Saga Magazine - December 2017

21 November 2017

Nigel Havers opens up to Saga Magazine, Paul Hollywood shares his Christmas bakes and Gogglebox's Rev Kate Bottley tells us about goodwill.



A table set for Christmas dinner, with wine glasses

Your festive health survival guide

How to take on Christmas and win!

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Children's author Julia Donaldson. Photo by Lydia Evans

People We Love: Julia Donaldson

The multi-million selling author of The Gruffalo talks as The Highway Rat becomes her latest book to be animated and shown on BBC One at Christmas.

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Nigel Havers photographed by Mark Harrison for Saga Magazine

Nigel Havers talks to Saga Magazine

Naughty, raffish and full of fun, no wonder Nigel Havers loves the panto season. But he also finds time to reflect on life and love.

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The ice rink at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland

Get your skates on!

The best Christmas ice rinks popping up all over the UK.

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Fiona Phillips

Fiona Phillips: a taste of loneliness

We took broadcaster, wife and mother Fiona Phillips, 56, out of her busy life and into isolation for a few days. She was shocked by her reaction to the loneliness. This is her diary...

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Gingerbread house by Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood's gingerbread house

A classic Christmas bake from GBBO judge Paul Hollywood.

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Christmas gifts spilling from a shopping bag

Top tips for Christmas

Read our guides to plan the perfect Christmas.

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Piece of paper headed Last Will and Testament with a pen resting on the paper

Inheritance: wills, probate and inheritance tax

Discover more about wills, probate and inheritance tax to ensure your loved ones are provided for.

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Benefits

Are you missing out on unclaimed benefits? Read Saga's guides to benefits in retirement to find out what you are entitled to.

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Cumberland glazed shoulder of lamb

Alternatives to Christmas turkey

From salmon to a vegetarian loaf, if you're bored with the usual on Christmas Day, here are some fresh ideas.

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The 'mealkitt' helps you get your portion sizes right.

December health news

A gadget to help you measure your portions, how to turn your housework into a workout and more.

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Terms and conditions for the English Provender prize draw

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Exclusive members' content

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson: 'Everything is political to me.'

We are living in difficult and dangerous times, says the actress and activist.

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Bob Harris © BBC/Guy Levy

Bob Harris: remembering Bowie

Bob Harris on knowing the iconic rock star on the cusp of international stardom.

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Mixing gin drinks

Gin genius

Our ultimate artisan gin drinker's guide

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Adaptive cruise control light

Car dashboard lights - what they mean

Motoring expert Quentin Willson explains the baffling blizzard of icons.

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