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Pick Me Up! 30-Jan-2020

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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!

Returning from a trip to New York, I felt utterly exhausted. Before going on the holiday, I’d been suffering with short-term memory loss, headaches and extreme tiredness, but now, I was burnt out. As a businesswoman, wife and mother-of-two, I just didn’t understand. Curled up in bed, I basically spent the next four months wrapped under the covers. My whole body hurt - even having a shower felt like rocks hitting my skin. Soon, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, but there was no help. I had to give up my job, and my home-life broke down. But soon, I decided enough was enough. If no one else was going to help me, then I would have to help myself. I looked at all aspects of my condition and worked on creating a healthy and balanced lifestyle. I’d…

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

Remem ber when…? Celebrity style is outrageous – there’s no doubt about it. Whilst the high street is usually quick to follow trends, there are few celebrity outfits that not even super fans are willing to follow. Taking a trip back through time, we reminisce on the media headlines that have sent the world of fashion into a frenzy. From Lady Gaga’s meat dress to JLo’s jungle dress, fashion has defined the past few decades. Gone are Miley Cyrus’ pink and glitzy Hannah Montana days, now she is raunchy, rebellious and refreshingly controversial. You didn’t think we’d forget about the risqué naked wrecking ball now, did you? In the 90s, Victoria Beckham loved low-rise jeans, Madonna rocked a mini dress and Sarah Jessica Parker was a shoulder pad icon. Remember Britney Spears’ VMA performance in the denim…

1 min.

My granddaughter looks fabulous wearing her New Year glasses! Mary Hadley, Cradley Heath This is my Nanny Von on her 80th birthday! Bless her, she’s still a right old laugh! Alexandra Low, Halesowen My fiancé Grant, 35, has my whole heart especially in this mask. Stacy Gibson, Wordsley My lovely granddaughter had this mermaid outfit for her birthday recently, she couldn’t wait to pose in it Patricia Cordon, Cheltenham I took my daughter Mia shopping on the weekend and she thought it was hilarious to take this pic of me being eaten by a T-Rex Lisa Adams, West Midlands 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 delivery by post, a gorgeous bouquet by Flying Flowers is…

6 min.
fall from grace

Tentatively popping the wine cork, I was grateful when my boyfriend, Samuel Ford, 24, took over the pouring duties for me. ‘I’ve always been a bit clumsy and you’ve got white carpets!’ I explained with a laugh. Samuel smiled and leaned in to give me a kiss. ‘You’re too beautiful to be clumsy,’ he told me, sitting back down on the sofa and handing me a large glass of red wine. ‘Right, where were we?’ I asked, leaning back and settling into my story. I’d been confiding in him about my struggles with anxiety and depression, and although we’d been talking all night, there was still so much more to say. I’d never felt able to talk to anyone so honestly before, but I loved how open and sensitive he was to my needs and I…

3 min.
a better place

As I was about to climb over the railings, I saw my neighbour walking by, and screamed at him to call the police. Samuel, who’d come back into the room, turned on his heels and ran. With him gone, I managed to carefully put my sling back on over my shoulder. A few minutes later, the police arrived, and after giving them a statement, I was taken to hospital to have my shoulder seen to. After that, fearing Samuel would be after me, I went to stay with my mum. I was told a few days later that the police had caught up with him. He was arrested while staying at his sister’s house, and he’d been charged with assault and false imprisonment. I began to look forward to his day in court, knowing that justice would…