December 2014 : Page 1


Saga Magazine December 01, 2014 00:00





In this issue of Saga Magazine : The December issue of Saga Magazine is a real cracker, containing all you need to make Christmas merry. We asked readers who dressed with attitude to get in touch and this month you can meet our Saga Stylistas, who prove beyond doubt that age need never be a barrier to looking fabulous. Their individuality and sense of fun are infectious and inspiring – so bin the beige and brighten up the party season! With a revival of Poldark coming soon on TV, we go behind the scenes of the original series with the irrepressible Christopher Biggins, who also happens to be the nation’s favourite panto dame. Oh, yes he is! And some of our favourite bestselling authors delve into their Christmas decorations box to show us the ones that have a special place in their heart. Then we meet a jeweller whose heart is definitely in the right place: he’s single-handedly raised nearly £1 million for the Alzheimer’s Society from broken beads and old bangles.
For a quiet moment, there’s an enchanting seasonal short story from the National Poet of Wales, and to enliven your post-Christmas lunch slump there’s our quirky Quiz of the Year from the producer of QI. Plus, we look at the astounding achievement of delivering the Christmas post to loved ones on the Western Front during the First World War, and examine how the numbers stack up as we put the excess into Xmas today: in the UK, we scoff nine million turkeys and buy 434 million Brussels sprouts, 80% of which end up in the bin! All you need to make them delicious, of course, is the perfect gravy – if only the chefs we asked could agree on how to make it… It’s easier by far, perhaps, to make our beautiful hedgerow wreath to welcome one and all to join the celebrations: it has met with unanimous approval.

All this, plus our unrivalled coverage of the arts, money, health, food and drink, travel and all the things that matter to the over-fifties. Have a very happy Christmas!



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