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imma take your grandpa’s style

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imma take your grandpa’s style

Commenting on my recent review of ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre‘, my Dad mentioned that his own father bore some resemblance to the ever-dapper Humphrey Bogart.

I thought I’d put it to all of you and see what you think…

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My Top 30 Inspirational Friends and Family (21-30)

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My Top 30 Inspirational Friends and Family (21-30)

After spending yesterday and the day before explaining why I find the first twenty contributors to the Top 30 Challenge list so inspiring, it would be remiss of me not to go on and do the same for the final ten people!

Here are the 21st-30th friends and family who responded to my call to action (ranked in order of the fastest to respond):

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My Top 30 Inspirational Friends and Family (11-20)

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My Top 30 Inspirational Friends and Family (11-20)

After yesterday’s post about my inspirational friends and family, it’s time to talk about a few more. As you know well by now, when I started this ‘Top 30 Challenge’, I explained that I did not set these challenges for myself. Instead I went to “30 of my most inspirational friends and family” and asked them to do the challenging instead!

Here are the 11th-20th friends and family who responded to my call to action (ranked in order of the fastest to respond):

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My Top 30 Inspirational Friends and Family (1-10)

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My Top 30 Inspirational Friends and Family (1-10)

When I started this ‘Top 30 Challenge’, I explained that I did not set these challenges for myself. Instead I went to “30 of my most inspirational friends and family” and asked them to do the challenging instead!

It seems only fitting, then, to explain why I find these people so inspirational. Here is the list (ranked in order of who was fastest to reply to my original request!) Today I’m writing about the first 10 people who responded, with the others to come later…

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What’s all the fuss about?

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What’s all the fuss about?

As a child I developed a bad reputation.

Not the kind of reputation that might lead to tattoos, motorbikes and teen pregnancy, mind you.

No, the sinister reputation I developed was for being a fussy eater.

Some might even have dubbed me the World’s Fussiest Eater. Those same people might think I still suffer the affliction.

I’m here to dispel some of the awful rumours that have been going ’round about Baby Mandy for the past few decades…

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Guest Post: What happens in Bollywood, stays in Bollywood

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Guest Post: What happens in Bollywood, stays in Bollywood

By Wendy G.

In this large, noisy family I’ve never really spent enough time individually with my nieces and nephews. However I am always ready to share with others my love and pride in the wonderful people they have become. I have taken for granted that they know how I feel.

I am incredibly impressed and inspired by the achievements of my beautiful goddaughter but have never really got around to letting her know.

In fact there is an awful lot of things that I don’t quite get around to doing (I don’t think I’m Robinson Crusoe in this regard). Life, work, friends, family etc etc always take up my thoughts and time.

When Amanda first put out her request for list suggestions it really got me thinking about what my goals were before I turned thirty…

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An ode to my Dad on Fathers Day

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An ode to my Dad on Fathers Day

How do you thank someone for giving you life and then teaching you how to make the most of it?

I must admit, I am a little sad this Fathers Day. Not a lot sad, mind you, just a little.

My Dad is really the inspiration for the list of Top 30 things to try before I’m 30. There’s nothing like a good old case of the Big C’s to get you appreciating life, and that’s exactly what happened to my Dad (and my family) all through last year and the better part of this year. It’s a little reminder of the “bucket” part of the term “bucket list” I guess. A gentle nudge to appreciate the things you have before they’re gone.

Anyway, that’s why I’m just a little sad today. I’m a little sad because I just got off a Skype chat with both of my parents who are currently in France living life to the fullest, and I’ve realised that I’m missing them a lot. I’m only a little bit sad because the all-too-real alternative could have been so much worse.

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