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Pick Me Up! 12-Dec-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!

Sticking the turkey in the oven, I was preparing a Christmas feast for my client and her family. It was Christmas Day last year, and it was my second Christmas spent in the UK. I’ve always wanted to be a carer and so five years ago, I took the plunge and started working for Promedica24. Typically, I work with the elderly who want to live at home, but suffer with dementia or Parkinson’s. As I’m from Poland, this means that I can spend up to three months at a time in the UK, as a live-in carer. I’m with my clients around the clock and I help them with anything they need. Seeing my clients smile is amazing Usually, I start the day by helping them get washed and dressed and sorting out any of their appointments. We’ll…

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

WHAT A BARGAIN! As much as we love a real Christmas tree, the downside is having to buy a new one every year. Well, there’s good news for you bargain hunters out there – Ikea has just announced that they’re bringing back their bargain real Christmas tree deal for the eighth year running. The offer runs until Christmas Eve, and all you have to do is pick up a real-life fir tree in-store for £29, and the cashier will hand over a £20 voucher, making the tree itself just £9. You can use the £20 voucher on Ikea homeware from 13 January to 23 February, and make the most of the sales! Why didn’t we think of this? Don’t you hate when you’re given a gift and forget who it’s from? The card goes missing, the…

1 min.

You’ve got to get them rocking a Christmas jumper early doors haven’t you! And he does look very dapper in it, too! Adam Bradshaw, Halesowen My boy Ronnie looks so cute, I just had to get him all dressed up so I could send friends and family pics of our new little elf! Alexandra Low, Halesowen My Evie at 2 weeks old and our big baby Leila the boxer. Pair of cuties! A. Hadley, Hayseech I just had to get close for a cuddle with this fabulous toy llama in a local German Christmas market! Sue Angus, Wolverhampton Here’s our very own Rudolph reindeer picture last year. Giddy-up! Susan Dutson, West Yorkshire If your letter makes Star Letter of the week, you will receive some beautiful blooms from Flying Flowers. With over 30 years’ experience…

7 min.
season’s beatings

Bustling through the crowds at our local pub, I searched for my boyfriend Samuel James, 28, and a group of our pals. Spotting them at a corner table, I made my way over and plonked myself down. ‘Who’s for a pint?’ I asked, waving my bank card in the air. After a few rounds, the others left, and Sam and I got talking about our relationship and how it was progressing. Having only been together a few months, after meeting through friends in March last year, it was one of the first serious chats we’d had. Now, in August, Sam had an interesting idea. ‘Why don’t we just live together? We see each other all the time,’ he said, jumping excitedly to his feet. I was convinced it was all lies ‘What? So soon? I’m not sure...’ I…

3 min.
new future

I watched with fear in my eyes as Sam approached me with the cleaver. Somehow, I remained surprisingly calm, as if I’d accepted my fate. But just as he came right up to where I was slumped on the bedroom floor, the door burst open and a flurry of police officers barged in. They wrestled Sam to the ground while a female officer came over to me. Later, I found out that a neighbour had called the police and they had managed to break in to rescue me. The lovely police officer sat with me for ages until I was finally ready to move. Tears ran in a constant stream down my face, and I could barely speak. I’d been saved. The next few days passed in a blur, and after giving a statement, I was placed…