Pick Me Up! Special December 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

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welcome to your monthly special of pick me up!

December special Snow may not be falling yet, but Christmas sure is coming! With the countdown officially underway, we have everything you need to get ready for the party season. With an extra special beauty treat (pg42), we’ll have you glowing from head to toe in no time. As well as seasonal delights, we have plenty of binge-worthy real life to get you through the month. Driving down the dual carriageway, Katherine knew she was in trouble (pg22). Only, her little girl leapt into action and made a life-saving call. And she’s not the only brave one this month. After a devastating diagnosis, Darlaine knew she had to face it head on (pg55). After making a huge decision, she is now living her life to the fullest, one length at a time! For years, Rebecca hated her…

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your pick me ups

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three in a row

Despite having an active military force of 10,000 and a reserve force of 137,000, in 2001 which large country’s navy consisted of one tug boat manned by seven men only one of whom could swim? To find out solve the puzzle… Make three nine-letter words using all of these three-letter sections and enter them in the grid. We’ve given you three letters to start you off. Unscramble the shaded letters to find the answer. Your answer ____________________________ RLP IUM WHI GYM TPR INT NAS OOL FOO Three in a row Answer: MONGOLIA…

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the perfect life

Growing up, my youngest son was the smartest boy I’d ever known. A math whizz, Jack had dreams of becoming an accountant. ‘I’ll be well rich, Mum,’ he would tell me. Not only was he a brainiac, but he was such a kind, loving young lad. He was never embarrassed to tell me he loved me, and always demanded a ‘Mummy hug.’ At 6ft 7inches, he truly was our soft giant. We had the most perfect family. Jack’s step-dad Roger, 49, came into his life when he was just six-months-old, and the pair were inseparable. Roger may not have been Jack’s biological father, but he was the best dad in the world after his walked out. With Jack, his big brother Max, now 30, and his step-sister Jai, now 20, we certainly had a very busy household. We may have…

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gone too soon

Calling an ambulance, they instructed us to get Jack onto the floor. ‘Can you feel a pulse?’ the call operator asked. Putting them on loudspeaker, Roger felt Jack’s wrist. ‘It’s there, but it’s weak and slow,’ he admitted. His face dropped. I couldn’t process it. ‘You need to start doing CPR,’ the operator announced. Looking up at Roger, I knew I couldn’t do it. It had to be him. ‘I can’t,’ he gasped. ‘You have to, Roger!’ I sobbed. Leaning over Jack, he entwined his fingers and began pressing down on his chest. My baby boy. I watched on helplessly. ‘What if I break his ribs?’ Roger cried as he pressed down. I could see how distressed he was, but he didn’t have a choice. Then, after just five minutes, the doorbell rang, and the paramedics took over. ‘You don’t need to see this,’ Roger told me. At…