My Weekly Latest Issue January 7, 2020

Cover of My Weekly latest issue Jan 7 with Robson Green and Miguel Barclay £1 meals

My Weekly editor Stuart JohnstoneNow that the dust has settled on another festive season, our attention is turning to 2020 and the adventures and opportunities of a new year. We’re looking to freshen things up ourselves at My Weekly, so keep an eye out in the next few months for some new features and faces in your magazine. We’re starting this week with a Home Comforts section. Fashion Editor Audrey is a bit of an interiors guru, too, and she has put together a fabulous selection of bedroom ideas. Let me know what you think! Have a great week.

Stuart Johnstone, Editor

My Weekly latest issue is on sale from January 7-14, available at supermarkets, newsagents and as a subscription.

Take a look at what’s inside…

Celebrate With The National Trust

2020 marks 125 years since social reformer Octavia Hill got together with a couple of friends to found The National Trust. Read about her very relatable hopes and fears, the Trust’s very first building (below) – bought for just £10 – and how the charity has since grown and flourished. We pick out some of the finest of the 500-plus properties it cares for. Now would also be a great time to pay some of them a visit!

Alfriston Clergy House, National Trust property. Red brick, half timbered, with thatched roof and stone chimney, with neatly trimmed shrubs in foreground

Pic: Shutterstock

Take Control Of Your Debts

Our money-savvy columnist Sue Hayward has a plan for clearing your Christmas debt fee-free. Find out her current recommendations – along with advice on returning unwanted gifts and bagging a cut price spa day.

Young woman in Santa hat holding credit card and looking at laptop screen, worried expression

Pic: Alamy

Cosy Homes Inspiration

As Stuart mentions, we have a lovely new feature for the new year. Find out about the “in” colour and how to use it to best effect, either in a full room makeover or simply adding a few fresh touches. Plus don’t miss our expert advice column for all your DIY queries.

Bed covered with patterned cushions and tapestry style textiles. Wall behind is of square wood panels, painted teal blue. Quirky ornaments such as model chimpanzee answering an old style phone.

Pic: JD Williams

Understanding Body Quirks

Ice-cream brain freeze, hiccups, twitches, cramp – we all get them. But why – and is there a way to stop them (aside from giving up ice cream, which we’re obviously not going to do)? Find out in our latest issue.

Close up of woman's bare foot, pink trainers behind, she is rubbing her foot to ease cramp

Pic: Shutterstock

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!