Pick Me Up! Special Festive Special 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!

Festive special The holidays are coming! The Coca-Cola truck is back and grottos up and down the country are open for business. It truly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas once again. Things are finally looking up and this year, we have plenty to celebrate. After a devastating diagnosis in December 2019, Daniel (pg12) feared the worst. However, after a tough two years, things are now brighter than ever. This year, Daniel and his wonderful wife are looking forward to a magical Christmas, with an extra special gift! After seeing a spotty pup online, Connie (pg62) knew she would be the perfect companion in her empty nest. Bringing her home, the pair became inseparable and now they bring joy to each other all year round. Christmas is all about traditions, and Jo (pg15) has a…

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your pick me ups

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cruelcruel intentions

Beaming at my new husband, Amit, as we were pronounced man and wife, it was the happiest day of my life. We’d met four years earlier at a friend’s birthday party, and straight away I’d known he was the one. We set off on our honeymoon, and I was so excited to be married to Amit. But things quickly started to go downhill. Things quickly went downhill On our way home, we were browsing Duty Free in the airport, and Amit picked up a bottle of expensive whiskey. ‘We can’t afford that,’ I said. ‘I’m getting it for my family,’ he said, ignoring me. I was absolutely furious, and we continued to argue about it as we boarded the plane. Suddenly, it was like a switch flipped in him. ‘Don’t tell me what to do,’ he hissed, and slapped me…

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split second

Humming along to the film’s opening credits, I snuggled up on the sofa and settled down after another busy day. It was 12 November 2020, and I was on annual leave from my busy job in pathology. Between shopping, cleaning, ironing and cooking, I was ready to put my feet up and relax. But as I settled down onto the sofa, I was beginning to feel cold. With my husband Chris, 46, on a night shift, I decided not to put the heating on just for me, and grabbed a warm blanket instead. A gush of water ran down my legs I’ll make a nice cuppa, I thought to myself before I really got cosy. But as soon as I got up from underneath the blanket, I felt even colder. My bare feet walking across the cold tiles,…

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snowy pup

Snow is falling – and this dying pup is making the most of it. Marianna Wilson and Elijah Saltzgaber were heartbroken when they had to make the difficult decision to put down Maggie, 11, after a battle with cancer. All her life, Maggie loved to be in the snow. And the pair weren’t prepared to just let her go without giving her one last weekend of wintery pleasure. Maggie loved to be in the snow! This included lots of her favourite meals, camping and belly rubs – but they had no idea how they would get hold of some snow in September. That was until Salt Lake County Ice Centre answered their pleas and transported buckets of ice shavings over to their home for Maggie to play one last time. Maggie passed just hours later. ‘We are devastated…