You’ll have noticed by now that our latest issue is missing from store shelves. Our May trends issue was one of the many casualties of COVID-19. Unable to go to print, we’ve created a fabulous new June issue, which I can’t wait for you to see, and which goes on sale 18 May. In it’s pages we’ll deliver the inside scoop on winter’s newest trends, clever ways to boost your health right now, and many of the usual heart-warming reads you’ve come to expect from woman&home.
Putting the June issue together over the past few weeks has been testimony to how people are finding new ways to live and work during these unprecedented times. We’ve done it completely remotely, all of us working safely from home, and communicating with each other through countless mails, Zoom calls and WhatsApps!
As impressive as technology has been in this time, I’ve truly missed the bonhomie and camaraderie of the office, of being part of a creative team, bouncing ideas off each other and working side by side. It will be a while before we get back into that space, and I’m sure my feeling of missing like-minded people echoes what we all feel – not seeing friends and family, not talking and laughing over a shared bottle of wine in a restaurant, not being an intimate part of the human social fabric.
That, coupled with the many uncertainties facing all of us, means we have to be more humane than we’ve ever been, and more resilient; prepared to face our vulnerabilities and then stand up strong. There is much that we will still need to face, but we will meet it with courage and strength and, undoubtedly, a renewed understanding of humanity’s place in the world.
In this time, before we resume some form of normality, we have loads of inspiring articles for you on our website – from helpful health info about coronavirus issues, to lighter reads like how to put on your best face for a video call!
Until we meet again in our June issue, I wish you courage and strength of character as we face this trying time together.
Take heart from this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, which I love:
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’”
Editorial Director, woman&home