The week that was

Entry #88

TWTW: #88
Badges, Bans and Boobs

Author: Katie Bedford

It’s been a rough few months.

We haven’t known if we’re coming or going.

There have been tears.

There have been tantrums.

But on Tuesday night, the result we’ve all been waiting for was finally delivered and it was David, who took the Great British Bake Off crown.

Why? What did you think we were talking about?

Welcome to the week that was.

An Alpha Male Known as David

Sunday saw the return of the nation’s sweetheart David Attenborough, as his new documentary ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ burst onto screens. The series journeys across seven continents to highlight the importance of looking after the planet. 

In a nod to the legendary wildlife lover’s continued efforts to conserve the natural world, Blue Peter awarded him with a Green Blue Peter badge – made from recycled plastic yoghurt pots, of course.



Stick That in your Tweet and Post It

It’s been a rocky few weeks for Facebook. The social media giant has come under fire for ruling out a ban on political advertisements. And unfortunately for Zuckerburg, it doesn’t look like it’s going to ease up anytime soon.

In what is being quipped as the biggest clap-back of 2019, Twitter ‘coincidentally’ decided on Thursday that it would be banning all political advertising from its platform worldwide, with CEO Jack Dorsey stating that the reach of political messages “should be earned, not bought”.

Political ads on Twitter might only make up a fraction of those online, but we’re still here for the drama.

source: REUTERS via BBC News

Drinking in the Dark

We’re partial to the odd drink here at ilk (beer o’clock is our favourite time of the week). So, it won’t come as a surprise that we were completely on board when Lidl unveiled their new wine tasting experience. 

Introducing Lidl Chateau Noir: a blind wine tasting experience which aims to challenge customers perceptions that when it comes to vino, a premium label is best. 

The experience begins in the ‘Discombobulation Chamber’, which throws off visitors’ senses, before they begin the blind wine tasting. Either that, or the waiters have thought of a very elaborate plan to make everyone nauseous so they can neck the lot themselves. 

Either way, we approve.

'Lidl Chateaux Noir' source: PR Examples

The ‘Discombobulation Chamber’. Source: PR Examples

Nipples to the Wind

We’ve had Jesus on a naan bread, Freddie Mercury on a lamb chop, and even Donald Trump in a tub of butter.

Now? Tits on a jumper

A new season jumper courtesy of Fat Face caught the attention of Mumsnet users this week after its festive fairisle pattern was mistaken for what has now been affectionately named ‘booby bunting.’ 

Whilst admitting it wasn’t quite the look their designers had been going for, Fat Face has shrugged off the criticism and are now donating 10% of the sale of the jumper to breast cancer charity, CoppaFeel.


FatFace via Huffington Post

Red Ross

Now before you break out your ‘We Were on a Break’ t-shirt, no, we aren’t talking about a Friends reunion. 

This week, our second favourite Ross made headlines with his kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck-fantastic celebratory message following England’s triumph over New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup semi-final. 

Cue intense stares, mild threats to the referee and bellowing proclamations of what we think is sheer joy(?)


Imagine his reaction if we win tomorrow…

Have an outstanding weekend folks!