What would you take to a desert island?
This seems to be a favourite blog or interview question and the list is often restricted to three or maybe five items. It's a difficult question to answer, rather like being asked your favourite piece of music or book or movie.
I've always assumed the question presupposes being shipwrecked somehow in which case survival would rank above keeping myself entertained but I would need a book. It would be the one I was reading at the time of the stranding and I'd need my reading glasses too so there goes another item. A towel would be handy and sunscreen and definitely a hat. I'm assuming my island is tropical. I'd hate to be stranded somewhere cold and windy but I guess there's not much choice if you're really stranded.
The question is supposed to reveal things about a person, so you can see what I'm like--practical :) It's also supposed, in the case of books and music, to make you pick your very favourite 'can't live without them' items. I can't pick a favourite, it's so dependent on mood, although 'A Guide to Outdoor Survival' would be handy :)
The other indispensable item would of course be my husband. He's as far from being a DYI guy as I am from being an astronaut but he still makes me laugh after thirty seven years together and if I had to go through an ordeal like that I'd want him with me. And we could share the reading glasses.
What would you want with you if, heaven forbid, you were in such a situation? Has anyone been??