Saga Magazine - November 2018

23 October 2018

Saga Magazine's November 2018 issue highlights include an interview with Jools Holland, plus must-read health and money features.



Jools Holland | Photographer: Dean Chalkley

Jools Holland: The boogie woogie groovy boy is going to sea

 As the irrepressible pianist and bandleader prepares to sail away on Saga’s new ship Spirit of Discovery, he reflects on his extraordinary life.

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Sat nav on a car's dashboard

How do sat navs work?

Ever wondered how satellite navigation systems find your route?

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A woman in a bright yellow coat strides down the street

Get your coat (just make sure it’s colourful)

Fashion guru Alyson Walsh on the easiest way to bring vibrancy to an outfit.

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A group of friends laugh and joke together in front of a Christmas tree. Some are wearing Christmas hats - festive!

Finding friends at Christmas

For many of us on our own, Christmas can be a melancholy time to reflect on how nice it would be to spend precious moments with a friend.

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A collection of teddy bears to represent the collection of Gyles Brandeth

The Grown-Up Test: Gyles Brandreth

The 70-year-old broadcaster, author and former Conservative MP is a reporter on BBC1’s The One Show and a regular on Radio 4’s Just A Minute. But, wonders Gemma Calvert, how old is he in his head?

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An older couple enjoy a day on the beach with two foster children

Fostering as an older carer

Two older couples talk to Moira Petty about the highs – and occasional lows – of taking disadvantaged children into their homes.

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Carrot and parsnip soup

Soups and stews

Delicious recipes for every occasion.

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Walking through autumn leaves

Best autumn walks

We take a look at some of the best autumn walks around the country.

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Driving in the winter

Help your car cope this winter

Minimise the risk of breaking down with our top tips for winter car maintenance.

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The Waxwing

British garden birds

Find out how to care for feathered friends this winter

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Falls are more common on icy pavements, so make sure you wear sensible shoes

Winter joint health

Cold weather can make joint pain worse, so find out what you can do to ease your aches.

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Root vegetables

Feel-good winter root veg

Give yourself a boost on the darkest days of the year with these calming carbs.

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Carbon monoxide alarm

How to detect carbon monoxide

More than a third of British households don't have carbon monoxide detectors installed, despite these life-saving devices being simple and inexpensive to install.

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Man with a cold

Immune suppressants guide

An introduction to immune-suppressing drugs, what they do and why you might need them.

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Exclusive articles for Saga Possibilities members this month

Stonehenge

Learn little-known facts about our past

When Stonehenge went 'under the hammer', the unvarnished truth behind the Dick Turpin legend and other surprising facts.

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The best British history tours

Delve deeper into Britain's rich heritage on an organised tour.

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Windsor Castle

Royal residences and romantic ruins

Experience Britain's extraordinary past with our pick of its loveliest castles and palaces.

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