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  • SandieA, Torbay
    started a topic Fantasy Dinner Companions

    Fantasy Dinner Companions

    You have a table for 12 - you and your partner will soon be joined by the people you would most like to spend a cruise chatting to over good food and wine.

    Who would you have join you for stimulating conversation, interesting topics, a sprinkling of humour and fascinating story to tell?

    You can choose anyboady - living or dead.............go on - put your thinking caps on.

    My ideal table companions would be:

    Fred Dibnah
    Dame Helen Mirren
    Griff Rhys-Jones
    Joanna Lumley
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    Victoria Wood
    HRH Prince Philip
    Helen McArthur
    Charles Darwin
    and Winston Churchill

    Sure to be an entertaining evening with that mix
    Last edited by SandieA, Torbay; 7th June 2012, 07:25 PM.

  • Old Cunarder, Tunbridge Wells
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    Originally posted by JVS, Cuddington View Post
    . Ive met some of the people mentioned by others, I love football but in my experience football managers only talk about about football. And politicians only about themselves.
    Quite so. Important therefore to have pairings of people, or just people, who could discuss things of interest to you personaly

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  • JVS, Cuddington
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    Twelve is too many. Just two would suit me, David Niven and Peter Ustinov. I could listen to them all night and I think they might be a little interested in my contribution. Or at least polite enough to pretend. Ive met some of the people mentioned by others, I love football but in my experience football managers only talk about about football. And politicians only about themselves.

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  • SandieA, Torbay
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    Originally posted by SandieA, Torbay View Post
    You have a table for 12 - you and your partner will soon be joined by the people you would most like to spend a cruise chatting to over good food and wine.

    Who would you have join you for stimulating conversation, interesting topics, a sprinkling of humour and fascinating story to tell?

    You can choose anyboady - living or dead.............go on - put your thinking caps on.

    My ideal table companions would be:

    Fred Dibnah
    Dame Helen Mirren
    Griff Rhys-Jones
    Joanna Lumley
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    Victoria Wood
    HRH Prince Philip
    Helen McArthur
    Charles Darwin
    and Winston Churchill

    Sure to be an entertaining evening with that mix
    I've just realised that I might not be able to get a word in edgewise with my choice.
    Fred Dibnah and Isambard Kingdom Brunel will be deep in conversation about chimneys, bridges and steam engines. Prince Philip and Winston Churchill will be having words over polotics and the monarchy. Griff Rhys-Jones and Helen McArthur will be off exchanging sailing information and boats and Dame Helen Mirren and Joanna Lumley will be at the Oscars.
    That leaves Victoria Wood and Charles Darwin discussing the theory of evolution.......the mind boggles - but it would still be entertaining to just sit and listen!
    Good job it is a fantasy dinner party.

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  • Old Cunarder, Tunbridge Wells
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    Originally posted by Happy, Wolverhampton View Post
    It would be lovely to share a table with family and friends, enjoying good food (and wine), interesting conversations and all the family together which sadly does not happen very often.
    I'm with you on this Happy I would love to have my Mum and Dad back and my Son&DIL, Daughter&SIL plus the grandchildren.

    Hopefully in the spirit of the thread, but a little off centre, 10 "others" I would love to meet on a cruise.

    John McCrae the WW1 poet (In Flanders Fields)
    Margaret Thatcher
    Boris Johnston
    Harry Redknap
    Alex Feruson
    Bobby Moore
    Martin Johnston
    Mike Read (Frank Butcher from EE, met him a few times he was a lovely feller)
    Barbara Windsor
    Johnny Cash

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  • Clowi, Oxfordshire
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    Arsene Wenger
    Richard Littlejohn
    David Mitchell
    Dusty Springfield
    Julie Walters
    Benjamin Disraeli
    Raymond Blanc
    Michael Schumacher
    Oliver Reed
    Ethel Louisa (my Grandmother)
    Last edited by Clowi, Oxfordshire; 9th June 2012, 10:08 PM. Reason: too many people!

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  • Jocap, Cumbria
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    I've had the joy of dining with several members, so they'd all be on my list....until we can repeat this, I'll go for these 5 couples:
    Desmond Tutu and wife.
    Matthew Paris and partner
    Ian and Victoria Hislop
    Peter and Susan Kay.
    Mike and Zara Tindall
    Jo.

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  • Cruise Fairy, Indiana USA (2)
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    Barack Obama
    Charlie Sheen
    Princess Diana
    Dudley Moore
    Ingrid Bergman
    Morgan Freeman
    Peter Ustinov
    Dirk Bogarde
    David Niven
    I think the dinner would last for hours...

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  • jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe
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    10 or 12 far too many people round the table,life would get boring.
    With all those people listed each one would want to dominate the conversation,much better to book a 12 night cruise and have each one of your guests do a couple of hours in the threatre.

    of over 100 nights cruising i have only sat with one couple who did not hold me intrigued /inthralled,no I will take pot luck with my didder guests.

    jim

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  • Pumpwater, Shotley Bridge
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    Here are mine

    Kate Beckinsale
    Charlize Theron
    Carey Mulligan
    Jessica Alba
    Jessica Biel
    Kelly Brook
    Natalie Portman
    Rosamund Pike
    Kiera Knightley
    Lucia Moniz
    Joanna Page

    Well we can all dream, and you did ask for our fantasies

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  • History Addict, Alfreton
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    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    Definitely Calgrey. A great table could be assembled.
    Or even two!
    I agree. The best dinner companions are those with whom you have something in common but who also lead interesting lives. In my experience cruisers have diverse and interesting lives and are always a delight to converse with.


    Less than 2 weeks to my next cruise and next set of as yet unknown dinner companions - can't wait.

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Calgray, Yorkshire View Post
    All the ones I can think of would DOMINATE the conversation. Would be extremely interesting, but I do like to get a word in edgeways occasionally...

    So, it would have to be my Daughter, son in law and the two grandaughters....Never had the chance to go with our Daughter and SIL.

    But!.... What a fab. experience to dine with some SUPER forum members
    Definitely Calgrey. A great table could be assembled.
    Or even two!

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  • Calgray, Yorkshire
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    All the ones I can think of would DOMINATE the conversation. Would be extremely interesting, but I do like to get a word in edgeways occasionally...

    So, it would have to be my Daughter, son in law and the two grandaughters....Never had the chance to go with our Daughter and SIL.

    But!.... What a fab. experience to dine with some SUPER forum members
    Last edited by Calgray, Yorkshire; 8th June 2012, 04:57 PM. Reason: Put conservation instead of conversation !!!

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    There are so many people I can think of but here goes:

    Peter Kay
    Joanna Lumley
    Gary Barlow
    Ruth Langsford
    Eamonn Holmes
    HRH Queen Elizabeth II
    John Lennon
    Robbie Williams
    Johnny Depp
    Marilyn Munroe
    Dalai Llama
    Neil Armstrong

    Tintop

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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    As has already been said, I would like to share a table with some of the forum members, I also love spending time with my family and that would be perfect to, and my fantasy table selection would be: -

    Stephen Fry
    Jamie Redknapp
    Victoria and
    David Beckham
    Simon Cowell
    Cameron Diaz
    Johnny Depp
    Whoopie Goldberg
    Dawn French
    Robbie Williams

    May-be there all going on the same cruise as us next year! ................................................Ca rol

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