The Friday Five : Desert Island Items

I was going to call this one “Post That Isn’t About Surprises Surprise!” but I figured that may mislead people into thinking it’s going to be more interesting than it actually is, so I’m just going to be upfront and admit that, yes, it’s The Friday Five.

Now, I haven’t done a Friday Five post for ages now, mostly because the questions always tend to revolve around stuff that’s of no interest to me whatsoever. This one, however, was on the theme of “things you’d take to a desert island”,  and because I actually spend more time than is really healthy thinking about things I’d take to a desert island, I decided to do it. And you, of course, should feel free to do it too, either in your own blog, or in the comments! So,…

It’s the “stranded on a desert island” question! You can only take one thing from each category. What is it and why are you taking it?

  1. A food that can be planted and regrown.

Oh God, it’s a question about food. I’ve said before, I’m no foodie, and the idea of planting and growing ANYTHING is really quite alien to me (this is why there’s currently a giant dead plant in a pot in our garden, and also why I regularly fantasize about living in the city and not having a garden) so I don’t really know. Will I have to plant the food myself? Will there be, like, ovens and things on the desert island? If there will, I will take potatoes and have them baked, or turned into crisps.  (Not by me, natch. By the friendly island natives who will be keen to do this for me because they have never seen a woman with such pale blue skin before, and so they instantly assume I am some kind of God and are eager to serve me. With baked potatoes.)

If there are no ovens, I guess I’ll take… um… strawberries? To have with champagne? DESERT ISLAND FAIL.

2. A person you haven’t seen in a long time.

My best friend, Stephanie. As well as being on the same wavelength at me, she is also good at cooking and knows how to put duvets inside their bags.  Which will come in handy on the island.

3. A book you (were) read as a child.

Well that’s easy: Five on a Treasure Island.  It will inspire me to search for secret passages and capture smugglers.

4. A celebrity.
So, obviously if I say “Sawyer from Lost”  it will annoy Terry, so I think I’ll take Vivienne Westwood and get her to run me up some clothes out of palm leaves or something.  Which I will use to bribe the natives to bring me some baked potatoes, and maybe also jelly sweets.

5. The entire episode run of a television show (it’s a very nice desert island).

Well, Friday Five, I’m so glad to hear that, because if there are TVs there are surely also ovens, so my whole “potato” thing in question one seems less stupid. Only a bit, mind you.  Um, a TV show. I think I’d have to go for ‘Lost’. Sure, it’ll make me just a little bit paranoid about the whole “being stranded on an island” thing, but I may pick up some handy tips from it, and failing that, at least I’ll have time to try and understand it…

OK, your turn!

5 Comments

  • Terry says:

    Sorry my answers are boringly practical :P

    1. A food that can be planted and regrown.
    Potatoes, as they are easy to grow and hardy :)

    2. A person you haven’t seen in a long time.
    Sean Connery, we were as thick as thieves that one time I saw him at the Odeon cinema stairwell. Plus there would be a far big search party for him !

    3. A book you (were) read as a child.
    SAS guide to survival, yes seriously :P

    4. A celebrity.
    So, obviously if I say “Elle from Neighbours” it will annoy Amber, so I think I’ll take the survival expert Ray Mears

    5. The entire episode run of a television show (it’s a very nice desert island).
    Friends as it would take a few years to watch them all.

  • It always comes back to Lost, doesn't it?

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  • Caroline says:

    1. A food that can be planted and regrown.

    Sadly cheese doesn't grown on trees. Or at all. So I think I'll bring grass and also some baby cows to graze it so that I can make cheese. And a bull too, for them there breeding purposes… and also tea, since I'll have milk from my cows to go in it…

    No? Ok then, I'll settle for tomatoes. I love me a nice ripe juicy tomato!

    2. A person you haven’t seen in a long time.

    My step-brother. He's been in Iraq and Aghanistan with the RAF – he could probably fashion a radio out of shipwreck or something and call a chopper in, and I'd feel a bit safer with him around. Plus, he makes me laugh. A LOT.

    3. A book you (were) read as a child.

    Peter Pan (I DO believe in fairies…)

    4. A celebrity.

    Damnit Terry, I was going for Ray Mears! Ok, I'll settle for Jensen Ackles, my current celebrity crush.

    *beams at the thought*

    5. The entire episode run of a television show (it’s a very nice desert island).

    Buffy. Nuff sed.

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    • Terry says:

      Mmm Cheese… As I have taken Ray Mears you could have went for Bear Grylls, although he would most definitely make you eat things you weren't keen on. Like the episode I watched where he insisted it was fine to try and squeeze some water out of Elephant poop, gah.

      • Claire says:

        Bear Grylls doesn’t do it right. Hahaha. But seriously. He’s all show. Once the cameras stop rolling its the HIlton for him. Complete with Paris and her little non-area native dog. The other guy is FOR REAL. What’s his name?…Les Stroud!!! Thats it. That man is an animal. I choose him.
        Foodwise I choose either tomatoes because they grow fast and well or bananas because they’d grow well in a tropical climate. Mmmm..Potassium.
        For a friend I choose Ryan because he won’t question my inevitable authority. Errr, maybe that should belong to Les. But once we establish a society I AM IN CHARGE.
        For a book from childhood its Coraline because I love it. Enough with practicality.
        For a show I choose Dexter but I get the future shows as they air. If I could make Carnivale return, I’d pick that.

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