Since it’s the most romantic time of year, it’s worth reminding you that this week’s Friday Fiver comes from the team that brought sexy back to SEO and designs websites so hot that they make your mouse melt.
So close your curtains, slip on a silky kimono, pour yourself a stiff drink and turn on some Barry White – a rollicking rollercoaster of emotions awaits!
😠 Handforth Parish Council goes global
If Zoom has spelled doom for you since lockdown, at least you can now share your pain with the Handforth Parish Council committee members whose chaotic virtual meeting has gone viral. In mere days, members like Jackie Weaver have become household names and launched a million memes. The full epic version of the meeting can be viewed on your favourite major video platforms, but we prefer…
🏈 Dolly Parton & Squarespace win Superbowl LV ad break
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in the Superbowl. Time to fess up: we know nothing about gridiron except that it looks colourful, painful and confusing. However, Squarespace reworking a Dolly Parton classic as an anthem for side-hustlers transitioning to full-time entrepreneurs won the coveted King of the Superbowl ad break title for us this year – we hope you love it too!
💉 UK smashes 12 million vax milestone
More than 12 million people in the UK have now had their first dose of a Covid-19 jab – which feels like a precious light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. Massive respect and thanks to all the NHS staff, associated agencies and volunteers who are making this happen!
💌 Good Housekeeping’s Home Valentine Hacks
With the world still in lockdown, everyone’s spending Valentine’s Day at home this year. So who better to come up with a long listicle of domestic amorous adventures than our friends over at Good Housekeeping? Get your champagne, craft materials and cooking ingredients at the ready – whether it’s a total triumph or drunken mess probably depends on your prioritisation skills.
😢 RIP Captain Sir Tom
Last but absolutely by no means least, the passing of national hero Captain Sir Tom Moore brought a tear to everyone’s eyes. If you could roll the best bits of Britain up in one brilliant bundle, it would look exactly like this truly great gent. RIP Captain Sir Tom, we salute you.