Pick Me Up! Special May 2019

Published by TI Media Limited 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!

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
USD 2.69
USD 20.26
13 Números

en este número

1 min.
may special

We all have someone that we look up to for inspiration. Lola (pg26), was ravaged by anorexia, bringing her close to death, but an unexpected role model pulled her through. Now she wants us all to take better care of ourselves. After a shocking diagnosis, Rebecca (pg31), faces the cruel and inevitable truth that her little boy won’t remember who she is, but she’s determined to make the most of every second with him. Sometimes we can even be our own role models, as Lisa (pg40) found out. After years of torment at the hands of bullies, she put herself to the test to prove just how clever she really was. Now she’s devoted her life to helping others. When Tracey (pg53) was told that her baby was deaf, she worried about her daughter’s future…

1 min.
your pick me ups

Ready for the big day This is my fiancé Alex and I at a friend's wedding a few weeks ago. It will be our turn in a few months and I can't wait! Megan, Manchester The French connection Such a fun picture of my mates and I on top of the Eiffel Tower. We were on a school trip to Paris and had such an amazing time. Danielle, Boston Going al fresco Picnics in the park with my mates is one of my favourite things about summer. This was taken last July, and I can't wait for our next adventure. Ashley, Bristol Pretty in pink Nothing makes little girls happier than a unicorn-themed birthday party. Happy birthday to my adorable god-daughter Mae! Caroline, Barry Little fashionista ! My niece Poppy looks super stylish in nothing but her birthday suit and this hat.…

6 min.
beaten into labour

Composing a text message, I took a deep breath and pressed send. The reply made me smile instantly. Of course I don’t mind you’re a mum, it read. I still really want to meet you. I’d been chatting to Jamie, 27, for a few days after connecting on Plenty of Fish. We were getting on well, but I’d held off telling him I was a single mum to my gorgeous daughter Amy, one. I worried that he’d be put off. I was wrong. I worked as a community carer at the time, and Jamie was a delivery driver, so both of our working hours were pretty erratic. The chemistry between us was undeniable The only time we could manage to squeeze in a meet up was during my lunch break. So later that week, I headed to Morrison’s car park, where…

6 min.
rebuilding myself

Dishing up a slice of carrot cake, I popped a cup of coffee on the tray, too. ‘There you go, enjoy,’ I smiled. ‘Who’s next please?’ Working as a barista at a café in Solihull, Birmingham, I really loved my job, but sometimes it could be a bit tricky. Like, in May 2012 when I felt a familiar build up of pressure in my nose, just as I was about to serve up a pot of steaming tea. ‘Excuse me,’ I mumbled, as I dashed to the loo. Grabbing wads of toilet roll, I held it under my nose, and in seconds, the paper was sodden as blood gushed out. For about 18 months now, my nose had felt continually uncomfortable. ‘It’s like having permanent sinusitis,’ I’d grumble to my husband Martin, then 39. And when the pressure…

2 min.
eye do!

Sitting on the bus, I clutched my head in my hands. I'd come down with a terrible migraine at work and had been sent home when my vision had gone blurry. ‘Get to bed,' my fiance Scott said when I got home. ‘You'll be as right as rain in the morning.' But when I woke up, my sight was worse. ‘It's like I'm looking through a thick fog,' I told Scott. Colours were different, too. I was registering green as red, and coral as yellow. Then things got more terrifying… As I stood up, the light around me suddenly grew dim. Then I was plunged into darkness. I could barely see anything. ‘I've gone blind!' I cried. I couldn't understand what was happening to me. I was only 22, and healthy. ‘Is this my life now?' I fretted. I'd never felt so…

2 min.
bruno the adventure cat

Swaying in the sun, I had a belly full of booze and started to daydream. ‘I really want a cat,’ I slurred to my mate after a spot of Saturday drinking. I love cats and dogs just the same, but my irregular hours as a tattoo artist meant I could be out for long periods – which would be totally unfair on a dog. I reckoned a cat would do the trick – surely they would be happy at home all day, snoozing on the windowsill? Before I knew it, my mate Chris, 24, was calling the pub we’d just left, The Broadwater. The next night, his mum Christine was at my door. In her arms was Bruno the cat. Well, just about in her arms – Bruno was a big boy! More a dog than a cat,…