Saturday, 8 September 2007

A secret boathouse


This is a picture of a secret boathouse (very Du Maurier) on a beach I'm going swimming at tomorrow, weather permitting, on the Helford. It has absolutely nothing to do with this post, but I felt like a bit of Cornish colour.

I received a copy of OpenMind magazine in the post this morning containing my latest published article. I'm hoping the cheque will follow shortly. I'll post the article next week, but as it's about overcoming panic attacks, I felt we should have something a little more uplifting for a sunny Saturday.

The BBC were discussing Favourite Words this morning, so I asked Himself what his were.

'Threnody,' he said. Pause. 'Jazz. Ocean.' He thought, long and hard. 'Bollocks,' he said finally.
'Anything else?'
'Tit.'

You can see the pattern emerging here.

Being altogether more erudite, of course, here are mine, which I would stress are because of their SOUND, not for their meaning.

Serendipity
Teutonic
Bubble
Enervating
Neuilly (as in Sur Seine) which probably doesn't count as it's a name but never mind.

What are yours?

18 comments:

Lesley Rigby said...

quintessential, perpetuity, monogamous, helleborus

laurie said...

someone once determined--i dont' know how--that the most beautiful word in the english language was chlamydia.

i disagree, but there you go.

i like:

lavender
serendipity
onomonopoeia

Flowerpot said...

lesley - what a lovely selection. I must remember those.

laurie - I'm not sure about chlamydia either. I like yours too though th elast one is new to me. Now where's my dictionary?

Lesley Rigby said...

From you Flowerpot that is a compliment! Going away for 4 days tomorrow - I won't be deserting you. I hope Bussie is continuing to do well.

julia said...

I like:
giggly
libretto
choreography
herbaceous
monolith
cosmos (as in the universe, but I like the flowers, too)

The Rotten Correspondent said...

jasmine
melodious
chuckle
tit

okay, not the last one. really.

CTaylor said...

You chose my favourite word - serendipity - for how it sounds and what it means!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

crescendo
mishmash
astral
home

I couldn't think of any big ones on a Sunday morning!

Crystal xx

Lane said...

Patience
Rose
pistachio
kudos

Money is quite a nice word too but might be a bit vulgar to add to list:))

Flowerpot said...

lesley - hope you have a lovely break. Bussie has now turned his nose up at liver, tuna, biscuits and prawns but has conceded to lick the gravy off some Ceasar. I despair.

Julia - I love choreography and libretto - but as both are dance/music orientated, that would do it for me.

correspondent - yes, chuckle has to be an all time favourite. It just makes you feel good.

ctyalor - welcome and I will check out your blog in a minute. Glad we both agree on serendipity!

crystal - mishmash is another great one. Like comfort food.

Lane - I think money's a very good one though I dont like the sound of it! Patience and pistachio are great ones - and I love the nuts!

Jez Bell said...

FP just catching up and very glad that Bussie's better, feline anorexia, you learn something new every day..

I like:
marshmallow
ubiquitous
shipshape
frolic

Akelamalu said...

love, baby, kiss, hug

Flowerpot said...

jez bell - good to 'see' you again! I love ubiquitous, yes. And shipshape. Frolic sounds like fun, I think!

Flowerpot said...

ak - a lovely section. Hug is my favourite out of those.

Thank you all!

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

Extraordinary
Ethereal
Malarkey
Caveat

and of course.....

Slumber!

Flowerpot said...

Graham - yes I like ethereal - and I should think you're craving slumber!

liz fenwick said...

That picture made me homesick!

Flowerpot said...

sorry Liz - yes, of course your stamping ground!