Guys, spring is not springing. It just isn’t. In fact it’s actually meant to snow in some places this weekend, which, while exciting, is distinctly un-springlike. So we’ll park the denim jacket and… I guess put our thermals back on? Again.

On the plus side, here’s everything we’ve been reading, watching and loving this week! Chin up.

Twins are in the air

It seems that this year’s must have accessory for celebrity couples are matching tatt– oh no, whoops, twins. It’s twins. George and Amal Clooney have announced that they are expecting twins, but unlike when Queen Bey made her announcement, there was no luscious photoshoot in sight, instead they shared their news with the world via an American show called ‘The Talk.’ Congrats x 2.

Why Hiddleswift tanked

It might seem like a million years ago since you last heard the term ‘Hiddleswift’ but the duo is back in the headlines this week after Tom Hiddleston’s interview with GQ. In what’s got to be one of the most bizarre interviews of all time, Hiddleston explains how he came to be wearing the now iconic “I ❤️️ T. S.” tank top at Tay Tay’s 4th of July party.

He insists it was a joke, explaining: “I slipped and hurt my back. And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, ’Does anyone have a T-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, ’I’ve got this.’ ” Somehow, after reading this interview, we have even more questions than we did at the start. Soz Tom.

Selena Gomez adds ‘producer’ to her CV

In addition to being a singer, songwriter and an actress, Selena Gomez is now trying her hand at producing. The quadruple(?) threat has signed up to work on Netflix’s new series, 13 Reasons Why, based on a YA novel by the same name written by Jay Asher. It’s a pretty harrowing story that deals with mental health, but that’s exactly why Selena got involved.

Speaking at a Netflix press panel, she said she could relate to the story; “I had no idea what I was gonna be or who I was going to become,” she says of her own high school experience. “It definitely hits home; that’s why I wanted to be a part of this project in any way.” She then added, “I would do anything to be a good influence on this generation,” which is giving us all the feels.

Epic snowball fight at a Canadian University

The forecast is predicting snow this weekend, and while it may not be the balmy spring dreamscape we’d optimistically hoped for, we’ll take it. Boy, we’ll take it. Maybe we’ll even be able to pull off a thousand people-strong snowball fight like students at the University of British Columbia did! Not that we’re getting our hopes up or anything.

Richard Vs Barack

There was a time when he hadn’t seen pictures of Barack Obama kite surfing. And let’s just all agree, it was… ok maybe not a worse time, but a simpler time. On the list of things we can thank Richard Branson for (like cheap flights and internet that only cuts out every so often), we can add this video. You go, Prez.

Get your skates on

We’re desperate to take up rollerskating. We’ve booked lessons and we’ve bought these increds roller skates so come join the party too!

And also, it’s given us all a great excuse to re-watch ‘Whip It’ which we’re convinced has to be one of the greatest sporting movies of all time.

Valentine’s Day nailed (ok, stapled)

If you want to do some Valentine’s Day craft that you can keep in your room all year round, why not try out rainbow heart garland tutorial? It’s super easy to make and looks AH-MAZING.

Wrap up warm this weekend – and please, if you get the chance, have a snowball fight!

The Paralympics have started, Drake and Rhianna have matching tats, Zoella has launched a new homewares line and schools across the country have reopened their doors/claws… so it’s been a busy week all round.

Here’s what we’ve been doing, loving and obsessing over this week.

Has Hiddleswift gone down in flames? 

Huge news: Hiddleswift might have come to a swift end. After their three month round the world romance that took them to more places than most people go on their entire gap year, a source told Us magazine that she was the one to put the brakes on their publicity stu– sorry, we mean ‘relationship.’

The source explained that “Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with. Taylor knew the backlash that comes with public displays of affection but Tom didn’t listen to her concerns when she brought them up.”

Tom, don’t say she didn’t, say she didn’t warn ya.

The most offensive inoffensive shoes

Over 70 students from a school in Kent have been sent home this week for “inappropriate” uniform. The principal of Hartsdown Academy said that some students had arrived in tracksuits and “skin-tight” clothes – the horror!! One student was sent home two days in a row, once for not having her blazer and the second time for having the wrong shoes.

Mr Tate argued that following the uniform rules leads to better behaviour and grades. Because everyone knows that wearing the wrong black brogues is a stepping stone to a life of violent crime.

Ps. these are the shoes in question. We know, we know.

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Baby, I love your style

Drake’s been making headlines all over this place this week. Firstly, he and Rihanna made their maybe-not-sure-it’s-possible relationship official (and permanent) with matching dolphin tattoos, then his song One Dance was named the Song of the Summer by Spotify.

Instagram account @drakeonacake totally called it.

Drake on a cake

Why didn’t we think of this?

Genius 16-year-old Beau Jessup has made £48,000 from a website she created to give Chinese babies English names.

Beau came up with the idea after her family took a trip to China and she was asked to name a family friend’s newborn baby (it’s common for Chinese babies to have an English name as well as a Chinese one). In China, parents pick their child’s name based on the characteristics they hope their baby will possess, so Beau took that idea and translated it into English. The service costs 60p a pop, she’s named over 200,000 babies so far, and given us all new career goals too. 

special name

Catching Zs with Zoella

Zoella has is launching her brand new homeware range, and betty was invited along! There’s rose gold and copper aplenty, there’s pom-poms and pastels galore. Want a ‘Z’ shaped light? She’s got twenty. OR MAYBE MOOOOOORRRRRREEEEEE.

Zoella's Apartment

Has someone turned up the heat?

You may have noticed that it’s been freakishly hot outside. Which, no big deal, but we totally predicted.

The tardy heatwave has had some of us lusting after summer holidays and others lusting after weather that will let us play with our winter wardrobes again. But don’t worry, we’re got you covered either way with our six autumn buys you can start wearing now – watch this space tomorrow. 

Image of gold heal, rust sateen V neck cami, Asos oversized scarf with print and sleeveless dress

Inspiration and perspiration

The end of the Olympics left a big, five ringed hole in our hearts (and our TV schedules).

Luckily, the Paralympics kicked off this week, so we can go back to obsessing over medal tallies and swimming times. More than 4,300 athletes from 159 nations, and two incredible refugees, have made their way to Rio to change people’s perceptions of what is possible. We’ll be cheering them on all the way.

Paralympics opening ceremony