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Pick Me Up! Special Autumn 2018

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Pick Me Up! Special Series is your monthly feast of the best real-life stories from Pick Me Up! The series comprises of nine ‘Seasonals' and four ‘Best Ofs', featuring the best of Pick Me Up! Each bumper issue is crammed with a variety pack of true stories, your favourite features, money-saving tips, laughs, health ideas, great looks, budget beauty, food ideas to put a smile on your face and 12 puzzles. A fun package to keep you truly entertained!

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13 Issues


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autumn special

Six days might not seem very long but it was a lifetime for Caroline (pg22) to wait. When her waters broke too early, she had to will her twin girls to hold off coming into the world because if they did, doctors couldn’t save them. It was a fight that would shape the whole family.Proud mum Victoria (pg34) has watched her son Alex, 13, win plenty of battles on his journey to be a teenager. When he was first diagnosed with leukaemia, she was devastated – the second time she was furious. But Alex’s courage has shone throughout.Life is full of surprises. You won’t believe what happened to Jasmine (pg31) when she was bitten by a spider, and if you think being pregnant was going to stop Shannon (pg24)…

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your pick me ups

Bedtime favourites While most kids hate bedtime, Nicholas absolutely adores getting into bed! It’s probably because he knows I’m about to read him a story, but I count myself lucky! Robyn, Brighton Summertime keepsakes We had a wonderful time on the beach in Dorset recently, and Isabella had a blast picking up stones and playing with them. She brought this one home as a keepsake. Shelly, Cardiff Nature lover from the start I was so proud of my little boy. I took him out to the playground, and he was more interested in watching the birds than playing on the swings! Megan, Kent Beautiful birthday girl Happy birthday to…

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animal magic

Our readers have captured their adorable animals on camera... Get that camera away from me! My cat Margie is not partial to having her photo taken, but I just couldn’t resist getting a snap of that grumpy face. Abby, Staines A man and his dog My fiancé Matt and our dog Bear love going for country walks! I don’t know which of the two I love more! Harriet, Somerset Friends for life This is me and my dog Monty. We always have so much fun together! Lucy, Bristol ■…

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the promise i made my dying son

He just wanted to make people happy I would have taken it from him in a heartbeat (IMAGES: EMMA KIDSLEY AND SWNS) Taylor never complained once A perfect big brother The kids keep me going All of my children were precious to me, but the bond I had with my first born was something truly special. It had just been me and Taylor, 11, for four years before Harley, seven, and Harper, two, came into the world.Taylor was such a dream child. He was older than his years, polite and kind.I never had to worry about him getting into trouble and knew when he said that he wanted to be in computers, that he’d…

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brute strengthh

I felt so lucky to have him He beat me in a jealous rage Andrew wouldnt change He promised to protect me (IMAGES: SWNS) Beaten for no reason Out with mates, I was trying to join in the fun, but my phone kept on pinging. ‘It’s Andrew,’ I sighed. ‘He’s asking what I’m up to.’ Again.‘That’s so sweet of him!’ my friend replied.But was it?I used to think the same.But recently, my boyfriend Andrew’s constant checking up on me felt a bit over the top.When we’d first met, I’d been having a rough time.‘Come under my wing,’ he said. ‘I’ll look after you.’I felt so lucky that this sexy, 6ft tall bloke with a bodybuilder’s physique…

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roly-poly coaster

I was too fat to fit! Look at me now! (PHOTOS: SWNS) Active as a teenager, into ballet and tap, I was a size-12 when I first met my fiance, Jack Dunham, then 21.Formerly primary school chums, we were reintroduced by a mutual pal in 2017 and fell in love.Soon pregnant, I had our first daughter Keira in August 2008.At six-months-old, Keira developed osteomyelitis, a dangerous, rare condition that inflames bone marrow.It's usually found in children in underdeveloped countries, but somehow Keira had contracted it.My baby was battling for her life!I kept a bedside vigil at Southampton General Hospital for months.My waistline was the last thing on my mind as I lived on sugary energy drinks and vending machine snacks, curries or Chinese…