Ok, so before I bore you all with my latest top five post, let me first impart ma news.
This past week I have been travelling to work via a hire car, thanks to the fact that my dopey car had a split in a hose that was part of my cooling system. So as it was spewing steam everywhere, it went to the garage to be repaired, which took an age due to the part only being able to come from Chevrolet themselves. It’s fixed now thankfully.
Today, I felt a bit yucky, so Alex cooked me an amazing roast beef dinner and baked chocolate muffins and cookies too. As I do 95% of the cooking, she was very happy to be able to cook me something. So now I’m sat waiting for the very last episode of The Durrells to begin ( massive sobs ), and writing this post, which is…………….
Top Five Heroes.
These are all people or characters who have been massively important in my life. I’m a total dreamer, and I’ve taken these people into my heart for various reasons, so off we go.
5. Alan Rickman.
This man first came to my attention in my late teens, when I saw him in Sense and Sensibility. I thought he was utterly beautiful and his voice was lovely. I always wanted to find someone who would look after me the way he looked after Marrianne in that movie. So sad he is no longer with us.
I have loved this man for such a long time now. His charisma and dogged charm in this long running series were a total winner for me. I would watch this on a Saturday with rapt attention, just thinking all the time how fabulous this man was. Also sadly no longer with us, but thankfully kept alive by re runs.
3. David Bowie.
There are some people who are alive on this list I promise. Now this man leapt into my life very early on when I saw The Labyrinth one day when I was off school because I was ill. It was literally like seeing the inside of my head on screen. This gorgeous man oozed charisma out of every pore and had a voice that could melt chocolate. I wanted that film to be real so much. When it was announced that Mr Bowie had died, I actually had a little cry, I had carried him with me through my life as something special for so long.
I have such vivid memories of sitting with wet hair after it had been washed on a Sunday evening just soaking up as much of Poirot as possible. I loved his intelligence, his gentle manner, his quirks and his dedication to solve the crime. It’s highly likely that this is where my love of vintage stems from. I have seen every single episode way more than once, and the later lavish movie length productions were absolute heaven for me. I utterly adore how David Suchet portrayed him. Poirot definitely holds a place in my heart as he another one who has been carried with me for a very long time. It was a close run thing between the top two but the top spot goes to………..
1. The Doctor.
Now let me be clear, we are totally ignoring the blip that is the latest incarnation because quite frankly no one has enough time for me to get on one of my rants about this disastrous choice. I know some people like her and will feel that I ought to as well as I am female, but I DO NOT!
Let’s concentrate on the other 12. I came to Doctor Who during Peter Davison’s reign, but it was the fabulous Sylvester McCoy who made me fall in love with the Doctor completely. I used to tell people that I wanted to marry Sylvester McCoy, but of course I didn’t, I wanted to marry the Doctor. He was a perfect hero, brave, with an unshakable belief in doing the right thing, charismatic, flawed and with the ability to completely change his face. They have all been great at adding to the complexity of the Doctor’s character, but Sylvester remains one of my favourites along with Matt Smith. Mr Smith was able to switch from childlike joy to devastating righteous anger in a split second. The Doctor has been so precious to me for the longest time and he probably always will be.
So there we have it, 5 people who are very special to me.