Tristan challenged us this week 'to tell the world how you would like to wake up in the morning. What is present in the planet you would wake up to? What are the people in it like, Does Marmite and butter come pre-mixed, or are you an astronaut on a mission to launch Tony Blair into low earth orbit. Show the difference between current reality, and reality 2.0.'
I have to admit that I nearly passed on this weeks Fun Monday. I had a very busy weekend and was exhausted last night so I went to bed at 8:45pm (bearing in mind the clocks went forward yesterday so the day was short anyway), was asleep by 9:30 and slept until 7am. So I'm back refreshed and ready to face the challenge.
Of course like everybody else (I'm sure) I would love to wake up to a world where all nations and cultures live in peace, with no war or poverty but personally for me I would love to wake in a place like Anna Maria Island. I'd awake refreshed from a perfect nights sleep, I would feel the heat and hear the sea lapping outside my window. I'd stretch lazily, happy and content in the knowledge that all my family lived close to me and we'd be meeting for a family lunch that day.
Sam would be making the delicious food (only because she's really got into making and eating different food since she moved to SF and I haven't tasted her cooking in seven years)! Breakfast would be waiting on the table (don't know how but this isn't reality), croissants, fresh bread, eggs, bacon and freshly squeezed juice. After a trip to the beach, feeling the warm sand underfoot and swimming in a sea that has the temperature of a bath (I hate swimming in the cold sea) it would be time for lunch. The food would be fantastic (thanks Sam) and the craic mighty and the lunch would last through to the evening. Having drunk a few (but not too many) glasses of champagne I would fall into bed ready to face another day like this tomorrow.
Memories from Anna Maria Island 2003