Hello folks, I hope you are well. I begin today’s post with some local news. I like to do this occasionally when something of interest happens. In my university town of Winchester I’ve reported bomb scares, burning vehicles and gas explosions in the past but my hometown of Ringwood is somewhat quieter. It’s very rare that Ringwood will ever even be mentioned in the local news. But on Wednesday Ringwood did make the news. A woman had bought a salad bag from the local supermarket. It’s the one the family shop in and my Dad goes in there virtually every day. When the woman got the bag home she found this in it:
Yep, there was a frog in it. Apparently the frog was fine and experts reckon it might be a Pond Frog, which are very unusual in this area so how it ended up there is anyone's guess. Only in Ringwood!
Since getting my new phone I’ve been going a bit crazy with various apps. If I'm out and about you can be sure I’ll be checking in to places on Foursquare and if I’m inside watching TV I’ll be checking in with GetGlue. My favourite though, as I’m sure is many people’s, is Instagram. Literally every photo you take with Instagram is looks amazing. You can friend me (my username is @zotwot) and here’s a selection of my photos so far.
The local fishing lake/ My cat Sherbet/ A flower/ My friend Chris in a playground
Yesterday was a very exciting day. I won tickets to see one of my favourite artists, Labrinth, perform as part of the iTunes Festival. I took my friend Chris and as we had to be in London for the concert we decided to go up early to spend some time in the city. London is my favourite city and I never get tired of going there. I continued to go Instagram mad in the city so here’s my London landmarks pictures.
Big Ben (and obligatory photo whenever you’re in London)/ Giant photo of the Royal Family
St Paul’s Cathedral/ The Shard.
Where those people are in the first photo is where a line of cybermen walked down in classic Doctor Who story “The Invasion”.
Trafalgar Square/ Piccadilly Circus
The concert was held at the Roundhouse in Camden, which is fantastic little venue. And I mean little, it’s certainly the most intimate concert I’ve ever been to. We got in pretty quickly which was great because it’s often poorly organised so credit to the staff working hard to get everyone in.
The support act was Josh Kumra, most well-known for singing on Wretch 32’s track “Don’t Go”. He performed that along with many of his own songs, which are actually pretty decent. He also did a great cover of MGMT’s “Kids” mixed with Calvin Harris’ “Feel So Close” which worked surprisingly well.
Eventually it was time for Labrinth to come on stage. And boy was he good! He performed all his hits, such as “Last Time”, “Express Yourself” and “Earthquake” and really performed them with gusto. What was most amazing was that he actually did some slower acoustic tracks and proved played both the acoustic and electric guitar absolutely fantastically. It’s very rare to see an artist capable of doing such a wide variety of songs.
Considering this was completely free it was brilliant. To make things even more exciting Labrinth also brought on some special guests. Plan B turned up for his part of the upcoming single “Atomic”.
And right at the end when Labrinth performed his massive hit “Earthquake” Tinie Tempah came on to do his bit.
To get two special guests, both massive names, really made the night. It was a real privilege to be there and I would rate it very highly in the list of gigs I’ve been to. I had such a fantastic time, though by the time I arrived home at 2AM I was exhausted.
This event pretty much marked the end of the Summer for me though. It’s gradually getting colder and this week I’m returning to uni. I’m not looking forward to it really because my last year there was pretty rubbish for various reasons. Fingers crossed things will improve this time round. Anyway, thanks as ever for reading and why not write a comment? There is no excuse not to!