It’s what feels like record breaking heat after what has been one of the wettest years seen in England and for the first time in years, I willingly sit out in the garden with a chilled glass of water by my side. I don’t recall any time in history where it has been the perfect atmosphere to sit outside without sweltering under the sun, yet chilled without being frozen. A gentle breeze sweeps through my garden, where I relax on the patio besides a pond. It goes without saying I have my iPod on, who wouldn’t?!
With what is now less than two months before I take up my new home in London, I couldn’t miss out on the rare opportunity of enjoying the garden which has only just recovered from it’s own flooding from the previous weeks. With the sun still bright at such a late time in the afternoon, you’d have to be silly to miss out! With Alistair Griffin in my ears, the only thing that seems to be missing is a nice chilled beer… which can so easily be arranged!
However it is the countdown for September that brings me closer to home – with only a small handful of weeks remaining before my big move a hundred miles away from home to the busiest city I’ve ever been to. London it is, and incase you’re thinking that there are cities bigger and busier than London in the world, I’ve been to a few and I don’t think they even compare in the slightest. Most people would argue that New York City is the busiest, well I don’t think so. I spent a little short of a fortnight in Manhattan and yes, while it is massively busy, it was no where near as compact as London. You could argue that while London has a lot less people than NY, it’s smaller and therefore, busier. Oh, and did I mention the Olympics this year?
Next week, the world will feast it’s eyes on one district of London in a global celebration of sport. It’s like a more expensive version of Eurovision for athletes, if you want to be cynical about things. It’s taken over the news here in the UK for the past few years, especially in the last few days as G4S truly messed up the security – but surely that was to be expected? It’s got to be said that we all hope the opening ceremony is without fault.
Then we can breathe.
After that, it’s life as normal, I guess. Or at least for the time being. I can imagine the underground falling to pieces and the whole transportation network crumbling with the volume of commuters in the upcoming weeks. It seems that it’ll fall apart just in time for my studies, but let’s not be too negative about the games. We do at least have some legendary artists performing in the opening ceremony. Or at least miming to a backing track. If that’s not good enough for the critics, then take the official soundtracks. Let’s think about Muse’s song for an example.
Okay, thought over.
I’m a Muse fan, and i don’t like it. Resistance was a fantastic album, as was Origin of Symmetry and Black Holes and Revelations. Showbiz too. In fact, they’re all great albums, but this Olympic theme? I’m sorry.
But enough of that, it’s time to enjoy the rest of Albion Sky and to prepare myself for what’s going to be an interesting end to the summer as I start what feels like a new life! Cheerio!