Monday, 17 November 2014

52 Lists / Forty Seven

This week: List who (dead or alive) you would invite to an imaginary dinner party

Camilla Parker Bowles
I think she would be jolly and could share all sorts of secrets

Miranda Hart
To provide the humour.

Clare Balding
I just think she'd be lovely and provide some brilliant sporting anecdotes

Nancy Mitford
So that I can discover what she was really like, find out if she was like any of the spectacular characters in her novels and probe a little further about her fascinating family.

Mary Berry (or Delia Smith if M.B. was otherwise engaged)
She could give me a few handy cookery tips.

Audrey Hepburn
She was just charming and I'd wonder at her elegance.

My Mum
Just because she's my Mum and she's a lovely dining companion.

Anton Du Beke
As a dancing partner for all the ladies after the meal.

If the food could be cooked by Mrs Patmore,
we be waited on by Mr Carson, 
the location be an ornate dining room in a vast country house
then I would be more than happy.

Who would you invite to your imaginary dinner party?


  1. I have been thinking about this all night too. But why am I not on your list??????? Offended much. I will return my sparkly frock to Selfridges at once.

  2. Ok so I have decided (for now) on.... Kathy Bates, Mel Giedroyc, Simon Pegg, Gordon Ramsey, Angela Lansbury, Elvis, Steve Buscemi, any random female from Fargo (the city, not the film) but preferably one who likes quilting and a Southern Belle. I don't mind which Southern Belle but she should have won lots of tiaras at beauty pageants. Oh, and Fannie Flagg. And maybe you, but I will have to think about that.

    1. I don't think I'd be able to put up with Gordon and his swearing. He'd be hurting my ears! x

  3. ooooh I would invite Bill Bryson, Victoria Wood, Richard E Grant, all the people I used to live with at 245 Hyde Park Road in Leeds, Elizabeth 1st and JK Rowling.
    Leanne xx

    1. I think I would like to invite Victoria Wood as well. And perhaps Judi Dench! x

  4. I would reunite J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis so that I could listen to them discuss ideas! Also Julie Andrews because she just makes me happy, Bing Crosby for some quality Christmas caroling after the meal, and Thomas S. Monson for words of peace and reassurance. I would wants several smaller courses with a dessert to linger over so that I could enjoy their company as long as possible!

    1. I'd love to invite Julie Andrews as well. It sounds like it would be a really interesting meal with so many fascinating people! x