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Adieu to the EU, the Obamas prove true love exists and a butterfly photobombs a koala: betty’s weekly round-up

Happy Friday!

Autumn is here which means leaves crunching underfoot, pumpkin spice lattes and our cosiest coats being pulled out from the back of our wardrobes.

But while we hibernate, the world has been busy. Find out what we’ve been reading, loving and doing this week at betty.

EU, we bid you adieu 

The Tory party conference was this week and amongst many other things (reprimanding big companies that dodge tax, the NHS and dissing Labour) T. May announced that she would trigger article 50 (the one that kicks off the whole Brexit palaver) by March 2017. There are only five months left of our European love affair, so let’s make the most of it.

Zalfie turns four 

Even though Brangelina are over, it doesn’t mean the end of true love for all of us. Zoe and Alfie celebrated their four year anniversary this week and he bought her the most beautiful bunch of flowers. Swoon.

4 years with the bae ❤️ I'm one lucky girl!

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The Obamas continue to be adorable

Zalfie, the Obamas see your four years and raise you another 20. That’s right, the ultimate power couple celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary this week. #relationshipgoals

Happy Anniversary. 💕

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A plea to end bullying

The mother of 17-year-old Felix Alexander wrote an emotion open letter on the effects of bullying this week, after her son tragically took his own life. Felix was bullied all through high school, both physically and online. In the letter, his mum Lucy urged other young people to consider how they use social media and to be kind to one another, saying: “Be that one person prepared to stand up to unkindness. You will never regret being a good friend.” Let’s remember to take care of each other and if you need advice on bullying, check out the Childline website.

Solange Knowles drops her new album 

Solange may be the lesser known of the Knowles sisters, but she is an incredible artist in her own right. Her new album, A Seat At The Table has some really important things to say about race relations in the US and around the world.

Over the rainbow

Sure, no one really uses pencils anymore… but maybe they should have a revival? These pencils look like a rainbow when you sharpen them, and surely we could all do with that bit of pure colourful happiness in our day.

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Rainbow pencil, Ohh deer, £5.95 for a pack of three

We met Everyday Sexism founder Laura Bates

The awesome Laura is the brains behind the Everyday Sexism project and one of the lead campaigners for Sex and Relationship Education in schools. We chatted to her this week, so keep an eye out for the video which will be up on our Youtube channel soon – and make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!

‘Scuse me mate

A butterfly photobombed a koala during a photoshoot at Symbio Wildlife Park in Australia.  No, this is not a joke. Yes, it is adorable.

Watch the koala video at least twice and then go and enjoy your weekend!

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