Saga Magazine - May 2016

26 April 2016

Angela Rippon, beach hut style and Diana Henry's seafood recipes.

Highlights from the May issue of Saga Magazine include...

Angela Rippon

Angela Rippon’s tips for staying young and fit

The TV star shares her secrets for a youthful, energetic life.

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#Michaela Strachan, one of the presenters of BBC's Springwatch © BBC/Jo Charlesworth

Michaela Strachan takes our Grown-Up Test

The Springwatch presenter, soon to front a Saga cruise, turned 50 in April but how old is she in her head?

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Terraced houses

Paul Lewis: Stamp Duty shocks

A tax to raise money from second-home owners and landlords will also penalise those helping their children get onto the property ladder.

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Beach hut kitchen

Inside Jo Oakley's beach hut

A peek inside artist Jo Oakley's colourful Whitstable beach hut filled with charity shop bargains and vintage hand-me-downs.

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White-letter hairstreak

Plants to attract butterflies to your garden

Patrick Barkham, author of The Butterfly Isles, explains the best plants to attract butterflies into your garden.

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Wedding rings

Thinking of marrying?

Annie Shaw looks at the pitfalls of tying the knot in later life.

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Tips for older festival goers

What you need to know to stay healthy and happy if you’re going to a summer festival - from Glastonbury to Hay - this year.

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Potted shrimp

Diana Henry's potted shrimps

Diana Henry shares her recipe for classic potted shrimp, a simple dish that evokes days out at the seaside.

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Couple on a beach looking ahead to retirement

What's new for pensions?

Will you be affected by changes to pension allowances?

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Fish goujons

Diana Henry's fish goujons with mushy peas

Use white fish, such as cod or haddock, to make these delicious fish goujons with minted mushy peas.

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Hospital bed

How to prepare for surgery

Due for an operation? The healthier and more informed you are before theatre, the smoother and speedier your recovery is likely to be.

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