The Australian Women's Weekly July 2021

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2 min
editor’s letter

As I think about what has transpired across the country in the past month, my thoughts go immediately to Victoria. To the poor souls who, as I write this, are experiencing the uncertainty and upset of another lockdown. As a nation we have been fortunate in our path through this pandemic, but our friends in Melbourne can be excused for feeling not quite as blessed as the rest of us. For my family it is the international border closures that continue to be the toughest challenge. Last week my husband, Tom, and I stayed up until midnight to Zoom into his sister’s wedding in England. With restrictions around numbers for indoor gatherings still in place there, it was an intimate affair with only their nearest and dearest in attendance. In some…

2 min
open line

Laugh out loud Double trouble (AWW, June) was such a super article. We have been married 50 years and have spent a lot of time in IKEA in Europe, Australia and Saudi Arabia. I gave the magazine to my husband, who laughed out loud at what Amanda Blair was saying. Add children to the one-way system, making shopping even more fraught, and at the end the meatballs or their soft whip ice-cream make it all bearable. C. Richards, Tea Gardens, NSW A creative vision I was greatly saddened to read that gifted artist and musician Martha Marlow has been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Creating hope, AWW, June). It’s simply heartbreaking to know that one so young and talented as Martha has had her life turned upside down as she deals with the harsh realities…

1 min
african queen

Princess Charlene of Monaco has been on the ground fighting to stop the “quite drastic” decline of the rhino population in her native South Africa. The former Olympic swimmer, who married Prince Albert of Monaco in 2011, returned to her home country to work with the South African Anti-Poaching unit. Royals roll up their sleeves The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enthusiastically shared photos of their first COVID vaccinations. “I’m hugely grateful to everyone who is playing a part in the rollout,” Kate said.…

2 min
second time lucky

When Will Dwyer tuned in to Farmer Wants A Wife back in 2008, it was to watch his mate, Rob Hodges, potentially find love. The pair had bonded at the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club; when they’re not on their farms, both men head straight to the beach. But little did Will realise he already knew the woman who would win Rob’s heart. During his childhood in Melbourne, Will’s next-door neighbour was Joanna Fincham – and his jaw dropped when he saw her arrival on TV. “Knowing Jo, I knew straight away they’d be a great couple,” Will, 39, tells The Weekly. “And I was right!” Thirteen years, one wedding and three kids later, Jo and Rob are enjoying their “happily ever after”. So when the casting call went out for the new…

1 min
this month, why don’t you…

buy tickets for: JPY: 50 Years Young – The Anniversary Tour It was half a century ago that John Paul Young was discovered and signed to iconic Albert Productions (home of The Easybeats) after a producer saw him sing at a pub in Newcastle. Now, the Love Is In The Air singer is celebrating 50 years of hits. The nationwide tour starts at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on September 24. For dates and tickets, head to abstract.net.au. go and see: Buckley’s Chance Bill Nighy does an admirable Aussie accent in this family-friendly film. He plays the curmudgeonly grandfather of a boy who, along with a dingo he befriends, gets lost in the outback. Also starring Milan Burch (above), Kelton Pell and Martin Sacks. In cinemas June 24. binge watch: The Young Doctors: Collection One A slew of familiar faces…

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carnival of colour

A tribute to the late Carla Zampatti and a stirring Welcome to Country ceremony marked the start of the riot of colour and creativity that was Australian Fashion Week 2021. Celebrities flocked to the front row, including TV personality Jessica Rowe, who glowed in a gorgeous, sheer yellow dress, and former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who wowed in vibrant leopard print.…