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Pick Me Up!

Pick Me Up! 13-Feb-2020

Pick Me Up! stimulates the modern real-life reader with a rip-roaring range of fun, fascinating and thought-provoking stories which feed her curiosity and hunger to know more. It hits the sweet spot for value-hunting, brighter women. Pick Me Up! gets under the skin of the story and encourages its reader to think harder, feel deeper… and share the experience. Plus, Pick Me Up! has the most up-to-date fashion and beauty pages, easily digested health and wellbeing advice, a good portion of fab food news and recipes, and pages of prize puzzles, all in a bright, modern package.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
R 14,01
R 900,39
50 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
one in a million!

Standing in front of the Priest at my Holy Communion, an older boy came and stood directly in front of me. ‘Will you go on a date with me?’ Derek asked politely. Gobsmacked, staring at the Priest, I had no idea what I should say to him. I hadn’t seen him before, but he was gorgeous, so later on, far away from watchful eyes, I happily agreed. And for our first date, we went on a long walk, far out into the fields, when suddenly the high heavens opened. Derek was the perfect gentleman and not long after, we were an item. He was my first love and he always made me smile. And a few years later on 27 October 1962 we tied the knot. I couldn’t believe how lucky I’d got and three years later…

3 min.
your pick me ups

DID YOU KNOW? It’s the most romantic day of the year, but how much do you really know about Valentine’s Day? We’ve rounded up some fun facts to keep you entertained… • Most women won’t spend even half the amount of money on men as they expect to be spent on them. • Women are more inclined to buy cards than men for this romantic day, while men prefer to buy flowers and chocolates. • There is an increase in the sales of pregnancy tests during March, thanks to all those wonderful interludes on Valentine’s Day. • Around 110 million Valentine’s roses are sold two to three days leading up to 14 February, mostly red of course. Out of those, 73% are purchased by men. • It’s been estimated by statista.com that the UK will spend…

1 min.

Here’s a picture of my lovely girl Ellie, 3, at a recent fairy photo shoot. She loved it! Tiger-Lily Manson, London Here is Snooker legend Willie Thorne with our little Yorkie Dennis. He was such a wonderful likeable character! Jane Raw, Bradford I love to entertain and this is my cosy spread of afternoon tea at home! Amanda Hadley, Hayseech My two lovely granddaughters cuddling memory bears in honour of their late Uncle Jason. Patricia Cordon, Cheltenham If your letter makes Star Letter of the week, you will receive some beautiful blooms from Flying Flowers. With over 30 years’ experience of helping celebrate life’s special moments and FREE delivery by post, a gorgeous bouquet by Flying Flowers is a lovely way to celebrate sharing smiles and happiness. See flyingflowers.co.uk for more details.…

7 min.
straight talking

Stood in the bathroom brushing my teeth, I saw my boyfriend’s face appear in the mirror behind me. ‘Alright babe?’ I mumbled, spitting toothpaste into the sink. Without saying a word, he came up behind me, wrapped his arms around my waist and started nuzzling into my neck. ‘What’s gotten into you tonight?’ I giggled, swivelling my body around to face him. ‘Been a long day,’ he whispered, reaching his hands down to my pyjama bottoms. ‘I just want you.’ Dan, 30, and I have been together for nearly three years, and it’s safe to say, our sex life has never gone cold. A fact - given Dan’s job - that would probably surprise many people. Dan is a gay porn star. When I met him back in December 2016, he was working at the gym as a personal…

7 min.
the other woman

Carefully fastening a bow, I made the finishing touches to my little girl’s hair. ‘All done,’ I smiled, watching her face light up as she saw herself in the mirror. Twirling around in her pretty frock, she was beaming. It was September 2013, and my daughter Hannah, then seven, had been given an important job - a flower girl at her dad’s wedding. My older daughters - Rebecca, then 20, Lauren, 17, and Megan, 16 - were also playing a role in the big day, and I was so proud when I saw them standing in their gorgeous dresses. ‘If there’s one thing me and your dad got right, it was you girls,’ I smiled. Their dad Chris, now 55, and I had met in early 1995 when I was working as a nurse at the…

2 min.
your brainwaves...

This week, our tip of the week will receive a great product from Addis! Their crystal-clear bathroom collection with strong, non-marking INVISIFIX mount, easily secures to smooth surfaces (from £5.99). Simply fix to tiles surfaces with the transparent adhesive pad. The INVISIFIX pad can easily be lifted and re-located and the strong, shatterproof acrylic will comfortably hold up to 6kg. Great for toiletries and bath toys! For more ways to make your life easier, visit addis.co.uk . Made with love Decorate wooden spoons with lovely Valentine’s messages and tie with ribbon to make ‘love spoons’ for Valentine’s Day. Carol Loader, Taunton Five ways to clean your home with Zoflora With over 90 years of hygiene experience, Zoflora continues to be a firm favourite in UK households. Experience all day freshness and beautiful lasting scent. 1.…