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Pick Me Up! 24-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!

Walking my dog along the grassy Downs with my daughter Stacey, then eight, I suddenly fell flat on the ground. ‘You OK?’ Stacey laughed. I was fine, but it wasn’t the first time it had happened. In fact, I’d been falling over a lot recently! So, I went to the doctor to get it checked out. I was soon referred to a neurologist for tests and that’s when I discovered I wasn’t just clumsy after all. ‘You have Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis,’ the doctor informed me. At the time, I was juggling four jobs, including hairdressing and foster caring, as well as raising Stacey and being there for my two eldest boys, Lee, 36 and Shane, 32. ‘We should get you a T-shirt that says, ‘I’m not clumsy, I have MS,’ my friends and family joked. Thankfully, my family…

1 min.
get intouch

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-Chris Way, 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

BUY OF THE WEEK Calling all McDonald’s fans to their nearest restaurant, there’s an interesting new arrivals to try… Along with the garlic mayo French Stack, cheese and herb melts, and salted caramel McFlurry, McDonald’s have dropped an extraordinary take on a burger. Introducing Indian Chicken in a garlic naan! Costing £4.69, this burger includes crispy chicken, carrot and red onion relish, garlic mayo, cheese, cucumber and lettuce all cased inside a garlic naan bread. It’s only available until 22 October, so get scavenging! WE LOVE THIS! Can you conquer The Gherkin? On 27 October, take your fundraising efforts to new heights and join #TeamNSPCC to conquer all 38 floors of London’s iconic skyscraper. Every step you climb and every pound you raise will help the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children protect more youngsters…

1 min.

This is my beautiful great grandson showing his first smile. I feel so happy to have him in my life and would like to give a big thank you to my clever granddaughter Chloe! Pauline Revell, Crewe Here are my two beauties Georgi and Billi sharing a massive bubble bath. What a pretty picture they make! Sue Hutchinson, Cheltenham Peace love and all that jazz! My little girl Italia enjoying an Essex wildlife event at Bedford Park. Angela Garvin, Romford I didn’t realise that my dress would match all the beautiful flowers when I visited our local garden centre! Colleen Brunton, Enfield Here’s a pic of me enjoying my favourite mag on holiday at Eyemouth Scotland. Life doesn’t get any better really! Jaki Noble, Dunston If your letter makes Star Letter of the week, you…

7 min.
every move you make

When I first met Robbie McBeath in 2005, I felt so lucky. Introduced by friends, we’d hit it off right away, and soon became a couple. Robbie, then 30, treated me like gold, and doted on my son Charlie*, then a year old, caring for him as his own. We were so happy, and I felt like I’d met the love of my life. But as the months went on, the cracks started to show. I soon noticed that Robbie was drinking all the time, and when he did, he’d become moody and aggressive. ‘Who are you going to see?’ he growled as I put my coat on one morning. ‘No one,’ I said. ‘I’m just popping out to get some milk.’ Robbie hated it when I went anywhere without him and had become so controlling. And he wasn’t…

3 min.
shout the odds

Opening my eyes, I felt numb on the right side of my body. ‘Something’s wrong,’ I said to my husband, Nick, 57. ‘Did you sleep funny?’ he asked, but I knew it wasn’t that. ‘Let’s see the GP,’ he said. I was soon referred to the hospital and for the next three weeks, I underwent tests and scans, but no one could figure out what was wrong. Meanwhile, the pain spread down my entire right side. ‘We’re going to transfer you to a specialist hospital in London,’ the doctor told me. A few months later, when I arrived at the King’s College Hospital, I was taken down for lumbar punctures. Doctors put me on pain relief, but I was still in utter agony. ‘We just don’t know what is wrong,’ doctors kept saying. I was soon allowed home, but over…