Tuesday, October 12, 2010

top tens

Current work: Capri medical romance
Listening to: Muse
Reading: next on TBR

I’m channelling Bob Geldof at the moment, i.e. I don’t like Mondays. (At least, not this month.) Last Monday I’m not talking about. Yesterday: missing Paris tickets and broken tumble dryer (with insult added to injury by the way it was dealt with – I have to PROVE it’s less than 10 months old by flashing my receipt, because the serial number isn’t enough, and I might have to pay a whacking great callout charge. Er, not at the price I paid for that dryer…).

I could go into a huge strop here, but instead I’m going to pinch something from my mate Nicola Cornick’s blog. It’s a ‘top ten’ list – but the catch is that there are ten categories and you have to choose my absolute favourites. Song was tricky (because there are others vying for that spot, and do you make a distinction between songs and classical music?), but some of them were absolute ‘oh, yes’ moments. So here are the categories and my answers. (And yes, we ALL know who my favourite actor is. I nearly put Mr Olivier, just to shock everyone, but we know who it is really.) Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell me your top ten (either in the comments here or on your blog, but do give me a link so I can come and be nosey).

Book – The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
Film – It’s a Wonderful Life
TV programme – Life on Mars
Actor – Antonio Banderas
Song – Since I’ve Been Loving You, Led Zeppelin
Quote – “Life’s like a marmalade sandwich. You only get out of it what you put in.” (Paddington Bear)
Holiday destination – Venice
Animal – dog (if we’re being specific, Springer spaniel)
Dessert – crème brûlée
Pastime – reading


Nicolettehh said...

Book – Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas, James Patterson.
Film – Mr Holland's Opus
TV programme – Merlin
Actor – Richard Armitage
Song – No Matter What, Boyzone
Quote – Other people's opinions of you, do not have to become your reality
Holiday destination – Vancouver
Animal – Otter
Dessert – Lemon Meringue
Pastime – Reading

Nell Dixon said...

Book – Little Women - Louisa May Allcott
Film – Seven Brides for seven brothers
TV programme – Escape to the country
Actor – Alan Rickman
Song – Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Quote – Leave any problem alone for long enough and it will solve itself
Holiday destination – Devon
Animal – Bat
Dessert – Gooseberry fruit fool
Pastime – Reading

Nicola Cornick said...

Love your list, Kate! I would have guessed about Antonio and also the choice of dog! Loved the choices of bat and otter as well!

Elissa Graham said...

Book - The Velveteen Rabbit by Margaret Nicholson
Film - Hollywood or Bust (Martin & Lewis)
TV Programme - QI
Actor - Kevin Kline
Song - All Improvviso Amore - Josh Groban
Quote - The least amount of respect you demand for yourself is the most someone else will pay
Holiday Destination - Sorrento, Italy
Animal - Dog
Dessert - Chocolate Mousse
Pastime - Cyber shopping for shoes

Kate Hardy said...

Nicolette - interesting list (Don't know the film, so must look that up - and also had to look up the Boyzone one because I did wonder if it was the Badfinger song I use as my ringtone (Def Leppard version).) And scrummy pud!

Kate Hardy said...

Nell - I knew what your song was going to be - wow, unusual animal :o) (And Alan Rickman has such a wonderful voice. I nearly put Truly, Madly, Deeply as my film.)

Kate Hardy said...

Nicola - LOL, I knew you'd guess those :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Elissa - interesting list. Lovely song (I love Josh's voice, especially when he sings in Italian). Sorrento is GORGEOUS. And your pastime really made me smile :o)