Matt Asks Me Weird Things

You know what’s a really incredible thing? Loving and living with your absolute best friend in the world.

After 5 and a half years – or, almost 2000 days (I don’t know why I Googled that) – being asked weird questions by my better half, Matthew, has become the norm. We have the strangest conversations, like everyone else, but Matt in particular comes up with the most ridiculous things. Tonight, I was thinking about this one particular memory, and I suddenly remembered that I noted down a few of the weird questions he asked me, just for, I don’t know, future notice, I guess.  We went on a summer hike in the middle of nowhere, and periodically throughout the walk, he’d turn to me and ask a question. As if the beautiful walk, rolling hills, and blazing sunshine wasn’t enough, this made for a super special memory.

For all you lucky people that do live with your best friend, especially if that best friend of yours is a massive, random weirdo, you’re probably gonna relate with me a little here! If not, admire a few of the weird and wonderful things that Matthew thought to ask me throughout the duration of one hour.

Green Landscape Trees

If you had a horse, what would you name him?

Frasier, Dougie, Ezekiel, Felix. I think I love Ezekiel the most, but I can imagine my fictional, beautiful, shiny stallion with all of the above names.

What mythical animal would you most love to find in the wild?

To clarify, he also meant “to find and have as a per”. This was easy for me. I’d want to find a domesticated unicorn or Pegasus or Rapidash (do Pokémon count?). As you probably already guessed, I’m pretty obsessed with horses – but, alas, I do not own a horse. I did also consider a Phoenix because 1) it’s beautiful, 2) you won’t be sad when it dies, because it will come back to life 3) they have the ability to heal with their tears.

Would you chop off your own arm if you could replace it with a mechanical one?

Basically, no. We debated this one for a while because, yes, the mechanical arm has countless advantages but I can’t imagine any of those advantages outweighing the unimaginable pain of having to cut your own arm off. I also like the idea of, at least for now, being completely human. If you were offering a deal more like “would you chop of your pinkie to become a bionic human, or human 2.0, with massively improved cognitive functions?” then I might say yes.

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What do you think?

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Saturday’s Super Six | English Landmarks I’d Love To Visit

Me and Matthew currently don’t drive, and it bugs us. We want to explore Britain completely, but it’s something we can’t do on trains and buses. Annoyingly, this isn’t going to change any time soon. Instead, all we can do at the moment is dream our wanderlust dreams.

Britain is beautiful. England is our home. Before we explore anywhere else, exploring the English beauty is something we’d love to do!

These are the first six English landmarks that I’d love to see with my own eyes.

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Mam Tor:

Mam Tor DerbyshireSource: Wikipedia

Mam Tor Sunset DerbyshireSource: James Grant

“Mother Hill” is a beautiful 500m+ hill in Derbyshire. I love the outdoors, I love walking and the idea of walking up this natural beauty is too much. Look at that view!

Brimham Rocks:

 Brimham Rocks YorkshireSource: Oliver Wright

Brimham Rocks YorkshireSource: Ian Street

I hadn’t actually heard of Brimham Rocks until my mum, dad and brother went there last year. They’re in North Yorkshire, super close to where I live, so I’m surprised I hadn’t found it sooner.

This is one of those mind-boggling natural formations that you can’t easily get your head around. They were naturally formed by water, wind and glaciers over a very long time. Brimham Rocks has some amazing photograph opportunities that I just don’t want to miss.

Stonehenge:

Stonehenge EnglandSource: Huffington Post

Stonehenge EnglandSource: History.com

Visiting Stonehenge is an absolute must. I think my desire to visit is even more intense since the 11th Doctor’s “The Pandorica Opens” – I’m forever wondering if I’d be allowed to stand on the rocks and speech/nerd it up. Also… prehistoric mystery… and all that, but mostly, Doctor Who.

Chesil Beach:

Chesil BeachSource: Alex Brown

After reading “On Chesil Beach” by Ian McEwan, I was curious. I wasn’t sure it was a real place, and I had no idea how beautiful it really was. Since then, I have always wanted to visit. It’s full of tiny little pebbles, and Thomas Hardy referred to the beach as “Dead Man’s Bay” because of all the shipwrecks – that’s reason enough for me.

The Jurassic Coast:

The Jurassic Coast England Durdle DoorSource: London to Durdle Door

The Jurassic Coast EnglandSource: Simon Emmett

180-million years of history along the coast of England, and a completely natural World Heritage site – there’s a huge chance of fossil sightings, as well as almost 100 miles of naturally formed structures.

It’s called Jurassic Coast, how ace is that?

Cheddar Gorge:

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England, UK

Source: CheddarGorge.co.uk

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England, UK

Source: CheddarGorge.co.uk

Cheddar Gorge in Somerset is a limestone gorge, complete with caves, a 9,000 year old skeleton and remains from over 13,000 years ago! It’s a complete historic, natural wonder and I’d absolutely love to have the chance to photograph it for myself.

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Notable mention: Giant’s Causeway is absolutely fascinating, but with it being an Irish landmark it doesn’t fit in this list!

Have you visited any of these?

-Morgan

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