Come Dine With…Tired But Crafty Mummy
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 Sarah-Marie. You can find Sarah-Marie’s blog over at Tired But Crafty Mummy.
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So without further ado, let’s Come Dine With… Tired But Crafty Mummy
Alfie Boe – Music has always been a very big part of my life and so having a musical guest would be a must. You can’t really have a dinner party without some music too and as Alfie Boe is a trained opera singer I think he’d be perfect. I’ve seen him perform a few times and he has a very dry sense of humour which I think would make for excellent conversation around the table too. His pranks on Michael Ball are well documented so I expect he’d have some excellent stories to tell!
Agnes Baden Powell – I like to joke that I never left Brownies which really is true. At the age of 11, I did move up to Guides but I quickly came back as a helper and from there became a leader. Guiding is definitely something that is in my blood and I really love. (I was a Rainbow, Brownie and Guide leader all at the same time at one point!) Because of this, I would be fascinated to chat to Agnes Baden Powell, who established the Girl Guiding movement. I would love to find out what she thinks of modern Guiding and the changes that have happened over it’s 108 year history. I imagine she would be extremely proud of the work GirlGuidingUK does to encourage girls to be feminists, to have a voice and to show them that there is nothing they cannot achieve! I would also love to hear about setting up Girl Guides. I can imagine she faced some stiff opposition from those who believed that a woman’s place is on the home and not out having adventures, like the boy scouts were!
Aaron Sorkin – I have lost count as to how many times my husband and I have watched the West Wing. We are huge fans of Aaron Sorkin’s work. I was humungously disappointed when he only wrote two series of The Newsroom. I would be fascinated to hear his take on current affairs, especially with the latest American president and the political climate across the world and how different the West Wing would be if he wrote it now, inspired by modern day politics.
Stephen Fry – Never one to shy away from a good philosophical or theological debate, my next invitation would go to Stephen Fry. His philosophical views are very different to mine and I think it would be so interesting to spar with him on a whole range of debating topics. With his razor sharp wit, the dinner guests would be thoroughly entertained whilst being educated!
Helen Sharman – My eldest son has decided that he wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. Because of this, we have visited a lot of space related exhibitions such as the Science Museum and the Leicester Space Centre. Although we primarily going to feed his interests, I have found it has also piqued my interest in Space too. I’d love to know about Helen’s journey to becoming an astronaut and her experiences in space. In a time when many woman were coming up against glass ceilings, she didn’t just break it she shot straight through and travelled into space!
J.K. Rowling – My guests have been quite serious so far and so my final guest would be slightly more whimsical! I absolutely love Harry Potter and so J.K. Rowling would be a must have dinner party guest. I love being transported away from the stresses of the real world and becoming submersed in the magical world that JK Rowling creates. I’d be happy to listen to her tell me about anything magical from Harry’s time at Hogwarts or the Fantastic Beasts era.
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