Wednesday, 17 May 2006

10 THINGS (1)

We live, it seems, in an age of LISTS! It's practically impossible to open any newspaper or magazine without being confronted by a list of some kind: 'The 100 Most Over-Hyped Movies of All Time', 'The 50 Most Useless Gadgets of the Week', 'The 25 Most Uncomfortable Positions in the Kama Sutra'.

This, then, is my personal contribution to this burgeoning cultural trend!

The first in an occasional series (well, possibly) of TEN THINGS that have made my life more special than it might otherwise have been.

I’m starting off with my choice of…

Ten Things That Have Made My Life More MAGICAL:

Castles
Teddy bears
Card tricks
Snow
Steam trains
Jugglers
Thunder and lightning
Dinosaur fossils
Merry-go-rounds
The sound of waves


You are now invited to submit your own choices. There’s only one rule - and, look, I invented the game so I can make the rules! OK? - you are not allowed things that are uniquely personal to yourself such as your mum and dad, lovers (present or former), Baskerville the poodle, or (in Sophie’s case) Elsie the car!

Oh, yes, and please choose things that are genuinely ‘magical’ for you - not because they’ll make you look like smart if anyone else accidentally happens to read this blog!

[Images: © Brian Sibley]

4 comments:

Ian said...

The Internet
Puppies
Wet grass in Summer
Music
The sea lapping at the shore
Skydiving
Pinball machines
Living abroad
Shiny silver disks ;-)
English greasy spoon caffs

Brian Sibley said...

Emma, who is my 'Adopted Sister' in Tasmania (long story, tell you later) e-mailed a list of the ten things that make her "happy" and since feeling happy certainly counts as a kind of magic, here are Emma's top ten for your consideration...

Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate
...and Easter!!!

Well, that's pretty straightforward, I'd say! The only question remaining would appear to be: "Any particular favourites, or will nine Mars bars and one Cadbury's Creme Egg do to be going on with?"

dsnyguy said...

Puppets
ebay
Ray Harryhausen
friends
special effects
DVD's
Tomato beef Chow mein
comic books
Mary Poppins
Rain storms

Ron said...

Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Broadway and Movies
C S Lewis: Aslan: "further up and further in!"
Gilbert & Sullivan
fireworks
dogs and cats and children
big cities / small towns
stained glass
bronze statues
piramids
Christmas
Gods and Goddesses
Powerful horses
dare I? Beautiful Men
Shit! That's fourteen! and counting . . . !