Friday, 1 March 2013

Back From The Future Blog Party

If you're here for the Bloghop of Joy click here.


M PaxSuze of Subliminal Coffee and Nicki Elson are teaming up for the Back from the Future Blogfest. 


You're up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven't brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking the half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you ... from you.

You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox -- sent from ten years in the future -- and it's filled with items you have sent yourself.

What's in it?

  • Well, obviously my Booker prize, and the book that won it
  • Proof that the polar ice caps still exist
  • A hoverboard, obviously
  • A Tom-Daley-as-the-15th-Doctor-Who doll
  • A letter from my Martian pen-pal

Okay, after the first two I kind of got stuck... this was harder than I thought it would be. You couldn't tell though, could you? I'm off a-visiting!


82 comments:

  1. A Booker Prize - oh definitely, who wouldn't want to receive one of those from the future!

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  2. Love all your 'things'. The Martian penpal is particularly intriguing. But a hoveboard, ooh that would be fun and yet dangerous.

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    1. I couldn't let a Back to the Future theme go by without mentioning a hoverboard!

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  3. Great post and contents of your box! Oh, Doctor Who! Wish I'd remember to add that to my box before sending it back ;)

    Have a beautiful spring!

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  4. Love your collection! And yay for the Booker prize!
    Martian pen pal? Now that's realistically original...
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Martian pen pals will be all the rage in ten years time. They won't have perfected space travel, but they will have established an intergalactic postal system - very handy!!

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  5. Will the hoverboard fit in the shoebox?! If it does then I want one too! hehe

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    1. Clown shoes will be the height of fashion, and therefore shoeboxes will be much bigger than we're used to now - honestly!

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  6. Dang! I'd love a hoverboard. :-D

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    1. They'd be so cool wouldn't they? As long as we didn't try to hover over water - because as we all know, they don't work without a booster... (I think I've just outed myself as a Back to the Future nerd...)

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  7. I don't know what I'd see in a box from my future... It's fun thinking about it though.

    Love the Martian pen pal idea. :)

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    1. It's not as easy as I thought it would be - I read some really great entries today!

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  8. Congratulations on the Booker! Misread hoverboard as hooverboard at first, but now I understand why you'd want one :-)

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    1. Yeah, a hooverboard doesn't sound as much fun, but probably a bit more practical!

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  9. Love your list! I want a Martian pen pal. ;)

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    1. Judging by the letter I was sent, Martians are fun people!

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  10. I love that list, especially the inclusion of a hoverboard.

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  11. obviously & inevitably!
    i want a hover board and a martian pen pal! where's the waiting list to sign up?

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    1. I think the waiting list will open next year, after they find life on Mars - proper life, not just the hint that water ran there once!

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  12. A matian pen-pal! I wonder how long the letter would take to get there...and how much a stamp will cost in ten years!
    ~Just Jill

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    1. Oh it's a really quick service, a few weeks at most, but yes the stamps are prohibitive!

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  13. Love your list, especially the Booker Award and the hoverboard! I want one!

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    1. I do have a complete and utter belief I'll win it one day - it keeps me writing!

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  14. Had to look up Tom Daley. Pretty.

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    1. I was after a random, obscure person - and there's nothing more random and obscure than a non-acting swimmer to play Doctor Who in 2023!

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  15. Awesome to have a Martian pen pal, and now I want a hoverboard.

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  16. I knew those ice caps wouldn't melt!

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  17. Thank God the ice caps are okay! i want a Martian penpal too.
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. This poor Martian is going to be very busy - I hope he's got a couple of friends :-)

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  18. Hoverboard? I'm still waiting for the jetpacks we were promised! :)

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    1. Yeah, we're a few years beyond the jetpack era, aren't we? We need to check out who's hoarding them!

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  19. I love the Martian pen pal LOL. And yay for the Booker prize! :)

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    1. I was very pleased the Booker was in the parcel! :-)

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  20. Do you know, I can just see Tom Daley with a long coat and a scarf!

    Visiting via the BFTF hop.

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    1. Well, he's got to do something after he's finished diving.

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  21. I am really enjoying everyone's answers. I think everyone has a future book in there - how convenient would that be? Just copy and publish your future book!

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    1. I actually didn't mean the actual book, just the name of it, just knowing which one to work on next!! But yes, in ten years time, we're all going to be very well published :-)

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  22. I don't know what I might want to send in ten years time, but if I was sending something back now it'd be a copy of my book. The 2003 me would be very surprised and pleased to see that.

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    1. Oh, that would make a great bloghop wouldn't it? My 2003 self would be very glad she was slogging for a good reason!

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    1. Yeah, that guy's proving very popular!

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  24. Doctor Who FTW! Fun list, Annalisa! :D

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    1. Of course Doctor Who - now it's back again, it ain't going anywhere!!

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  25. Wow, you can read Martian? I'm impressed! Guess I'd better sign on as your newest groupie. Never can tell when I might need to know someone with that particular talent...

    Nice to meetcha!

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    1. My top tip - make sure you have an invaluable talent!! Thanks for the follow, nice to meet you too :-)

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  26. *LOL* Ha! Love that list. Another Whovian here! :)

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    1. And it's back this month!! I get stupid excited on Saturday evenings :-)

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  27. I just Googled Tom Daley (sorry, I don' watch much sports) and...yes, he will work out just fiiiine for the 15th Doctor. Lets hope the BBC is reading this post. ;)

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    1. I thought of him because he's a local lad. And because Kyra met him on the train when she came to visit me!

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  28. That's either a really small Hover board...or a gigantic shoe box! :)

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    1. As I mentioned in one of the earlier comments, clown shoes will be fashionable in 10 years time, so yes, all the shoe boxes will be very, very large :-)

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  29. LOL. We both chose something to do with a BBC show in the list of things in the box!

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    1. Whatever you think of the BBC, they are iconic. If the challenge had been 50 years, maybe they'll be extinct by then...

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  30. Hi, Annalisa,

    Nice to meet you. Love anything to do with the BBC.

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  31. I like the hoverboard and the Martian pen pal. That could be a story in itself, how did you meet? Stopping by via the blogfest!

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    1. Have no idea how I meet my penpal, I'll have to wait 7-8 years to find that out!!

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  32. Your "Martian pen pal" - best line ever!
    Great post! :-)

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    1. Thanks Lexa! Everyone wants a pen pal now :-)

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  33. A Martian pen pal and a hoverboard- nice choices!

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    1. Thank you! I think I might be disappointed when we actually get to 2023 though :-(

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  34. I asked for a hoverboard for Christmas once :) I didn't get it.

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    1. Really? That's so sad. Maybe next year!

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  35. Are martian pen pals like pet rocks? I want one of those in the future too? But not if they're like chias. I'd rather grow things in the garden, than have a chia pet...Best of Saturday to you!

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    1. I've got my fingers crossed than my Martian is a living, talking, walking Martian... but maybe it'll take longer than 10 years for them to learn English (or me to learn Martian!)

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  36. A prize would be nice. It'd be evidence that all the hard work you're putting in is going to be rewarded!

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    1. Plus, I'd have an excuse to buy a really fabulous dress :-)

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  37. Hey! The Tom Daley one might be a bit far fetched but who's to say the Booker Prize won't come true? Seriously!
    Great list!

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    1. When my friends wanted to be astronauts and models, I wanted to win the Booker - I think I'm probably the only one still clinging to a childhood dream, but I admit it's a weird dream for a child in the first place :-) Thanks for dropping by Jackie!

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  38. Hey,

    I didn't do this one, but there were a lot of interesting answers... and now I shall never look at an empty shoe box quite the same again :)

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    1. Especially not the shoe boxes that are left on your doorstep unattended!

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  39. Did it also come with a Martian Dictionary. ;) Fun list!

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    1. No, those Martians are so delighted to have people to practise their English on, they don't want to use their native language at all!

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  40. I love how it's just OBVIOUS that your book will get the Booker prize ;-)

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    1. What can I say? I'm a delusional optimist :-)

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