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Meanderings of an opera obsessed mind...

I have always noticed that in order to end, you have to begin - Wellington

7 March
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Greetings. And welcome to the life/rantings of a random person who enjoys rather random things.

I'm currently 24 years old and a historical research assistant. I'm probably described as the quiet, slightly cynical/sarcastic, old-fashioned type who prefers the peace and quiet of a library or cafe by a lake to a disco or bar in busy city centres. I also must admit I'm a bit of an Anglophile which basically explains why almost everything I'm interested in is related to/or actually is English/British. Fond of mimicking accents and voices, as well as British comedy, wit and satire.

I love history particularly anything to do with the Napoleonic Wars, the British Army during that time as well as the Duke of Wellington who is most probably my favourite historical figure of all time. Other periods of historical interest include the Georgian and Victorian Eras and World War I. Opera (and to some extent, operatic history) is another thing I have a great passion for...probably stemming from my being a total fan of Thomas Allen who, at least to me, is the best lyric baritone ever. Also now more than slightly obsessed with the wonderful Derek Jacobi.

Posts on my LJ are now friend-locked. Feel free to add me as a friend, just let me know and I'll usually friend you back.

18th century, 19th century, 20th century, acting, agatha christie, alan rickman, alec guinness, andrew roberts, anthony trollope, arthur hastings, bach, baroque music, beethoven, benedict cumberbatch, blackadder, books, britain, british army, british history, british opera, call of duty, captain hastings, carmina burana, cello, charles dickens, charlotte bronte, christopher plummer, classical music, coldplay, computer games, cranford, creative writing, david daniels, david suchet, derek jacobi, die fledermaus, die lustige witwe, die zauberflote, don giovanni, duke of wellington, e.m. forster, elizabeth gaskell, england, english literature, europe, european history, fanfiction, fawlty towers, felicity lott, fencing, films, ford madox ford, france, francisco araiza, franz lehar, frederica von stade, french, french literature, george frideric handel, german, german opera, germany, handel, harry potter, haydn, henry purcell, henry v, herbert von karajan, hercule poirot, historical costumes, historical uniforms, historical weapons, history, howards end, hugh fraser, ian bostridge, il barbiere di siviglia, impressionist art, indiana jones, italian opera, jane austen, jane eyre, jeremy brett, johann sebastian bach, johann strauss, julian lloyd webber, kazuo ishiguro, kenneth branagh, kiri te kanawa, le nozze di figaro, medical history, military history, military medicine, military uniforms, modern history, mozart, musicals, napoleon, napoleonic wars, nicholas daniel, novels, oboe, opera, oscar wilde, parade's end, peninsular war, period dramas, phantom of the opera, philip glenister, piano, poirot, poirot/hastings, queen, reading, reenactments, regency, richard sharpe, royal navy, royal opera, royal opera house, shakespeare, sharpe, sherlock holmes, sir alec guinness, sir derek jacobi, sir thomas allen, sketching, television dramas, the barber of seville, the magic flute, the marriage of figaro, the merry widow, theatre, thomas allen, wellington, wolfgang amadeus mozart, world war i, world war ii, writing