Pick Me Up! Special November 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!

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
USD 2.69
USD 20.26
13 Números

en este número

1 min.
welcome to your monthly special of pick me up!

November special Step outside! It may be cold, but there’s nothing better than a crisp autumn walk. This month, take a trip to Sheffield and explore the Peak District (pg52), go on an action-packed day out (pg26) or help your little ones grow their own veg with Morrisons (pg50). However you choose to celebrate the great outdoors, we have you covered. Marine loves spending time in nature, but for years she struggled to do so (pg64). However, with the help of her trusted guide dogs, she’s now living life to the fullest. They even make great receptionists! After meeting in 2007, Dianne and Richard loved spending time abroad and making memories (pg6). However, after stubbing his toe, Richard’s health rapidly declined. He made a drastic decision, but in the end, it wasn’t enough. Today,…

1 min.
your pick me ups

What did the tree say to autumn? Leaf me alone! How funny! What is the cutest season? Awwtumn. How funny! If money really did grow on trees, what would be everyone’s favourite season? Fall. How funny!…

8 min.
miss you, darling

Spinning around to see my partner of 12 years, Richard, I could tell he was pleased to see me by the beaming smile on his face. ‘How was fishing?’ I asked as I walked over to him. Holding onto his hands and stepping in for a kiss, he winced. ‘Careful of my foot darling,’ Richard said. ‘I stubbed my toe.’ ‘Why didn’t you tell me,’ I said. ‘Let me have a look!’ ‘No darling, it’s okay,’ he replied. But after insisting, knowing that as he’s diabetic he has to be particularly careful with feet, he showed me. It was August time, 2017, and a day or two later I could tell his toe was still causing him agony. But he was never one to complain about himself, he cared more about the wellbeing of others. Richard lived his life…

5 min.
hocus pocus

WitchTok An aptly named community built on the social media app TikTok, nicknamed WitchTok revolves around the modern practice of using traditional magic and witchcraft. Including everything from spells, crystals and astrology, videos guide users into the world of magic. Language experts at Babble.com have created an encyclopaedia of basic witch terminology to lend a helping hand to occult newcomers. It really is word wizardry! CRYSTAL WITCH A crystal witch covers and practices the power of crystal magic. They use chakra cleansing and healing, which is based around the belief that certain crystals vibrate at unique frequencies and can be used to heal or alter your energy. Over the past few years crystals have become popular thanks to celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow supporting the idea that crystals evoke a positive energy. COSMIC WITCH Within the…

2 min.
what a corker

A jaw dropping wine cooler designed to dazzle envious aristocrats dating back to 1750 is being restored at a stately home to impress a new generation of visitors. The gigantic silver wine cooler kept at the historic Temple Newsam mansion in Leeds is the second largest of its kind anywhere in the world. 180Ib of precious metal The impressive 180lb lavish piece is a metre and a half long and was the ultimate summer show stopper for posh drinkers in the Georgian era. The enormous cooler would have been packed full of ice, keeping wine chilled during banquets while also acting as an eye-catching display of precious metal. It was created by Philip Rollos Snr who was regarded as one of the finest goldsmiths of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Records show it was…

2 min.
a lending hand

Around eight years ago, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was in my 40s, so it was a bit of a shock. I have always known that eating fresh food is good for our health and wellbeing. Only, as I searched online, there was a lot of information about type 2 diabetes, but very little on type 1. We all know the impact food has on our health and the issues bad eating can cause. So, in 2014, I set up The Olive Trust, which was all about inclusivity and bringing the community together. We already did a lot of work with food banks and community cafés, but during the lockdown, I knew I wanted to do something to help people with diabetes on the poverty line. Food banks are sadly a critical part of…