the weekly #goodnewssiren round-up #25

September 18, 2020

While next week marks six months since lockdown was implemented, we focused on the more festive milestone of 100 days until Christmas on Wednesday (yep!). In addition to that, there was more Bake Off news (can you tell we’re excited) and the opening of the world’s largest chocolate museummm… sorry, we got lost in our sweet, chocolatey thoughts. Read on for more on the stories that brought a smile to our faces this week.


The world’s largest chocolate museum opens

Lindt, the makers of the best chocolate Santas went one better than their recent new product (Quality Street style tins filled with Lindor – they’ll definitely be on a few of our Sirens’ sofas this Christmas) and opened the largest chocolate museum in the world. The 65,000-square-foot Lindt Home of Chocolate museum is in Zurich and features interactive exhibitions and a 30ft tall chocolate fountain. Sign us up! *checks travel restrictions for Zurich

The talent agency representing models and actors with physical and learning disabilities

he BBC introduced us to the two wonderful ladies behind Zebedee Management, which now has more than 500 people on its books with various talents and disabilities. This summer, one of their models, Ellie Goldstein who is 18, from Essex and has Down’s Syndrome, was the face of a partnership between global super brand, Gucci, and Vogue Italia. More than that, the Instagram post featuring Ellie became one of Gucci’s most liked posts to-date. The start of an illustrious career for Ellie, we’re sure!

The 2020 Bake Off line-up is revealed

Last week they confirmed the air date for the new series of The Great British Bake Off, and this week we got to ‘meet’ the contestants. With pharmacists and accountants, panto producers and beekeepers, the eclectic mix of everyday folks wowing us with their baking skills is just the telly we’re after. We’re looking forward to seeing what new host, Matt Lucas brings to the tent too. If his lock-down tweets are anything to go by, the warm and fuzzies will be on overdrive this series and we are massively here for it!

How would a giraffe wear a bow tie? The debate rages on

This one reared its head on Twitter a couple of weeks ago but the hilarious responses show no sign of slowing. Starting with a simple, silly, mind-bending question – if a giraffe were to wear a bow tie, where on its neck would that be – under the chin or at the base? The Twitter debate continues and we thoroughly recommend a look if you want a chuckle (or to wade in with an opinion)

And finally, while the fact that we have fewer than 100 days now until Christmas gets us all excited for jingle bells and mince pies, we’re not quite as excited as this grandma in Devon who has chosen to put her tree up three months early to cheer people up during the pandemic. Ho, ho, ho!