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our full share of loneliness and separ- What pleasure we have had at aship's special warmth for our Queen. She, journey of good will. Now the Royal bid them welcome. Incidentally, didn't ation. there are compensations. Some- homecoming. Perhaps it has meant a as we have done, has undergone family is united, and its rightful place you love the pictures of Prince Charles

ALTHOUGH WE naval wives endure grandmother for a few days' respite.

a husband in a distant port, taking stand at theCamber to wave awelcome her young son behind when she joined Last month we cheered the little Prince her dainty coats? (Her socks seem to small children for a glimpse of their or going to the station, or hearing the his father for brief holidays, and, last Charles and Prim~ Anne on their stay up better than her mother's did father, or leaving them with a kindly turn of the key in the front door.

times there has been the brief visit to journey to the port, or hurrying to separation from her husband. She left at the heart of the Commonwealth. in his sailor suit and Princess Anne is November.her children stayed at home way to join their parents; later we when she wasa little girl!). Relaxation THE SUMMER months can be most

exhausting for the busy housewife. Whenever you can manage it, snatch a few moments' rest. If you can sit

down, do it properly, not on the edge of the chair. Put your feet up, if only on a stool. Don't think of jobs to be

done:close your eyes andrelax. When most people hear that word

they stiffen. Yes, it's true. How hard some of us work at relaxation. Have

you ever watched a cat? See how he stretches, all his toes splayed out, his neck and leg and stomach muscles taut. Try that; stand by the open window, up on your toes, hands high above your head. Now stretch up and

up, until you try to touch the ceiling. Can you feel those stomach muscles

your thighs, and neck? Now, starting with the tips of your fingers, bring your

working? And those in your back, and

:51tg at your knees. Bend forward and slump at the waist and knees. Now straighten up again and repeat the

hands and your arms straight down 9Your

cars and shoulders until they

your lep out in front and your arms to the side. Try to touch the walls, and

operation. Or try sitting in an armchair. Stretch

kick that ball just out of reach on the

about nothing. When you get it like a cat, slowly, stretching out your limbs andgently rising. If you follow our advice about

relaxation and exercise you'll not only feel better but look better. More of

that next month, when we hope to give yousome exercises for your hips.

R.N. Friendly Union of Sailors' Wives

A welcome for all whose husbands serve in the Royal Navy and Royal Marine,

BORN 1893: still going strong. Have

you ever heard of the Royal Naval Friendly Unionof Sailors' Wives? For the benefit of those who have

not, let it be said that there are five branches in the Portsmouth Home Port area - Southsea, North End,

Vernon, Gosport and Fareham. There are other branches-Portland,

Weymouth, Rosyth, Clyde, Deal, Malta. Gibraltar and Australia-and

membership of onecarries membership of all. The Australian members had

the honour of assisting at several functions during the Queen's tour of the Commonwealth. Her Majesty is

the patron of the union. Membership (at a shilling a year.

officers' wives half a crown) is open not only to the "better-halves" of those

anchor." Each branch is run by a committee,

fulfil the union's original objects,

serving, but to the wives of pensioners as well and many keep on after their

husbands have "swallowed the

who arrange their own activities to meet the wishes of members and to

namely to help those whose husbands are serving abroad and to assist new arrivals in the port who are glad of

friendship and reliable advice in what may be a new district to them. The usual programme is a

haps some form of entertainment. For instance, this year the Southsea

monthly meeting to get together and exchange news, to have tea and per-

branch (membership 200-odd) have had a whist drive, a cookery demon- stration, a gardening talk and a talk on some reminiscences of life in New

Zealand. In December, a large party went to London for the Christmas

dance at the Forrester's Hall Prauon Road, which was a great


outing and ended the day at the Victoria Palace variety show. In February there was the annual


from diem, and WO welcome hints on household

ment for any coutribatlo., There with straightforward

of general Interest we mayd

welfare, house dresenmkiog, dthe like. We regret that we cannot eater Into cou'respo.dence nor

a section an another page di'.g is what you would e. The addrma

of course. mod~ no Do wrfte to us, and any

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queries, If, however, we reedy. a kuer dealIng with fomify - MMthe

subject of which night be s

hi Woman's Papa EtMtos', Navy New,," Royal Naval Barracks, Port~

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and we want to put in your choke. We shall be pleased to publish a selection of your letters, or extracts

This is your section of the paper,

success. H.M.S. Centaur gave invalu- able assistance with decoration of the

hail. The summer outing in June will be to Bath for lunch with visits to Fry's chocolate factory and Cheddar

Gorge. For the wife-and particularly for

be living at home-the R.N.F.U.S.W. has something to offer, it

supporting and independent, and a source of help and advice, because it

those whose husbands are not able to is self-

encourages people to depend on each other.

In this issue we've reported on the broad outline and the object. In future

membership can be made at any time to the Hon. Secretary, R.N.F.U.S.W., do Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth.

we hope to report briefly on the doings of the various branches. Applications for information or

pretend you're a rag doll. Do you feel better now? Lie on the floor and think

hearth-rug. Feel the muscles working in your back? Now collapse. Never mind how ungainly you look; just

People Food...

bobbing about as they were at a cock- tail party, that we longed to meet their wearer. She was a slim woman in the kind of fitted dark dress that we all

THE BRIGHT yellow flowers in the unusual hat so much intrigued us.

long to wear, but seldom can. The fact that she hadan Irish parent, spent most of her childhood and adolescence in Vienna, and is married to a Dutch

naval officer, must account for a great deal of the poise and charm of Mrs. K.J. F. Krediet. We realised that with

her cosmopolitan background and wide experience of entertaining (her husband was formerly Naval Attaché at the Netherlands Embassy in


'Ukiusyter" (literal

Pu dehI translation "Chucker.out").-put two slices of

fresh buttered bread on a plate. Cover with thinly sliced lean cooked ham (be generous with the ham!). Put two

crisply fried eggs on top of the ham. Decorate with a few slices of pickled gherkin or cucumber. (Cold roast beef may be used instead of ham.)

popular with your countryfolk when visiting

party, or alate night out!")

London. and is now working for N.A.T.O.). Mrs. Krediet must have a store of interesting recipes. She has

kindly sent us one for our Woman's Page: youll find it under our food

heading. We were fortunate in being able to

attend the recording of the popular radio show "Miles Ahead" from alocal

naval establishment. This particular edition, the last of the present series, will be transmitted on June 25. Alma

Cogan made her contribution in between shows at the local theatre. She

made a very attractive figure in her

beautifully whittled away to a tiny waist. Under the overskirt of the same

ating. with glimpses of scarlet. Stage clothes always seem exciting to us.

stage costume, which was interesting to observe at close quarters. The stiffened bodice of soft green satin was

green satin were layers of misty tulle, a heavenly shade of lilac predomin-

Sequins and tulle are not practical for every day, but what glamour they

port of the Malcolm Mitchell. Trio. Their timing throughout was admir- able. We can't tell you anything about their dress, except they were in lounge suits.(How dull to be aman!)

Navy Babies

home has been catering for the needs of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines for over 20 years and has always

prided itself on the high standards which it keeps up. The advent of the National Health

National Health Service, but who do not wish to take advantage of it, can

NOT ENOUGH people know about the advantages and benefits of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Mater- nity Home at Bowlands.Southsca.This

impart. In her songs Miss Cogan had the sup-

Fudgedelight.-Take one or two tins of sweetened condensed milk and boil

them unopened for from two to three hours. (It is most important that the tins be not pierced.) Let them cool, and

store them away. When needed, chill. On opening the tins you

licious, fudge-like substance. Serve it in

(Mrs.Krediet says "This dish is most Holland, particularly after a

parties or for a very special meal o summer CVeninga.)

is acceptable at will find a de-

individual glasses, topped with chopped nuts.

(This recipe was given to us by a Canadian friend. It

Photo. Keyzsoi,, P'i Ajrr.c, Because of this bond we feel a when she embarked on her long thronged the esplanade and beaches to

Service has brought some difficulties with it, since wives of naval ratingswho are able to obtain a bed under the

only be accepted in Bowlands on pay- ment ofafee larger than the subsidised one.

This fee has now been reduced to £19 l..-and not only covers the con-

maternity grant of £12, it does not now cost very much to have a navy baby in Bowlands,

finement but a fortnight in the home as well. Since mothers obtain a

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