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Pick Me Up! Special

Pick Me Up! Special

March 2020

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 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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TI-Media
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13 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
march special

The month of March is all about celebrating women. With International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, it’s our time to shine. So, we’re making sure you know the famous and ordinary women across the globe who are taking a stand for equality (pg12). Life has a habit of throwing some nasty curveballs, but us women are known for making the most out of a bad situation. When Zu (pg14) was dealt a devastating blow, she refused to let it beat her and lived a life of happiness. Now, she wants to show others just how strong they can really be. Being a mum is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world and we strive to give our children the best life possible. As Louise (pg40) watched her own daughter grow, she…

1 min.
your pick me ups

Best buds Look at Matt and Wally having fun! H.Rose-Gale, London Mum and me Here's my gorgeous mum Linda. She looks beautiful! Hollie, Portishead Baby boy My cousin recently had a baby boy and I loved meeting him for the first time. So special! N.Dalton, Bristol Nacho cheese My boyfriend and I had these nachos on our date night. All of the toppings! Jenny, Manchester Sunrise Look at this beautiful sunrise from my flat. The sky looked so peaceful and golden. Anastasia, York Sibling love This is my brother and me. Everyone says we look alike but I can’t see it! Hannah, Essex Morph and me My son loves Aardman animations! G.Mahon, Wales Happy girl Look at my gorgeous daughter playing tunes and doing her hair. She's adorable! Elsie, Stratford Sweet 'n savoury I tried this halloumi and strawberry salad recently and it was delicious. What a combo! Trudy, Leicester What do you call a bunny with…

5 min.
in the shadows

It was a normal day at work. Except I’d left my office in central London at bit later than usual, at about 6.10pm, and stopped off on the way home to buy a train ticket to visit my sister on the south coast. So, by the time I arrived back at the train station near my north London home, it was just gone 7pm on Monday 9 May, 1994. There were lots of other people waiting at the bus stop by the underpass as I walked through it, as I did every night. Inside, a lad who looked in his teens came towards me. He was wearing a pair of jogging bottoms and had shaggy, mousey-coloured hair. His blue eyes stared straight at me – everything happened really quickly after that… He came up close to my…

1 min.
'we were determined'

Kay Scudder, reviewing lawyer for Crown Prosecution Service London, said: ‘Russell Chandler may have thought he got away with these terrible crimes, but he has now been convicted. He pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting the two women, but was not prepared to admit that he had raped one of them and attempted to rape the other. We were determined that he would be held responsible…and proceeded with the case to trial. More than 20 years after their terrifying ordeals, the victims showed great bravery in giving evidence against their attacker in court.’…

5 min.
still me

My mum Madge, 88, sat in her armchair, gripped by her favourite game show, while I slumped on the sofa feeling sick. Bless her , I thought. It was February 2018, and even though she was nearly 90 and in the grip of dementia, Mum was still lovely company to have. As for me, I’d been laid up with a virus for a few days. The doctor said a bug had been going around, and I’d had to take time off from my secretarial job. I'd been in a coma for a month Still, it’d been nice to spend time with Mum. Me and my brother Anthony, 54, were her live-in carers. She’d spent most of her life looking after me and my six brothers, so now it was the least we could do. We’d take her out for…

3 min.
one for every occasion

Rubbing my bump, I ruffled through the second-hand gems at a local jumble sale. ‘This one is beautiful!’ I said to my husband Adam, now 46. It was 2008 and I was on maternity leave from work with our first baby. Hunting for vintage treasures, I had started to buy and sell handbags on eBay. Along the way, I ended up keeping the special ones. ‘I can’t sell this one, it’s far too unique!’ I said to Adam. That’s how it all began... You see, some people collect coins, others keep train tickets and cinema receipts – I collect quirky vintage handbags. Ticking 1960s designers off my list, I scan vintage shops, jumble sales and charity stores. ‘You’ve got far too many,’ my husband sighs, as I admire my kitsch Princess Charming 50s bag with poodles on the cellophane. He…