Helen's Blog - Wednesday February 12th 2014

Hope you’re well today & not getting too down with this weather

On the show it will be day 2 of the What am I. I shall be adding more clues today at 3.30pm & here are the clues from yesterday:

1: I have roots

2: I am native to Europe & some parts of Asia

3: I am known around the world though

4: I am used a lot in Chinese traditional medicine

5: I am made into many different things

6: My name is derived from old French from a Greek name



Thieves broke into the car of a top Euro politician and stole a cottage pie - but left behind her official papers.

Viviane Reding, vice-president of the European Commission, had travelled to London for a public debate on Europe.

But when she emerged from the meeting she discovered someone had broken into her official car and stolen her luggage - including a cottage pie bought from a London farmers' market.

Mrs Reding, 62, said: "I got it to show people how good British cooking is. I just hope that at least they eat it and don't throw it away."

The thieves also stole suitcases containing clothes and jewellery - but left behind a bag containing Mrs Reding's official papers.

Mrs Reding, who comes from Luxembourg, said: "It is the first time I have had my bag stolen and I travel all around the world.

"They left my papers fortunately. It is a real pain in the neck. It will be really difficult to replace the clothes, jewellery and make-up."



A video of a rock climber scaling a 1,500ft sheer cliff face without any safety equipment is going viral online.

More than 300,000 people have watched the clip of daredevil Alex Honnold climbing the face of El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico.

The American free climber managed to make it to the top of the cliff face in only three hours and did so without any safety harnesses, reports Metro.

Mr Honnold is known for conquering high peaks without the use of safety equipment but his latest climb could be his greatest yet.

"I would stop at the occasional good foothold and shake it out, but for the most part I kept a very steady pace," he told Planet Mountain after his climb.

YouTube viewers were divided between those paying tribute to Mr Honnold's talent and courage while others called him an idiot for putting his life on the line.

Here is the You Tube clip & definitely worth a watch. Mind blowing!!