I hope all is well with you.
Here’s the vlog version of the newsletter, normal text version underneath!
Let’s start with what’s clearly massive news – Cadbury’s are not making chocolate coins for Christmas this year! In all the coverage, I didn’t actually see the reason why, just a statement from them that they make plenty of other treats for Christmas. I think I know the reason why, and it explains why it’s not devastating news for a chocoholic Cadbury fan like me…
I don’t like them.
For some reason, when it comes to chocolate coins at Christmas, I prefer cheap tatty chocolate. I have no explanation for this, it’s a psychological thing, but I’m not sure I’ve ever bought Cadbury chocolate coins in all the (many) years I’ve been buying them for myself.
If other fans feel the same, then the demand just isn’t there, so they stop making it. A good news story, but I’ll still be having the odd coin (or two) (or three) of the cheap tatty variety!
Nicholas Winton was presented with the Czech Republic’s highest honour. Actually, that’s *Sir* Nicholas Winton, and he’s now 105 years old. He saved nearly 700 children from the Nazis during the war, and kept it quiet until his wife found diary entries in the 1980s.
Here’s the clip from BBC news, hopefully you’ll be able to watch it, but if not, go to you tube, type in his name and watch a clip from the 1980’s show That’s Life, it’ll make the hairs on your neck stand up – a great man, and a stand alone article coming soon on him soon.
In the medical world, and Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack, has been able to walk again thanks to pioneering treatment. The treatment, developed by scientists in London and surgeons in Poland, involved transplanting cells from his nose. These cells are pathways that allow nerve fibres there to constantly regenerate.
Prof Geoff Raisman, who led the UK team, says it’s more impressive than man walking on the moon. That might sound a bit exaggerated, but if it’s a process that develops and kicks on, it could change the future for millions of paralysed people, and could be a step change in medical outlook for us as humans, so maybe not so exaggerated!
I wanted to cover something else I saw on TV to do with space and our future, but that will have to wait for another issue, and in any case will also be a standalone article. By the way, you are signed up to get email updates in your inbox, right? You can sign up via the box top right of any page, or connect with me via the social media buttons at the top to keep updated on new content.
I’ve been mentioning the movies lately, with the new Star Wars starting to loom large. That movie catapulted Harrison Ford into the acting stratosphere, which he then cemented with the Indiana Jones films. The whip he used in them has sold at auction for £140,000.
Originally owned by Steven Spielberg, he gave it to Unicef, who sold it to raise funds. It was last sold two years ago for £20,000 so that’s a big jump to today’s ‘value’ of £140,000!
I’ll finish with a photo I saw in the news, and what a photo – taken from a plane by passenger Melissa Rensen, it shows a rainbow beneath the clouds. When a picture makes me look twice, I know it’s one worth sharing! Taken by , it’s a cracker isn’t it!
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‘Til Next Time,
health & happiness,
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