Pick Me Up! Special February 2021

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!

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13 Números

en este número

1 min.
february special

Life is full of unexpected surprises. Sometimes they’re good and sometimes they’re bad, which is why we shouldn’t take a single second of it for granted. Carlie (pg16) knows all too well the importance of living in the moment. Just days after proposing to her boyfriend, she discovered a lump on her breast. To her horror, at just 30-years-old, she was diagnosed with grade three breast cancer. Instead of celebrating her proposal, she battled through chemo. Now, more than ever before, she’s determined to live every day to the fullest. This month, we talked to three women who all took the plunge and followed their dreams (pg34). None of them had ever planned or expected to become business owners, but each of them were shortlisted for eBay’s 2020 Business Awards! Now that…

1 min.
your pick me ups

Sea breeze I had the most delicious coffee, by the harbour, this weekend. Debbie, Cornwall Sweet treats There’s never a wrong time for a nice, cold, milkshake. Sandra, Kent Incredible achievement I’m so proud of my best friend, Deci, for completing her first half marathon. Tina, Cheltenham Sibling scramble Me and my brother climbed this huge hill in Cornwall. Steph, Grimsby Cake queen Nothing beats a Saturday afternoon tea with my friends. Katrina, St Austell Reminiscing Scrolling through old interrailing travel pics, this is the Dragon bridge in Ljubljana. Jackie, Norfolk Birdseye view A special day out with my mum at Kew Gardens. Heather, Swindon Golden find I came across this wonderful photo of my grandpa from when he was younger. Vic Warren, Norwich Summer lovin' I can’t wait to go on trips away with the girls again when it starts to get warmer! Nai, Reading How funny! What do you call two birds in love? Tweethearts. Which indoor sport…

8 min.
a deadly sin

Picking up the phone, I had a suspicion I knew what the call would be about. ‘I found Audrey mocking me to the rest of the class again,’ her teacher told me down the phone. Let’s just say, it wasn’t the first time it had happened. Despite not speaking until the age of four, Audrey sure enjoyed being the class clown. We could barely get her to stay quiet after she started speaking! ‘You know you shouldn’t do that,’ I’d tell her every time the teacher rang. But as she batted her eyelids, it was hard not to find it funny. From a young age, she knew how to make people laugh and that trait grew with her after she left school. She went on to work in a local shop in our small town of Lamont, California,…

4 min.
in her arms

Around 20 minutes later, the ambulance arrived and rushed Audrey to Kern Medical Centre. Due to Covid-19, I couldn’t sit with her, so I had to travel behind, not knowing whether my daughter would make it. I waited, praying that she’d wake up any moment. Only, she never did. At just 34-years-old, my beloved Audrey was pronounced dead. ‘Her injuries were too extensive,’ the doctor told us. ‘What about the baby?’ I sobbed, barely able to breathe. Doctors had performed an emergency C-section and incredibly, they managed to save her little boy. Audrey died in the hospital ‘He’s on life-support,’ the doctor warned, taking me straight through to see him. His tiny body was covered in wires and tubes. A month early, he was so tiny. ‘He’s a miracle,’ I sobbed. We named his Josiah Adrian Rivera – his mother’s surname. I sat by…

2 min.
wheelie kind

The team at Specsavers Clacton has replaced the electric bike of 88-year-old veteran Albert Morton after it was stolen from outside the store during his hearing test. Albert is a regular customer in the Clacton-on-Sea Specsavers store. His electric bike is his pride and joy, helping him keep fit and get around town. A thief struck and cut the chain In October, Albert had securely chained up his bike outside and headed inside for his appointment when a thief struck and cut the chain either side of the lock. ‘When the bike wasn't there, it was a horrible shock,' Albert said. ‘It was incredibly distressing, but the Specsavers staff were really helpful. ‘They gave me a chair to sit on, rang the police and ordered me a taxi home.' The pensioner offered a reward for any information…

2 min.
drum roll please

Laughing with my friends, it was another boozy student night at Hull University. ‘Lets do another shot,’ one of my friends called out. We all cheered and grabbed a shot of Tequila Honey. Every night ended up with some hilarious story. Getting rowdy, the usual jokes and challenges began. ‘I bet you couldn’t get inside the tumble dryer,’ my friend Maya said, with a look of mischief. Looking down at myself, then back at the dryer my drunken brain calculated a perfect fit. I’m 5’8’’ and a size 10. ‘Challenge accepted,’ I slurred, with a huge grin. The chanting began, the whole room was cheering me on, psyching me up. The mission began, and I reversed myself into the drum. Crossing my legs inside of it, I was surprised by how spacious it was. This is easier than expected, I’m a natural…