My Weekly Latest Issue November 5

Cpver of My Weekly latest issue with Jane McDonald and one-pot cookery

My Weekly editor Stuart JohnstoneAs it is Remembrance Sunday this week, our thoughts rightly turn to those who served, recognising the sacrifice so many made during times of conflict. The red poppy is something we all wear with pride, but in this issue we turn our attention to The Purple Poppy campaign (p43), a relatively new initiative which raises awareness of the fact animals served and were lost too. Money raised through the campaign will be donated to animal charities. It’s a fascinating, higely emotional story, which I hope you enjoy. Have a great week.

Stuart Johnstone, Editor

My Weekly latest issue is on sale from October 29-November 5, available at supermarkets, newsagents and as a subscription.

Take a look at what’s inside…

Amazing Advent Calendars!

The December ritual has moved on somewhat from levering open a tiny door to reveal a picture of a candle. Now – starting from £5 and up to £200 in our selection – you can discover all manner of eatables and drinkables (as in this lovely wine calendar), quality cosmetics, parts to assemble a radio and even a music track for each day! Pick up our latest issue to find out more.

Wine advent calendar, box with numbered doors, array of miniature bottles, fairy lights behind. featured in My Weekly latest issue

Fiction Fireworks

But first, let’s rewind a little – it’s still autumn… This week we have two delightfully original Bonfire Night stories by Pat Holness and Patsy Collins. Then there’s Carmen Nina Walton’s lively romance The New Girl, and a gentle tale of starting again after bereavement, Seize The Moment by Claire Buckle.

Digital illustration of couple in silhouette, embracing as fireworks explode behind

Pic: Shutterstock

Best Festive Days Out

It seems every single historic house and town centre now lays on a sparkling Christmas extravaganza. We pick eight of the best from up and down the UK, with food, stalls, fun, outdoor light trails, Santa’s grottoes and bags of atmosphere!

Santa watches as a boy and girl aged around 8 years, wearing Santa hats, open gift boxes, cosy surroundings with fairy lights

Pic: iStockphoto

Food To Warm You

As the temperatures drop, we find out which are the best things to eat to get our circulation pumping and satisfy our appetites too. You might have guessed curry (or dhal, to be exact), but what else do the health experts recommend?

Black cast iron dish with golden dahl garnished with fresh coriander

Pic: iStockphoto

Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly and Your Best Ever Christmas are fantastic, warm-hearted brands with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on cookery, fiction and advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that regular reminder!