Five people that win… November

Happy December 1st everyone! And talking of December 1st – remember that “sew-your-own” advent calendar I lusted over at The Makery in Bath? Well my lovely other half only went and got me one! What a lovely chap! Isn’t it lovely?


Can’t wait to see what delights that are awaiting me inside. (Spoiler: it’s chocolate coins).

Anyway, December has arrived at last, and so it’s time to look back at the winners for the month of November.

1. Amy Poehler.

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For writing the utterly delightful, charming, and witty “Yes Please”, which I raced through in about two days when it arrived in the mail.

2. Philae.

And the Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (catchy name). Okay, so it might not have gone quite to plan, but it was a pretty intense ride nonetheless. Scientists, eh. Pretty clever chaps.

3. Paul Mason.

For this:

4. Christmas adverts.

First of all, it was John Lewis and those penguins, and I thought my heart couldn’t break any further. (Full disclosure – I was always highly disposed to love this advert. If I could smuggle any animal home from the zoo in my backpack, it would be a penguin. Who am I kidding, it would be ALL the penguins.)

And then, hello Sainsbury’s – you kept this one up your sleeve you little tear-jerkers, you.

Anyone else want to step up to the plate and make me cry snotty tears all over my chocolate coins?

5. Mickey Rourke.

An actual winner, following his return to the boxing ring. Good on you, Mickey!

WAIT. HOLD UP. When I was checking the links for this post, I came across the news that actually, his opponent was a homeless guy who was paid to take a dive.

So, no winner’s title for you Mr Rourke. Shame on you.

And the Villain of the Month? No, you don’t win that either Mr Rourke. This one goes to Paul Spector in The Fall. Oh god, he is the best looking absolutely most scary psychopath on TV. Gives me the creeps.

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And then I see this picture and I think, Well maybe he’s not so bad.