Emma has criticised throwaway culture

“It’s all about thinking differently, it is also about remembering how we used to live, we never used to live like this. We’ve only been mad for about 60 years.”

Dame Emma Thompson

“If we had shown my parents how people live (today) how they will wander down the streets and coffee cup, immediately throw it away, eat throwaway, everything throwaway, they would’ve gone ‘what’s going on”.

The Earthshot Prize

Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, and many other stars (but also politicians, from London Mayor Sadiq Khan to conservative William Hague) at London’s Alexandra Palace where the first evening of William and Kate’s Earthshot Prize sponsored by the Royal Foundation is held.

The Earthshot Prize (the richest green award in the world, created and launched by prince William) awards its top five winners each with a prize worth £ 1 million (€ 1.2 million). Many celebrities but no guests flew from overseas.

Only British stars in attendance, the others (many, many VIPs) connected via Zoom.

William and Kate – The Earthshot Prize
Emma Thompson – The Earthshot Prize

Not that kind of love

‘People die. The love, the joy, the wonder does not die. The ephemeral nature of our existence creates this power, and we keep the joy of the fleeting touch within us, and carry it with us for the rest of our journey. I hope so, anyway’.

This a delicate testimony of how love is able to overcome death.

All of us should read this book, give it to our loved ones, open it on a random page when we are depressed, disappointed or upset.

Thanks, Clare and Greg.

Clare and Greg Wise

Greg says Emma encouraged him to do “Strictly”.

Greg has revealed that Emma persuaded him to turn down a film deal to take part in Strictly Come Dancing.

He admitted he had been deliberating over whether to take part in the BBC One ballroom competition as he already had a movie in the pipeline that would have been quite nicely paid.

In the end he opted for the TV show, paying homage to the memory of his sister, a great dance enthusiast.

Greg Wise – Strictly 2021