Almanac Desert Island – What’s next?


We’ve been stranded on our desert island for some time now; we’ve relaxed to our music, we’ve read our books, had fab meals and tipples, and all have helped us to pass our time there.


I’m thinking, what else could I ask for, if it was possible to have on the island? Some company would be nice; a couple of mates, someone special, or anyone of your choosing to magically appear would certainly be a nice distraction from the sun, sand and surf.


I’m going to pass on the obvious! Instead I’d be rapt if Scott Morrison was washed ashore on my island.




Boy, would I give him hell, and naturally on the island there is nowhere to run so he’d be a captive audience. I’d harangue him non-stop, over and over, about everything he doesn’t believe in.



I think also Bob Dylan (the younger) with guitar and harmonica, singing those great early protest songs repeatedly in ScoMo’s face would be fab entertainment for me. Hopefully Scomo would get the message!

And lastly;  Allen Ginsberg: great poet, philosopher, a worldly and creative intellectual who’d articulate words of wisdom for our delight. And of course he’d talk Scomo under the table.



So there you are Almanackers, I’ve listed who I’d like to join me on my desert island.


Who would like to join you? Over to you!


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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. Hi CR

    This has probably taken me longer than your other chapters in this series. Obviously my family and close circle of friends are at the top of any list of companions on a desert island. But if I had to choose anybody from any time well then things get interesting. I have opted for a selection of people from history who might blow my freakin mind. There are of course far too many people (millions) I might have selected and to them I say, ah well, better luck next time. Here are my desert island companions:

    Septimia Zenobia – “In 267 A.D., Zenobia took over the Palmyrene Empire as the queen regent. Just a few years later, she had Egypt, Asia Minor, and the Levant under her control.”
    Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde – gotta have laughs
    Socrates – gotta have wisdom
    Rachel Carson – ever wonder where the 20C enviromental movement started
    Elvis Presley – gotta have the music
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – powerful charismatic leader, with integrity
    Jeanne d’Arc, La Pucelle d’Orléans – gotta have protection
    An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, (Salah ad-Din or Saladin) – again, charismatic leader with integrity
    Clarice Lispector – gotta have a story teller
    Angela Merkel, recent history’s most pawerful leader with integrity

  2. “recent history’s most pawerful leader with integrity” should read “recent history’s most powerful leader with integrity”

  3. Howdy Col sporting wise I would love to spend some considerable time with Barrie Robran best footballer I have seen and Ian Chappell and I admit female wise I have always had a fascination with,Elle McPherson

  4. This one takes a great deal of thought. Firstly I thought of one of the following Almanacas, perhaps Kate or Jan, maybe Swish, Rulebook would also make good company. Then I considered JULIA GILLARD – I have long been a fan.

    Suddenly the answer was right there before my eyes -THE LOVE OF MY LIFE – WHY MRS FISHO of course

  5. I would go for julian Gilard, one of the gretest losers of all time. I then would have someone that I, and anyone else, could look down on. Rudd would be too umnpleasant but a loser all the same.

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