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The Secret
Kelsie Schelling was petite at just 5ft 4in, but she made a big impact on everyone she met. The 21-year-old was full of life and had a heart as big as her smile. Her mum, Laura Saxton, loved how bubbly and silly her daughter could be – but things wer
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Bad Habits
Collapsing on the sofa with a bottle of wine, I grabbed the phone and rang my local Chinese takeaway. ‘Another long day?’ my partner Graham, then 40, said. In 2016, I was working in a corporate job – I travelled often and I didn’t have much spare tim
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Animal Magic
Ready for a fun-filled summer with your dog? It’s important to ensure your dogs are entertained, keeping active, socialising and having fun. Experts at Canine Cottages (www.caninecottages.co.uk) have suggested seven dog-friendly activities to help ma
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Growing up near the coast, we lived quite near to the lifeboat station. I spent every summer down there and I used to love watching the boats launch. From then on, I always knew it was something I wanted to get involved with. As an adult, I became an
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Your Dilemmas…
Danielle Barnett is a NLP Master practitioner, clinical hypnotherapist, and a life coach. She has a weekly podcast: Real Therapy. (www.daniellebarnett.coach) QI lost my parents in an accident when I was a teenager. I don’t talk about it – my friends
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Your Pick Me Ups
Living a healthy and balanced life doesn’t have to be difficult or cost the earth! The Clean Living Podcast by eco-cleaning brand KINN dives into the many different ways we can make our lives a little bit cleaner and greener. Listen along as KINN Liv
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1 Housetop (4) 5 Church recess (4) 6 Act of selling (4) 7 Conspiracy (4) 1 Harsh grating noise (4) 2 Gemstone (4) 3 Norway’s capital (4) 4 Plural of foot (4) Read down the shaded squares for the answer. Answer on page 47.
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Lipstick And heels
Getting out of the shower, I reached for the moisturiser. Smoothing it over my body, as I ran over my left breast, I suddenly felt something small and hard. What’s that? I worried. On closer inspection, it looked like a mosquito bite, only bigger. Ge
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Fill It!
Answer on page 47. 6 _ Hayek, Oscar nominee for playing artist Frida Kahlo in a 2002 film (5) 7 2021 superhero movie directed by 9 Down, and starring 6 Across, 10 Across, 16 Down & 17 Down (8) 10 _ Madden, starred as Prince Kit in Disney’s 2015 live-
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Health News
Summer sun and heat can dry out your skin. But nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik and senior aesthetician Sara Waterman from Young LDN share their tips on how to keep your skin hydrated and glowing. EAT YOUR WATER – Increase your fluid intake by eatin
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Floor Bored?
Floor bored? Make a change and give your wood and concrete flooring the red-carpet treatment with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint. Deck the hall (the lounge, playroom and bedrooms, too) with a low sheen chalk finish in 110 statement colours. Ava
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Follow It!
Answers on page 47. With over 800 award-winning signs online at Craftyclara.com you’re guaranteed to find something you love! They are handmade in the UK by Clara herself and cost just £8.99!
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Crack It!
Answer on page 47.
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1It’s a short-term condition. □ True □ False 2It causes stroke-like symptoms. □ True □ False 3 There are no treatments. □ True □ False 4The cause is unknown. □ True □ False 5It’s difficult to diagnose □ True □ False Myasthenia gravis is a long-term c
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Number Fit!
Answer on page 47. 2399/2935/3595/9253/9523 Number fit! pg 13 9523 ■
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Look Amazing!
Get your beauty fix from these top picks at Sainsbury’s. Do you need beauty advice? Write to hello@pickmeupmag.co.uk and we’ll try and help! ■
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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
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Your Brainwavess…
This week, our tip of the week will receive some great products from Addis! Creating a clean and neat space can help makeover a room with minimal cost and maximum impact. This Addis sink caddy, drainer, bowl and composter is a perfect way to refresh
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Our Perfect Bubble
Shuffling up the hospital bed, I pulled my top up and felt a squidgy lump of cold jelly land on me. ‘Sorry,’ the sonographer said with a smile. ‘No problem!’ I giggled. This was a momentous day: my 20-week scan. My friend, Sinead, and I headed in to
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Burning love
Packing up the car, I grinned at my three children in the back. ‘Are we going to see Auntie Claire?’ Winter, six, squealed. ‘We are,’ I smiled to her and her sister Tabitha, four. Their faces lit up. Due to the pandemic, we hadn’t seen my sister Clai
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In A Barbie world
As a child, I was obsessed with all things Barbie. So much so, my dad converted our loft to home all of my dolls, houses and accessories. He painted the walls pink and covered the floor in pink stripes, too. I was absolutely mesmerised. From the age
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Food And Drink
Put some pizazz in your pasta with Cauldron’s delicious Pressed Tofu, infused with the fresh aromatic flavours of Italian herbs and tomato. Set to bring a twist on these little balls of chocolatey fun, Poppets have launched a brand-new, mouthwatering
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www.clairepetulengro.tv Don’t put off until next week what can be done in this one. You have been following others’ lead, when fire signs can only follow their own heart. Remember who you are and what you wanted, or you could find yourself following
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Real love
Lying back on the hospital bed, I felt the cold jelly on my bump. It was my 12-week scan, and I was so excited to see my baby for the first time in 2016. Only, as the sonographer’s face fell and she peered closer to the screen, I began to panic. The
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Thomas And Friends
The East Lancashire Railway (ELR) has announced that everyone’s favourite blue engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, will return to its track this summer! Located in Greater Manchester, for four dates in August and October, young engineers and their famili
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Taking A Gamble
Whether it’s a flutter on the gee-gees or a bet on the football, gambling is often thought of as a male pastime. But now, with gambling and gaming sites at the touch of a button on our smart phones, more women have been playing than ever. And with th
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Solve It In 7
THIS WEEK Eco-friendly cleaning Essential cleaning is nothing to sniff at! Fabulous mother and daughter team and KINN founders Marie Lavabre and Sophie Lavabre-Barrow share their seven magnificent eco-cleaning tips for you to give a try today. Marie
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