Good morning, peaches! It’s a soggy day in Melbourne, perfect for a giant cup of coffee in bed and a bit of a cheer-filled blog.
I think that gathering up the stories for posts like this and knowing that I will be writing something nice each week is doing me the world of good. Maybe it does you good too? I hope so. Yup.
Let’s tumble gently into this week’s batch of brill …
1. A mysterious pigeon in a bedazzled vest has been returned to its owner, after a determined search to put things right. Read about that here.
2. Courtney Barnett talks about drawing. “I didn’t really know anyone to do artwork and it was expensive to get people to do it. So, I just did my own stuff.” More here.
3. The good folk who own a brilliant restaurant gave back its Michelin star so they could spend more time with their families. Read about them here.
4. A man who had been beaming his own radio program from his shed to the kitchen of his home, where his wife was his only listener for 44 years, has scored his very own BBC radio program this Christmas. How great is this?!
#OnThisDay 1974: "The station's entire audience has decided to go down the shops" Radio 77 held the dubious distinction of broadcasting to the smallest audience in the country. pic.twitter.com/xkUZnfAPpR
— BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) October 9, 2018
5. The New Yorker wrote a great piece about the ace Australian comedy Please Like Me. Maybe you would like to read that? Or watch it? (It is sad in parts, so read up before you do if you are feeling especially sensitive like moi!)
6. A man spied a mouse family, so he set about making them feel at home. By building them a little village. You can see it here.
7. An IKEA store in Italy welcomes stray dogs into their cosy shop, helping care for them and find them homes, even. Read about that here.
8. An old but ace piece by Tina Fey on motherhood. “I thought that raising an only child would be the norm in New York, but I’m pretty sure my daughter is the only child in her class without a sibling. All over Manhattan, large families have become a status symbol. Four beautiful children named after kings and pieces of fruit are a way of saying, ‘I can afford a four-bedroom apartment and a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in elementary-school tuition fees each year. How you livin’?’ ” At The New Yorker.
9. The UK’s oldest twins have just turned 102. They say their longevity is down to “luck” but also a bit of a tipple. “We’ll have a tiddly. It does you good,” they told the BBC.
10. The gents from Queer Eye shared some of their favourite recipes. I made the Karamo’s Drumsticks last weekend and they were delicious! Read more here.
11. This video is great (below). What brilliant teachers! (link)
Our Year 12 students thought they were just filming a special interview for the school, but little did they know what was going on in the background!On behalf of all our teachers and staff, we wish our graduating Class of 2018 the very best, and hope that we do get back together again ??
Posted by Northside Christian College on Thursday, 15 November 2018
I hope you have a brilliant weekend!
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