Saga Magazine - February 2019

18 January 2019

Saga Magazine's February 2019 issue's highlights include interviews with Richard E Grant and Ardal O'Hanlon, and much more.



A few simple steps can help maintain the value of your car

Tips to help maintain the value of your car

Carlton's top tips should help you beat depreciation and get a good price for your car.

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Couple on holiday

How to make a holiday romance work

Holiday flings can become lasting relationships if you know what to look out for. Find out how to give a holiday romance the best chance of working. 

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A knitted cardigan and ankle boots

How to make elegant layering look effortless

Fashion guru Alyson Walsh on how to layer up, not bundle up.

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An older couple chatting on a first date

Conversation tips for a first date

We asked two of our regular dating column contributors for their conversation on a first date tips; here’s the result!

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Noor: Queen of Ranthambhore

Noor: Queen of Ranthambhore

“This book is very different from any other tiger book…a landmark in the ever-evolving natural history of Ranthambhore’s tigers.” – Valmik Thapar, India’s foremost tiger expert

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Morris Minor

Top five family cars of the 1950s

From the Standard Vanguard to the Vauxhall Cresta, we take a nostalgic look back at the family favourites of the 1950s.

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A martini to represent a soundbite from Ardal O'Hanlon

The Grown Up Test: Ardal O'Hanlon

The star of BBC One’s Death in Paradise, who started his career as a stand-up comedian before rocketing to fame playing Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted, is 53. As he embarks on a new tour this month, Gillian Rowe asks how old is he really in his head?

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Lady enjoying peace and quiet on holiday

10 amazing ideas for singles holidays

Solo travelling: whether you are looking to explore a far-flung destination, meet like-minded people with similar interests, or simply enjoy a relaxing break, the world is certainly your oyster on a singles holiday.

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Richard E Grant poses for photos at his film premiere

Richard E Grant

Find out how Richard E Grant overcame a challenging childhood and made peace with his parents to live life to the full.

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Bare-root roses

Planting bare-root roses, trees and hedging

Gardening expert Val Bourne explains the pros and cons of bare-root plants, and how to grow bare-root roses, trees and hedging.

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Man on date with younger woman

Dating tips

Read our extensive range of articles for getting back into the dating game over 50.

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Crispy bang bang tofu

Asian recipes

A selection of delicious recipes from China, Japan, Thailand and more.

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View of the outside of a smart Victorian house

10 things that could lower the price of your home

If you've ever wondered what really puts buyers off and lowers the value of your home, here are the answers, from pets to parking – even swimming pools!

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Boost your energy in winter with porridge

21 ways to beat the winter blues

If winter leaves you feeling lethargic and listless, follow these terrific tips to give yourself a lift.

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Man cleaning his car

7 tips to get your car properly clean

Clean your car like a professional with our seven tips and tricks to get your car properly clean.

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Cherry blossom tree

The best cherry trees for small gardens

Read gardening expert Val Bourne on the best cherry trees to grow for early colour, including a look at the award-wining Prunus 'Kursar'.

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