Monday, 16 January 2012

A trip to imagination

In today's I newspaper, I found an article listing the results of a poll of British children aged between 3 and 8 years old, that asked them what their ideal holiday location was. Here's what they said:

  1. The Moon
  2. Disney World
  3. Narnia
  4. Hogsmeade
  5. Lapland
  6. Hundred Acre Wood
  7. Hogwarts
  8. Pride Rock
  9. Australia
  10. Bikini Bottom
The results made me smile. An adult mind would have picked completely real-life destinations (mine would have included San Francisco, Venice and Hong Kong). Our children are more comfortable with crossing the divide between reality and fantasy. Maybe there's a lesson for us grown-up's here.

Fi's Ideal Holiday Locations
  1. Atlantis
  2. Ankh Morpork
  3. Camelot
  4. The Weasley's house
  5. The Magic Cottage in James Herbert's novel of the same name
  6. A flying holiday with Richard Bach
  7. Avalon
  8. The forest in Midsummer Night's Dream
  9. Centre Earth
  10. Diagon Alley
Tell me about yours.

8 comments:

  1. My list would be the same as yours, except I don't know Ankh Morpork. Never read Pratchett. ( I googled.) Maybe Alexandria, instead.

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  2. What a great list, and it really lets us peek into a child's mind. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Hogwarts would definitely be high on my list. I'd also like to visit Mount Olympus, and I'd even like to tour the underworld (with a coin to pay the ferryman to bring me back).

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  4. Thanks for the comments, guys. Hadn't thought of Mount Olympus. Do you think Zeus looks like Liam Neeson?

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  5. The children's choices are too cute. I confess, a trip to Hogwarts would be high on my list as well, along with Pemberley, Orchard House and, I definitely agree, Avalon.

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  6. Ooh Pemberley is a good one.

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  7. How creative! I'd for sure go to Narnia and Hogsmeade. I would love to visit some of the great Romantic poets' homes.

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  8. Hmmm, great post!

    My ideal holiday locations would be:

    - Elizabethan England
    - Atlantis
    - Jerusalem in Biblical times.

    I think I just need a time machine:)

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