For perhaps the first time ever I awoke before my alarm clock went off, proving that my early bedtime last night must have done me some good. It was just a professional studies seminar this morning and then the rest of the day was mine to play with.
At exactly 11:45AM, just three minutes after the BBC had tweeted about it, I discovered the news that there is going to be a royal wedding. I feel proud of how quickly I learnt the news. Prince William is to be married to Kate Middleton in what will be the first royal wedding in my lifetime. I would say I’m a bit excited but that sounds sad so I’ll stick to saying I’m intrigued. As a British person I have a strange fascination with the royal family, those people who are apparently important but seem to do little else but travel across the country and wave at people. Also there is a chance it will be declared a national holiday and we will get the day off, which would be most pleasing.
I decided to entertain myself a little by progressing a little further in Lego Harry Potter. Now I don’t think spiders are scary but giant Lego ones jumping towards the screen from a great height are actually terrifying. I feel traumatised!
I finally decided I really ought to do some work and did a stack load of reading about language development. As textbooks go it was fantastic as it was actually a fun read. A textbook, fun? Has Dan gone mad you wonder to yourself? No, check out this quote as proof:
Basil Fawlty gave his car a good talking to before finally thrashing it with the branch of a tree.
It talks about Fawlty Towers, how awesome is that? Not only that there is a small section listing some tongue twisters. Why not have a go at saying these out loud and let me know how you found them? I think they are really hard!
Red leather, yellow leather (x5)
Quick kiss, quicker kiss (x5)
If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?
The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep’s sick.