SO IT BEGINS…

It’s the twenty…. third of September at an unsociable hour in the night (morning). I honestly don’t want to be writing right now. Well, I want to but I suppose I don’t think that I should. I always like to write as beautifully as possible which rarely occurs so close to the end of the day. But if I don’t write today, then I won’t write tomorrow. And so forth until I give up again. That’s an inexcusable amount of waffle. Please forgive me.

Let’s start again.

Tonight’s adventure was to the magnificent Alexandra Palace in North London. My first visit and I must admit I was astounded by the arena. Stunning architectural structures with the elegant flourishes in abundance. Oh, and stain glass windows designed solely to enthral. A venue fit for the most sophisticated and upstanding of society. Tonight’s main event was my favourite flame-haired enchantress, Florence (Welch) and her mighty machine. Her energy was proliferate and contagious. Her voice was seductive, sweet and beautiful as I’ve ever heard. She makes me feel like a twinkling of light. That’s not the most powerful piece of expression I’ve ever done but I can’t think of any other way to describe it.

I danced. And sang my heart out. My voice will pay my dues tomorrow.

I was quite sangfroid about the playlist but I must admit that I now would have been disappointed if I hadn’t been privy to Drumming Song as she finished the set. One of my all time favourite songs.

“Louder than sirens, louder then bells, sweeter than heaven and hotter than hell…”

Anyways, that’s, well, nothing special but it’s a start. Must dash.

Night, night.

25 Fabulous Words You Should Know

Hi, my name is Will and I’m word nerd. Always have been. My (unofficial) new year’s resolution (that I will undoubtedly break) is to expand my vocab – without inventing a cascade of nonsensical new words like batka or jooglebeel.

So, here’s the first wave. I promise that none of these are made up…

lollapalooza – an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.

pulchritudinous – physically beautiful; comely.

Sardanapalian – excessively luxurious or sensual.

bosh – absurd or foolish talk; nonsense.

fantast – a visionary or dreamer

barnburner – something that is highly exciting, impressive, etc.

brisance – the shattering effect of a high explosive.

gasser – something that is extraordinarily pleasing or successful, especially a very funny joke

saccharine – exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental

veritable – very much so

defenestrate – to throw (a person or thing) out of a window.

convivial – friendly; agreeable

cynosure – something that strongly attracts attention by its brilliance, interest, etc.

felicity – the state of being happy, especially in a high degree; bliss

eloquence – the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness.

Viola! Some interesting new words for your mind box. Only a jooglebeel wouldn’t want that.

10 good deeds you can do in the pub

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  1. Compliment the barmaid
  2. Buy a round for your friends or buy more friends with a round
  3. Talk to that weird guy, all alone, and make him feel like one of of the group
  4. Order some chips for the table near you
  5. Help clean up some of the glasses left on tables
  6. Buy a few packets of pork scratchings and hide them in various places for people to discover
  7. Write a nice review of your pub online on somewhere like FourSquare
  8. Pull out a chair for the ladies in your party, and the gents if your feeling extra chivalrous
  9. Put some Journey on the jukebox (everyone loves journey)
  10. Listen to your friend’s boring story (or stories depending on how boring they are) and act interested.