A dinner party! Who to invite?
In time honoured fashion I’ve been invited by Just Fletcher to host a dinner party, with guests of my choosing, of course. I thought it might make a diverting Six word Saturday post?
At the top of the table I’ve got Elizabeth 1, looking very stern, so I’ll have to mind my P’s and Q’s. What a character! What a life she led, though not one that you could really envy. Will Shakespeare’d be good with the courtly speeches, and I might just get the chance to ask if he really did travel to Italy, and put paid to all that controversy.
I’m sure Michael Palin will be interested, and interesting too, travel being his subject. In any case, he can charm the birds from the trees. If Lennon gets a bit disrespectful, Palin and McCartney’ll do the soothing, diplomatic stuff, but rapier wit won’t be in short supply.
I’ve loved Paul McCartney and his music for as long as I can remember, and wouldn’t it just be great to have those two together one more time? With both in mellow mood, now that fate has delivered both a punch or two. Maybe a future classic will be scrawled upon the table cloth, as the evening wears on.
An avid reader, I’ve only recently returned to historical novels, and it’s the fault of Philippa Gregory. She lived and worked for a time in my part of the world, so I’ve always been mildly curious about her. I was checking out some books at my local library, and “The Red Queen” was on the counter. I could resist no longer, and was absorbed by the storytelling. Elizabeth 1st will surely be surprised at where women find themselves in society today.
Which brings us to Helen Mirren. Well, every dinner party needs a touch of glamour, doesn’t it? Maybe she can console poor Bonaparte. Such a sad ending to all those aspirations.
So what do you make of my choices? I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you have an inspirational line up that you’d like to share, I’d enjoy to read your post. Have a look at Just Fletcher’s Virtual Dinner for starters (or dessert). Cate of Show My Face has been more than tolerant of my Six word Saturdays. Follow the link or click on the header to see how it should be played.
Before I go, I’d like to share a follow up to my last week’s 6WS. For anyone interested in Steampunk fashion, here’s the next instalment of Jema’s interview.