The Australian Women's Weekly September 2021

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in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

I am not what you would call a ‘sporty person’. Yes I still play netball, or did before lockdown got in the way, but at 6ft1in I sense it’s proximity to the goal ring rather than sporting prowess that keeps me in the team. Yet somehow the Olympics get me every single time. There is no event I can’t get behind. I am just as easily sucked into a tussle for gold in the discus as I am the rhythmic gymnastics. Even the lack of crowds this year did not dampen my enthusiasm; in fact, I rather enjoyed the glimpses into the homes of the athletes’ families or schools spectating around the country. If nothing else, it was nice to know I was not the only one jumping out of…

2 min
open line

Welcome change I haven’t purchased The Weekly for many years, but recently my 94-year-old mother-in-law has been popping round and bringing me her copies. I was sitting on a wet and windy Sunday flicking through it, and was gobsmacked because you have standard size, beautiful women modelling clothes. Wow! I am truly sorry I haven’t been reading your magazine for such a long time and have missed this great change. I will be looking for your mag from now on. Thank you for your support of the standard-sized woman. R. Cassidy, by email “When you think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, water your own lawn!” ANON Great Scott While reading Denise Scott’s knitting saga (In Brief, AWW, August), I had the best belly laugh. Just the day before I…

1 min
letter of the month

As soon as the August edition hit our letterbox, my husband was the first to retrieve it. With a cuppa in hand, his head buried in the magazine, it made me think I should purchase two copies instead of one. Your coverage of celebrities such as Maggie Tabberer (Maggie, AWW, August) is commendable. I was equally captivated with the article on Aussie women forced to live in campervans (Nomadland, Australia, AWW, August). Their courage to share those stories should not be underestimated. Well done! Glandore, SA…

1 min
new arrivals

Have you Heard? Amber Heard, 35, has revealed she had a baby via surrogacy, saying Oonagh Paige is “the beginning of the rest of my life”. A new Abbott Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances has welcomed a son, Ernest, who her husband, Sam, said was “brought into existence with breathing, coconut water and heart”. Durie’s #Dadlife Celeb gardener Jamie Durie has a baby girl and he is smitten. Jamie hasn’t been able to stop posting photos of his angel, Beau, saying, “My heart is overflowing.”…

1 min
finish this sentence …

The person who makes me laugh most is … Hamish Blake. Particularly during our podcast, Hamish & Andy. It’s my favourite time of the week. The most unlikely job I was ever offered was … an accountancy role. I was good at accounting but it seems at odds with where I’ve ended up today. My guilty pleasure is … Law & Order: SVU. Bec (my girlfriend) and I love them. You’d be surprised to know I … can play the didgeridoo (running off to see if he still can. It’s been some time). The one thing I’d never do on TV is … perform a medical operation. Mainly because I have no skills and would likely harm someone gravely. My karaoke song is … Your Song by Elton John. The last text I sent was ……

1 min
yes we cannes

The swirl of brilliant colours on the Cannes red carpet lifted our spirits but the hue that had us cheering the most was grey. Andie MacDowell was a vision with steely streaks through her signature curls, revealing she stopped dyeing her hair on the advice of her daughter. Jodie Foster had subtle strands of silver framing her face and Queen Helen Mirren glowed, crowned with a white up-do.…