In this issue of Saga Magazine : How can it possibly be Christmas time again already? Whether you’re ready or not, make time to put your feet up and enjoy this sparkling festive issue. Our glamorous cover star is former prima ballerina and now Strictly judge Dame Darcey Bussell. Read about why, even if you’ve two left feet, she wants to see you getting up on that dance floor with or without a sequinned frock. If you find the costumes and make-up on Strictly a bit OTT, you haven’t yet set eyes on our utterly fabulous panto dames. Meet the men behind the three layers of make-up and find out why they love their traditional role in the celebrations.
A special treat this month is our exclusive, gently humorous ghost story from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith. Then, on a more down-to-earth note, we have lots of great ideas for celebrating in style without breaking the bank: from fabulous table-settings to quick and easy canapés.
In our money section Paul Lewis examines the problems for some women created by equalising the state pension ages. And in our health pages we focus on warning signs to look out for in elderly relatives, plus a dramatic personal story of how first aid enabled one woman to save her husband’s life following a heart attack.
All that, plus our regular round-up of the arts, Possibilities special events and offers, family dilemmas solved by Jo Brand, Dr Mark Porter’s Q&As, our £100 prize crosswords and a last laugh with radio DJ Mark Radcliffe.
However – and wherever – you’re choosing to celebrate this year, have a wonderful Christmas!
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