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Pick Me Up! 08-Jul-2021

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
50 Issues

in this issue

2 min
one in a million!

Back when I was a child, I was one of two black people in my school. Whilst I don’t consider myself to have been bullied, I had a lot of questions about the colour of my skin, as well as my afro hair. I just got on with things, but I hoped things would change by the time I had my own kids. However, fast forward 20 years, and my son Jaden comes home at the age of four crying his eyes out. ‘What’s the matter?’ I asked. ‘I hate my hair. I want it gone,’ he sobbed. After a bit of pressing, it turned out he was the only kid in his reception class with afro hair and he felt isolated. I realised that day that things haven’t changed all that much since I was child. Deciding…

3 min
your pick me ups

We’re loving this! Level up your summer with Hooch Spirits! Done the Hooch way – with simplicity and zing, this three-piece spirit range offers Hooch fans a brand-new way to enjoy their classic favourite, levelled up. The collection includes two flavoured gins and one flavoured rum. Based on the classic Hooch alcopop flavours you know and love, there is a Raspberry & Lemon Gin, Lemon Gin and Mango & Lime Rum. All coming in at 37.5% ABV, the fruity zing of Hooch Spirits is guaranteed to tempt taste buds this summer! • Hooch Spirits are available now for £20 on www.goodtime.in.co.uk GET IN TOUCH Send us your stories and photos, including all names and ages, a daytime phone number and full address. E-mail hello@pickmeupmag.co.uk WRITE TO Pick Me Up! Media Centre, Emma-Chris Way, Abbey Wood Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7JU PHONE…

1 min

This is me, my boyfriend Adam and my nephew Arthur in Zante. Alexandra Low, Halesowen This is my daughter Mia when she was enjoying our picnic in the park over the bank holiday. Richard Adams, West Midlands STAR LETTER I’m 61 and have just found a new hobby! Elizabeth Williams, Llanelli My little man, Amari, fits quite nicely with my garden gnomes. Sian Salsbury, Cradley Heath My lovely granddaughters were overjoyed to get in their water tortoise for the first sunny day of the year. Patricia Cordon, Glos 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 a lovely way to celebrate sharing smiles…

6 min
i can’t die!

Watching the sun rise over the water with my daughter Alayna, I soaked in the magical moment. It was pure bliss. My husband, Alex, 49, and I were on a family holiday in Mallorca, making the most of our time together before Alayna and Maysa – our three-year-old twins – started school. Later that day, I pulled on my running gear, and set out for a jog along the promenade – a hobby I’d taken up while we’d been on our break. That morning, there seemed to be more people than usual out and about, so I had to weave myself between other runners. Suddenly, I lost my footing and went flying to the floor – landing with a thud. Blushing crimson with embarrassment, I winced in the pain. A kind Spanish lady appeared next to me…

7 min
under the sheets

Dashing to the bathroom, I clutched my baby bump as I hunched over the loo By the third trimester, I expected the morning sickness to have calmed down, but it remained just as bad for my entire pregnancy. ‘Can’t wait to get you out of there,’ I joked, rubbing my burgeoning bump. It was 2016 and I was expecting my first child with my partner, Harry*, 29. Despite the horrendous morning sickness, we were so excited, especially when we found out we were having a little girl. However, at a 37-week scan, doctors noticed she had stopped growing and had reduced movement. ‘We’re going to induce you early,’ the consultant suggested. Although it was three weeks early, the doctor wasn’t overly concerned, and medical staff reassured me it was just a precaution. So, although it wasn’t what…

1 min
your brainwaves…

Be a winner! This week, our tip of the week will receive some amazing products from Addis! Creating a clean and neat space can help makeover a room with a minimal cost yet maximum impact. This ultimate Lynsey Queen of Clean bundle contains her full collection including her pretty, pink foldable laundry basket! For ways to embrace your space visit addis.co.uk Panic over! In a snap Never lose your car in big car parks again by snapping a picture of its location with signs or numbers in. Beverley Lindfield, Kent Tip of the week Pristine pinkies Nail varnish can discolour your nails. To get rid of staining, simply make up a small bowl of warm water and drop in a denture tablet before soaking your fingers for five minutes. Gill Kinloch, Lancs Sparkling lights Lamps always collect dust, so I…