New meanings for old words – the first in a series

mendacity – urban regeneration excommunication – everything you ever said to your partner before you split up lassitude – act like a dog gainsay – talk about your winnings at the casino crackpot – cook with the heat too high deflower – restock the garden

Seeing the beautiful game in Berlin and Brussels

Watching football / soccer in Berlin and Brussels is a wonderful experience. I watched the Sweden v Paraguay game at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin during the 2006 World Cup and there was a wonderful atmosphere. 50,000 Swedish fans and 200 Paraguayan fans were in attendance plus some neutrals like me. Recommended.