We're about to go off and enjoy the long weekend by sitting around awkwardly with our families while the rain pours down outside. I would imagine by this afternoon someone will have given in, logged on and updated. Until then, here's a rundown of what all our Shiny pals have been up to, which will hopefully keep you occupied.

shinyrundown.jpgCate (resident feminist) and Stuart (resident boy music fan) have been cajoled into making videos. Trust me, they're brilliant [My Chemical Toilet]

Samsung are giving away nail polish with their new phone. Alex is loving it [Shiny Shiny]

Nikita clothing have launched their Spring / Summer range [Nollie]

Knitted cupcakes are so passe. Knitted mouldy cupcakes, on the other hand... [Crafty Crafty]