June 21, 2021

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Episode 32 of Thank The Week for 21 June 2021
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Announcer:

Thank The Week. With your host, Craig Williamson.

Craig Williamson:

Hello, and welcome to Thank The Week, the positive news roundup podcast. This is Episode 32 for the week of the 21st of June 2021. Coming up this week, we've got a little bit about flying cars. I'm going to talk a little bit of football, but a little bit of tennis too. We've got new windows, we've got a new mobile phone to talk about. I've got some TV tips and shopping tips as well. And I'll give you a little update on what I've been up to particularly enjoying the sunshine recently, and getting out in that great British countryside. And we've got a special guest this week, we've got Phoebe and Hank from the podcast, the Adventures of Power Dog in Dog Land. Lots to get excited about this week. So let's get to it.

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News

Craig Williamson:

Let's begin with the progress on COVID that's been made in the last week. I know I always give something positive about COVID. But there is so much to talk about, there's always something we should be thankful for, or we've got to look forward to so really worth picking these out. In England last week, it was announced that all adults are now eligible to book their vaccinations. So that's all people 18 years and over. And that's a huge milestone in that we've been working our way through the age groups in the UK. So we've done it in order of needs are starting with those who were clinically vulnerable, and then working through the age groups. And now we finally got through to all the adults, so everyone is now available and able to have a job in England. And I think the same is true in Northern Ireland and Wales as well. Scotland's just a little bit behind you, I think it's only over 30s there just at the moment. But terrific news that if you're 18 and over in England, or Wales or Northern Ireland, you can get the job right now. And you can go ahead and book that. And I know that's been the case in the US for quite a while too. And obviously as the US increasingly gives more vaccinations out then restrictions are lifting. And last week big news was that New York and California were lifting most of their virus restrictions. And that was a pretty significant effort. I think after certainly in New York that hit 70% of adults who were vaccinated. I think it was the same in California as well. So they took that decision to open up and really try and welcome things back to normal. I know in New York, one sign of this was the late evening show by Stephen Colbert. His lecture was returning in in front of a live studio audience, I think over 400 people, all fully vaccinated, all packed in this indoor theatre, no masks. And yeah, just getting back to normal filming ashore, as he used to do before the pandemic. And then California trying to welcome back visitors and get that tourism industry going again. So their governor Gavin Newsom was outlining the plans for that as well. So yeah, really positive to see places sit that seen the biggest vaccine uptakes actually taking those steps now to open back up and try and get things back to how they were before. So yeah, really, really positive news there. Now, I talked about flying cars, didn't they? In the introduction? Well, last week, we spoke about supersonic aircraft. And it was an article in The New York Times this week that caught my eye about flying cars. And things craft look really bizarre. So I'm looking at a picture of one right now. It's kind of like a quadcopter. So it's got four little propellers that take this thing off the ground, I think actually, there might be four, more than four, it might be four, front four back. And it's kind of this little pod that can see one person. And this particular article was about a company called opener, who were developing one of these little aircraft. And the the idea is that ultimately, I think they want to be the Uber of the skies. So they're smaller, far more efficient and less expensive than helicopters, for example, they are still pretty expensive. I think. They're talking prices, maybe about $150,000 when these things are finally available, but potentially, you could jump all that traffic and just fly over it. How cool would that be? And I know, we've all seen that in sci fi movies for many years. But you know, maybe it's becoming a reality. And I think in terms of the future, maybe autonomous flying as well. So maybe you could order one of these things to take you somewhere and it would just arrive open up you'd step in and it fly there. That sounds like the future. There's no that that's so quite exciting to me. So this particular flying car featured in this article is called Black fly. And yeah, it does look quite impressive. They've got a few of them out there. They've been doing plenty of testing. And I think from the sounds of it, there's a lot of companies investing quite heavily in this. And yeah, we'll be really interesting to see where that comes in the future. So look out for the flying car.

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Sport

Craig Williamson:

Yes, football is a big part of the sporting calendar at the moment. You know that if you'd like football, apologies, but I'll quickly slip in a couple of football a couple of sporting items not footballing items for you before we get into the football. So firstly, now this is not starting this week, but I'm just giving you a little teaser Wimbledon's coming. The big tennis tournament doesn't start this Monday starts a week on Monday the 28th of June, but I thought it was worth whetting your appetite. And I'll talk a bit more about that a bit later on. So look forward to Wimbledon, but something else to look forward to this week if you're into your odd shaped balls, then rugby union has the British and Irish Lions match against Japan. And that one takes place on Saturday 26th of June at 3pm at the Murrayfield Stadium, and I am told that is a bit of a warm up before the lions go on tour in South Africa and have a horse to games. They're over July and August. So if you enjoy your rugby, maybe tune into that I think in the UK, it's televised on Channel Four. So you can tune into the British and Irish Lions against Japan. Now then football and before we get into the big tournaments that are ongoing at the moment, premier league fixtures are out and they were out last week I previewed that, and yes, everyone's interested to see who their clubs are facing, particularly that first week always seems to get the attention. So let me just quickly go through the first round of fixtures. Brentford, who got the last place in the Premier League they start at home against Arsenal there's Burnley, Brighton, Chelsea against Crystal Palace Everton against Southampton, Leicester against wolves, manchester united against Leeds United, that's probably the pick of those games for me. Newcastle against Westham Norwich against my side, Liverpool. And then we've got Tottenham Hotspur against Man City, which is actually another big game. So two nice big games on that first weekend looks very juicy. And then the final game is Watford newly promoted against Aston Villa salt, plenty for us all to look forward to as the season gets underway. And if you want to know the full fixtures that your team have, then you can have a look at the link in the show notes. Now then let's get to these tournament's that are ongoing, we've got the European football championships euro 2020. And we've got them more sensibly named copper America 2021, both ongoing at the moment, both going at their slightly different paces that there's a few rest days with copper America. But Brazil had a very convincing victory a couple of days ago winning four nil. And yeah, the European Championships are really getting into the nitty gritty. Now as the groups are winding up. Actually, the qualification is a little complicated. I didn't realise this, when it started, it used to be that all these groups of four teams just the top two qualified. But now a lot of third place teams go through as well. So it seems like you probably just need three, or maybe four points to qualify. So I think out of your three group games, if you get one win and a draw, you're probably going to get through, even if you just get three points, maybe three drawers or one when you've got a good chance of getting through. So there's a few of the big guns that we're already looking in a good position. So we've got Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands as well, already looking good. At the time of recording England have not yet played their second game. We're playing Scotland, and it's happening just after I finished recording here. So really looking forward to seeing that I'm really hoping England will be through after that game, but even not, if not on three points at the moment, hopefully looking good. So yeah, things aren't getting down to the nitty gritty. So let's have a look at the fixtures coming up in the euros and copper America this week. And I'll just pick out a few key ones. So we've got four matches on Monday. And this is because the groups are now wrapping up. So they'll play both games in the group in the same group at the same time. So Group B and Group C wrap up on Monday, not too many interesting fixtures. So we'll move over to Tuesday when we have England's group finishing So that finishes with Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech Republic against England. So look forward to that. And then Wednesday is a big night because we've got two groups finishing up we've got the one with Spain, Sweden and Poland and Slovakia. So the last match is from them. And then the group of death group f finishes off with Germany against Hungary and Portugal against France, it will be really interesting to see how that group shapes up. Also on that Wednesday evening, later on, we have Brazil playing again, in the copper America against Columbia. Now, I must warn you Thursday and Friday is that period of a summer tournament. It's just dreadful. And there's a real sinking feeling in your stomach. Because you've had a succession of days where you've had three, maybe even four matches a day and you just get used to being able to switch on the TV late afternoon in the evening, early evening, late evening, and you can watch football, put the European Championships have rest is on Thursday and Friday. It is awful, it's going to be really, really painful. But there are some copper America games to soften the blow. However, they do tend to be extremely late at night here in Europe. So I'm not necessarily planning to stay up for those. Anyway. So we'll skip over that barren period of Thursday, Friday. And then we get into the knockout round of the euros. Saturday, we have the round of 16 games is very complicated as to who plays who and we don't know who those teams aren't gonna be right now. But the fixtures will be set obviously before before those games take place. So to round up 16 games on Saturday, and also to on Sunday as well. So really going to be exciting getting into the knockout stages, there might be some penalty shootouts, but he just mean so much at the knockout stage and you can tell the players and the managers he just means so much and it's just so much more exciting when it's that kind of sudden death going on. So really excited for the climax of the euros which is going to start at the end. The week If you're into tech, it's quite an exciting

Announcer:

Tech week this week, because on Thursday, the 24th of June, Microsoft are unveiling what comes after windows 10. So their next version of Windows, they're going to give us a preview of that on Thursday this week, it's all going to be live streamed, it starts at 11am, Eastern time. So that will be what 4pm here in the UK, really interested to see what they've got to show. And it's interesting because Microsoft don't get the excitement that Apple get. I know, Apple had their big event A couple of weeks ago, and they launched their new operating system, lots of other stuff as well. Microsoft, perhaps not quite as sexy, I would say probably affects most people. However, because even if you have a Mac at home, and you love Apple products, it may be that you have to use a Windows machine with your work as well. So it does affect a lot of people. And yeah, I'm just interested to see what they're going to release is probably going to be very subtle things, the start menu will look different. I'm sure they'll have some some nice new wallpapers for us to look at. But, you know, really, Windows 10 has been so much more stable than any earlier version. And you know, I've had a computer for many, many years. And it always used to be that you ended up buying a new machine just because it got so bogged down, or you had to wipe the version of Windows and start again. But windows 10 doesn't seem to suffer from that. And I'm touching the wood of my table at the moment, as I'm seeing the recording bar go across and praying that I'm not going to eat those words. So yeah, really excited. So look forward to that. And it's live streamed on the Microsoft website. So if you really want to geek out, you really want to watch this live and be the first to see what's next after windows 10. You can find the link to the live stream from Microsoft site. But you can also find it from the show notes if you check that out. And you can find those at thank the week.com slash 32. So when you've recovered from the excitement of Microsoft's announcement, on the Friday, the day after the 25th, you can go out and buy yourself a new mobile phone, why not treat yourself You deserve it if you got through that live stream. So OnePlus have a new phone out is the n200 5G, and it's gonna go on sale June the 25th. And in the US It is only $239. That's an incredible bargain. It's got a fast refresh rate display 90 hertz, supposedly quite a large battery, but it is probably the most affordable 5g phone that is out there in the us right now. And yeah, it's got fairly modest specs, four gigs of RAM, 64 gig of storage, but you can expand that. But it does have a triple camera at the back. And it does also have that 5000 milliamp hour battery as well. So really interested to see how that goes. And yeah, if you do get your hands on that, let me know how you get on with it. But yeah, certainly, if you're in an area with 5g, you know, I'm a lover of 5g. And I love to run my speed tests whenever I get in Region of a 5g Tower. So if you're in somewhere with lots of 5g, you really need to have a 5g phone. And this is a really affordable way to get in there. So look out for the one plus n 200. 5g on sale from Friday Entertainment

Craig Williamson:

Let's entertain ourselves with some TV, some running and some shopping for you this week. That's a new one for you. So TV. First of all, I have told you about this before, this was my last selected binge watch, which was Fresh Meat, which I selected after auditioning a number of shows as I shared with you at the time. And yeah, I finally finished fresh meat. I think it was four seasons long. And it followed the lives of several students at a university in Manchester during their undergraduate degree, really well done and really nicely finished off. And I guess with it being University best, it's quite easy to do that. So I think the first two series were based on their first year at university, and series three was the second year. And then series four, the final series was their third and final year at university. So all kind of came to a nice conclusion at the end, all wrapped up fairly nicely. But still, you know, plenty of storylines ongoing. And yeah, I would be really interested to see how things develop. And I know The Inbetweeners went from TV series to movie and I really think freshmen, it would be good to see maybe just a one off, whether it's a short series or a movie, just to take on those characters and see where they ended up after university because I think it's about five years since the final season aired. So yeah, I really enjoyed that. Kind of nostalgic for those times when, you know, whether it's when you left school or you left University, you know, just where you had those really tight friendship groups. And you're in that position where you then all going off your separate ways. It was quite emotional in some ways, but still extremely funny and highly recommend if you've not watched fresh meat before, get into it. Now, in the UK, they're all streaming through the all four service and we move on to running and I did bring the joyous news last week that parkrun was coming back to England, and it was due to start on Saturday, June the 28th. Well, unfortunately, because the government's Put back the roadmap by possibly four weeks then parkrunners also delayed their return now till July the 20 Seaforth but he's still really positive because we've got a debt to aim for and parkrun hasn't had a fixed it in the UK for quite some time. So really nice. Still something to look forward to. And now my son's in his football semi final tomorrow if he wins the semi final, he'll be through to the final which is on Saturday, the 28th would have had that conflict do I want him to wind on I want him to win. Do I want to do parkrun no conflicts now. I can cheer him on. And if I'm going to be linesman. Okay, I can do an honest job without any recrimination. So yeah, looking forward to that, and really excited to get the parkrun back Shopping. Do you enjoy shopping, I actually quite enjoy shopping. I'm a little feminine. In that way, if I'm allowed to say that, possibly not in 2021. But I'm similar with my love of chick flicks. I do like chick flicks, which tend to be predominantly watched by female. So you know, I am who I am. And you can take me as I come. So I do like shopping. And you know what, even if you're not a big shopper in terms of going out and looking around shops, you probably still spend a lot of money on Amazon, because I know I certainly do and it and Dawn does as well. And it is a big shopping week because it is Amazon Prime Day. And you know when they've got something called a day, but it does seem to stretch for considerably longer than a day. So I think that's what we've got to look forward to this week. But the official Prime Day is Monday, June 21. So by the time you're listening to this, hopefully you're listening on the Monday, you still got time to get into your Amazon app and see what deals are on. But if you're a bit late, well, they'll still have other things going on. I think actually, officially it's supposed to last for 48 hours. So it's officially finishing at the end of Tuesday. But they do normally have deals on a bit before and a bit after. So don't get too worked up. Big top tip is that they do have things that maybe appear a bargain and the headline price looks like it's a bargain. But it's not necessarily a bargain, really important to see what things have sold for before to make sure that you're getting a genuine bargain. So you can use a price history site. And my favourite one is camel, camel camel.com. So if you go to camel, camel, camel calm, and they've got it for different countries, whether you're in the UK, the US and other countries. So you gotta go to that website, search for the product that you're currently looking at on Amazon thinking that you're getting a great deal. And then it'll tell you all the price history of that and it'll show you a nice little graph. So the scientist in me loves that you can see how the price has gone up and down over time, and it will tell you what the best ever price was for it. So you can just get that feel for Are you getting a genuine bargain? Or how close is it to the lowest price. So just be savvy, but do enjoy yourself and maybe get some early Christmas presents. It's only what six months away now you got to get started. So Amazon Prime Day on Monday and Tuesday this week.

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Guest

Phoebe & Hank:

Hi, Craig. This is Phoebe and HANK Hank, from the Adventures of Power Dog In Dogland, DOG-land. That's right. Hank is a seven year old and he's also my co writer for The Adventures of Power Dog In Dogland, a fun fiction serial podcast for kids and families of all ages. It is serial. We start the story in Episode One of a season. And we end the story around Episode 12. Or maybe even Episode 16 in a forthcoming season two. We are really thankful that over the past week, we have been able to go camping in Oregon, where we live in the USA, almost on the other side of the world from you. We live in Portland, but we were able to take our little camper out to the Oregon coast to the little area called Astoria. And when it rained, we had a lovely time sitting inside our little camper and drawing drawings and making art and it was really quite lovely. And then next week what we're really grateful for, what Hank is super excited about and I am too Do you want to be the one to say? Well, schools out! Yes, school will be over. You are in French immersion school. Oui. You were in first grade. Oui. You will be completely done with first grade. Oui. You can find out more about us and our show, which is super silly and super fun, at PowerDogAdventures.com We are also on Twitter @powerdogadventures on Instagram @powerdogadventures, and even Facebook at powerdogadventures. Thank you so much and we hope you have a wonderful week.

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Life

Craig Williamson:

Last week the weather was just glorious here. So I got a couple of stories about the sunshine and the countryside. But before that something extremely exciting. That's literally just happened probably about an hour ago. So my wife loves tennis and I've never been to Wimbledon, she's been maybe three or four times, but she always loves going. It's so difficult to get tickets because there's this archaic ballot system, where you've got to send them a letter, and only in December with a stamped addressed envelope, and it's got to be of a particular size, and almost the paper has got to be of a particular way. So it's really fussy got to fill out this form, then you you send them that they send you back this form that you've then got to fill out and then post to them. They've got to receive it by I think, February or March. And then it gets thrown into a big washing machine and who knows how they pick out who gets to go. But it's always way oversubscribed, so difficult to get tickets. And then if you do get tickets, you're basically just sent two tickets. And it could be any time during the two weeks for any court, and you're just lumped with it. So it's quite a production, as I've maybe managed to describe to you. But we have managed to get tickets a few times. And as I said Dawn's loved it. Well, this year because it was all a bit last minute, they didn't know how many fans they could have. They've done it online, which is the first time Wimbledon I've ever done this. And it's been a bit haphazard, not been too great if I'm honest. And I've spent a bit of time this week trying to get tickets. But just an hour ago, I managed to get some tickets, which was so exciting. Unfortunately, not for one of the big courts. But it's it's a grounds pass. But the great thing is it's for the opening day. So this allows you to get into the ground. And there are I think 20 courts in all and most of those outer courts, you can just wander in and out of and if there's a seat, you can sit down and watch. So my wife informs me opening there is the very best day to be there because all the tournament's are in full swing, all the courts are full, and the atmosphere is just buzzing. So I'm really excited. I've never been before she's never deemed to be appropriate to invite before she's she's normally invited her mom who's really into the tennis as well. But I've been honoured enough this time, considering it's me that always goes to the effort of getting the tickets. This is the first time I'm allowed to go. So I'm really excited, really looking forward to getting to Wimbledon and seeing some action. And as I say it's for opening day. So Monday, June the 28th. So at the next podcast launch, I will have been at Wimbledon. So I might talk a little more about that next week, as I look forward to going to Wimbledon. So we have had some amazing sunshine last week. And it just reminded me how much I love the British countryside. So Dawn and I went for a lovely walk in a country Park. And I took my new camera out my Canon EOS M50 Mark II, as you all know, which is also my webcam but my new trusty little mirrorless camera and really had a nice time out there in the countryside taking some nice pictures. It was actually nature photography day last week, if you listened to last week's podcast, you'll know that didn't quite go out on that day. I think that was Tuesday. But we went out just shortly before that, and just had a really nice time. And yeah, just reminds me how beautiful I mean, to be honest, everywhere looks a lot more beautiful in the sunshine, but the British countryside when it's lush and green, you just can't beat it. So the other brush with nature I guess I had was I went on a lovely run out into the countryside. And it's probably the first time I've done it since last summer, rarely but last summer. With the first lockdown I started to explore the countryside nearby on my runs and discovered we've got some beautiful areas nearby that I never knew existed before. So I managed to get out and explore those again. And unlike my half marathon, where I really tried to appreciate the countryside, but that kind of stopped fairly quickly. This run I just went really slowly and took it all in and just really enjoyed being out there with nature. And yeah, it was just a wonderful run. And then I had another one midweek which was a kind of a hard and fast run but still enjoyed it. It was sunny. And yeah, kind of got one of those runs where you're expecting it to be hard, but I felt pretty good. So all in all, I was feeling very good about my running. But you know, these things always come back to bite you. And I did have a run actually last night that was just truly horrendous. And I ended up running out did a six mile run, and it was raining. It was miserable. And it was so humid as well. So there were quite a few flies around. And veteran listeners will have heard about my notorious race face. And this is the first I tend to pull whenever anyone takes a picture of me during a risk. And I did point you to where you could maybe see one of those pictures. I must give a shout out to Simon Hammond if you want to follow him @WessexWeather friend of the show, who managed to dig that picture out and did send it to me just to rub it in. Anyway. So I had similar to my race face on and that kind of involves me having my mouth open. And I'm kind of creating this forcefield where I guess everything nearby is just sucked into into my moist open lips and managed to get lots of flies in my mouth. And I'll tell you why. If you thought my race face was ugly, wait till you see my race face with a fly in my mouth and I'm trying to get out of my throat. At the same time. It was really really unpleasant. And then to top it all off, so it was raining. But I had my cap on which was keeping the rain off my glasses sensible. I was patting myself on the back for that decision. But then a moth landed on my glasses and it just wouldn't budge and This thing the I'm running along, and this thing, I can see it just kind of crawling up and down. And I'm just seeing this very blurred image of this mosque crawling up and down. And I'm doing that thing where you try and blow up. And, you know, in the times when I used to have hair, you could blow up and blow your quiff, whatever in the breeze, so I was blowing up, like, trying to get this off of my glasses that had been beautifully protected from the rain by my cap, and ended up spitting all of my glasses in just because I was trying to blow this off. And in the end, it didn't even budge. So I had to take my cap off, take my glasses off, blow the thing off properly, and then put everything back on. So yeah, having had so some really beautiful runs in the countryside, it just goes to show, you can't count on that all the time, but yet still enjoying my running and hoping for a bit more nice weather to get out in the countryside. The other big news to share with you is that as the government announced last week, were accelerating second jobs here in the UK. So previously, after getting your first job, you had to wait 12 weeks to get your second one. And that was to try and get as many people through the first ones as possible. But then now accelerating that and moving it forward from 12 weeks to eight weeks. So it is almost eight weeks since I had my first job. And I was such a brave boy, do you remember that? Well, I do have my second one booked in now for this week. So when we next speak, I should hopefully be double jabbed. And hopefully without incident out of course, like you know how it gets on. But I'll probably ask to lie down again, as I did before, there's no shame in it is for their safety as well as mine. But yeah, really excited to have that second jab for protection then a couple of weeks after that, or the best protection you can have. So very excited to be getting my second COVID job this week

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Harper

Harper Williamson:

This week, I would like to talk about an update on our pond. So before we had about 10, sea snails, but I like to call them slugs, because they look more like slugs and, we also had three fish and two water oxygenated plants. Now, we have so a couple, maybe two weeks ago, I saw two snails on top of each other. So they were mating. And now we have snail eggs. And they're actually looked quite weird because I was really not expecting of how they looked. But they were on the bottom of a leaf from our watermint. So they're all they were almost like little tube pouches. And I think I only saw two of them on the leaf and the leaf wasn't that big. So we'll probably end up with about 20 snails. We also introduced dragon fly larvae, two different types, the broad bodied chasers, and the southern Hawker. I was very surprised to know that dragon flies live in water for about three years. And they're actually almost like little bugs. And I've seen they move around by almost like a breaststroke. So they lived like that for about three years. Then they climb out the water and do a bit like what caterpillars do, and butterflies basically. And then they come out as a dragon fly. And they've like that for the rest of the summer. And then they just die. They lay eggs, and then they just die. So they're not actually dragonflies for that long. So I'm very excited to see all the new life in our pond and see how it has grown

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Craig Williamson:

There's a lack of alcohol in the special days this week. But I do have some sticky treats. As you know I do enjoy sticky treats. But let's start off Monday. June the 21st is world giraffe day. g raffes, you've got to love g raffes. And I think of all the a imals you can see at the zoo. F r me giraffes are just the m st fun because they're just so u usual to look at and they just l ok so friendly. And for me my b st experience with giraffes w s at the Cheyenne Mountain z o, which is in Colorado S rings in Colorado in the US. A d we went there I think it was t is time must have been maybe s ven years ago with a family a d it was just an incredible z o. really stunning setting t ere in the Rocky Mountains. A d you could feed the giraffes l ttuce leaves and then eat it r ght out of your hand. It was j st a wonderful experience. So r ally loved giraffes. So yeah, a little tip to the draft on M nday 21st of June, world g raffe day. Also on Monday, the 21st of June, it's Daylight Appreciation Day. Do you appreciate the daylight? I know I do. And it's so special on Monday because it is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year normally celebrated very close to me actually at Stonehenge, the summer solstice as well as the winter solstice but sadly no celebrations there this year. But I'm sure that we'll be back very soon. But yeah, so if you enjoy Your sunlight, it's as long as it's going to get in the year on Monday. Make the most of it. Hopefully it's sunny. Get out there, stay outlet and enjoy daylight Appreciation Day on Monday, Tuesday, June the 22nd. Now this day was just made for this podcast, it is called Positive Media Day. So it's all about trying to change the narrative for media and get people to engage in more positive media and not focus on all the negativity. And you know what, that's exactly what I'm trying to do with this podcast. So if you enjoy your positive news, find even more positive news out there on positive Media Day, Tuesday, June the 22nd. And why not spread the positivity by sharing the thank the week podcast with your friends and family as well on positive Media Day. Now, we haven't drank anything. We haven't eaten anything yet. But that's all about to change. Saturday, June 26 is chocolate pudding day and any type of chocolate pudding so in the UK, we tend to call a pudding, any kind of dessert. So I'm going to call this could be chocolate fudge cake could be chocolate brownie, could be one of those gooey little chocolate cakes that oozes chocolate juice. When you get into it love those things. My son Henry, his favourite dessert of all time is these little chocolate puddings we get. And they're so inexpensive. I think it's like a pound for two and you put them in the microwave for a couple of minutes. And if you give him one of those, he just his face lights up and he's his little face is just over that spooning into his mouth with just great gusto and great enjoyment. He just loves a little chocolate pudding. So enjoy that on Saturday, June 26. And if chocolates, not your thing, but you still want to get something sweet. Then also Saturday, June 26. It is cream tea day. And if you don't want to cream teas, well, it's a very British thing, but it's where we have a cup of tea. Now I don't like tea. So you know, tea is optional. But the most important component is a scone or a scone. And we'll have that debate till the cows come home. I'm going to say scone or scone I forget what I say. But it's effectively a sweet scone with with with raisins and that kind of thing in it. And you have it with clotted cream and jam. And it's just delightful, very indulgent. Very, very calorific, but really, really delicious. And, you know, there's always a big debate about do you spread the clotted cream first, and then the jam on top? Or do you put the jam on and then the clotted cream on top. And apparently, it comes from two different parts of the UK. So in Devon, normally they put the cream and then the jam. But in Cornwall, they put the jam on then the cream. And again, I never remember which I prefer. So I try I kind of cut the scone in half. And then I put one half one way around and the other half another way around. Then I eat it and then I've kind of forgotten which was the best to be honest. It all kind of tastes the same doesn't it because it's the same ingredients. But anyway recommend indulge yourself and partake in cream tea day on Saturday. Thank you very much for listening this week. Links to all the stories are in the show notes at ThankTheWeek.com/32. And please tell a friend about thank the week and share the positivity around. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Goodbye!

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