I have seen this float around the blogsphere, but I find it is one of those 'on-the-spot' things, where you sometimes find you are unsure what to write. So I will go for instinctive responses.
Seven things to do before I die
1. Become a succesful novelist and become the subject of a couple of BBC2 and BBC 4 Documentaries after my death, or what ever arts documentaries they might have then!
2. Get married.
3. Have children.
4. Be elected to Parliament - either as an MP or to an elected Lords.
5. Visit (Places I have never been): the US (esp New York), Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Japan, the Polar regions, Paris, South Africa, India, Australia. Places I have already visited: Canada, Rep of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Italy (esp Rome), South of France, Norway, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Hong Kong.
6. See the 'Make Poverty History Campaign' through to it's conclusion
7. Labour becoming the dominant party in government for the twenty-first century in the same way the Conservatives were in the twentieth.
Seven things I cannot do
1. Play squash
2. Agree with people on the hard left and hard right
3. Tap my head and brush my tummy at the same time I can do, but to change hands
quickly is another matter..
5. Give up on the poor and vulnerable.
6. Run 2,000 metres without having an asthma attack
7. Let go of my faith
Seven things that attract me to my spouse (as I don't have one, I'll do what would attract me to a potential spouse)
1. Lovely and caring personality
2. A Christian faith
3. At least some sympathy with my commitment to the Labour Party
4. Good looks (I tend to go for unconventional good looks as much as conventional, mind ;) )
5. Someone who I love, respect and feel protective towards
6. Someone who accepts me, warts and all
7. Someone who I can hold hands with when things are not going well for either of us
Seven things I say most often
1. In some respects..
2. Well the thing is...
5. Jurassic Park! (Usually something my friend Aidan and I usually say in each other's company if we hear good news. I comes from watching an episode of I'm Alan Partridge, whilst at Uni)
Seven books (or series) I love (at this precise moment)
1. The Bible
2. The Complete Works of Shakespeare
3. Things Can Only Get Better - John O'Farrell.
4. The Space Trilogy - C.S. Lewis
5. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
6. Crosland, Healey, and Jenkins - Giles Radice
7. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Seven movies I watch over and over again (or would watch over and over if I had the time)
1. Anything involving Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot. Well, nearly anything!
2. A Bridge Too Far
3. The James Bond Movies
5. Forest Gump
6. The Untouchables
7. Monty Python's - The Meaning of Life
Seven people I want to join in, too (who might have the time and inclination to do this)
1. Aidan (If he can get his blog working again)
4. Annie Porthouse
5. Friends in the 'Subway Writers Group'
6. Friends in Church and the 'Christian Socialist Movement'
7. Future Labour leadership contenders (should be de-rigour for hustings meetings ;) ) and the Archbishop of Canterbury (Who at the risk of name-dropping told me, on one of the two occasions I actually met him that Homer is his favourite Simpsons character!) ;)
Okay I cheated slightly, but the problem with these things is that it can sometimes make out that your interests are more narrow than they actually are!