Sunday, 20 November 2011

What's Happening, Hot Stuff?? 20/11/2011

Welcome to WHHS!

Our world has had not a lot going on this week due to the flu putting Sarah out of action for a few days - but good news, the Christmas tree is up and looking FABULOUS:

We will follow these up with more pics once the decorating is complete!

In the UK the focus is all about TV - I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor - we really are on count down to Christmas - 5 weeks to Christmas to be precise! The only one we are watching is X Factor - voting for Misha B, Marcus or Little Mix but I'm sure you aren't interested in re-reading whats all over the press so we'll move on to other news!
Misha B
Little Mix
Following the news about London winning the World Athletic Championships the 'LGBT History month' community is holding a pre-launch event on Monday at the Kia Oval cricket ground in London. It is a free all-day public event based on 2012 Olympics to tackle homophobia in sport.

And Children In Need raised a record amount this year- during the Friday night show they raised more than  20 million pounds! It was the first time a charity event used Twitter to support it's fundraising effort and it paid off - literally! (CIN 2011) Out of all the charities, Children In Need was the first charity I (Sarah) raised any significant money for (well, 200 pounds!) - I organised a charity Line Dance in 1998! So we settled in and enjoyed the cheese-fest that was Children In Need 2011! Our highlight was Russel Howard - oh and the Muppets leading the mahna mahna song.
In the United States of America there has been more news in the battle for Gay marriage - California's supreme court has ruled that anti-gay marriage group 'Protect Marriage' can defend the ban on gay marriage in court - if you have time, don't waste it checking their website - according to them 'Traditional marriage is the foundation of society and has served our state well for centuries. California’s constitutional marriage amendment exists to strengthen society, encourage monogamous and loving marriages and to provide the optimal environment to ensure the well being of children. Marriage is between one man and one woman.' - Seriously? First of all, traditional marriage encourages monogamy - surely marriage encourages monogamy, not solely 'traditional' marriage! And they must have missed the report that same-sex couples have better behaved kids! (see last week's WHHS).

Before we sign off and let you enjoy the rest of the weekend, have you seen the controversial Benetton advert- the UNHATE campaign had images of the Pope kissing an Egyptian muslim leader and Obama kissing Hugo Chavez- the ads have been banned but I guess it's had the affect they wanted if everyone's seen them! The point of the campaign is people of different race, orientation and creed should not hate each other - Simples!

Have a great week and enjoy Thanksgiving for those in the US! We will be launching our Thanksmas celebrations at the start of December - but more on that next week!

Laura & Sarah xo

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