Pick Me Up! Special January 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.
january special

Happy New Year! It’s exciting to think what 2019 has in store for us, as life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan. But as always, when faced with a challenge, we can be surprised at just what we are capable of. Shai-Anne (pg26) couldn’t wait to be a mum, but her baby was born with a rare skin condition that meant her little boy couldn’t even close his eyes. While Katie (pg18) was heartbroken when her daughter Jeanie-May was diagnosed with not one, but two cancers. But both mums dug deep, and found strength they never knew they had. When you find out what young Daisy is achieving at the age of four (pg31) you’ll be as amazed as we were! Nick’s weight loss will impress you, too! (pg16) He’s lost half his…

2 min.
your pick me ups

Congratulations! Congratulations to my brother Stephen and his fiancée Sara on their engagement! The family couldn't be happier for you two lovebirds, and we can't wait for the wedding! Joanne, Basingstoke The fridge of dreams One of my best friends got married a few months ago, and decided to host the reception at her house. This is what her fridge looked like a few days before – packed to the brim with bottles of Prosecco. I wish my fridge looked like that every day! Clara, Plymouth Sweet sixteen My baby girl Gracie is not a baby anymore… Here she is getting ready to go out for her 16th birthday. She looks so beautiful and grown up. I can't believe how fast time goes. Sonya, Hastings Is winter over yet? I think my son Adam has had enough…

1 min.
animal magic

A right regal lady I adore my cat, Lady Diana. She's such a gentle creature and loves being cuddled, which is perfect for me! Michelle, Swindon Hopping with joy Millie and Pepper have been in our family for years, and we love them to bits! They’re such happy little creatures and can make me smile no matter what. Cora, Hartlepool Perfect mornings Here's my cat Marcus soaking in the morning sun and taking a well-deserved nap. I wish I could spend my mornings like this… Charlotte, Poole…

6 min.
he knows what he did

After one last push, the nurse placed baby Ethan on my chest. Cuddling my newborn, I’d never felt love like it. I drank in every bit of him – his button nose, mop of red hair, blue eyes – 8lb 2oz of perfection. I’d become pregnant at the end of a short relationship and his dad wasn’t around. I’d be a young, single mum, but I couldn’t wait. My mum Julie, then 50, had helped me decorate the nursery in sunshine yellow. And when Ethan and I came home, I took to being a mum like a duck to water. Ethan was a dream, sleeping through the night by six weeks, happy, with a cheeky grin. Then, one day in October 2011, an old mate, Jason Redgrave, then 24, messaged me on Facebook. How are you? he asked.…

6 min.
the naked reveal

Browsing the website for another outfit, I frowned. While most women get excited about ordering new clothes online, every time I did, I was filled with dread. You see, I wasn’t buying slinky dresses and pretty tops from your regular stores. At a size 38, I had to buy specially-made clothing from stores in America. Tipping the scales at 33 stone, I was morbidly obese. It really was no way to live Just a few days before, I’d nearly had to call my husband Donald upstairs to help me get off the toilet. As my thighs spilled over the toilet seat, I pulled a few sheets of paper from the rail and desperately tried to reach round my flabby rolls to wipe. Eventually, after holding my breath and twisting awkwardly, I managed to wipe, heave myself up and…

2 min.

Sitting at the kitchen table, I stroked my cat, Nina. Just then, my husband Carl, 40, came in carrying the weekly groceries. ‘Let me get dinner on and then I'll help you unpack,' I said, as Carl plonked the carrier bags down. Placing Nina on the floor, she gave me a grumpy look. ‘Cuddles later,' I smiled. Then, as I placed a pizza in the oven, I gave her ears a ruffle. Carl was behind me, rummaging through the shopping. ‘There's something wrong with this,' he frowned, picking up a deodorant aerosol can. Liquid leaked from the nozzle to the kitchen floor as he handed it to me. Just then – Bang! A blazing fireball swept across the kitchen floor! Stunned, I jumped back. Strong fumes were flashing up my nose. ‘Quick!' I yelled to Carl. In a few seconds, we put out…