The Listography: KeithTakes5…for one week only!

Well, it’s finally happened. I’ve finally been trusted with something that has a plug and isn’t called an iron or a kettle. This week – and for one week only, you’ll be pleased to know – I’ve been given the honour of hosting the great KateTakes5 Listography while the lady herself takes a much-needed break from the hectic pull and thrust of, er, coming up with an idea for a list every week.

Mmm, actually, it’s harder than I thought. You’re trying to prompt your readers into anecdotal inspiration, prod them into delivering a blend of humour and poignancy, push the very boundaries of their creative souls into generating content that will connect with as many people as possible.

Unfortunately, Kate isn’t here to do all that pushing and prodding, so I’ll have to do. C’mon, it’s only a week. One. Week.

So, after much head-scratching and several pints of Doombar, the best I’ve come up with for this week’s Listography is: FINALS

Here’s the premise. A couple of weeks ago we were told the world was going to end. It didn’t (did it? have I missed something?) so The End has now been re-scheduled to December 21 2012.

That leaves us with 18 months to prepare our Final Farewells, Final Suppers, Final Words, Final Destinations, Final Resting Places, Final Shags and lots, lots more.



Here are my 5 Finals:

…Wagyu sirloin, gently poached under vacuum in a sous vide water bath at 55C for two hours, then rolled in crushed black pepper and oil and flash fried in a white hot cast iron frying pan for 30 seconds each side. Served with thrice-cooked chips and a mushroom-Stilton sauce. No need to die to go to foodie Heaven!

…What’s That Big Rock In The Sky? It seems to be getting closer.


…Corsica, the villa where we spent our honeymoon and had the best two weeks of my entire life before the reality of unemployment sank in.

…as ashes, scattered over the moors above the estate where I grew up. The Keefy, My Friend, Is Blowing In The Wind, The Keithy Is Blowing In The Wind


….breathing in the scent of my wife and children, at the base of their necks.

OK, so that’s my maudling twaddle done with. Now it’s over to you.


And fear ye not, KateTakes5 will be back next week…


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31 Responses to The Listography: KeithTakes5…for one week only!

  1. I’m salivating at that first picture – looks incredible. Will be back to enter my finals when I’ve had a good think about it (oh and when we’ve figured out the technology bit . Doh).

  2. Wow, Corsica looks amazing. Never even considered there before.

    Happy hosting. I wonder how many people will name their final shag!

    Mich x

    • I’ve wanted to go to Corsica ever since I heard about the Mouffle. The giant wild Corsican sheep. It was on QI, so it must be true. I suspect the reality is not going to live up to my Sheepzilla-esque visions.

  3. Jenn paulin

    Aww your final act of intimacy almost brought a tear to my eye :)
    Have heard that Corsica is amazing and it looks it. As does that steak dinner – yum yum. Like your final words comment too!!

  4. Great list! Should we use supper/resting place/destination/intimacy/words or any top 5 finals?

    • keithkendrick

      Any Finals you like, Jay. Final kiss, final farewell, final frolic, final countdown. Any kind of final that takes your fancy

  5. I will definitely be doing this during the course of the weekend, a really good theme.

    I love your final 5, brilliant choices.

  6. Wow, this is going to be fun, and hard and I’ll need a good think so as note to squander my ‘finals’. ahhhh. It’s nearly bedtime in Australia, so I can sleep on it.

    thanks for the heads up!

  7. Ah, I should have read the comments before I did mine. I just did the same final 5 as you.
    The steak looks amazing.

  8. I’m not a big fan of flash fried stuff but the meal looks very nice! Corsica looks gorgeous too!

  9. An interesting five this week; thanks, Keith! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Definitely makes one think.
    Mmmm … chips!

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  11. jenny paulin

    oh pooh!! mummy mu is me!! should say mummy mishaps but my son helped me out there by randomly pressing keys!!! lol

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  13. seriously, I hope I don’t get in trouble from people who I no longer speak to! but it was fun! thanks Keith!

  14. Great List! Corsica Looks Amazing!

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  16. Those photos of Corsica look AMAZING….I’d love to go there.

    I haven’t joined in with the Listography for a while as it’s just been SO crazy in my life lately but I’ll try my best to join in with this one – although off on holiday Saturday so things are crazier than ever!

  17. Done! Took a while, though. Not sure on quality…

  18. I really had to think about this one – thanks Keith! ~ Christine xx

    • keithkendrick

      Thanks for taking part. Means a lot.

    • keithkendrick

      Just been over to your blog. Your list is inspired – final acts of stupidity and futility had me laughing out loud. I want to comment but your Post a comment section has no text box to write in. I’ve had this a couple of times with Blogger these past few days. Any ideas?

  19. Thanks for a fun theme this week…. It was tough (emotionally), but I’m glad I did it… I still might do another fun one.. Great choice on your final foods!!

    • keithkendrick

      Brilliant. Thanks Sarah. A more fun service will be resumed by Kate next week, I’m sure (unless she comes up with a theme such as Top 5 ways to top yourself :)

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  21. I found this really hard to do, though great fun to think about things. I suppose I’ve gone quite safe… love the idea x

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  23. Great theme – and loved your list. The Keify my friend, is blowing in the wind……..