29th April 2016 : Page 1

The Lady April 29, 2016 00:00

In this issue of The Lady : Dear Readers,
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u WIN: One of five DVD s of Home Fires, Series Two.
u VINTAGE STYLING: Sarah Dunn shows you how to
achieve the 1920s look with your make-up.
u MAKE: We have some recipes perfect for picnics as
the weather turns warmer.
It’s always reassuring to learn that superstars
have their vulnerabilities just like the rest of
us. Hugh Grant’s disarming confession that
he felt intimidated at the prospect of working
alongside the great Meryl Streep in her latest
film, Florence Foster Jenkins, is a case in point.
It is, of course, unlikely that the brilliant Miss Streep would
dream of upstaging anyone – but can the same be said of the dogs
who appear with their owners in the
reality TV show Gogglebox? Might
they in fact be the real stars of this
quirky programme? Could we get to
a point where the owners are pushed
off the sofa altogether and we end up
watching dogs watching television? If the popularity of YouTube
videos of domestic pets doing charming things is anything to go
by, it may not be long before the hounds featured this week are
the ones with a huge Twitter following...
For those of you who prefer fresh air and the joys of the
natural world to sitting in the cinema or living-room gloaming,
we have the first of a four-part series on the Chelsea Flower
Show – an interview with the award-winning horticulturalist
Chris Beardshaw. If this inspires you to get to grips with some
horticultural tasks of your own, then don’t miss our spring
gardening features. But whether you’re strolling around a flower
show or hosting a tea in your own garden, nothing could be more
becoming than a gingham outfit: for inspiration, turn to our
fashion pages.
Until next week, best wishes,
‘Will we end up
watching dogs
watching television?’
Sam Taylor, Editor

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