Welcome to Feel-Goodish Friday…

Three things in the world today which we can feel goodish about:

  1. Sir Tom Jones is dating Priscilla Presley. Or maybe not. Oh, pleeeeze let this be true. They’ve been spotted out and about having cosy dinners. This partnering of celeb royalty is just what we need to restore our faith in happy endings…
  2. Trump is NOT racist. He has appointed Dr Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Dr Carson is black. Stand down, people. Stand down.
  3. George W Bush is a GOOD GUY. Hindsight makes this so. His public rehabilitation began with his poncho-tousle and knowing smiles at Trump’s inauguration. The past is another country…

The award for Outstanding Public Feel-Goodishness this week goes to: Jack Monroe. The food writer and campaigner is suing Katie Hopkins for being a “piece of shit.” Well, not directly. She’s suing for libel after Hopkins seemed to suggest in a tweet that Monroe supported the defacing of a war memorial with the words ‘Fuck Tory Scum’. In fact it was New Statesman contributor Laurie Penny who said she had no problem with it. But both Penny and Monroe are not tories and therefore seemingly interchangeable in the wise eyes of Hopkins who then tweeted: Can someone explain to me in 10 words or less the difference between irritant [Penny] and social anthrax [Monroe]? Which is a wonderful example of Hopkins at her journalistic best. May the force be with you, Mighty Monroe…

The award for Outstanding Private Feel-Goodishness this week goes to: my kid’s school, who did not celebrate World Book Day. This is because we are a diverse community and not all our mummies have the money or the motivation to enter into a fancy-dress competition of epic proportions in order to show off the level of their child’s reading matter by dressing them up as Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov (look it up, plebs).

See you Monday!