” I was thinking we could do a list of the people we’d like to meet throughout history. Anyone dead or alive.”
I had great fun creating this list.
My fantasy dinner party – cooked by Heston Blumenthal
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Leonardo da Vinci
Mary Queen of Scots
“The music themes and songs that are engraved in our dearest memories that can evoke a memory faster than anything else, or make you feel good and giddy.”
Ode to Joy. Beethoven.
Enigma Variations. Edward Elgar
Homeward Bound. Simon & Garfunkel
Hey Jude. The Beetles
Killer Queen. Queen
Heathcliff. Kate Bush
Don’t You Want Me Baby? Human League
Other Side of the World. K.T. Tunstall
White Flag. Dido
CHAPTER 2.2 :
WORDS THAT MATTER
“today, let’s make a list of those words that has pushed you forward, to do good, to be glad. Words that kept you standing. Words that encouraged you to keep moving. Words that picked you up. Words that lit you up. Words that introduced you to an unknown world. Words that explained you the meaning of life, even beyond earth.”
- I love you.
- Be the best that you can be.
- If not now when?
- If you don’t have a dream how can you make a dream come true?
- Do no harm.
CHAPTER 2.1 :
FAVOURITE ONSCREEN KISSES
With Valentine’s Day in mind, here are some favourite onscreen kisses.
In no particular order these are the first few that sprang to mind:
- Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling – The Notebook
- Ali McGraw & Ryan O’Neal – Love Story
- Debra Winger & Richard Gere – An Officer and A Gentleman
- Rachel Mc Adams & Eric Bana – The Time Traveller’s Wife
- Vivien Leigh & Clarke Gable – Gone with the Wind
- Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze – Ghost
- Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks – You’ve Got Mail
- Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Sophia Myles & James Franco – Tristan & Isolde
“Why not kick this new month by sharing a piece of our dreams : travels we’d love to do, places we’d like to go to, we’ve been dreaming of, even writing them down in our bucket list bust never found the time for.”
I’ve been lucky enough to visit some beautiful parts of the world, these are a few of the places I’d love to go to n
- The Orient Express.
- The Ice Hotel in Sweden.
- Cruise down the Nile.
- Moscow & St. Petersburg.
- The Bahamas.
- Boston & Washington.
- The Alhambra in Granada.
“Just-One-More-Page Syndrome. I’m talking about the books that made you feel like you knew the characters.”
I listed these as they came to me, but could have gone on and on.
Books that transport me.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
- The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye.
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scot Fitzgerald.
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
- The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
- The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.
- The Rivers of London series by Ben Arronovitch.
- His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman.
I love them all for different reasons and enjoy reading them again and again.
This month I’ve enjoyed reading The Great Book of Lists posts over at La Duchesse d’Erat’s blog.
“Instead of listing material things to buy, I suggest we list things we feel like doing in 2016.”
My aspiration (not resolution) for 2016 is to improve my Well-being and to let go of life’s stresses.
My List of Desires
Enjoy more family hugs.
Eat less meat.
Improve my inner calmness.
Learn Tai Chi.
Spend more time with friends.