Nov. 16, 2020

Panties, Penalties and Poo Parties


This pilot episode of Thank The Week included:

  • An extra day off work
  • An incredible hole in one
  • Games consoles aplenty
  • A 90s heartthrob
  • A walk in the countryside
  • And a new party game

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Transcript
Craig Williamson:

Coming up, we have an extra day off work and incredible holy one. games consoles aplenty, and 90s heartthrob a walk in the countryside and a new party game. It's time to thank the week

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Thank The Week. Learning to be thankful for last week and excited for this week with your host, Craig Williamson.

Craig Williamson:

Welcome to the pilot episode of thank the week we're going out on Monday the 16th of November 2020. There was so much crazy stuff going on last week and lots of fun things to look forward to this week. So let's get to it.

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News

Craig Williamson:

Last Monday, we had the fantastic announcement of the first vaccine against Coronavirus by Pfizer and biontech. Obviously a huge deal in terms of the lives that it will save the suffering, it will reduce, and also the prospect of getting our lives back to normal. And this particular vaccine does need storing at very low temperatures. It's about minus 80 degrees. So I guess someone else who's pretty happy is that person who has a stockpile of ultra low temperature freezers must have woken up on Monday morning thinking how am I gonna shift these things, and then turned on the news and suddenly, life changed forever and for a lot of other people as well. So that's terrific news from Monday. Last Thursday, it was announced in the UK we're going to have an extra bank holiday in 2022. That's to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, meaning that she'll have ran for 70 years. And that anniversary comes up in February of 2022. But the plan is to have a four day weekend in June that year. So the lead may spring bank holiday will be moved to Thursday, the second of June. And we'll get an extra bank holiday on Friday, the third of June. So be terrific for the weekend, extra day off for everyone in the UK. And if you are around for the Diamond Jubilee back in 2012, you've probably got some fond memories of that. And I remember going to various outdoor events, street parties, fireworks and so on. It was quite the event. So something for us all to look forward to in 2022. And last Friday, was Children in Need the TV extravaganza on the BBC in the UK, children in need is the BBC charity, which ensures every child in the UK is safe, happy and secure. And that TV extravaganza raised 37 million pounds on the night did manage to watch some of it and one particular highlight for me was a sketch with the former England footballer Peter crouch playings Andy Murray, the Scottish tennis player, quite an amusing sketch. I'll put a link to the video for that on YouTube in the show notes. And if you want to donate to children in need, you can do that online BBC code at UK slash Pudsey. That's PUDSEY. And I'll also put the link to that in the show notes. Now let's move on to...

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Sport

Craig Williamson:

And last Thursday to Sunday, it was golf tournament action with the Masters played in Augusta, Georgia in the US the lead from airpro and eventually won by the US guy Dustin Johnson. And the real highlight for me however, wasn't from the Masters itself it was from they have a few practice rounds beforehand. And on Tuesday, there's a guy called john ROM who had a shot on the 16th hole. Apparently, it's a tradition that this 16th hole which has a big lake in front of it. Players at this practice round to try and skim the ball across the lake onto the green. Even if you don't like golf, I highly recommend you watch this pretty incredible shot, he skims it on the leg. I think it bounces three four times on the leg hits the green and then kills round in some incredible fashion and goes straight into the hole. So that was a holy one. At the practice round again, I'll put a link to the YouTube video in the show notes. Last Thursday, I particularly enjoyed watching some European Championship 2020 playoffs. This is a football tournament looking forward to the European Championships in 2020, which are now going to be played in 2021. And the particular game I enjoyed was Scotland against Serbia. And what was nice about this was it was a winner takes all game for a final qualification spot in the tournament next summer and Scotland. were winning one nil with a few minutes to go and then Serbia got a last minute equaliser. So that must have been good thing for the Scots and the momentum was all them with Serbia went through extra time. 30 minutes no more goal so then it went to penalties. And in the end it was five four to Scotland on penalties. Serbia stepped up for their final penalty to try and equalise and take it to some death. And Scotland's keeper David Marshall served a penalty from Fulham's Alexander dmitrievich. And that was enough to secure Scotland the victory and then go on to the Euro 2020 tournament in 2021. They're actually going to be enjoying that because they're going to be playing to have their group games in euro 20 20 in Scotland itself, and the third game is going to be against England at Wembley, so something for us all to look forward to. In other football excitement coming up this Saturday, we've got the return of the Premier League after the international break. And to top it all off all games through November and December in the UK, and now going to be available on existing channels. So previously, they were on pay per view, that was a bit controversial. Not many people were were keen on that prospect when you can't go to the stadium. So now all those games are going to be on the existing channels, which is terrific news. And the Premier League back, as I said, this Saturday, just to give you some pick of the games on Saturday, we've got Tottenham Man City at 5:30pm. And then on Sunday, we've got Leeds Arsenal at 4:30pm. And that we can finish this off in style with Liverpool against

Leicester at 7:

15pm. Finally, for sport, last Sunday, Lewis Hamilton won the Turkish Grand Prix. And in doing so, he actually won his seventh Formula One World Title. And that puts in level with Michael Schumacher for the all time number of world titles. But Lewis Hamilton already has the most wins the most polls, the most podiums, and the most points. So terrific, terrific achievement, and well done to Lewis Hamilton. Now we'll move on to...

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Tech

Craig Williamson:

And last Tuesday saw the launch of the Xbox, the Xbox series x and Xbox series s. And that's Microsoft's next generation console following on from the Xbox One. It's going to have high quality graphics, faster frame rates, high resolution, faster load times, all sorts of things like that. And I'm sure my son will be excited to know if he can get hold of one of these. There's nothing he enjoys more than shooting strangers in the head with bizarre weapons. So I'm sure he'd like to do that faster, and in more visual gore than he can currently achieve. So that was from Tuesday. And then last Thursday, the PlayStation five launched in several countries, unfortunately, not Europe yet. But it did launch in the US and other countries. And it's coming in the UK, this coming Thursday. Last Tuesday, we had an event from Apple. And I always like these tech events, Apple do them Microsoft, like the mobile phone companies do it. Sometimes you've got a bit of a sneak peek as to what they're going to reveal. And then other times, it's a bit of a surprise. Last week, Apple announced their new silicon chip the M one which is going to power their laptops and desktop computers. So they announced new MacBook Airs MacBook Pros and Mac minis with this new m one chip, which is a move away from them using Intel chips. And the key thing about the M one is it integrates lots of functionality from lots of different chips into that single chip. So there's things like security, and also the RAM is also now part of that chip as well. Initial reports talk about really significant battery life increases maybe 50%. And also significant performance boost as well. So that's the new Apple m one chip going to be in their new laptops coming out very soon. And something to look forward to this week on Friday. One plus they released their Nord entend 5g mobile phone in the UK, they're touting it as their most affordable 5g phone ever. So it's around 330 pounds. It has six gigabyte of RAM, and 128 gigs of storage. I'm a bit of a Google Pixel fan myself, but I have owned one plus phones in the past and they really do give great value for money. And I must say 5g is pretty awesome. Although there aren't many places with signal, I've got a pixel five, which has five G. And back in October, I actually visited somewhere that did have 5g. And I just looked at the speed test app on my phone and just kept running it and running it because I was so excited to see, I think I got some like 90 megabits per second, which is better than a lot of home broadband. So that's the one plus node and 10 5g coming out in the UK this Friday. And it is also coming out in the US in the future. Now let's move on to...

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Entertainment

Craig Williamson:

And this is something I did last week. But I think it was actually from the week before I'd recorded something on TV. And it was an old edition of Top of the Pops from 1990. Top of the Pops of popular music programme back in the 80s and 90s. And this particular edition had an epic Michael Bolton singing How am I supposed to live without you? And even just saying those lyrics makes me want to string them in the way that Michael does. But I'm really holding back myself and resisting. And I think that the highlight for me is this guy's hair. So he's got such a long flowing golden hair. It kind of folds into the wrinkles of his face as he's straining out those lyrics. And you can almost see the women's panties flying at him from all directions. I think actually it was a video so I'm not sure there were any panties being thrown. But certainly if I was there, my panties would have been off, but you get the idea. And yeah, Michael Bolton, I think we all will tell him to go down and maybe stream that from your favourite music streaming service. And if you're wondering that particular So I did reach number three, in February 1990. A couple of Telly, things to look forward to next week from Sunday. That's Sunday, the 15th of November onwards, the next series of the crown is released on Netflix. And I know probably by the time you're listening to this, if you're into the crown, you've probably watched them all because they all get released at the same time. This is the drama of the British royal family. And it's getting a bit more up to date. I think Charles and Diana are featured heavily in this particular series. I'm sure many of you will be very excited about that. Also, from Sunday, we have in the UK a new series of I'm a celebrity, get me out of here, which for those of you who have watched before, is generally in the Australian jungle with a bunch of celebrities, some of whom you may have heard of, most of whom you probably haven't, but they're all out in the jungle, and surviving and in awkward situations, which can be quite entertaining to watch, and the new series because of travel restrictions, and Coronavirus. It's actually taking place in a Welsh castle. So that will be a very interesting spin on things. And one of the celebrities I have actually heard of this year, it is more feral who's got four Olympic gold medals in the five gallon tank here. I do believe he's planning to run in the Olympics next year. So it's quite interesting to take time out of his training to do this. So that will be a very interesting watch. That's I'm a celebrity on ITV here in the UK. And the last entertainment news we have a book review from my daughter Harper.

Harper Williamson:

This week, I'm thankful for a book I've recently finished called kidnapped on the California comment by mg Leonard and Sam sedgman. It is a series of two and is the second book. The book is about a boy called Harrison, he makes two friends that help him to figure out the mystery of a kidnap on a train. I recommend it to people who like a good mystery. I write this book four stars

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Life

Craig Williamson:

So what is going on in my life at the moment? Well, last week, the big thing for me was podcasting. And I've been thinking about making a podcast for quite a while, and a few ideas bubbling around. And then I finally took the plunge made the decision of going to do it bought some equipment, which is always fun. And then actually started recording the first podcast which you're hearing now. So I'm really excited to be getting into it doing lots of reading online. There's lots of people who've been generous to share their time and experience as to how to start a podcast. And I'm really enjoying this journey of learning lots of new skills, and developing a podcast that hopefully you will enjoy. And coming up next week. I guess the big thing for me is learning how to move on to editing podcasts. So I've made the first step I've bought some equipment and I'm actually speaking into a microphone, but then actually putting all that together into the final podcast is the next step. So I've got lots of things to do there. And I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into that. And hopefully as you're hearing this, it has been edited and hopefully it sounds okay, at that point. The other thing I'm really excited about this week is there is lots of football on TV who can not be excited by that. So Wednesday and Thursday we have the UEFA nations league matches more international matches. And then on Saturday and Sunday as I've said we get back to the Premier League so I'm really excited to be watching plenty of football on the TV. Now let's take a trip...

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Outside

Craig Williamson:

Last Sunday I went out for a family walk and we did a little bit of geocaching, which is a fairly new thing for us. So what geocaching is, is where people leave small little tokens around the countryside or on walking routes with little tips through an app or the website that gives you hints as to how to find these things are called caches and generally you need a GPS to find them which is where the name geocaching comes from. So you can go to geocaching.com to find out more and there's a geocaching app you can download. But here is how we got on with our little geocaching trip. So we're heading out on our little geocaching adventure. How excited is everyone on a scale of one to 10 1010? No comment from Henry The sun is shining The sky is blue. It's a beautiful Sunday morning for a family walk. Now we're narrowing down our first geocache. Whereabouts are we heading Harps? let's proceed to the dog

Harper Williamson:

or straight straight towards. It says we're right over it? We've gone past it. It says base of posts.

Craig Williamson:

We found it is nicely strapped down. What does it say on

Harper Williamson:

Official geocaches

Craig Williamson:

will now open a little capsule just to see the little delights inside.

Harper Williamson:

Yes, a roll of names. And then also a little Christmas bow.

Craig Williamson:

So we'll put that back. Make sure we put it exactly where we got it from. And then we will log in the to cash app that we found it. Fabulous one down. We're going to go get a few more. Now on route to our next geocache, the excitement continues to build.

Henry Williamson:

There is a marble and a rubber

Harper Williamson:

marble and a tiny butterfly rubber.

Craig Williamson:

nice colour water and make sure that goes back exactly where you got it. So it was our first and successful one. Magnetic one, and we've all ended up scratching ourselves on phone, but she's trying to find it, but we haven't found it. So we're gonna move on to the next one. We're now walking down to our last geocache.

Harper Williamson:

So this is the lollipop around about the hint is roughly four feet up.

Craig Williamson:

So we just spent about five minutes looking around trees, but we've not been able to find this force cache. So out of our photo we did manage to get to. So we've got to checked off. And now it's time for Henry's favourite part of the walk. Let's go home.

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Random.

Craig Williamson:

So we'll finish up with some random events coming up. This Monday, the 16th of November is world horse Appreciation Day. Yes, you heard that right world horse Appreciation Day. And it's designed as a celebration of horses worldwide. So if you're into your horses, Monday is a very special there for you. This entire month of November is and I might make a mistake here it is now no rhyme or NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. And that's a month long event during every November, where people are challenged to write a first draft of a novel in about 50,000 words. So if you've got a novel in you, and apparently we all have, then I would highly recommend getting involved in that you can find out more@nanowrimo.org. And I will give the link in the show notes. And finally, a little game idea that you might want to play at home. Gotta give credit to my daughter for this one, she actually shared the idea with us over dinner one evening, which was which was very pleasant to hear. So you've probably heard of sex parties. And actually, you've probably been to several sex parties. So this is where men and women get together. It's normally indoors can be outdoors. But normally indoors. Maybe there's a few drinks flowing and some nice mood music in the background and everyone's relaxed. And then it comes to the main event. So the climax of the evening if you like, and the sex of the baby is revealed. I think some people maybe call it a gender reveal party. So you may be more familiar with that term. Well, my daughter had an amazing idea for a variation on it, called the pool party. Basically, whenever you need to go to the toilet, it's a surprise if you're going to do a we are a poo. So what happens is, you announce to your guests that you're going to the toilet, their follow on wet outside the toilet door, and they're listening for splashes plops anything that might give them an indication of what's going on. And then you get ready for the big reveal. So you stand up. Ideally, pull your pants up first. Ideally wash your hands, and then you invite everyone in to see the evidence. Is it a poo? Or is it a wee yellow or brown, yellow, brown, yellow Brown. So that is a game idea for you. And I'm giving you that for free. You might want to try it in a smaller gathering maybe just a family event first before rolling it out to a larger party, but certainly something for you to think about there. Thank you so much for listening. So links to all the stories that I've talked through today are going to be in the show notes and you can see those at thank the week.com please do subscribe and tell your friends about thank the week. Until next time, have a great week. Goodbye.

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