A short while ago, I read a post from Cathy about her dream dinner party. It made for a fascinating and fun read, so I wanted to have a go myself.
Here’s the challenge:
You are having a dinner party, and can invite fifteen guests, not family or your children as that is just obvious, dead or alive, current or historical, real or fictional for whatever reasons you choose.
Here’s who made my list:
1. John Mayer
Beyond my deep appreciation of his music, I am fascinated by his mind. From seeing him live, to watching interviews on YouTube, I’ve come to appreciate the man behind the music. Therefore, I’d love to have a chat with him.
2 & 3. Michelle and Barack Obama
I adore Michelle for the fact she stepped out from Barack’s shadow. They seemed very much like a team and what she brought to the table was just as important as his work. To me, she is a strong and inspirational woman who I’d be delighted to be in the same room as.
Right from when Barack appeared in the spotlight, I had a soft spot for him. I loved what he was about. He made me yearn for someone as charismatic, genuine and dedicated in British politics.
4. Prince Harry
Initially, this was for shallow reasons. I wanted to have my chance to swoon in his presence. Recently, though, as his advocacy in mental health has taken centre stage, my interest in meeting him has switched to discussing this, and how we can move forward.
5, 6, 7, 8. Westlife
I couldn’t pick a single member. As I discussed in a previous post, they have been a huge part of my life. I’m not sure how long I’d last in a room with them without fainting (for real) but it would be wonderful to have the opportunity to tell them how important they’ve been.
9. Sarah Millican
I’ve been fairly public in my appreciation of this woman and, again, this one comes from wanting to say thank you. On top of that, I think we’d get along so well.
Speaking of getting along well, I’ve always had a sense that Adele and I would be great friends, if we ever met. She seems hilarious, has a heart of gold, and has remained down to earth, despite fame I could never comprehend!
So, I suppose one of these isn’t like the others, but I think she’d liven up the party! If you follow either one or both of us on social media, you’ve probably noticed the level of love we have for each other. You don’t get to see how much she’s there for me behind the scenes, though. We talk near enough constantly every day and it genuinely freaks me out to think I didn’t know her before I started blogging!
There are many more bloggers I’d love to meet, but Zara is the one I feel closest to.
12. Leslie Knope
I decided to add a fictional character, because she’s one of my all-time favourites. She is all that I aspire to be, and more. I love her passion, and share her weakness for waffles.
13. Matt Haig
It was reading “Reasons To Stay Alive” which made me realise I needed to get help for my mental health. I was travelling on a train at the time. So much of what he’d written resonated with me and gave me a nudge to talk to Neal when we got home.
Within a week, I had been diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and my journey had begun. Since then, “Notes on a Nervous Planet” was released. It’s become one of my absolute favourite books.
14 & 15. Nev and Max from Catfish
I just want to hang out with these guys.
Who would be on the guest list for your dream dinner party?
Let me know in a comment – or maybe write a post about it, too!