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Pick Me Up!

Pick Me Up! 17-Oct-2019

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Pick Me Up! stimulates the modern real-life reader with a rip-roaring range of fun, fascinating and thought-provoking stories which feed her curiosity and hunger to know more. It hits the sweet spot for value-hunting, brighter women. Pick Me Up! gets under the skin of the story and encourages its reader to think harder, feel deeper… and share the experience. Plus, Pick Me Up! has the most up-to-date fashion and beauty pages, easily digested health and wellbeing advice, a good portion of fab food news and recipes, and pages of prize puzzles, all in a bright, modern package.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
50 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
one in a million!

Laying down on the doctor’s bed at my 20-week scan, I was dealt a blow. ‘I’m afraid your baby has Gastroschisis,’ the doctor said. It was heartbreaking, but I was determined to pursue with the pregnancy. When I gave birth to baby Lennon, I loved him more than anything in the world. He was born with his intestines on the outside, so we had to stay in Alder Hey Hospital for eight weeks. It was the hardest time of my life, being away from my daughter Gracie-Mai, now 12, and seeing my newborn in such a vulnerable state. I was so glad when we were finally allowed home, but I soon realised there was little support from the hospital. Although I had the help of my partner Steve, 42, I felt I’m a counsellor by trade, so that’s…

1 min.
get in touch

Send us your stories and photos, including all namesand ages, a daytime phone number and full address.E-mailhello @pickmeupmag.co.uk WRITE TO Pick Me Up! Media Centre, Emma-ChrisWay, Abbey Wood Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7JU PHONE 01174400607 FACEBOOK facebook.com/pickmeupmag SEE OUR WEBSITE lifedeathprizes.com TI Media Limited reserves the right to reuse any submission sent to Pick Me Up! magazine, in any format or medium. Unfortunately, we can’t return photos without a stamped sae. Letters/photos must not be sent to any other publication.…

3 min.
your pick me ups

HAVE YOU HEARD OF? As the weather gets colder, you know it’s the beginning of cuffing season. Cuffing season is the period between October and March when people feel the need to be in a serious relationship. The cold weather leaves many of us feeling lonely, and rightly so. With plenty of relatives harassing you about being single, it’s easy to fall into the trap of cuffing. While many cuffed-up couples agree from the onset that their romance will fizzle out come spring, many of us can fall into the typical cuffing pitfall – falling in love. Are you willing to take the risk of being cuffed? DON’T MISS We all love a Disney live action remake, and the new Maleficent film is no exception. Angelina Jolie returns as the fabulous villain in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, alongside…

1 min.

My son Freddie patiently waiting for his food after a day at a play area. Robyn young, Lowestoft This little beauty is my seven-year-old daughter Frankie meeting The Gruffalo at Cannock Chase. Kelly Whitton, West Midlands Check out my boy Amari. He fancies himself as a bit of an iron man! Sian Salsbury, Cradley Heath My daughter made me feel better about our endless pile of washing on a recent trip to a museum! Sandy Gill, Formby My husband and I had a lovely time seeing the sights on this train in Majorca. You’re never too old for a train ride! Lesley Dunn, Cranham If your letter makes Star Letter of the week, you will receive some beautiful blooms from Flying Flowers. With over 30 years’ experience of helping celebrate life’s special moments and FREE…

6 min.
killer romance

Scrolling online, I skimmed past several different profiles. Most of them were either too old, too young, or just not my type. I was about to give up, when suddenly, a profile popped up that made my heart skip a beat. His name was Ernest Otto Smith, 53, and he was a dish. With long dark hair, he had that heavy metal look I’d always fancied. And he was also half Native American - something I’d always been drawn to. Ernest’s profile said he’d had an abusive childhood, and my heart went out to him. I've always loved a bad boy I’d also been through my share of abuse as a child, as well as a string of bad relationships over the years. My last marriage had failed in 2003, and since then, I’d been pretty miserable. So now, in…

3 min.
locked down

Tears filled my eyes as I watched Ernest’s proposal video over and over again. I knew he was going to call soon, but the wait seemed like forever. Then... ‘Yes I will!’ I screamed down the phone, before Ernest even had a chance to say hello! And just like that, Ernest and I were officially engaged. I'm going to die anyway so I don't mind I couldn’t be happier. I’m planning on flying out to Ohio to visit him this month. As he’s a solitary confinement prisoner, he’ll have to keep his shackles on during our visit, and it will be supervised by guards. We’ll only have one hour together - but I can’t wait. Ernest is the love of my life. I’m already planning our perfect wedding. It will have to be in the prison, of course, but I’m hoping to…