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Come Dine With…Me, Them and the Others

Every Friday I’ll be posting another dinner guest wish list in my guest series, Come Dine With…

This series asks all sorts of bloggers who their dream dinner guests are, and why. As you’ll find out there is quite an eclectic mix! This weeks dinner guest wish list is from Josie. You can find Josie’s blog over at Me, Them and the Others.

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So without further ado, let’s Come Dine With… Me, Them and the Others

Now, I know usually I stipulate that dinner guests must be famous, but as it is Christmas I am letting Josie off with having two non-famous people sitting round her table. Christmas is all about family after all!

Margaret Atwood – I’m a huge fan of both Margaret Attwood’s dystopian novels and her contemporary fiction. I’d love the chance to ask her where she gets the inspiration for her terrifying futures from and how the experience of writing the two different types of fiction differs as they are so different it’s almost like two separate authors.

My grandma – My Gran was a wonderful woman, unfortunately she died when I was still a teenager so I never really had the chance to have an adult conversation with her. If I could have dinner with her now I would ask her for advice about raising my children. I’m also hoping she’d make me one of her amazing apple pies for pudding!

Gail Berman – Who’s Gail Berman I hear you ask? Gail Berman is the former president of entertainment at Fox. She is also the person who cancelled one of my favourite ever shows, Firefly. If you never saw it, Firefly was a sort of space western drama written and directed by Joss Whedon. It. Was. Brilliant. I’d like to have serious words with Gail about the decision and convince her to get it going again via her new production company.

Po Bronson – Po Bronson is the author of the awesome “What should I do with my life” as well as lots of other brilliant non fiction. In “What should I do with my life” he travels the world talking to people about their “calling” and I’d love to discuss that experience, and the concept of a “calling”, with him.

Michael Gove – This one wouldn’t be so much a two way discussion as me giving Gove a good talking to with regard to what his education policies have done to our schools. I hate the direction the education system in this country is taking and the impact it’s having on our children and teachers. While it wouldn’t change anything, I’d love to give him a piece of my mind!

Emma Watson (not the actress!) – This Emma Watson was my Great, Great, Great Grandmother, she was born on 1st January 1842. My Mum is really keen on genealogy and while I’m not really interested in names and dates, I’d love the chance to find out about life in Victorian times first hand. I’ve always been far more interested in your average working Joe’s experience than that of famous people of the time. I’d just like to stipulate that we have modern cuisine as I don’t think I’d get on very well with Victorian food!

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  1. Josie

    January 2, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Thanks for sharing my answers and sorry for the naughty non famous people!

    1. Sophie

      January 2, 2019 at 11:05 pm

      Haha, it’s OK. I’ll let you off, as long as no one else suddenly decides to start including non-famous people! Hope you had a great Christmas. X

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