to know how you can want to and feel ready. a moving montage of Anne’s face in all
help, particularly if you don’t know her moods.
what’s happening. You could have a “At Childline, we recently re-
conversation with her about consent. launched our #ListenToYourSelfie CELEB QUOTE
“Explain that consent in campaign, to help teenagers
relationships is all about feeling in recognise if they’re in an unhealthy “I remembered basically
control and saying yes, or doing relationship and to speak up and what had happened to me
things because they choose to, and get help if they’re concerned. As when I’d spent years not
not because someone’s pressuring well as finding out more about the thinking about it, then you
them to. e person they’re with campaign on the Childline website, see it visually, then I hit the deck,
should care about them enough not there’s advice for young people on fainted out cold.”
to pressure them or make them do what they can do if they feel unsafe,
or are worried about the relationship Emma Willis told e Jonathan Ross
of someone they know.” Show how filming her latest W channel
show, Delivering Babies, brought back
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How to remedy your child’s sleep problem, whatever their age or stage

By Una Rice We all love our sleep and we will naturally wake in the but also homework and study THREE WAYS TO
need it to function correctly. night as part of biological sleep and worrying about things. IMPROVE YOUR
But many families experience rhythms, but once they know Doing something relaxing CHILD’S SLEEP
sleep problems which stem how to go back by themselves, before bedtime like reading for NATURALLY
from the behaviour of younger this won’t be a problem. They leisure, taking a walk or other
family members, who aren’t learn this by being sleepy gentle exercise can induce 1 A DARK ROOM
that easy to reason with. Often enough for bedtime, (move nap better sleep.
it’s a simple thing, and just one time if necessary) going to sleep It’s all to do with the
thing. But if not corrected it can in a room that’s sufficiently HOW OVERTIREDNESS production of melatonin which
become habitual and then cause dark, and ensuring that their AFFECTS CHILDREN is a hormone that’s produced
tension, before it’s labelled room is at the right temperature when it’s dark, which is
a sleep issue that becomes (between 16 and 20 degrees A young child will find it imperative to the sleep cycle.
disruptive. Most sleep issues are Celsius). more difficult to get to sleep It’s also linked to mood and
transitory, which means that due to overtiredness. This behaviour. A worthwhile
there are better nights ahead, SPCHLREIIMLEDPARRIESYNSSUCEHSOINOL is why toddlers may play up investment is blackout blinds
but children’s sleep is very in the evening and become and it’s worth putting any
often disrupted by things like One of the biggest concerns uncooperative. Every toddler night-light in the hall rather
bank holiday weekends, breaks these days is the overuse of is different, but the transition than bedrooms.
from school, a bout of illness or electronic devices and the from two naps a day to one
being on medication, a period effects on children. While a can be a trigger. In older the 2 THE RIGHT FOOD
of anxiety and even practical device may encourage your children the trouble with
things like moving house or child to get into bed because overtiredness is that it can Sleep inducing foods like
starting a new school. they’ve got night-time create a cumulative tiredness, those that contain the amino
entertainment, if your child where your child doesn’t quite acid tryptophan (like banana)
TACKLE SLEEPLESSNESS dozes off while watching videos catch up on missed sleep. can help at bedtime, but a big
IN TODDLERS or TV programmes, they’re This affects mood, behavior late dinner including lots of
not practicing falling asleep and concentration. If you protein may disrupt sleep. Eat
Parents often despair about naturally. Devices stimulate the think your child is not getting protein earlier in the evening,
poor toddler sleep habits but a brain and if your child wakens enough hours sleep, consult an avoid caffeine and ensure your
couple of adjustments can be in the night, they could find expert sleep guide and keep a child drinks enough water in
life changing. For toddlers the it more difficult to get back record. Bear in mind the time the day, rather than loading
golden rules include ensuring to sleep naturally. Experts that your child goes down to up in the evening (which only
that their nap time (either one recommend ceasing use of sleep and how long it takes for creates trips to the toilet).
or two daily, depending on age) devices from an hour or two them to nod off. According to
is of the correct duration and before bedtime. the HSE’s sleep chart, a child of 3 A WRITTEN
at the right time so it doesn’t 2-3 needs 11-12 hours of sleep SLEEP RECORD
disrupt night sleep. A sufficient SBLYETEEPEPNRAOGBELRESMS FACED a night with one nap during
wind down time period, with the day of a half an hour to one Most sleep issues from
all the necessary cues so that If your teenager is having hour. A child aged 3-5 needs toddler to teen years can be
your toddler recognizes the difficultly dropping off it could the same hours of sleep, but rectified with simple changes
approaching bedtime, is key. be linked to a number of things. a slightly shorter nap time. in habit. Keep a sleep journal
Small steps that can make the Drinking caffeine late in the Again, these are guides only for your child, but ensure
biggest difference to ensuring evening is not only stimulating and you need to take into you log other factors too
your toddler’s uninterrupted it’s a diuretic meaning more account any activity your child that can affect quality sleep.
sleep include putting them toilet visits. A racing mind can is doing during the day, and Chart your child’s sleep hours
to bed around the same time be the main sleep disruptor, whether they are at school or per night, any naps, waking
nightly, not going to bed on a caused not only by games and nursery. As a general guide frequency, what exactly they
too full or empty tummy, and a devices like mobile phones, your nine-year-old needs 10 ate that day and any exercise/
simple routine which includes hours sleep, while a 15-year- activities taken.
a bedtime story. Your toddler old needs nine hours. WW
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Amy We love it! and have one of those fast hair

Cookworks Food Processor drying turbans… but as a mop?
(€31.99, from Argos)
I was a little unsure about this,

I’ve wanted a food processor but I love mopping as I feel super

for ages but I always held off on domesticated when doing it so was

buying one. I found many of them delighted to trial the X Power Mop.

to be really expensive and I didn’t Firstly, the X comes from the X

want to spend a lot of money shape that means you get the mop

on something that I might not into those hard to reach places –

use. Enter the Cookworks Food including under the dressing table

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this is a budget-friendly option bathroom. Secondly, you can use it

and it comes with two speeds, a 1.2 wet or dry – I used one microfibre Fl red me!
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litre bowl and three attachments and one for the floors. irdly,
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that allow you to chop, slice and

shred. I’ll admit that I was a bit which is especially good if you’re a bit afraid of the potential

sceptical about this – could a low- creepy crawlies under aforementioned dressing table. Plus, it

cost version really rival the likes didn’t feel like cleaning, more like fun. You can even put the

of more expensive brands? Reader, microfibre heads into the washing machine. I’m next going to

I haven’t stopped using this since I got it and it has changed my try it on windows. I’m a convert.

life. It works incredibly well and it’s so easy to use. It has made

making soups and sauces so incredibly easy. Dinner prep is now

virtually effortless. I absolutely love it and highly recommend it Louise
to anyone who thinks they need a food processor but who, like
me, doesn’t want to immediately buy a high-price one. The e-cloth range –
bathroom cleaning, window
Michelle A definite cleaning and general purpose
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class, see www.hotyogastudios.ie for more information www.e-cloth.com)

ere are lots of reasons you
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time now so rather than take it easy and join a beginners class, e main concerns for me are

I decided to jump in right at the deep end and take a hot yoga about the environment and

class at Hot Yoga Studios in Dundrum. When I first arrived the about what chemicals could be

set up is beautiful: incense burning, atmospheric lighting and finding their way into my body.

friendly yogis! In terms of heat it was more cosy than hot to e e-cloth range of microfibre

begin with which was very manageable but I did start to panic cloths promises to remove grime

a little when we were told that the heat would be turned up and grease and to leave surfaces

throughout the hour. To be honest, I was so focused on getting around the home sparkling, all

the poses right and concentrating on what I was doing, that by using just plain water to clean. Two thumbs up
I didn’t really notice. It did get very warm, but not boiling In the window and bathroom
like I was expecting. Our instructor Sophie was fantastic. She packs there’s one cloth in each

had great charisma and adapted the poses for the beginners pack for cleaning and one for polishing, simply wet the first one

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definitely go again. It’s a 10/10 from me. grease to get my bath up to scratch, but I was impressed at how

effective the cloth is in removing dirt. e one for windows I give

two huge thumbs up to. Usually I use vinegar and newspaper,

which is messy, but with these it’s just a wipe and shine with no

smell or fuss. e general purpose cloth was good for the kitchen,

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“The challenge is to keep the reader with a girlfriend many years ago at a work. So I came to this book with a sense
involved and intrigued but not so much different time in both our lives. of freedom, thinking they’ll like it or
that it’s driving them crazy,” says won’t, but I would just enjoy myself – and
Liane Moriarty when we chat about her “It made me think that health resorts I did.”
newest novel, Nine Perfect Strangers. had a great deal of potential for conflict.
It’s such a pleasure to speak with her So my tropical island resort became a The beauty of Liane’s writing is
– I’ve read all her books and was a health resort.” that you’re so invested in the plot and
tiny bit worried I’d be fangirling her characters throughout, that should there
and we wouldn’t get to talk properly. We talk about the 13 characters that be a twist, you accept it. However, a
Thankfully I held it together. we meet while reading Nine Perfect reader shouldn’t expect a twist in each of
Strangers. Multiple characters mean her books, says Liane.
Nine Perfect Strangers centres around multiple points of view which, for me,
health and wellness resort Tranquillum works successfully. “I never want to have that formula of
House, a retreat that promises total ‘there’s going to be a twist,’ I can’t stand
transformation. Miles from home, “I always loved being able to have thinking that because I don’t plan my
the nine attendees are without their a small group of characters in a books. The twist I’ve had in my books
phones, without any contact from confined situation,” says Liane. “Jane have happened naturally so I don’t ever
the outside world. They have no idea Austen said, ‘Three or four families want to think there’ll be a twist because it
what’s going to happen. in a country village is the very thing might not happen.
to work on’ and that’s what I look
“After Big Little Lies came out I was for, a country village, the same way “Initially I was thinking it [Nine Perfect
doing events and I kept making the the school environment becomes Strangers] would be more like Agatha
same standard joke, which was I was the village in Big Little Lies and the Christie, and I’ve kept that feeling with it,
going to set my next book in a tropical barbecue becomes the village in Truly originally assuming it would be a murder
island and I was doing to have to a lot Madly Guilty. mystery. Then I read an article in The New
of meticulous research to get it right,” York Times that inspired the plot.”
says Liane. “Some readers get cranky with me,
that I’ve got too many characters. Every We leave that particular conversation
“The more I made that same joke, the time I set out to write a book I think, thread as to include anything else would
more I thought that a tropical island ‘This time I’m going to write from just be to ruin the story (but believe me, it’s
resort would be a perfect setting for a one character’s perspective.’ very enjoyable).
book. Something happened to me at
a barbecue which was what inspired “I set out to write from Frances’ Where does Liane feel her books fit
Truly Madly Guilty so I put that aside perspective but I love multiple points genre wise?
and when I came back to write a new of view as an author and I have a lot of
novel, I was probably making the fun with it. As a reader, I understand “I really struggle with that,” she says.
same joke again. I thought, ‘Why not?’ it though, I think, ‘Don’t jump out of “I was playing at genre the whole way
I remember going to a health resort this character’s head, I’m enjoying this through and perhaps that’s because I do
character’ but I seem to keep going it in struggle to put my books in a particular
40 WOMANSWAY.IE my books.” box. With this one I just had fun with this
whole idea.”
Conversation moves to the ‘weight of
expectation’ on Liane, particularly after Liane is also adept at striking a readable
the publication and TV serialisation of balance between light and shade in terms
Big Little Lies. of domestic issues.

“I think I had the most fun I’ve had “It’s hard sometimes to find a balance
in a while with writing this book. between humour and the serious issues
After Truly Madly Deeply I was very so I sometimes struggle with that. Some
aware of the weight of expectations. readers don’t like it;
My Husband’s Secret was my breakout they don’t want humour
book, when Big Little Lies [came out] alongside the darker
I was well under way so Truly Madly issues. The danger is that
Deeply was the first one where I started your approach appears to
to worry if people would like it as much be too trite.” WW
the other books. Then when it came
out, some people didn’t like it as much Nine Perfect Strangers by
but I realised that wasn’t the end of the Liane Moriarty (Michael
Joseph) is available now

THIS

Book special

Switching off:

e great escape
Hazel Gaynor on why we should
love the feeling of being outside

This year will be remembered Why on earth would we not and battle packs and they’ll be easily
for many things, but also for want to get outside and enjoy all be poking a stick at those red entertained
being the year of actual proper that? speckled fairy toadstools and on a walk
seasons. Remember when we climbing a tree. Collect conkers. by giving
built enormous igloos in the But the reality is that we now Catch leaves as they fall and them things
back garden, and used the spend more time than ever in make a wish. Walk and, you to look out
paddling pool and the BBQ for front of a screen or an electronic know, talk. It’s free and simple for. Juanita
months on end? And perhaps device of some sort. Tablets, and we are blessed to have Browne’s
that’s one of the best things Smartphones, laptops, Netflix, wonderful parkland and forests, My Great
about all the seasonal weather XBox and Playstation, the ways greenways, rivers, coastline and Big Book of Irish Wildlife
we’ve had: the amount of time for us to ignore each other are country house gardens waiting (O’Brien Press) and the recently
we’ve spent outdoors because of seemingly endless. Whatever for us to explore. published Dr. Hibernica’s
it. The snow took us outside in about the enormous autumn Compelling Compendium of Irish
droves. The sun saw us romping spiders, it’s the gadgets that ere is plenty of evidence Animals (Little Island) might
around Dollymount Strand as have invaded our homes that that being outside can also inspire younger children on
if we were in Bondi. And now I really fear. So why not make help with our mental health. their nature walks. Many walks
we’re enjoying everyone’s this the season to PUT THEM In her forthcoming book e also have fairy trails to keep
favourite season: autumn. It’s DOWN. I dare you to switch Wild Remedy – How Nature little legs moving. For older
like seeing an old friend at the off Fortnite, find a half-decent Mends Us, Emma Mitchell, who children and teens, the promise
door, armed with pumpkin- pair of wellies, grab an old hat experienced depression for 25 of a good slice of cake at the end
spiced everything and scented from the boot of the car, and years, talks about ‘the curative works wonders (they’ll also be
candles and clothes that hide get outside. Even a walk in the effect of my walks in green happy to follow a fairy trail,
more than they reveal (let’s be rain can be great fun if you’re places.’ A diary of her nature even if they won’t admit it!)
honest, for all that the summer not too far from home and walks, the book also considers
was lovely, our feet are much have hot chocolate on standby. the science behind the ways e good news is that there’s
happier hidden beneath thick And honestly, that Sunday our bodies and minds respond no need to spend a lot of money
socks and fabulous boots). roast never tasted better after to plants and wildlife when we on gym memberships to be fit
stomping around a mountain or venture outdoors. Science or and active. e great outdoors
Autumn feels like a fresh cliff walk for a few hours. not, you definitely feel better for is waiting, and it’s free! e
start, enticing us to get outside having gone outside. You might gadgets will still be there when
and enjoy all the stunning Like muscle memory, if we even enjoy it! you get back, but tomorrow
landscape Ireland has to offer. teach our kids to enjoy going it might be lashing out so
It’s hard to beat those romantic outside, they will always It doesn’t all have to be about get outside while you can. I
misty mornings and cheerful remember it. Of course they’ll mountains and parks and a big guarantee you’ll spend longer
bright afternoons as we crunch complain when you tell them country house estate either. outdoors than you intended, and
through leaves, wrapped up in to switch off the Xbox and put Urban hiking is a fitness trend you’ll always be glad you made
chunky knits and cosy coats their coat on (what is it with that started in San Francisco the effort. You never know, your
and fluffy hats. Hats! ere’s kids and coats?), but within ten and encourages those who live kids might even thank you for it
a lot to be said for hats and we minutes of being outside they’ll in cities to get outside without one day! WW
have autumn to thank for an have forgotten about new skins needing to travel long distances,
excuse to wear them. Ireland and without the mud! Urban For outdoor inspiration, visit
can be hard to beat when “You definitely hiking is about discovering the http://hikingireland.ie/, https://
you find yourself on a sunlit feel better for environment on your doorstep, www.irishtrails.ie/, https://www.
forest walk, or blowing the having gone a combination of exercise and osi.ie/blog/irelands-greenways-
cobwebs away along the outside” and-trails/ and https://outsider.
coast. Misty breaths. Spider exploration. Find green spaces, ie/ireland/forest-walks-ireland/
webs. Berry-laden bushes. city parks and squares to stroll
Blackberry pie. Red wine around, climb stairways and Hazel’s new book The Lighthouse
by the fire. Scented candles. steps. Just 30 minutes activity Keeper’s Daughter (HarperCollins)
Fires. Colour. So much colour. can help you feel happier, is available now
healthier and more energised.

Younger children can

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jail
bird

THIS A soapy beauty
goody bag

Sally’s now in the dock

She’s saddened not to see certain faces in the court

Coronation Street Nick, another issue occurs. ere’s talk of Also this week
deals and money and a certain topic of being
Tim doesn’t want to tell Sally that they’re defrauded... Plus, a relatively new arrival › Who is on cloud nine?
finding it difficult to secure a character confronts an embarrassed resident. › Cathy worries for Brian
witness from the council. Would you tell her › Who gets bistro shifts?
that? No, I would not! At the first day of her Chesney’s chuffed when Gemma invites
trial, Sally’s saddened not to see certain faces herself along for a drink with him and
in the court. Duncan paints himself as an Emma. Oh, and Spike’s coming too. How
innocent victim. Something needs to be done cosy for Ches!
and needs to be found. We rather like where
this is going... Ken agrees to do a lovely thing (actually,
Ken’s been doing a lot of lovely things of late)
Meanwhile, Gina needs Tim when an for one of his nearest and dearest.
internet date goes particularly wrong. But
trying to help out only serves for him to be Phil insists that Brian oversee the school
arrested by the police. Christmas production with the oddest mash
up of two shows I’ve ever heard of. It’s clear
Robert and Michelle find Ali and Ryan that Brian is in over his head. Is he learning a
at each other’s throats in the bistro (surely hard lesson or two (sorry, terrible joke).
that’s not good for business?). Who’s shocked
and have they a reason to be? ings are only Having heard nothing from Jude for weeks,
going to escalate. Mary’s worried and wants to report it to the
authorities. Will Angie agree?
Just when things couldn’t get worse for

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Soaps

Emmerdale EastEnders Fair City

Someone is exceedingly suspicious of a new Linda Carter is not for turning, much to her What’s up with wee Junior? Something is
character - but does she have reason to be? family’s concern. Stuart tells her there’s still amiss but will Wayne and Orla stop fighting
Will their actions prompt another villager to hope for her and Mick. Is there? Elsewhere, long enough to discover what? ey should, as
have words with their partner? Will someone Shirley makes a surprise return to e Vic. the enormity needs to be understood.
back out of the deal? Will she lose her cool?
Anto enjoys the perks of being friends
In sad news, Chas opens up to Lydia and Kat has a much needed heart-to-heart with with Robbie but is he unhappy about the
Paddy confides in Marlon about the state of a pal but could something come of it? latter’s relationship with Hayley? Meanwhile,
their relationship. We won’t give it away but Hayley’s irked as her parents take advantage
an unexpected friend just might help out. Jack hands Ruby the keys to her new home of Robbie. Don’t be misunderstood...
but her mind turns elsewhere. Why is a
Nicola and Robert decide on a scheme to Walford regular so flustered? Melanie worries when Mondo tells her
solve their money problems. And it’s not any there’s no work with Comet. Later, Melanie
scheme, it’s a ruddy massive scheme! Bex suggests that Louise asks Keanu for and Alex bicker over their imminent eviction.
driving lessons but who’s feeling jealous?
Rhona and Pete plan to take some time alone Charlie is concerned for Melanie when she
but they’re continually interrupted by their Ian offends Kim who’s joining a local choir blanks Mondo. Is she wise?
fellow villagers. but she gets her own back in a very sneaky
way of which we thoroughly approve. Cristiano is concerned with Will’s over
Tracy comes up with a business plan at the protectiveness of Phoebe and Will takes his
cafe - goodness me, another plan. And who has a touch of the green-eyed worry out on Laura.
monster this week?

Holby City Ros na Rún Soap gossip

By Áine Toner As Jac’s life hangs in the balance, an Another week, another resident getting So, Mel in EastEnders
exhausted Fletch and Sacha struggle to work worked up. is time it’s Tadhg who is furious has already had one
together. Will the arrival of some familiar at the thought of Frances and Áine leaving for disastrous New
faces help Jac’s situation? Oh, please say she’s the big smoke. Has he a plan in mind? Year wedding -
going to pull through, we’ve taken rather a the name ‘Ian
liking for Jac. Elsewhere, Bobbi Lee doesn’t feel that Tony Beale’ bring up
and Berni are right for each other, but is it any memories?
In the aftermath of the chaos that Gaskell true? And will Berni see Tony in a different Now it looks
wrought, a shocked Hanssen wants to hide light? Please say you will, Berni! as though she’ll
from the truth. But when Jac’s condition have at least
worsens, can Essie help Hanssen battle Gráinne is winding David up with his another wedding to
through his guilt? money-saving ideas. Really though, is it not worry about. It looks
all his fault for starting it? And will they both like the impending nuptials of Ray – played
Meanwhile, Donna is driven to make come to their senses? by Sean Mahon – and herself are set to
sense of her relationship with Xavier. But is be as explosive, given that both are hiding
she heading for disaster - or moving their Will someone take a matter into their own some VERY BIG secrets from each other.
friendship to another level? hands when scared? I can’t see this ending Mel’s already discovered that Ray has
well for anyone. another family away from Walford, which
we think is pretty big secret in itself, but
her decision that the couple renew their
wedding vows smacks of a plan to set him
up. Will she turn up? Will he? And what a
way to start 2019 in Albert Square...

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Diary

This week... NOVEMBER 12-19

LET’S DANCE BOOK NOW Funny man
FOR…
Delve into the world of dance with a new piece by Tommy Tiernan’s new DVD has just
renowned choreographer John Scott. He has collaborated MRS BROWN’S BOYS been released. Under the Influence was
with Derry musician Ryan Vail and dancers Mufutau Yusuf D’MUSICAL? filmed live at e Water Rat, London
and Salma Ataya to create Cloud Study. Mixing elements and sees the comedian find the funny
of athletics with dance and theatre the dancers’ aim is to Mrs Brown is back in the survival of the everyday. PS,
move 1,000km within all aspects of the space. is runs at and dancing her way he’s currently touring with his Paddy
Smock Alley eatre, Dublin from November 21 to 24. onto a stage near you Crazy Horse show, so keep an eye on his
To book visit www.smockalley.com in November and website for where he’ll be near you.
December 2019. e See www.tommedian.com for more
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Dear UNA Psychic solutions

years ago, seven to be exact. It worked so well for
her that we decided on a second baby, now six,
the first is now 13. I’ve tried so hard to cope but I
feel I’m failing. I hate coming home wondering if
she’ll be drunk or wondering what is happening
to the children. I took on extra work at weekends
to help with the finances. She wants to go back to
work part-time but that’s out of the question as
far as I am concerned. We don’t need the money

Renowned psychic Una Power offers and have a beautiful home in the country but she
readers some guidance on life’s issues
saUyns.a..“thVeirpgeorifsecthtieosniigsnt”of is an alcoholic and despite my best efforts seems

My third son seems very troubled and the first time in a long to be able to get alcohol. My mother offered
time and am taking legal to come to stay with us to look after my
drinks a lot. He’s not a big talker as I’ve tried wife. My wife won’t hear of it and we had
a bad and destructive row ending with her
threatening to leave me and the children.
Everything went quiet for a week or so, she

to talk to him from time to time. He’s a Virgo action against my previous stopped drinking and suggested to me that I

and a lovely chap but cannot seem to hold employer. e stress is very leave. I am tempted. I would like some peace. I

a relationship for long. Can you see what’s bad. Can you see me getting suppose my main questions are whether or not

troubling him? I am at my wits end. better soon? I’m Sagittarius, in my thirties. you think she has stopped drinking for good.

Josephine, Kilkenny Margaret Ger, Offaly

I’ve always admired Virgo’s commitment to work Yes, I can see mighty and wonderful change, You must re-think your idea about leaving your
but pitied their harshness towards themselves. Margaret. Sagittarians are undergoing big children. Parents can legally leave their children
change in every area of life at the moment but children can’t leave their parents. If you leave
ey often seem to carry the woes of the whole and it’s as hurtful as it is unsettling. Go with your children’s home what happens to them? My
world on their shoulders. Can you think back to it, stop resisting, that’s causing headaches immediate feeling is that you stop either going
the time when his drinking started to trouble you? and sleeplessness. I believe that your intuition to your place of work or bringing work home at
What was going on in his life at that time? I get a informed you just before the axe fell, that it was weekends. You are their only source of sanity and
feeling of loss around him that he was not able to about to happen. I also feel, overwhelmingly, that stability. You could take them out to play or watch
deal with it. Virgo is the sign of the perfectionist. you had begun feeling bored and wanted to make sport. Spend a few months getting to know your
If some job or relationship is not perfect he blames changes in your work place. It’s doable, but get children again. I gathered from your longer letter
himself and gives up. I would be very interested to your health back first. Stop fighting stress. I know that you’ve hardly seen them for several months.
know how old he is and what he does for a living. that’s much easier to say than do. Imagine stress
You have targeted drinking and relationship. as a large, heavy ball. You can choose to view it ere’s a whole world of fun and adventure out
When you talk to his father and older brother or as an obstacle in front of you or one behind you, there, Ger, you might even enjoy it. If your wife
sister, are they as concerned as you are? Is your pushing you up the hill. wants to join you she must be sober.
son aware that you love him very much no matter Give yourself a brand new regime; try something
what he has to tell you? you’ve never done before. You respond very ink about leaving work a bit earlier so that
healthily to a day on the beach. Half a day if it’s you can eat with the children and supervise their
My psychic feeling is that time will sort out cold. Invent a new sauce for a prawn curry. Find homework, and ask your mother to take the
a lot of things for him. If he can cut down or out one of your friends who practices Tai Chi and is children for part of their school holidays.
altogether he will feel more able to think clearly willing to demonstrate all the moves. It’s calming You and your wife might discuss her return to the
about his life and what he wants. Having too and gentle and you’ll feel marvellous even after the rehab programme. Whatever her plan is it is up to
high an expectation of self and others is joyless first session. Find people who are prepared to pay her for the time being to access the help she needs.
and unproductive, especially in the area of you a fee for writing a wedding, funeral or event She may tell you that she is lonely and isolated and
relationships. Drink and depression make very speech. You may not earn much but you’ll find that hates herself for being an alcoholic. I know it may
unhappy bedmates. It may take an older and extra money helpful. sound hard of me to say so, but adults get plenty
wiser head (an older brother?) to explain that one. of opportunity to rehab and many months and
You describe him as very loving but exactly when In every Sagittarian there is a part of the psyche years in which to to and fro in search of a cure. But
does he display this quality? Although Virgo man that loves those 15 minutes in Court. You’ll win. childhood is so short and once gone never returns.
has a very strong sense of duty towards family You have right on your side. Next year is the one in You have one window of opportunity in which you
your son must entertain the idea that he’s not which you move into a new job and you’ll feel well have the chance to be your children’s
expected to follow in anyone else’s footsteps; he is able for the challenge. A friend or relative living protector, friend and support.
allowed to have a life of his own. But because your abroad (France?) will invite you for a stay that
Virgo son is made vulnerable by his own intense changes your life. We have a copy THIS
self-criticism he imagines that your interest in of the Moonology
him is driven by a wish to criticise him. You must My marriage is going through difficulties Diary 2019 by
win him over by reminding him of his lovability. Yasmin Boland
at the moment and no matter what I do it seems (Hay House UK,
Many Virgo men and women don’t marry for to make matters worse. My wife has started €15.39)
the first time until they are in their late thirties or drinking again. She went through rehab a few
early forties and those marriages are happy and
successful. Contact Una... If you have an unresolved issue you need guidance on, Una may be able to help.
You can write to her at Una Power, Woman’s Way, Rosemount House, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14; or email: [email protected]
is year has been one of the most Please include your name, town, county and full date of birth. Please note, Una can only reply through this column.

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Horoscopes

HOROSCOPES
What’s in your stars this week?

Scorpio Sagittarius

Oct 24 - Nov 21 Nov 22 - Dec 21

Someone who is passionate may You may not attract the attention
try to distract you this week. of the person that you want but
other individuals will start to
is individual doesn’t seem show a lot more interest if you
to have a masterplan, he’s just show the sparkling side of your
going with the flow. It might be personality. at special person
fun to follow his lead but don’t who seems to be beyond your
be surprised if he loses interest grasp will need a little more
just as quickly. Have a back up effort. Make another approach
plan ready for the weekend, it from a different angle.
will pay off.

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries

Dec 22 - Jan 19 Jan 20 - Feb 18 Feb 19 - Mar 20 Mar 21 - April 19

is is not the time to leave the You may have to call in a favour or Well it is winter again but that is Expect the unexpected over the
safety of a group. If you appear to two if you want to get things done not going to stop certain people next seven days. Both nice and
be in charge and standing alone, over the next seven days. ose asking you to do a little more nasty surprises seem to be around
you could get all the blame. Don't with a little experience and talent than they should. It's nice to do a every corner at the moment. Don’t
allow others who are brash to will come to your rescue as soon as good turn but make sure you get worry about what others think
push you into the firing line. If you ask them to. If you stay quiet something for your efforts as well. right now. Do what’s right for
possible start your weekend early in a corner, people that are less You could do a lot over the next you. A little common sense will
and get away from the politics of deserving will try to take over and week and be the only one that come to the rescue every time. Be
everyday life as soon as you can. steal the limelight. Don't let them. doesn't get any reward. patient and it will work out.

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compromise over the next few moments so why are you ignoring you as the weekend begins. Best of luck from all
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a chance. ose that have been appearing? If you’re hitched to criticism thrown at you during
unpredictable in the past will someone, make an effort to spice the working week, so why would THIS
surprise you again and again but things up a bit. ey may resist for you look for extra when you
they’re likely to put a smile on a while but eventually you will get finally get a chance to let your
your face this time around. Try your way – and they'll love it. Now hair down? Keep a close eye on
to find fun in the spontaneous. is not the time to be shy. those around you...

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