It’s Friday, which means that school is almost done for another week and a weekend full of hot chocolates, duvet hibernation and watching cute cat videos on YouTube awaits.
But to keep you going in the meantime, here’s our weekly round-up of everything we’ve been reading, watching and loving this week.
Give these women a medal! Oh, they did.
President Obama awarded 21 Medals of Freedom this week. The medals are a BIG DEAL, basically the American equivalent of being knighted. One of the people to receive a medal was Margaret Hamilton, the lead software developer for the 1969 NASA Apollo lunar modules and command modules. You’re looking at the lady who put astronauts on the moon, at a time when most women were still expected to be housewives.
Margaret, we salute you and your kick ass-ery.
the woman who helped code the software that got apollo 11 on the moon was awarded a medal of freedom today 🙂 pic.twitter.com/M5ldeHwZct
— lena (@lenajfc) November 22, 2016
Another very special lady received a Medal of Freedom this week: the hilarious all-dancing LGBT ambassador Ellen Degeneres. As the President noted, because of Ellen’s extraordinary success it’s easy to forget the enormous risks she’s taken – coming out as a lesbian in 1997, her career suffered and the show she was starring in was cancelled. But thanks to role models like her, LGBT rights have come on a long way in the last 20 years and nothing will warm your heart like watching a tearful Obama embrace a tearful Ellen. You guys.
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 22, 2016
Read, steady, SHOP!
It’s Black Friday, which means that there are sale everywhere. Topshop, Boots, New Look and ASOS are among the brands that will be taking part. The Guardian has rounded up of the best sales going, in case you want to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping…. or your ‘I really deserve a new jumper’ shopping.
Wake up and smell the coffee, Gilmore Girls is BACK!
After month of waiting, it’s finally here! The Gilmore Girls reunion is on Netflix now. Today. It’s right there waiting for you, shiny and new as Emily’s soup tureen.
And if you haven’t managed to watch all seven seasons, don’t worry, we’ve put together a cheat sheet with all the key characters and plot points. What are you waiting for? Altogether now! “If you’re out on the roooad… feeling lonesome and so cooold…”.
Big news: you could win VIP Little Mix tix
We’re giving away two VIP tickets (plus one for a cool parent) to see Little Mix at the O2 in London. All you have to do to enter is post a video or photo on Instagram, telling us what you’re wishing for – or you can just leave a comment underneath our Instagram post. Remember you have to follow and tag @bettycollective to be eligible. Hurry, the competition closes December 2nd!
We met Jennifer Niven
This week we met Jennifer Niven, New York Times Bestselling author of All The Bright Places – which bagged a spot in Zoella’s bookclub and is now being made into a movie starring Elle Fanning as the main character, Violet. She’s now back with a new book called, Holding Up The Universe, which she told us all about when she came to visit our new betty studio. And she was delightful. We heart you, Jennifer.
Keep your eyes peeled for the interview!
Have a fab weekend, see you Monday! x