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Pick Me Up! Special

Pick Me Up! Special July 2020

Published by TI Media Limited 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
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
july special

The last few months have been strange to say the least, and while we may not be able to jet off on fun and exotic holidays just yet, we hope this edition of Pick Me Up! will keep you entertained. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Head to page 36 to discover some of the finest chocolatiers in the world. Your tastebuds will be tingling! Or, if you prefer staying closer to home, why not take a short quiz on page 12 to find out which interior design style you should go for next. We’ve got some lovely home buys on page 40 to help you out. Life is often full of surprises. At her age, Kate (pg42) never expected to receive such a frightening diagnosis. But she stayed strong to fight an incredible battle, and…

1 min.
your pick me ups

Chinese fakeaway The most delicious homemade meal made by my hubby. Ruth, Swindon Happy birthday! This was my niece's beautiful cake. Ivy loved her pup on top! H.Moxham, Plymouth Summer loving My family on holiday in Turkey! The kids loved the pool. Sharina, Brislington Hotel trip Took a pic of this bar in a hotel to try and copy at home! L. Harper, Newquay Egg-cellent Brunch with my family. These poached eggs were cooked perfectly! Maisie, York New York I took this snap on a boat ride in New York, just before the kids were sick overboard. Oops! Andrea, Newport Beach besties Fresh air, sand and sea – what a combination! Sarah, Portishead Beautiful girls My two lovely granddaughters having a dance at a family wedding. So lush! Karen, Torquay Greek BBQ Weekends are much better when the sun is out and we can whip up a spread. Georgia, Hertfordshire…

6 min.
night terror

My period was late and I was starting to suspect I might be expecting. ‘Just do it,’ my friend, Missy said, pressing a pregnancy test into my hand and pushing me towards the bathroom. ‘Ok, ok,’ I sighed, reluctantly. I locked the door and sat down on the toilet, peeing on the plastic stick and anxiously waiting for the result. Within a minute, two blue lines appeared on the stick. ‘It’s positive,’ I said, not knowing whether to laugh or cry. I was 20 years old, and I had been with my boyfriend, Jay, for three years, but we hadn’t planned on starting a family of our own. It took me three days to pluck up the courage to break my pregnancy news to him. ‘That’s amazing,’ he smiled, when I finally blurted it out, wrapping his…

5 min.
join forces

All mums are incredible people, and mine is certainly no different. From helping me deal with teenage hormones, my first boyfriend and exams, to helping organise my wedding and being brutally honest about what childbirth is really like, my mum Heather, 64, has always been there for me. She and I had always been as thick as thieves, and told each other everything, but in 2017, I needed her more than ever. I vowed to be there for Mum And as it turned out, Mum needed my support, too. Back in 2007, Mum had been diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram. Even so, as always, Mum had put others first, never wanting to be a burden. She’d even postponed her treatment by two weeks so that she could enjoy my wedding to my…

2 min.
home sweet home

Scrolling through my phone on Facebook, I came across some photographs a friend had taken of the cupboard under their stairs. ‘She's turned it into a cute kennel for their pup!' I told my partner Kevan, 53. ‘What a good idea!' he agreed. Kevan was also my next-door neighbour – I was number five, he was number seven. We'd hit it off the moment he'd volunteered to do a few jobs for me round the house. Whilst we still lived apart, he spent most evenings with me and my daughter from a previous relationship, Holly, three. If anyone knew a thing or two about DIY – it was Kevan. Looking through the Facebook photos, a lightbulb went off. The cupboard under my stairs was filled with shoes and coats – it was a waste of space. ‘We could make…

1 min.
up, up and awa

A man with the world’s largest collection of Superman memorabilia said his dream would be to open a museum if his collection continues to grow. Marco Zorzin is officially a Guinness World Record holder for his incredible collection of all things Superman. Marco’s middle name is ‘Superman’, and if you don’t believe him, you can check his Driver’s License! Five years ago, he entered the record books with a collection of 1,518 Superman items. It has already grown to more than 2,000 items, ranging from curtains to key rings to calendars, and even stuffed toys, costumes and film posters. ‘If it grows that much maybe I’ll open up a museum,’ he said. ‘That would be a dream.’ He started collecting his memorabilia in 2010, but wasn’t limited to Superman. He would collect any DC comic-related items and popular…