Like a lot of people, I’ve always thought my family was kind of typical. In fact, I’d go as far as saying we aren’t #extraordinary at all, but I mean that in the best possible way. I have 20 first cousins on my dad’s side, 10 on my mum’s and between us all, there are over 30 children. Add the grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone’s in-laws, it’s a great big web of people, personalities and perspectives. There are countless get-togethers, email exchanges and phone calls just to see how everyone is doing – but best of all, tons and tons of laughter. ‘Family’ is something this month’s guest editor, Gloria Hunniford, believes is extremely precious – she’s a doting grandmother to 10 grandchildren herself and loves nothing more than spending time with them. In fact, at the cover shoot, she told us she often takes them on holiday to her home in Vence, south of France.
Talking of the photoshoot, check out how fabulous Gloria looks in our fashion story Dressed To The Nines pg 46 – there are lots of stylish ideas to steal if you’ve got a special occasion coming up and need the perfect outfit.
Elsewhere in the mag, we celebrate getting older with stories of women following their passions, tips to boost energy and the secrets to a happy retirement. For all you beauty junkies out there, don’t miss our six-page guide to smoother, fresher and younger looking skin!
Have a wonderful month, see you next time.
Rashmi Madan, Editor