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Friends AMANDA ON CAROL ‘I met Carol seven years ago at the school which both our sons go to. She was all dressed up and looked really beautiful so I asked why she was dolled up. I don’t even own a television, so I wasn’t aware she was a TV personality. She told me 064 | JUNE 2013 forever someone had won a competition to go out for dinner with her and I said, “What was the second prize – going out for two dinners?!” And she laughed like a drain. It broke the ice and we quickly became friends. ‘We are like chalk and cheese – she is brilliant at numbers and I can’t add up, and I’m an author and she’s never read a novel! But we have so much in common – we are both working mums so have a life outside the school gates, and we also share the same values and interests. ‘For the first couple of months we were just getting to know each other, talking on a pretty basic level; but we found that we had a real connection. She always knows exactly what I mean – she just gets it. I don’t have any secrets from her – she knows everything about me and she still loves me! I also know that I can pick up the phone at 3am if I need to and she will come over straightaway. And even though our jobs are very different, in their own ways they are both unusual and isolating and we share that, too. ‘What I like best about Carol is her energy, drive and her sense of humour. Some people revel in other people’s misfortunes, but Carol is the opposite in that she’s so happy when things go well for others and is always positive about their achievements. She really believes in sisterhood and is a real woman’s woman. ‘She does have a habit of putting other people first and not having enough “Carol” time. Nobody works like she does – she’s phenomenal; she WORDS: Georgina Maric | PHOTOGRAPHS: Shutterstock GOOD MATES ARE OFTEN HARD TO COME BY. TOGETHER WITH HER BEST PAL, AMANDA PROWSE, CAROL EXPLAINS WHY THEIR FRIENDSHIP HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013