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Pick Me Up! 28-Nov-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!

Sitting in the doctor’s surgery, we were desperate for answers. Me and my three sisters, Ruth, 32, Hat, 30 and Tilly, 26, had noticed that our mum, Laura, 63, had been a little scatty recently. One time she had cooked us all a shepherd’s pie, but she hadn’t cooked the mince. ‘We think it’s depression,’ the doctor told us, but we knew that couldn’t be right. Then, after a number of trips to the doctors and multiple tests, we had a diagnosis. The underlying cause of your problems is due to Alzheimer’s disease, we read, as we all huddled around the letter. Mum had a rare form of Alzheimer’s Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) - there was nothing we could do. It had been such a hard time for Mum. She couldn’t understand why she was having to…

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

WE’RE LOVING THIS! Thinking of planning a themed wedding? How about this for inspiration? Glittery unicorn themed ceremonies, karaoke marriage vows and a wedding breakfast at McDonald’s are among the nation’s wackiest modern-day wedding traditions, according to a new survey. The poll by family-owned jeweller Beaverbrooks revealed a list of the most unusual wedding day celebrations, including a Star Wars-inspired theme where the bride walked down the aisle to The Imperial March, and a ‘witches wedding’ – a gothic occasion that required all guests to be dressed in black. And according to the survey, one brave couple even hosted a nudist wedding, with guests, bride and groom all completely naked. Another pair of nonconformists tied the knot submerged underwater. Themed weddings also featured prominently on the list, with Disney, pirates, cowboys, Harry Potter and superheroes…

1 min.

My sons Anton, Ben and Jack couldn’t wait to get their toboggan out when it snowed heavily last Christmas holidays! Carole Gasan, Stroud My little bundle Evie at Christmas last year. Can’t believe the little Rudolph is nearly one! Amanda Hadley, Cradley Heath This is my daughter Mia holding her baby cousin for the first time. It’s a Christmas miracle as my daughter doesn’t hold babies! Lisa Adams, Halesowen How fabulously classy is this gift shop in Stockbridge – simply decorated ready for Christmas! Susan Angus, Wolverhampton Meeting Father Christmas was such fun, he really made me laugh! Ho Ho Ho! Colleen Brunton, Enfield 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…

7 min.
do you want to see evil?

Rifling through the kitchen drawers, I cursed myself for not being organised. ‘There must be a pen in here somewhere,’ I said. Finally, an old biro popped its head out from under a pile of old bills. ‘Yes! Got ya!’ I sung. I was compiling a list of things I’d need for my singledom celebration party and I wanted to make sure it went without a hitch. My ex, Luke Clarke, 24, and I had recently parted ways after nearly eight years together, due to his aggression and terrible mood swings. We’d met when we were both just 16 and had quickly settled down together and made a lovely life for ourselves. The two of us were the best of friends. But when I fell pregnant with our first child, Alfie, now four, everything changed. ‘I’ll say who…

3 min.
my escape

Landing on the ground with a thud, I banged my shoulder on the hard concrete, but I bit my tongue, tried my best not to cry out in pain. I didn’t want Luke to hear me from upstairs. I had no idea where he was, whether or not he was looking for me. I knew it was only a matter of time. Scrambling to my feet, I ran to the next road, didn’t dare look behind me. Thankfully, as I turned the corner, the taxi that Terri had called was waiting for me as promised. Hauling myself in, I breathed a huge sigh of relief as I collapsed in the back seat. ‘Hospital, please,’ I whimpered softly. The poor cab driver looked shocked, but didn’t say a word. On the way to the hospital, Terri text me to say…