The Fun Stuff

It’s Monday morning, but no fear! Here are five things we read about this weekend that made us smile, and we’re passing them on for a little #MondayMotivation.

#1 Phone calls are back

With the art of the simple phone call seemingly on the wane, we loved reading that carriers in the US are reporting that since the introduction of stay-at-home orders, call volume and call duration are both on the up. Proof that people crave people? We hope it’s one trend that stays. Read more here.

#2 The Comedy Wildlife Awards are an actual thing

For candid shots of confused seals and dancing bears, head on over to the Comedy Wildlife Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards exist “to recognise great photography, and more importantly great photography that has captured a wild animal doing something so funny that makes us snort into our cup of tea.” See this year’s submissions here.

#3   Paul Simon gives thumbs up to NHS workers

Paul Simon has paid tribute to NHS workers on the frontline at Llandudno’s Venue Cymru, a field hospital in North Wales, who recorded a rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Waters. The song also features Welsh actor Rhys Yfans, and Jools Holland makes an appearance on the piano. Read more here.

#4 The Chelsea Flower Show is going virtual, and launches today

This year you don’t need to travel to Chelsea to see the amazing displays at the world-famous flower show. Hot on the heels of Eurovision at the weekend, the show is going virtual for the first time in its history. The Royal Horticultural Society will release daily videos and Q&As, as well as virtual workshops from the likes of British designer Nikki Tibbles. For more information, click here.

#5 12-year old from Chicago launches not-for-profit

12 year old Jakhil Johnson from Chicago launches his not-for-profit Project I Am last year, distributing hygiene products and other necessities to the city’s homeless. Faced with the prospect of having to scale back during the Covid19 crisis, he stepped up and expanded the project to support another vulnerable section of society – senior citizens. Read more about his amazing project here.

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