It’s time for
everybody’s some people’s one of my favourite things – Feeling A Bit Shit! Let’s face it, the news is so very often less that bolstering, so why not wade through some things that are a bit more positive or cheering?
Let’s do just that …
1/ Sam Neill is the only person who truly knows how to use social media. Let’s be clear on that. Read more here.
2/ Banksy set up an unauthorised stall of artwork on a Venice street during the Biennale.
3/ This old BBC video of the now late Judith Kerr returning to her childhood home is lovely and restrained.
4/ A study says that putting a clean and tidy bird feeder in your garden is helpful and in fact encouraged. It’s helping to boost bird populations, they say. Read more here.
5/ A guide to quick pickling from Crowded Kitchen. These look brilliant and I’m going to make some this weekend.
6/ Holly Throsby’s brilliant book Goodwood is being turned into a TV series by the ABC!
The series is being produced by Alice Bell and Claudia Karvan, with Imogen Banks (who produced Offspring, Tangle, Puberty Blues and The Beautiful Lie) executive producing. Excitingly the TV adaptation is being written by Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller, the team behind brilliant mum-life comedy The Letdown.
7/ Karen O and Danger Mouse’s new track is brilliant.
8/ I love the ‘noticing wall’ a LOT. Noticing things is my jam. More on it here. (I had something like this in my shop in the olden days.)
9/ I love this promo from the German Women’s World Cup team!
‘We don’t have balls, but we know how to use them.’ The German Women’s World Cup team‘s hype video has been hailed for its strong message of female empowerment @DFB_Frauen #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/pKZaOOC3ZE
— SBS News (@SBSNews) May 21, 2019
10/ Beatboxing is hard for babies.
This baby trying to make Beatbox with his father is the funniest and most tender thing I've seen in a long time?? Adorable pic.twitter.com/tl0nsVAT1N
— Akki (@akkitwts) May 19, 2019
11/ This man was a roofer, but he decided to retrain as a midwife. <3
“I chose midwifery because I wanted something life-affirming after my partner’s death. I had lived with her for 15 years when she got lung cancer, and I nursed her until she died five months later. Midwifery appealed to me: it’s a job in which you see the start of new life.”
12/ 25 delicious-looking vegetable soups to make this weekend. Or on another weekend. That’s fine too.
13/ Mick Jagger pretty much dances like a preschooler. So good.
14/ I liked reading this article about the super powers of making things because that’s what I am always on about too!
15/ Some people are so, so, so kind.
An old lady took a photo of my cat Chips, went to the trouble of getting it developed and then put it in our letterbox this morning ?? ? pic.twitter.com/JYkzU3W9Bn
— Mielebee (@mielebeep) May 10, 2019
16/ Here are some encouraging alpacas.
Torrent isn’t quite as confident as he ventures out into the field with his fan club! pic.twitter.com/KoLFNtgZ2s
— Barnacre Alpacas (@BarnacreAlpacas) May 10, 2019
17/ If you want to read more, you need to choose big, fat books, says The Guardian!
18/ We all know someone like this.
Today marks a year since I paid nearly £200 to be told my dog was faking struggling to breathe in order to be carried. pic.twitter.com/rGfBKz6FKF
— Neva (@vnevah) September 6, 2018
19/ This is brilliant. – “A new Twitter account is outing shoddy reporting in science stories,” Quartz reports. “The account @justsaysinmice tweets about stories that rely on a study of mice to make claims about human health.”
20/ You can buy The Tiger Who Came To Tea teacups but they are very expensive but also great. #swoon
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Have a brilliant day! And guess what? I’m nearly 100 percent not sick! After a month of it. YAYYYYYYY!
PS: I hope you are not sick.