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|illustration by Jarrett J. Krosoczka|
|Brilliant, gentle, wonderful actor and human being, Alan Rickman|
After the loss of two such shining stars of the music and acting world, here's a teeny bit of cheer back on planet earth...
The latest Okido magazine is out today, and by some strange synchronicity or coincidence, and most certainly a degree of poignancy, is all about Planets and Stars.
This issue has been dedicated to the original Starman himself, David Bowie, and to British astronaut Tim Peake, who as I type, is literally floating about in space, mending stuff and doing cool experiments.
#TimPeake #astronaut #Space
My poem in this issue is called: The Boy and his Teddy Bear and owes more than a nod to Edward Lear...
#Okido #planets #stars #starman
Also out this week is the most excellent Eco Kids planet magazine
It's all about China, land of the Giant Panda...stuffed with fun facts, animal interviews (what?!) activities and other such awesome things!
|Charlie's interview with Chi-Chi the giant panda and her cub Heping|
#EcoKidsPlanet #ecokids #kidsmagazines #China #GiantPanda #pandas #bamboo
Just to send you off on an upbeat note, I'll remember Alan Rickman for many roles: he was wickedly attractive in Les Liasons Dangereuses (mesmerising on a white-draped stage), steadfast and gentle in Sense and Sensibility and how I cried when he died as Severus Snape, a tragic hero at the heart of the films. But I was a real, blubbering wreck after Truly, Madly, Deeply (despised poor Michael Maloney who was SO wet in comparison). However, one of his most wonderful performances was in 'cult' gem Galaxy Quest. Watch the whole thing if you've never seen it, but here's a taster in the meantime...
Disappointed actor. So dry. Utterly ace.