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Pick Me Up! SpecialPick Me Up! Special

Pick Me Up! Special

November 2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Pick Me Up! Special Series is your monthly feast of the best real-life stories from Pick Me Up! The series comprises of nine ‘Seasonals' and four ‘Best Ofs', featuring the best of Pick Me Up! Each bumper issue is crammed with a variety pack of true stories, your favourite features, money-saving tips, laughs, health ideas, great looks, budget beauty, food ideas to put a smile on your face and 12 puzzles. A fun package to keep you truly entertained!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
TI-Media
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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november special

Being a parent can be one of the hardest jobs in the world, but it can also be the most rewarding. In this issue, we’ve been inspired by parents who’ve gone out of their way to provide for and protect their little ones. All Katy-Anne (pg6) wanted was to have a baby, but after a health complication, her dreams were dashed. She then met someone very special and very selfless, who was prepared to put her own life on hold to provide the greatest gift. Mum Sophie (pg22) was so proud of her little boy as he took on the role of ring bearer at her wedding. But just 24 hours later, everything came crashing down and a mother’s love wasn’t enough to save her family. There’s no limit as to what a parent…

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your pick me ups

Celeb spot I was lucky enough to meet Carol Kirkwood from BBC Weather at Countryfile Live! She was lovely and down-to-earth. I was so pleased to have a chat with her Maria, Chesham I used to make loads of money clearing leaves from lawns. I was raking it in. How funny! Cocktail Club Shake it like a polaroid picture! My friend and I whipping up some passion fruit martinis at our girl’s cocktail night. Lucy, Clifton What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm. Disney magic I couldn't help but share this beautiful pic of my daughter when she was younger! Have you ever seen someone so excited to have breakfast with Goofy? Helen, London Shrimply beautiful I had this delicious prawn dish when I visited Bristol last week. I was too shellfish to share it…

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i married a monster

Wandering around the club, I was frantically looking for my friend. ‘There you are!’ I shouted as I grabbed Beth’s* hand. ‘Are you OK?’ We were out in Doncaster in June 2004 and she’d got stupidly drunk and lost me. ‘Do you know her?’ the man propping her up asked. ‘Yes we’re out together,’ I laughed. ‘But someone had a little too much to drink!’ He helped get her to a taxi, and the two of us got in to take her home. He introduced himself as Scott Keegan, then 20, and we started chatting away. Dropping Beth at hers, the two of us continued onto my flat, and before I knew it we were outside. ‘Thanks for your help tonight,’ I smiled. ‘I’d love to see you again,’ he said as I was about to close the…

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team work

With my gruelling cancer treatment behind me, and newly married, I only had one thing left on my mind. ‘I really want a baby,’ I told my husband John. John did, too – but we knew the journey wouldn’t be easy. After all, I couldn’t carry a baby. A routine smear test when I was 26 revealed that I had small cell cervical cancer. It was particularly aggressive, too. Within a fortnight of being diagnosed, it had grown from 4x4cm to 6x6cm. With my treatment over, it was time to try After the chemotherapy, I was told the tumour had reduced in size, so I was able to undergo a hysterectomy – to remove my uterus. Doctors said there was a chance that afterwards, they could still harvest my eggs, so it gave us hope. The procedure was painful, but…

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over the moon

Sarah says: 'When I gave birth, I obviously cared about Grayson, but there was no maternal instinct, as he was never going to be mine. 'He was always for Katy-Anne and John. 'I never wanted a caesarean and I was mortified I was having to be cut open. 'But Katy-Anne and John were always there. 'The following night, Katy-Anne was really quiet, so I asked her if she was all right. 'She looked up and said 'yes' and smiled. 'I don't think it had quite sunk in yet. It was the most important moment of her life and she was over the moon. 'We still talk at least once a week. That was the whole point of Surrogacy UK – they wanted you to have a friendship.' John says; 'Everything feels like it should be and we have…

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back to life

Walking up the aisle in a beautiful ivory dress, it was by far, the happiest day of my entire life. I first met Gordon 60, online and we soon hit it off. ‘I'd love to come and see you,' he said after a few days of chatting. ‘I'd love that,' I told him. I knew when we first started talking that I had to give it all or nothing. So, when he asked me just a few days later where I thought the relationship was going, I knew marriage was the only answer. But I had to make a promise to myself. I begged for help with my last breath Whatever happens, I’m going to walk up that aisle. Afterall, at that moment, I was using a stick to stand up on my own as…

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