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Editor’s letter 127 We’ve come up with a month of midweek meals for £1.50 a head or under 94 Easy, affordable home updates 16 TV chef Monica Galetti tells us why her priorities have changed Editor-in-chief 23 70 Gaby found Monica very Fashion that will Get the best warm, funny beauty buys and thoughtful last – great ideas without breaking the bank from the past 100 years Live your best life for less PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRIS FLOYD, JONTY DAVIES, MIKE ENGLISH A fter two years of the global pandemic, most of important than ever – turn to page 112 for expert insights us felt we were due some good luck. But this has on how to keep bills down and manage your money. now been replaced by worry about rising inflation and the big squeeze on finances. No matter what Of course, buying wisely does not always mean buying your household income, you’re probably feeling cheap and sometimes investing in quality items that offer the pinch of rising costs on everything from groceries to longevity can be the wisest choice. With this in mind, see the energy. So for this month’s issue, I asked the brilliant Good fashion team’s analysis of the trends that have stood the test of Housekeeping team to investigate what can be done to ease time over the decades we’ve been publishing GH (page 23). the burden in each of their specialist areas; their respective Their mantra is always to select classic, well-made pieces that challenge was to come up with products offering incredible you’ll love wearing now but also for many years to come. value or clever advice on how to spend or save wisely. And I think you’ll find a treasure trove of wisdom in these pages. On the cover shoot, I discovered that Monica Galetti takes joy from fashion and dressing up. While she’s most often seen Whatever else you save on, you have to eat! So, the cookery in chef’s whites, I think you’ll agree she looks gorgeous off team’s mission was to create recipes that promised big savings duty! She’s a warm, funny and thoughtful woman and reveals but were still absolutely delicious. A challenge indeed at the how she’s reassessed what’s important in life. ‘With everything moment, but they’ve developed a whole month of midweek that’s happened recently, my priorities are so different to marvels costing a maximum of £1.50 a head, with many ticking boxes and achieving this and that. I want to stress less, cheaper (page 127). The homes team, meanwhile, insist that enjoy life and be happy – and stop postponing things,’ she says. it’s possible to have gorgeous interiors at a snip and show us how (starting page 91). And the beauty team discovered how I do hope you’ll enjoy getting to know Monica – and find the numerous savings are possible with some savvy know-how rest of the issue both useful and inspiring. on what to look out for on the high street (starting page 70). If you’re a regular reader, you’ll already be familiar with our Gaby Huddart Financially Fabulous pages and this advice is now more EDITOR-IN-CHIEF [email protected] @gabyhuddart JOIN US AT GOOD HOUSEKEEPING LIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DYSON I f you’d like to meet Monica in person, you have enabled us to put together an amazing new line-up the chance this autumn at our special event Good of talks and demonstrations. And thanks to our Housekeeping Live, in partnership with Dyson. sponsors, Dyson, Absolute Collagen and Zoflora, Owing to national train strikes, we had to postpone we’re able to offer great-value ticket prices, with to 14 and 15 October, but I’m so excited that this has early bird discounts, too. Turn to page 9 for more… 3SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

SEPTEMBER 2022 Good style 44 SAILING INTO A NEW CHALLENGE 66 PUT THE ZING BACK IN YOUR 14 GOOD IDEAS FOR SEPTEMBER Three adventurous women take 23 COVER ENDURING FASHION CLASSICS on a hobby for the first time MARRIAGE WITH A POST-NUP Does your relationship need The style staples of the past 100 50 ‘ART HAS THE POWER TO BRING a midlife MOT? years that have stood the test of time PEOPLE TOGETHER’ Tate galleries 36 COVER TIMELESS FINISHING TOUCHES director Maria Balshaw says art 150 GOOD LIFE What to see and do this Accessories that never age should be accessible to all month and a chat with Aasmah Mir Good reads 52 ‘I WANT TO PUSH MYSELF OUT 152 BOOKSHELF September’s best reads OF MY COMFORT ZONE’ Sports and Clare Mackintosh’s top picks 16 COVER ‘I WANT TO STRESS LESS, presenter Clare Balding CBE tells ENJOY LIFE & BE HAPPY’ Chef us how it feels to be a trailblazer 154 NEWS FROM THE WOMEN’S PRIZE Monica Galetti on the secret behind FOR FICTION Meet the winner, Ruth her new haircut and dealing with the 56 ‘WE TOOK 20 YEARS TO FALL Ozeki. Plus an interview with Futures trials of the past two years IN LOVE’ Tracy and Bruce had a shortlister Sairish Hussain courtship that lasted two decades 39 SUSAN CALMAN Our columnist Good advice wants to get everyone talking about 58 SURVIVING THE BIG SQUEEZE How the menopause to make it through unstable times 112 COVER 3 STEPS TO BEAT THE 40 COVER ‘I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR 62 ‘MY SON LOVED TO HELP PEOPLE COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS HOPE’ BBC journalist Lyse Doucet Tips on tightening your belt explains what it’s like to report on the – AND HE’S STILL DOING THAT’ world’s toughest situations William died in tragic circumstances, 116 GH CONSUMER AFFAIRS Scam alert! but his family found a way to honour Plus how to appeal a parking ticket him and help others 121 GH GETTING GREENER So what exactly is B Corp certification? WOVEN GRAND FASHION WONDERS DESIGNS ICONS Storage solutions Old meets bold Timeless classics PAGE 91 PAGE 98 PAGE 23 CITY OASIS Courtyard chic PAGE 106 INDIAN SUMMER Sunset tones PAGE 14 4 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

Good looks Good food TRIED, TESTED, TRUSTED 69 GH BEAUTY The latest trends 124 GH FOOD September’s foodie news Your trust is important to us, which is why: 70 COVER HOW TO BUILD A MAKEUP BAG 127 COVER A MONTH OF MEALS FOR LESS every recipe is tested three times in the GHI (WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE) Dishes for £1.50 a head or under kitchens. Every product test bearing the GHI logo is Top tips from the experts 142 COVER BRILLIANT BAKES Tasty treats carried out to the strict standards laid down by the 74 HOT ON THE HIGH STREET Great Good Housekeeping Institute, our leading research results from affordable products Good to go centre. Recommendations on our editorial pages 76 MY LIFE IN BEAUTY With journalist are based on the impartial advice of our editors and and broadcaster Sali Hughes 157 GH TRAVEL News and inspiration expert contributors. All health articles are checked 158 COVER BOUTIQUE STAYS ON A Good health for accuracy by the Good Housekeeping Health BUDGET Affordable holidays Watch team of health professionals. All prices are 78 YES, YOU ARE THE SPORTY TYPE! 165 POSTCARD FROM‥. AUSTRALIA Finding the right activity could correct at time of going to press. change your life A lifelong love of Down Under GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 82 COVER LET’S TALK ABOUT MIDLIFE Just for you SEX Dr Sarah Jarvis advises how We aim to correct significant inaccuracies to keep your love life healthy 9 GH100 EVENT Join us in London in the next available issue. Email us at 119 COVER 20% OFF BRORA AND [email protected] 86 SHOW YOUR LIVER SOME LOVE All you need to know about this vital 20% OFF THE ORGANIC PHARMACY ON THE COVER organ and keeping it in peak form Tried & Tested Photography Chris Floyd 88 THE MAGIC OF HEALING HERBS Six Hair and makeup Michelle of the best plants for body and soul 92 COVER BREAD MAKERS Campbell at Frank Agency 118 COVER DISHWASHER TABLETS Fashion styling Rachel Fanconi Good homes 125 COVER SUPERMARKET PESTO Shirt and trousers Serena Bute 125 COVER SAUVIGNON BLANC Earrings VickiSarge 91 GH HOMES September’s best buys Ring Robinson Pelham 94 COVER STYLE FOR LESS Revamp your In every issue INSPIRING home on a shoestring 3 EDITOR’S LETTER OTHERS 98 A VINTAGE BLEND Antiques mix 6 MEET THE TEAM 13 WORTH SHARING Your letters Clare Balding with bold designs in a beautiful, 122 SUBSCRIBE TO GH Grade II-listed Somerset home 168 GIVE YOUR GREY MATTER A PAGE 52 102 STEP CHANGE Fabulous flooring 106 ‘I FOUND CALM IN MY CITY OASIS’ WORKOUT Brilliant brainteasers A courtyard garden is transformed 194 ME‥. AND MY HOUSEKEEPING! With broadcaster Tina Daheley BUDGET BUYS Makeup bag essentials PAGE 70 GREAT GETAWAYS GLASS ACT Holiday for less Affordable home updates PAGE 158 PAGE 94 BEST BAKES Teatime treats PAGE 142 5SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

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FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER THE 100 ROOM THE TALKING POINT ROOM 3.45-4.45pm IN CONVERSATION WITH MONICA GALETTI, 10.30-11.15am NADIYA HUSSAIN IN CONVERSATION There’s WITH FIZZ AND CAKE Come and meet chef extraordinaire not a lot that Nadiya doesn’t know about baking – and, lucky Monica and hear the stories from her fascinating career. From for us, she’s letting us in on a few expert tips. The queen of working under Michel Roux Jr to being a judge on BBC One’s Bake Off will be live in conversation with one of Good MasterChef: The Professionals and opening her own restaurant, Housekeeping’s senior editors, discussing what she’s learned Mere, Monica will reveal some of her best-kept kitchen secrets in and out of the kitchen, as well as giving us an insight into with one of Good Housekeeping’s senior editors. her upcoming book, Nadiya’s Everyday Baking. EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE £33.60 EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £24 5.30-6.30pm IN CONVERSATION WITH SHIRLEY BALLAS, 11.45am-12.30pm HOW TO GET FABULOUS HAIR, sponsored WITH FIZZ AND CAKE An exclusive chance for you to listen by Absolute Collagen Expert advice from top trichologist Eva to everyone’s favourite dance guru talk about life as a Strictly Proudman, chairperson of the Institute of Trichologists. She will Come Dancing judge and her incredible, glittery career as be joined by hair stylist Michael Douglas, who has worked with a dancer and choreographer. What’s Shirley’s favourite supermodels and celebrities including Kate Moss and Davina dance move? And what really goes on behind the scenes of McCall. They will be offering advice on ways to improve your the top-rating TV show? Here’s your chance to find out! hair and scalp health, from taking supplements to changing EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £33.60 your shampoo and conditioner, as well as sharing clever styling EARLY-BIRD TICKET tips. The session will be hosted by GH’s senior beauty editor Alexandra Friend and attendees will receive fantastic free PRICES AVAILABLE goodies from Absolute Collagen’s award-winning haircare range. UNTIL 31 AUGUST EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £20 1-1.45pm FERN BRITTON IN CONVERSATION The journalist, BOOK NOW AT author and confirmed national treasure will reveal where she gets the inspiration for her novels (nine and counting) and, in GOODHOUSEKEEPING.COM/UK/GHLIVE particular, her latest book, The Good Servant, as well as talk about her illustrious TV career. Take home a signed copy of The Good Servant. PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID VENNI, PHOEBE GRIGOR, ALUN CALLENDER, DAN KENNEDY, STINE HEILMANN. ILLUSTRATION: BILLIE LOUISE EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £24 2.15-3pm BE FINANCIALLY FABULOUS Join us for a session full of advice to inflation-proof your expenses, power up your pension, build your savings and investments and boost your financial wellness. Shirley Ballas Put your questions to experts including Baroness Helena Morrissey, founder of the 30% Club and chair of investment platform AJ Bell, and Claer Nadiya Hussain Barrett, consumer editor of the Financial Times. EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £20 Monica Galetti 4.45-5.30pm KATE MOSSE IN CONVERSATION Kate is the bestselling author of 11 novels, including the hugely popular Languedoc Trilogy (Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel), as well as non-fiction and plays, and is also co-founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. She’ll be talking about her 30-year career and celebrating brilliant women from history who feature in her new book Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries. EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £24 Fern Britton 6.15-7.30pm MEET THE FUTURES AUTHORS, sponsored by Dyson Join us over drinks for a celebration of the Futures authors. Together with the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Good Baroness Housekeeping has launched Futures to highlight the incredible Helena Morrissey talent of the next generation of female writers. You’ll have the chance to meet the 10 amazing writers on our shortlist, as well as the judges, including author Kate Mosse, GH books editor Joanne Finney and editor-in-chief Gaby Huddart. EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £24 Kate Mosse

Special event SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER THE 100 ROOM THE TALKING POINT ROOM 10.10-11.10am BRUNCH EVENT Speaker to be announced soon. 10.30-11.15am BE FITTER, HAPPIER & HEALTHIER Come Keep an eye on for details. 11.50am-12.35pm IN CONVERSATION WITH JOJO MOYES, to this invigorating health panel with speakers including GH WITH FIZZ Bestselling author Jojo will be in conversation with GH books editor Joanne Finney. We’ll be celebrating columnist Dr Sarah Jarvis and psychologist and nutrition expert 10 years since the publication of her phenomenal bestseller Me Before You and talking about her latest novel, The Giver Kimberley Wilson, hosted by GH’s health and wellbeing editor Of Stars, plus hearing about where she finds her motivation and what’s next on the horizon. Arielle Tchiprout. You’ll leave with expert advice on how to be EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £33.60 1.30-3pm LUNCH & IN CONVERSATION WITH LUCY the healthiest, happiest you. EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £20 WORSLEY Enjoy lunch followed by a fascinating talk with historian and TV presenter Lucy. Long interested in Britain’s 11.45am-12.30pm AGELESS BEAUTY Join GH’s beauty most prolific crime writer, Lucy will discuss her new book, Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman. She’ll also reveal the director Eve Cameron and her guests for a lively discussion secrets of some of the UK’s most historic properties. EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £60 around making your skincare work harder for you, ageing and 3.45-4.45pm tweakments. Panellists include Alice Hart-Davis, journalist IN CONVERSATION WITH FIZZ AND CAKE Speaker to be and founder of, and consultant announced soon. Keep an eye on dermatologist Dr Emma Wedgeworth. GHLive for details. EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £20 1-1.45pm HOW TO CREATE A HAPPY, CLUTTER-FREE HOME, sponsored by Dyson Discover how a clean and tidy home can positively impact your life. Hear from organisational expert Dilly Carter of Declutter Dollies, UK mental health ambassador and star of BBC’s Sort Your Life Out Dr Alex George and a leading Dyson microbiologist. You’ll learn why decluttering is essential and how to organise great systems for your home. You’ll also discover how aspects of your home can potentially impact your wellbeing, the science behind making you love your home more, as well as how to feel more in control of your life and more positive about everything. EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £20 2.15-3pm HOW TO HAVE A SUSTAINABLE KITCHEN GH cookery director Meike Beck will be chairing an inspirational session with speakers including chef Melissa Hemsley and Jojo Moyes Good Housekeeping’s consumer affairs director and Getting Greener columnist Emilie Martin. You’ll have the chance to ask them your burning questions and discover what you can do – and serve – at home to help save the Earth. Leave with a signed copy of Melissa’s book Eat Green, which is all about planet-friendly eating and is included in the ticket price. Lucy Worsley EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £28 3.30-4.15pm MEET THE QUEENS OF CRIME Love crime fiction? Then you’ll enjoy this fantastic session with bestselling Dr Sarah Jarvis crime writers Paula Hawkins and Clare Mackintosh. Paula is best known as the author of million-copy hit The Girl On The Train. Her latest book is A Slow Fire Burning. Clare is the author of five bestselling thrillers, including her latest, The Last Party, and has sold more than 2m copies of her books worldwide. Hear about how they craft their gripping plots to keep Paula Hawkins Melissa Hemsley Clare Mackintosh readers on the edge of their seats. EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICE: £36 VISIT to BOOK NOW. Do check in regularly as new speakers and panel discussions are still to be announced!

Worth sharing We love to know what’s inspired you in the magazine – here’s the page where you tell us what you’re thinking, making and reading! MAGICAL WORDS 'Our PADDLEBOARDING AT 70 Star Letter 7STAR Ella Dove’s The Magic Of Mantras wins a £50 As you show in GH, it is never too late to try (July) was fascinating. Before the bouquet. something new. On my 70th birthday, my pandemic, I had ‘This too shall See below daughter gave me paddleboarding lessons, LETTER pass…’ tattooed on my wrist. When for how to share as Covid put an end to my Argentine tango your views. hobby. My dancing experience gave me perfect I’m daunted by something, I look balance to take up this new sport. Not only did my daughter teach me, but she supplied at my wrist and I’m reminded that everything me with a board she designed herself with accessories. A wonderful change of direction is transient. So this year, I’ve reconnected with at exactly the right time. PATRICIA MARTIN people I care for but don’t always give enough time to. DEBORAH GOGARTY LASTING JUBILEE MEMORIES BAKES AND MAKES You asked how we celebrated the Platinum The colours of your August cover screamed Jubilee (Worth Sharing, July). I had the idea ‘Summer’. Before I could say piña colada, it was of interviewing people from my village who in my trolley! Kate Garraway’s smile invited us had recollections of The Queen’s Coronation. to believe in our strength and open our eyes to My son is a videographer and helped. happiness – what an inspiration! I even made I was amazed that people had attended the your pavlova (Sweet Endings), using coconut Coronation and met members of the Royal yogurt instead of cream. SUE GASKIN Family. Our eldest interviewee was 104! It was a privilege to create something that will I was so inspired by the Triple-Tested recipes in last beyond the cakes and be a memento Let’s Eat Alfresco! (July) that I created a sunset for our community. SARAH COSSEY supper for the Glastonbury weekend with friends. It went down a storm! KAREN THIRSK ADVICE TO PASS ON WORTH READING What inspirational words from Zeinab Badawi in Me And My Housekeeping The Midnight House by Amanda (July). She said: ‘Work hard for the Geard is a compelling family highs and enjoy them, don’t dwell on mystery combined with a beautiful the lows and create a life of meaning and evocation of rural Ireland. purpose.’ I loved this advice, which I will CAROLINE BISHOP pass on to my children. KATHY MCLEAN Clover Stroud’s The Wild Other is Mandy and Milly’s LYME DISEASE AWARENESS a memoir centred around a tragic story resonated family accident. Despite the sadness, with Tracey I’m pleased you raised awareness it’s inspiring and embodies courage of Lyme disease in ‘My Vibrant amid despair. RACHEL PICKARD Daughter Couldn’t Leave The Sofa’ (July). I suffered an insect bite after Notes On An Execution by Danya gardening at home in South Wales. Kukafka is a different take on Five weeks later, I had chronic back the serial killer novel. The tension pain, followed by facial palsy. A test is palpable and the creation of confirmed I had Lyme disease. character is genius. ANNE CATER Early diagnosis is key to recovery – remember to ask for a particular blood test to check. TRACEY HART PLEASE SHARE YOUR VIEWS OR WHAT YOU’VE BEEN CREATING. You can contact Good Housekeeping by emailing [email protected] or write to Worth Sharing, Good Housekeeping, House of Hearst, 30 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4AJ. If there’s a book you’ve loved, then please do leave a short review on 13SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

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‘I want to stress less, enjoy life& BE HAPPY’ Chef and TV personality Monica Galetti opens MONICA WEARS: JUMPSUIT, ME+EM. JEWELLERY, ROBINSON PELHAM. SHOES, STEVE MADDEN up to Nathalie Whittle about coping in a crisis, meeting The Queen and her bold new haircut Photography CHRIS FLOYD I t’s a very hot day on the GH cover desmoplastic small round cell tumour, shoot and Monica Galetti is sitting a rare form of cancer. beside me when her phone suddenly pings. She reads a text It was a huge blow and in May message, frowns – and then laughs. Monica took the difficult decision ‘The extraction fan in the kitchen of my to step back from her role as a judge restaurant just blew,’ she says. ‘You have on BBC One’s MasterChef: The to laugh. Otherwise, you might cry!’ Professionals to focus on her family and her business. ‘What I’ve realised It’s been a testing few months for this year,’ she reflects, ‘is that you the Samoan-born chef. Monica, 46, has don’t always have to do it all. been busy dealing with the effects of Sometimes it’s better for everyone the pandemic on her restaurant, Mere, if you don’t do the thing that you which she runs with her sommelier think you should be doing.’ husband, David. She’s also been dealing with a family crisis: in February, her Monica, who lives in London with 15-year-old nephew, Otis, who lives in David and their 15-year-old daughter, New Zealand, was diagnosed with a Anais, shares why she’s choosing less stress and more happiness… 16 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

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The big interview It’s been a tumultuous couple of years for the hospitality that if it wasn’t for his hair loss, they wouldn’t think he industry. How are things? had cancer. He’s about to start his second round of On the one hand, it’s wonderful that Mere is busy again chemotherapy. We have to believe he’s going to get and the buzz is back, but we’re facing a lot of challenges, better. I desperately want to bring him over to the too. The biggest one is staff. There was a shortage before UK because he’s a musician and he wants to visit the the pandemic, but even more so now. People have either Abbey Road crossing made famous by The Beatles. decided to return to their home countries or the hours in He plays the guitar, like my daughter, and they really hospitality aren’t what they enjoy any more. The knock-on want to jam together, too. effect is that, whereas before, I felt I could balance You shaved your hair off to show your support for everything, it hasn’t been so easy recently. him – how did that feel? Has it been a real learning curve for you? Scary! It’s funny, because when I first said I was doing Yes, in so many ways. One of the things I’ve learned – and it, I didn’t think it was a big deal. Then the day came and it’s taken me a while to accept – is that it’s okay not to be I thought, ‘What am I doing?’ I did it on a video call with Otis okay. In fact, it’s hard for me to even say and the rest of the family, just before that now. I fight with myself about it his first round of chemotherapy, and because I’m a fixer, I’m a perfectionist; QUICKFIRE all of a sudden I got really nervous MONICA WEARS: TOP AND TROUSERS, ME+EM. BANGLE, ASHIANA. BRACELET, VAN PETERSON I sort things out. But, actually, there’s and sweaty. Otis was amazing, strength in being able to say, ‘I can’t WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF though; he was cheering me on and do it all.’ It also helps you let go of ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED? kept saying, ‘It’ll be fine; it’ll be fine.’ a lot of stress. Albert Roux told me that there’s Are you happy with the result? Was stepping back from MasterChef no better feeling than being your I love it now because it’s so easy to this year a relief then? style, but it took a bit of adjusting to. It was, but it was also incredibly tough. own boss. He was right. It sounds silly, but you start worrying I was in tears over it because it’s been WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR? about whether it suits you and 14 years of my life. Something had to whether you have the right face give, though. I freaked out at the thought Having to do another lockdown. for it. Hair is a big deal for women, of filming starting again because I don’t know how I’d cope. isn’t it? I made a deal with Otis, I didn’t have enough staff, I was already though, that I’m not growing it going three days a week without seeing WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY – AND back until he gets better. my daughter and I had a very ill WHY? Yesterday, when I was What has been key to keeping your nephew. I felt like I needed to split into talking to a good friend about own mental health in check recently? four people. I don’t have a poker face, Exercise has been really important. either, so you would have seen on screen everything I’ve been through in I’ve found this amazing group of how worried and distracted I was. the past few months. Sometimes women at my local gym who I call Do you see yourself returning to the my ‘fit crew’ – they’ve been a show in the future? you need to have a good cry godsend. If I come in and I’ve had I’d like to think so. We agreed that I’d to move forward. a tough day, they know exactly just step back for this year, and the what to do – it might be as simple truth is I feel really sad that I’m not a WHAT IS YOUR MOST as a hug during a workout. The calm part of it. The crew are like family to CHERISHED MEMORY? Holding and confidence I get from just being me, so I’m missing them a lot. my daughter for the first time. with them is empowering. It must have been a huge shock to find When they put her on my chest, Have you found cooking to be out your nephew, Otis, has cancer… a comfort in difficult times? It was so out of the blue. One day, he she smiled and it was magic. Absolutely. I messaged my daughter said he didn’t feel well and his mum WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST yesterday saying, ‘What would you thought he was trying to bunk off EMBARRASSING MOMENT? I still like for dinner?’ and she replied, school, so she took him to the doctor. remember one from school. My ‘Spaghetti Bolognese.’ As I was They found a lump in his stomach and class were all inside, I was walking cooking it, with the music playing and a scan showed he had a very rare and the dogs, Fynn and Cole, desperately aggressive form of cancer. By this past the window waving and trying to eat whatever I was dropping point, it had grown so much that they I didn’t see there was a pole in on the floor, I thought, ‘This feels so said, ‘Take your son bungee-jumping front of me. I went straight over nice.’ All my worries disappeared and let him live his life because he’s because it was just me, at home, got three months to live.’ It makes me in full view of everybody. cooking for my daughter. angry now, because you don’t write WHAT IS YOUR DESERT ISLAND You were recently one of the someone off and tell them to give up ESSENTIAL? Besides my family, judges for the Platinum Pudding – you tell them to fight, don’t you? wine, cake, seafood, lip balm and Competition – what was that like? How is he doing now? I had an absolute blast, especially with sunglasses… Is that too many? WHAT IS TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST? To travel more with my family. WHAT IS THE SONG THAT GETS YOU ON THE DANCEFLOOR? Anything by ABBA or a bit of Bob Marley. WHERE ARE YOU HAPPIEST? With loved ones, good food, wine… He’s such a strong boy – doctors say Mary Berry – even though we were 18 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

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Meeting The Queen was one of my most nervous moments ever Come and meet Monica and hear her in conversation at Good Housekeeping Live on

The big interview constantly being told off! We’d ‘If you pay for it yourself, I’ll buy be lost in conversation and suddenly we’d hear the producer you the amp.’ She saved for two say, ‘Mary and Monica, stop talking. Stop slouching. Come years and bought herself a Fender back this way!’ When I bumped into Mary recently, she said, and the way she cares for it is ‘Oh, it’s my new best friend!’ Have you ever met The Queen? amazing. She’s so proud to tell Yes, I met her a few years ago at a reception at Buckingham people she bought it herself. Palace – it was possibly one of my most nervous moments You’ve been married to David ever! First, I met Charles and Camilla, then I was chosen to for 18 years now – do you ever be part of a separate line-up to meet Her Majesty. I had a wine get time for just the two of you? glass with me, and I thought, ‘Oh no, I can’t possibly meet We very rarely get time alone The Queen holding a glass of wine,’ so I put it down. Then and if we do, we’re usually she walked round the corner with a glass of wine in her hand exhausted! But this year, we’re and I thought, ‘Oh, dammit!’ What was she like? treating ourselves to a trip to She was lovely – she has this knack of making you feel so The Newt in Somerset for our comfortable and welcome. She asked me if the place looked okay because they’d taken anniversary, just the two of us. some paintings down for cleaning and she didn’t feel it was looking as good as it should. I thought, ‘Who am I I keep telling myself, ‘Monica, to say no?’ She was also very funny. I was standing next to someone from the High Commission – he was a very tall, you deserve this because you’re stocky man and she said, ‘Ah, rugby player!’ He said, ‘No, Ma’am, I work for the High Commission,’ and she replied, 18 years married now!’ ‘Ah, but a very good rugby team!’ We’re celebrating 100 years of Good Housekeeping this What piece of relationship year. How do you think women’s relationship with cooking has changed in that time? wisdom do you hope to pass Women are killing it in the kitchen, aren’t they? Back in the day, professional chefs were predominantly men but down to Anais? now, not only are there heaps of female chefs, women are juggling it with kids and family life, too. That didn’t always It’s an old one, but it’s very true: seem like a possibility, even for me. You’ve been a real trailblazer in that respect… never go to bed on an argument. I don’t ever think of myself as a trailblazer, but being able ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: MATT WRITTLE/EVENING STANDARD/EYEVINE. HAIR & MAKEUP: MICHELLE CAMPBELL AT FRANK AGENCY. STYLING: RACHEL FANCONI. to say to other women, ‘You can do this,’ feels amazing. And if you don’t agree, OPPOSITE PAGE: MONICA WEARS: SHIRT AND TROUSERS, SERENA BUTE. EARRINGS, VICKISARGE. RING, ROBINSON PELHAM. SOLID BRACELET, PILGRIM. I have a pastry chef who’s found it hard to leave her baby CHAIN BRACELET, THOMAS SABO. THIS PAGE: MONICA WEARS: DRESS, SERENA BUTE. EARRINGS, VICKISARGE. BRACELET AND RING, ROBINSON PELHAM and return to work, and it feels good to be able to support remember to still show respect her through that and empower her to do the job she loves. That’s what I want to say to girls out there who want to for the other person. That often get into cooking – you can flipping well do both! What are you most proud of as a mother? stops disagreements turning That Anais is grateful for what she’s got. Her life is so different to what I came through; my parents struggled to into full-blown arguments. provide food and pay bills, and I watched them either argue or cry because of that. So it’s been important to me to What ambitions do you have now? show her that you have to work for the things you want. When Anais decided she wanted an electric guitar, I said, With everything that’s happened recently, my priorities are so different to ticking boxes and achieving this and that. I want to stress less, enjoy life and be happy – and stop postponing things. It was the first time in 10 years that I went away with my family during half-term in May – and it felt so good. I’ve learned that happiness isn’t about constantly saying yes to commitments. Fewer commitments can actually make you happier. yMonica’s restaurant, Mere, is Monica and husband on London’s Charlotte Street. David at their See restaurant, Mere 100 YEARS OF CHANGE The greatest change in women’s lives in the last century has been… Freedom and empowerment to do what we want and say what we want without fear. The change I’d still like to see is… More respect and liberty in choosing what’s right for us, whether that’s to do with our bodies, how we look or what we wear. Let us make the decisions for ourselves. The well-known woman who has inspired me is… Oprah Winfrey. I grew up watching her with my mum and I’m constantly inspired by her strength and generosity. 14-15 October. Visit for details and to book tickets

Good style 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 1950s Enduring FASHION 1940s CLASSICS 2000s 1930s There’s fast fashion and there’s forever style – a PHOTOGRAPHY: ALAMY, BACKGRID,19GETTY20sdistinction earned by those2200s rare pieces whose enduring 2010schic never falters. Over the past century of Good Housekeeping, we’ve seen trends come and go, but, with each decade, a fashion classic has stood the test of time and is as relevant now as when it was launched. Here, as part of our anniversary celebrations, we bring you those items that have become timeless and that are worth investing in, as you’ll love wearing them now and always… PHOTOGRAPHY JONTY DAVIES STYLING AMANDA MARCANTONIO

THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS 1920s fashion was all about liberation. It was when women first abandoned restrictive garments and began to wear more comfortable clothes. We are eternally grateful to Mademoiselle Coco Chanel for some of the greatest sartorial inventions, but none more so than the LBD in 1926, which continues to reign supreme nearly 100 years later. As the late Karl Lagerfeld once said: ‘One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress.’ Today, the LBD can be worn day or night, but the modern way to party? Pair with showstopping cocktail flats. Dress, £110, xs-xl, Jovonna London. Shoes, from a selection, Pretty Ballerinas 24 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

Good style THE FLORAL DAY DRESS After the stock market crash of 1929, the Roaring Twenties disappeared almost overnight, with a more conservative femininity becoming de rigueur. The 1930s saw the return of waistlines and longer hemlines, with designers looking to floral prints for a more genteel air. For the first time, women from all backgrounds could be fashionable, as cheaper man-made fabrics were available and new inventions, such as the zip, made garments quicker to sew. Today, the floral midi remains a wardrobe staple. When summer gives way to autumn, simply restyle with a pair of new-season burgundy boots. Dress, £79.95, 6-26 Joules. Boots, £349, 3-9, L.K.Bennett [CONTINUED OVER PAGE] 25SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

1940s THE KNITTED TANK The 1940s began with Second World War rationing, coupons and practical fashion, then ended with Christian Dior’s 1947 elegantly tailored New Look silhouette, enchanting a generation of women desperate for glamour and luxury. But without doubt, it’s The Women’s Land Army’s practical uniform of green sweaters, brown utility trousers or dungarees and khaki overcoats that dominated the look of the decade and that still reverberates today. Women working the fields put a feminine spin on their masculine uniform, choosing knitted tank tops to show off blouses beneath. Pretty and practical, it’s still a style mantra and, if you’ve yet to invest in a knitted tank, it’s the perfect transitional piece that can be slipped over a dress, tee, shirt or blouse and fits neatly under a blazer, too. Tank top, £145, 8-18, Brora. Blouse, £145, 4-16, Iris & Ink at The Outnet. Trousers, £195, 34-46, Gant. Loafers, £59, 3-8, John Lewis & Partners 26 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

Good style 1950s THE FULL SKIRT Often referred to as the ‘era of elegance’, the 1950s had an abundance of style icons, from forever-chic Audrey Hepburn to Hollywood pin-up Marilyn Monroe. Despite women increasingly wearing trousers, it was the hourglass shape, with an exaggerated cinched-in waist and accentuated hips and bust, that was the silhouette of the decade. Shape-defining voluminous full skirts and dresses brought back glamour. Today, the flattering A-line skirt still has enduring appeal. Give it a modern, sporty twist by partnering with on-trend trainers and a cute Breton. Breton, £80, 6-18, Wyse London. Skirt, £110, 10-20, Hope Fashion. Trainers, £75, 3-10, New Balance [CONTINUED OVER PAGE]

THE SHIFT DRESS In the Swinging Sixties, fashion was colourful, creative and dynamic, with models such as Twiggy and bombshells like Brigitte Bardot serving as inspiration. It was all about Mary Quant’s miniskirt and the Modish shift dress: short, simple, neat – and glamorised by former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The minimalist aesthetic of the shift is key to its timeless appeal, even today. Elevate yours with a heritage trench and matching hat, taking it from traditional to right now! Trench; hat, from the new-season collection at Gant. Dress, £79, 6-16, Warehouse 1960s

Good style THE FLARED JEANS The 1970s started with Laura Ashley’s bohemian floral dresses and ended with high-octane disco wear, but it’s blue denim flares, popularised by Farrah Fawcett and Jane Birkin, that quickly became one of the decade’s most iconic looks. Where skinny jeans once dominated, we’ve seen a huge resurgence of this wide-leg jean in the past few seasons. The key to sophistication is to team with a tucked-in shirt or blouse, which balances the wider leg shape, and to finish with neutral flat sandals or sneakers. Blouse, £145, 4-16, Iris & Ink at The Outnet. Jeans, £175, 6-16, ME+EM. Earrings, £140, Tilly Sveaas. Bag, £29.99, Zara. Clogs, £44, 3-7, Next [CONTINUED OVER PAGE] 29SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

THE BLACK BLAZER The 1980s was a bold decade, with over-the-top silhouettes, saturated colours and experimental styling. Big shoulders, big earrings, big hair – more was definitely more. With icons such as Madonna, Joan Collins and Princess Diana all breaking style boundaries, the era introduced unapologetic maximalism. As the decade progressed, ‘power dressing’ began to dominate. Cue the black ‘power blazer’. What was once a nine-to-five staple has become the centrepiece of modern dressing, day or night. Blazer, £199; trousers, £120, both 6-16, Jigsaw. T-shirt, £39, 6-18, Baukjen. Earrings, £19, Phase Eight. Bag, £295; shoes, £245, 3-8, both Russell & Bromley 30 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

1990s Good style THE SLINKY SKIRT In the final decade of the 20th century, fashion continued to move towards a more casual style of dressing. It was the era of the supermodel, ‘The Rachel’ haircut and the rise of grunge chic, with chokers, halterneck tops and handkerchief hems – not forgetting the minimalist spaghetti-strap dress and bias-cut slip skirt. Liberated from lingerie drawers, the slip skirt and dress found their way to the forefront of 1990s fashion and were worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Winona Ryder and Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s the slinky slip skirt’s versatility and endless styling options that wins it a place in our wardrobes today. Go tonal, but accessorise with contrasting shoes and bag for a look that feels elegant and new. Coat, £160, 8-16, Great Plains. Skirt, £120, 10-20, Hope Fashion. Silk shirt, £225, 6-16, ME+EM. Bag, £175, Arket. Boots, £92, 3-9, Next [CONTINUED OVER PAGE] 31SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

THE CARGO TROUSERS Jeans and a ‘nice’ top were a winning formula in the Noughties, while A-listers Sarah Jessica Parker, Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez wore velour tracksuits, embellished denim, UGG boots and pashminas. The 2000s also saw the first star/high street collaborations: H&M and Karl Lagerfeld in 2004 and Topshop and Kate Moss in 2007, to name but two. Both sold out instantly. Meanwhile, military-inspired cargo trousers became a wardrobe essential, thanks to girl groups such as All Saints and Girls Aloud. Whether worn casually with trainers and a white tee or dressed up with metallic heels and chandelier earrings, cargo trousers are still surprisingly versatile, earning their place as a style icon. Shirt, £99, 6-16, Jigsaw. Trousers, £70, xs-xl, Jovonna London. Bracelet, £160, Tilly Sveaas. Bag, £189, L.K.Bennett. Sandals, £36, 3-9, Next o20os 32 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

Good style THE COOL 2010s ALL-IN-ONE The 2010s was the decade that saw the evolution of athleisure, a major trend incorporating sportswear into everyday outfits. Hoodies, caps, puffa coats and white trainers (Veja, Stan Smith and New Balance became household names) were worn with more polished pieces such as blazers, midi dresses and tailored trousers, sparking today’s love of the high/low trend (dressy and casual pieces mixed together). Jumpsuit, boilersuit, dungarees… it was also the heyday of the all-in-one. Today, the jumpsuit continues its enduring appeal – when you only have five minutes and want to look pulled-together, it’s a winner! Simply add a pretty blouse underneath and you’re good to go. Jumpsuit, £169, 6-18, Baukjen. Blouse, £90, 8-20, Boden. Trainers, £54.99, 3-12, Converse at Office [CONTINUED OVER PAGE] 33SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Good style 202 THE LUXE os JOGGER Nothing since the Second World War has impacted the fashion industry more than the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced the world into self-isolation. High street stores closed (some permanently), staff were furloughed and spending habits changed, probably for ever. It was the year we shopped almost entirely online, and swapped formal workwear for loungewear and high heels for slippers. ‘Top-half dressing’ saw us reach for ‘Zoom-ready’ tops while working from home. So, equal parts smart and casual and endlessly adaptable, the luxe jogger became a lockdown staple and is still very much a part of our ‘new normal’ lives today. Sweatshirt, £62, xxs-xxxl, Everlane. FASHION ASSISTANT: CORIN RIPLEY Top, £44, 6-20, La Redoute. Trousers, MODEL: CLARA MAS AT EVOLVE £159, 6-18, L.K.Bennett. Loafers, £75, HAIR: RICHARD SCORER MAKEUP: MICHELLE CAMPBELL 2-8, Dune London PRODUCTION: KARINA DIAL WITH THANKS TO RIDA STUDIOS

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Point of view SUSAN CALMAN ‘Sharing our stories means we feel less alone, more in control’ The menopause was once shrouded in secrecy, says our columnist, but now it’s being talked about we can all feel less isolated T here’s something I’ve heard talk of for years; like and it heightened every anxiety I’ve ever had. I also found a dark fairy tale for women, spoken of in hushed absolutely everything that my lovely partner did annoying tones by groups of nervous looking, sweating ladies and horrific (mainly the way she spoke, ate and breathed); desperate to find out what’s happening to them. I became, to put it politely, a nightmare. When I was younger, the menopause wasn’t so The most upsetting thing for me was the almost crippling much a natural part of life, more a horror story. And like the brain fog. I’ve had a magnificent memory my whole life and best horrors, information was sparse and, with each telling, the suddenly I found myself standing in the kitchen pointing the details got worse. Of course, ignorance is the cause of most fear. TV remote control at the microwave. I knew more about the Loch Ness Monster than I did about my The good thing is that the menopause is being talked reproductive system and it felt like the menopause was hiding about now and it’s not something shameful or embarrassing. round the corner waiting for me, like a hormonal Freddy Krueger. I’ve found social media very useful when it comes to I remember hearing women whisper about ‘the change of information, and people such as Davina McCall have been life’ as if it was a transformational moment when you became superb at demystifying what’s happening to me. I called my a completely different person. Last year, I learned that wasn’t GP for a chat when my symptoms started and found her true, because it happened to me. And in this column, I’m going supportive, positive and quite brilliant at explaining all the to tell you about my experience. different treatments. I’m on patches, which took a while In many ways I was lucky, in that several of my friends had to get used to. Finding the right place to position them started going through the was interesting and I also menopause, so I realised quite discovered, while cruising the quickly that I was starting to Caribbean, that HRT patches can become less sticky in I found myself pointing the TV remotego through that special time. I say I realised it. It was one of control at the microwave a hot tub (I know, poor me!). my friends who sat me down, I’m not an expert, but pointed at me like a medical I do know these facts. Firstly, Hercule Poirot, and said: symptoms can vary wildly. ‘Welcome to the club.’ Just because you don’t fit the I (luckily) avoided the many perfect checklist doesn’t mean hot flushes that had so you aren’t going through it. plagued my pals. Although, Secondly, lots of us want to that feeling of heat coursing talk about it. The main thing through my body is not totally to remember is that, if you unknown to me. I remember think you’re going through it, walking into a shop, turning speak to a medical professional. PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID VENNI. ILLUSTRATION: STEPHEN COLLINS bright red, sweating through And if they don’t listen to my clothes and standing you, find someone who will. there, quite unable to decide I haven’t just gone through what to do. A woman walked ‘the change’, but I have lived past me, smiled, and said: through one: a change of ‘Outside is better.’ And it was. attitude and perception that For me, I found the mood means if you need help, changes the most difficult. I’m you can hopefully get it, and a woman who has been quite that we can share our stories open about my mental health; so that we feel less alone, less I’ve had times when I’ve felt sweaty, and more in control quite depressed. But this was of our own health. Here’s to different. It was like all the joy HRT – a little patch that makes had been sucked out of life me feel myself again. 39SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘I am always looking for hope’ As the war in Ukraine continues to dominate the headlines, the BBC’s chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, reveals to Bethan Rose Jenkins what it’s like to cover the world’s biggest stories 40 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

Women who lead When Lyse Lyse has covered of people who would Doucet first global events and ‘physically push tanks back arrived in Kyiv crises all over the world, or stand in front of them, and last January, including Afghanistan civilians on the street walking she was struck (left) and Syria (right) directly into Russian fire’. by the beauty of Ukraine’s capital. ‘I was dazzled,’ she says. ‘There You’d have to have For many Ukrainians, the were magnificent cathedrals, a heart of stone not war is not only about Russia where the bells rung on the hour, gaining territory, but about and centuries-old architecture. to feel some pain Ukraine’s right to exist. ‘It is nothing less than their ‘Once the invasion started, I were shining, bells were chiming on the identity,’ says Lyse. ‘Many remember walking through cobbled hour,’ she says. ‘Then, on our journalists’ say, “We have to fight; if we streets, which then were criss-crossed WhatsApp group, at five in the morning: don’t, we’ll lose everything.”’ with sandbags and piles of tyres and “Did you hear the explosions? Did you these metal hedgehogs, and looking hear the air-raid siren?” Suddenly, Russian Ukrainian journalists at these elegant buildings and tanks had rumbled across the border.’ are working alongside thinking, “Really? The Russians international correspondents. are going to smash all those?”’ As Ukrainians took to bomb shelters, For Lyse, it is working with Lyse and her colleagues moved to an them that has given her As the BBC’s chief international underground bunker, where they slept strength. ‘They’re not just correspondent, Lyse is known for her ‘mattress to mattress’ with local families reporting on the war, they clear and calm reporting, in which – mainly women and children, as men are reporting on their lives,’ she she distils complicated situations threw themselves into the war effort. says. ‘They’ll say, “Oh, Mariupol, around the world into terms viewers I went to university there,” or can understand. Lyse doesn’t believe in ‘Parents tried to ease the anxiety of “Oh, Volnovakha; my town is flattened.” being emotional during reporting and the children,’ she says. ‘They started ‘You realise whatever pain someone like keeps the focus firmly on the people lessons; I used to try to get them to me feels – you’d have to have a heart of behind the headlines, whether in give me some Ukrainian words and stone not to feel some pain – it’s nothing Ukraine, Syria or Afghanistan. I would give them some English. But the compared with these colleagues. All children knew instinctively [something these cities that many of us had never So, it’s surprising how animated and was wrong] because they couldn’t go heard of; then we find out about them at quick to smile Lyse is when we speak out; they had to stay underground the moment they’re wiped off the map.’ via video call, as she recounts amusing and their fathers weren’t there.’ Lyse has also reported many times anecdotes, compliments my clothes and from Afghanistan and feels a deep recommends books. Her instant ability RESILIENCE personal connection to the country. to connect with people with genuine AND BRAVERY She returned last year and witnessed warmth and interest has no doubt played the ‘devastating’ aftermath of the a significant part in her long career Despite the hardship, Lyse speaks of Taliban taking control. ‘I broke down getting to the heart of human stories. ‘jaw-dropping scenes’ demonstrating crying more than once a day, but not the resilience and bravery of the on camera,’ says Lyse. She describes Framed between two bookcases at Ukrainian people, even as tanks rolled an ‘apocalyptic scene’, witnessing her west London home, wearing a chic into their streets. There were reports friends who swore they’d never leave blazer and sporting a glossy manicure, their country lining up for military she seems a world away from the conflict planes out of Afghanistan. ‘It was zones and flak jackets of her reports. The like this brick hit me in the stomach.’ only clues are the books on the shelves, Lyse still receives messages asking for which have words such as ‘frontline’ help; families left behind who are at risk, and ‘war’ visible on their spines. Lyse with For her, the best thing about being colleagues a journalist is that it’s ‘a licence to ask Kate Peters and questions and to be not just on the Anna Chornous margins of history, but to be walking smack right into the middle of it’. Lyse witnessed the build-up to the war in Ukraine. ‘With every day there was this cloud looming and a sense of greater certainty that invasion seemed imminent; 23 February went into 24 February and Kyiv was still a city that never sleeps. Clubs were buzzing, lights 41SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Women who lead a baby with a bullet injury, teens trying Meditation can help midst of tragedy. to access education now the Taliban has deal with anxieties. closed secondary schools for girls. So I meditate, I walk In Ukraine, she a lot, I see friends She helps where she can but admits it asked an elderly can be ‘very painful’. How does she cope Jordan in 1994, then spending four years with the emotional toll of such pleas and reporting from Jerusalem. She’s covered couple where the trauma she has witnessed over her global events and crises in many locations years reporting? ‘Meditation can help to since, and her documentary Children Of they were going: focus and deal with anxieties,’ she says. Syria received a BAFTA nomination. Lyse ‘So I meditate, I walk a lot, I see friends.’ herself was awarded an OBE in 2014. ‘The man says, One of Lyse’s closest friends, Channel 4 While friends and family are used “To the bomb News’ international editor Lindsey Hilsum, to Lyse travelling to dangerous places, sent her a message of warning about they still worry. She describes messages shelter,” and he staying in the capital, Kyiv, as Russian ‘pulsing with anxiety’ from her sister Paula forces closed in. She reminded Lyse of and says she sends photos of cathedrals, looks at me and the fate of their friend and Sunday Times food and gardens to her mother while foreign affairs correspondent Marie abroad to try to minimise her concerns. bursts out crying. Colvin, who was killed in Syria in 2012. ‘There’s a lot of solidarity among women Lyse expects to be reporting from Then, he recovers journalists,’ says Lyse. ‘This generation Ukraine for some time. ‘We don’t know has so many women; we’re not defined how and when the war in Ukraine will end, himself and says, by our gender any more, but we bring but the only certainty seems to be that something different to journalism.’ it will grind on for some time,’ she says. “Would you like THE COMFORT What’s clear when talking to Lyse is some brandy?” Lyse OF A CUP OF TEA how people find ways through life in the Against all receives odds, people her OBE Lyse, 63, grew up in a small town in Life lessons eastern Canada, one of six siblings, and maintain the describes her family as ‘one of the pillars My proudest achievement is… that sustains me as a person’. being able to wake each day rhythms of their lives, even though they’re with hope and health. She has been a journalist for nearly What makes me laugh is… being knocked completely sideways.’ 40 years. Her break into journalism was the joys of friendship. in Ivory Coast, West Africa, where she I never leave home without… She also recounts a day when the was a volunteer teacher. From there, she travelled to Senegal, where she published essential oils. I give them out as gifts women of Kyiv created an installation her first article, about the establishment and they can make even the worst of the PanAfrican News Agency (PANA). using thousands of surplus tulips in the hotel room smell lovely. In Senegal, Lyse met western travellers My life motto is… In everything, city centre, big enough for the Russians who invited her for pizza at the American do to others what you would have Embassy. ‘I’m thinking, “Why would I have to see. Lyse describes it as a ‘surge of pizza? I’m in Senegal,”’ she says. ‘I realised them do to you. that sometimes people travel to find what The most inspiring person I’ve met patriotism’ conducted with ‘burning they know and to recreate it. I see part of my job as trying to minimise the distance is… Nelson Mandela, for his calm conviction’. ‘When a nation goes to war, between places that seem far away.’ voice, great courage and empathy, it’s not just those who fight with guns and So, are there comforts she takes away and fine sense of humour. with her to recreate her own sense of artillery, it’s also the spirit of the home home? She confesses they are a kettle, a big mug and Yorkshire Tea. ‘In a job where front, and I think that’s what inspired I take a lot of risks, I don’t want to risk not having a cup of tea in the morning,’ she people around the world,’ she says. says, smiling. She recalls an editor who teased her about her kettle: ‘I had my The United Nations predicts that by revenge when we covered the Kashmir earthquake in 2005 in Pakistan; my kettle March 2023 nine out of 10 people in kept the crew going. In a very uncertain world, it’s just that little bit of certainty.’ Ukraine could be living in poverty. For this PHOTOGRAPHY: BBC, GETTY Lyse was the BBC’s correspondent reason, Lyse warns that ‘we shouldn’t get for Pakistan and Afghanistan from 1989, before opening the BBC office in carried away with the romance’ of stories of resilience or gestures of support. But she does stress the importance of looking for hope: ‘That’s such an important thing. Everywhere I go, I always look for hope.’ 42 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

Sailing into a NEW CHALLENGE Sailing, salsa dancing and creating a still-life painting – three readers reveal how they overcame their nerves to try challenging new hobbies as part of our My First Time series ‘Being on the open water felt so liberating’ Ali Cutbush-Flint, 59, a clinical admin assistant from Wimborne, Dorset, finally decided to try sailing after years of convincing herself that it wasn’t for her. I ’ve lived by the south coast for the nest, I was apprehensive about hands. She then asked me whether more than 30 years and, apart trying an activity that felt so unknown I wanted to learn on a single boat or from hiking along the coastal and different to me. Instead, I kept it a two-person boat. I chose the latter paths or a quick swim in the sea, aside on my ‘to-do’ list for years. because it’s the one my daughter Lucy’s I didn’t make use of it that much. boyfriend has. I hadn’t told them I was I’d always see lots of people sailing When I finally arrived for my sailing taking a sailing lesson, thinking it would out on the water and it seemed like lesson, I felt nervous but also excited. be amazing to surprise them by saying a lot of fun, but it never felt like it was It hadn’t sunk in that I was about to ‘I can do it!’ next time he asks for some something that fitted into my world try something I’d only ever watched extra crew help. as a working single mum. other people do, but my biggest fear was capsizing! Before we set sail, Georgie explained With two daughters to look after, the different parts of the boat, including Emily, now 29, and Lucy, now 25, I didn’t Georgie Waite, my instructor, quickly port and starboard sides, the tiller and have time for hobbies when they were put my mind at ease by going through the sheets. She sailed us away from the younger, but even after they had flown all the safety information first. She was shore, before letting me take control very thorough, so I knew I was in safe 44 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

My first time Like a fish to water: Ali loved her first sailing lesson with instructor Georgie I’m proud of myself INSTRUCTOR GEORGIE for doing something WAITE SAYS: so entirely new ‘Always be open- of the helming. At first, I was nervous, you’re not going off course, but you also minded but Georgie was so reassuring that the have to watch out for other boats and and ready feeling quickly faded. remember to adjust the sails and the to learn’ tiller every time you change direction. Instead, being out on the open There’s so much more to learn and it’s Ali achieved a lot in her first water and in charge of the boat felt so a lot more energetic than I imagined but lesson. She caught on quite quickly incredibly liberating. But most of all, I loved it and I’m proud of myself for with the steering of the boat and I was fascinated that we were moving doing something so entirely new. could keep a straight line. She solely with the power of the wind. struggled a little with turns and I loved it so much that a part of me I think everyone should have a go moving about in the boat, but her wished I had tried sailing earlier. at sailing. It really is such a fun, freeing keen-to-learn attitude meant she experience. I’ve signed myself up was always trying to improve. What surprised me the most was how for a two-day course at the centre and much you have to remember and how requested Georgie as my instructor Being open-minded and ready to focused you have to be at all times. Not again. I can’t wait to build my learn is an essential part of learning only do you have to pay attention so confidence and sail with my daughter how to do any watersports and her boyfriend soon. because there is always something y Andrew Simpson Centres offer new to master. It sounds obvious, a range of outdoor watersports lessons. but make sure you’re also For more information and to book, prepared to get wet! visit: The most important part of sailing, though, is being safe and following these recommended safety tips. Make sure you always go with someone and never alone, check the weather conditions in advance and tell someone where you’re going and what time you’ll be back. 45SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Strictly fan Daisy took a class with Eddie and loved every step! It was so evident that he loves what he does – his attitude was really infectious. We started with basic salsa steps, before trying turns. Then we did steps to the side and began to build it all up. Each time Eddie taught me something new, we’d go back to the beginning to practise, while he’d occasionally fling an WORDS: ARYA JOYTHI, MINI SMITH. ALI PHOTOGRAPHY: LIZ McAULAY. HAIR & MAKEUP: KIRSTEN SARE AT GINGERSNAP. DAISY PHOTOGRAPHY: MATT MONFREDI. HAIR & MAKEUP: CAROLINE PIASECKI. JOYCE PHOTOGRAPHY: THOMAS SKOVSENDE. MAKEUP: JOYCE CONNOR arm out and encourage me to strike a pose. He was very good at steering me round like a shopping trolley and we just laughed it off whenever I tripped over my feet. After the lesson was over, I was ‘I now have even more respect happily surprised that we’d managed to put together a whole routine. for the celebrities on Strictly’ What surprised me most was that it was more brain work than physical. Writer Daisy White, 45, from Sussex, was keen to try salsa dancing When I’m watching Strictly this year, I’m after years of watching Strictly Come Dancing. going to have even more respect for the celebrities learning to dance. I’m also A s a crime thriller author chickens and ducks – and headed to definitely going to keep dancing and in my nine-to-five, my days Pineapple Studios in London’s Covent have looked into local salsa lessons. are largely spent trying to Garden for my lesson. hammer out my next I have a group of friends I felt very nervous who I know are keen 2,000 words. I started when I met my teacher Eddie was very to try it with me (my writing full time five years ago and husband isn’t keen!) already have 11 books published Eddie Slattery, but he and I can already see quickly calmed me down good at steering under the name D.E. White, including as he switched on the me round like a us getting addicted. Remember Me and my latest, The music and immediately I might even include Abberley Beach Murders. I do try started dancing around shopping trolley! it in the plot of my to get some exercise in whenever I can, the mirror-lined studio. next book! whether it’s a HIIT session or a run, but He made it clear that y Eddie’s Ballroom I’d never tried anything remotely close there was no pressure for me to be any Beginners class starts from 10 August, at to ballroom or Latin dancing. In fact, good, we were simply there to have fun. 7.15pm (£12 a class). Visit I’m usually the one on the wrong foot in any gym class I do! TEACHER EDDIE SLATTERY SAYS: Despite this, I’d always wanted to give ‘At the end of the day, dancing it a go. I’m a huge fan of Strictly – I love is about having fun’ watching the professionals and, if I ever go and see a show in London, it’s always I’ve been dancing for 25 years, including on Royal Caribbean a musical or anything that involves cruise ships but, these days, I mostly teach and direct. I’ve dance. I could watch it for hours, been an assistant choreographer on Strictly for four years and though trying it myself was more I believe that, thanks to the show, there’s been a huge surge of a challenge than I thought. of interest in ballroom and Latin dancing. Daisy was nervous, but she soon relaxed On the day of the lesson, I set off and learned a lot, including some really challenging things. She was great! If you’re from my home in rural Sussex – where interested, find a local class and give it a go. It’s great exercise for the body and I live with my husband, sons James, 12, brain and, once you understand the basics, it gets much easier to put it all together. and Ollie, 14, and our many dogs, cats, 46 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022

My first time ‘Painting was on my bucket list TEACHER CAROLINE of things to bring me joy!’ CRAWFORD SAYS: For makeup artist Joyce Connor, 58, from Reading, painting her first ‘Painting watercolour was an exercise in both creativity and self-confidence. is about losing I n April this year, I decided to write of roses in a vase) and I thought, ‘I’m yourself a bucket list of 75 things I wanted never going to be able to do that!’ in a to do. Inspired by some clients of creative mine who’d made their own lists, To start, she gave me worksheets. space’ We then sketched the design out on Joyce was feeling a bit worried at I began adding everything from a a grid using a chalk pencil. Caroline first, but I always try to make the studio feel relaxing to help put my sculpture class to a hot air balloon trip in taught me to use basic rectangles, ovals students at ease. Joyce very quickly threw herself into it. We went Cappadocia in Turkey. The one aim was and circles to draw a shape similar to through a lot of techniques during the class and she did incredibly well to do things that made me feel good. the outline of what I saw in front of me. for someone who had never painted before – her final piece was brilliant. After my sister passed away in January So the roses started off as round or oval I often say that painting is about finding yourself by losing yourself in from lung cancer, I was keener than ever shapes, which I tilted according to their a creative space. If you’d like to try painting, I’d recommend a weekly to seek the joy in life and arrangement. Then class with a tutor and start with the basics. Your tutor can give painting seemed a Caroline showed me constructive and positive feedback. brilliant way to do that. how to draw flat and Caroline was brilliant at explaining Micklems Farm in everything in simple terms and helping I can’t believe I curly leaves. me whenever I got stuck. She was so calm, and her voice was very relaxing. painted it myselfBerkshire is a beautiful Once we’d sketched I think being a makeup artist helped rural studio with flowers it all out, it was time to me – I held the brush as an extension of my forefinger, just like a makeup brush. blooming all around. mix the paints. It was I’d like to continue painting in the My teacher, Caroline mostly watercolours, but future. Caroline sketched out the step-by-step of the painting we did Crawford, had already laid out we did use a bit of white gouache (an together so I can practise it at home. Meanwhile, the one from our lesson is everything – two places: one for her, opaque kind of watercolour paint) for hanging proudly on my wall! y For details on creative workshops one for me. I saw she’d already painted texture, along with some newspaper and classes (including an example of what we were going to and tissue paper. We splashed some weekly classes with Caroline from September), see do in the lesson (a watercolour still life paint on at the end as well and used For information about Caroline’s some wetted ink to classes elsewhere, visit spread out on the See Caroline’s work at paper. The painting z What new skill or hobby took four hours, but it would you like to try as part of GH’s My First Time whizzed by. Looking series? Please email us on worthsharing@ at my finished piece, I was euphoric. ‘I can’t believe I painted that,’ I thought. I was pleased when my three adult children said they liked it, too, particularly as my daughter is a good artist herself. An art lesson with Caroline has set Joyce on her way 47SEPTEMBER 2022 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

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‘Art has the power to bring people together’ Art galleries felt exclusive when director of the Tate Maria Balshaw was growing up, but she is finding ways to include everyone Illustration SEAN LONGMORE The understanding we gain of the world through art room, which also metaphorically is spiritually and emotionally profound, but it’s also exploded the history of sculpture, politically important. It is part of our citizenship. while critiquing the centuries of I first became interested in art through literature. art by male artists. Yet it was I spent my teenage years in Northampton, where funny too, because it was supposed to be like a Looney Tunes cartoon there were no contemporary galleries in the 1980s and 1990s, explosion. Seeing that absolutely changed my thinking about what so books connected me to art. I remember buying The Age Of constitutes modern art. Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre after being fascinated by Picasso’s PRESENTING WOMEN ARTISTS Weeping Woman on the cover. Back then, galleries were full of I studied African American Literature at Liverpool University. male artists. I’d have to look hard to see even a few pieces of art by women. That’s pretty much what all women working in Tate Liverpool opened while I was in my first year and I went the art world encountered at that time. There’s always been a history of women creating art; it just wasn’t always exhibited. to explore. At the time, the gallery was referred to as the Tate Women are now being included far more in the art world. of the North. It was intended to share the national collection This year, I’m taking my daughter, LiIy, to the Venice Biennale – an international cultural exhibition – where there’ll be – and particularly modern art – with a much wider audience a significant number of women artists, as well as gender nonconforming artists and artists of colour, represented. The across the north of England because, at the time, the majority artistic director, Cecilia Alemani, is not saying, ‘Look at these INTERVIEW: BELLA EVENNETT-WATTS. PHOTOGRAPHY: INSTALLATION VIEW OF TATE women artists’ – she’s just saying, ‘Look at these artists.’ I think BRITAIN’S WINTER COMMISSION CHILA BURMAN 2020 ©TATE (JOE HUMPHRYS), COLD of museums and collections were in the south. that’s important. Lily is 21 now; I hope that by the time she DARK MATTER: AN EXPLODED VIEW 1991 TATE ©CORNELIA PARKER, INSTALLATION VIEW is 50, it shouldn’t be unusual to see women in art galleries. OF TATE BRITAIN COMMISSION HEATHER PHILLIPSON 2021 ©TATE That’s where I first saw 20th-century art, with surrealism I was appointed director of all the Tate galleries in the UK in presented as a pivotal movement in art history. As I walked in, 2017. People kept asking me how I felt to be the first female in the role, but I’ve always been a woman, so it felt no different! Salvador Dalí’s Lobster Telephone was right in front of me. I’d My younger colleagues pointed out that we need these milestones in order to recognise that the world is changing seen it in books, but I was astonished to see the real thing. now. But I also think we need to rapidly reach a point where no one remarks on these things. Tate Britain in When I was 21, I was visiting 2020, lit up by London with friends when Chila Kumari someone told us about a ‘weird’ Singh Burman exhibit. It was Cornelia Parker’s Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View. It was unlike any other artwork I’d seen. It was an exploded shed, filling the entire 50 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEPTEMBER 2022 Dalí’s Lobster Telephone

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