My Weekly Latest Issue August 3

Cover of My Weekly August 3 with Samantha Womack and kebab recipes

My Weekly editor Stuart JohnstoneI was fascinated to read this week’s Real Life feature on Pauline Lacoste (p37), who had always dreamed of being a nurse. But due to the demands of family life, among other things,  she was unable to fulfil her ambitions until she was in her 50s. What an inspirational story. For too long society has been conditioned to think that getting older means we make less of a contribution than in our younger years. But my goodness, Pauline’s tale dispels that myth. Basically, we can do anything we want and age is certainly not a barrier! Enjoy the issue and have a great week.

Stuart Johnstone, Editor

My Weekly latest issue is on sale from August 3-10, available at supermarkets, newsagents and as a subscriptionTake a look at what’s inside…

Fabulous Kebabs

Redcurrant and Rosemary Lamb Skewers, anyone? Or Mojito Chicken?… Or Pork and Mango?… The talented Kathryn Hawkins is at her creative best with an array of five mouthwatering kebab combinations. Your barbecue guests won’t believe their luck!

Lamb and red onion kebabs on a wooden board, char grilled veg around

Pic: Stuart Macgregor

Get Smart With Your Money

Do you know how to consolidate debts? Can you find out (and improve) your credit score? Is it better to rent or buy these days? Our no-nonsense money expert Sue Hayward guides us through these and many other ways to save yourself and your loved ones some valuable cash. Don’t miss our three-page advice feature.

Pic: Shutterstock

The Gentleman Smuggler And Other Stories

This week sees the start of a new romantic historical serial by Ellie Holmes. Be whisked back to 19th century Yorkshire as Anna arrives to take up a post of governess for a very mysterious employer… Pick a sunny (or shady) spot, relax and drift away as big name writer Fiona Collins takes us on an empowering midlife trip to Cornwall. Other holiday themed short stories conjure up sunny Majorca and Brighton. Enjoy!

Straw Poll – Summer Accessories

From generously sized beach bags to footwear and some seriously natty hats, eco-friendly straw is having a moment in the sun. Take your pick from our lovely selection and make the most of summery days.

Pic: Fat Face

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!