If I Was Stranded On A Desert Island…

…which three items from my home would I want to have with me? That was the question that More Than Home Insurance asked me and at first I thought, “oh, that’s easy”. I’ve been asked the ‘stranded on a desert island’ question many times before, at job interviews or as an icebreaker. The more I thought about it though, the harder it became. I have so many items that are special or that I rely on every single day, how could I possibly choose just three!

3 items stranded desert island


I can’t sleep without a cover over me, even when it’s warm. And a desert island is going to be home
to a plethora of bugs and creatures. I’d freak out that they might crawl on me while I sleep. So the first item I’d want from my home if I was stranded on a desert island is my duvet!


Thinking more practically, I wouldn’t survive long without clean water to drink. Or a cup of coffee. I’m going to assume that whoever deserted the island had conveniently rigged up an electricity supply before they left, meaning that I could use my second item, my kettle! I could boil water to make it safe to drink and use it to cook food. And hunt down some coffee beans growing on this imaginary desert island to get my caffeine hit.


Lastly, I’d want my laptop. It’s probably the most important possession in my home because it holds all of my treasured family photos. And with any luck the desert island would have wifi [shhh, it’s my imaginary island!] so I could make contact with the outside world and send for help, hurrah! And blog about it while I waited. [Definitely not cheating!]

Wow, that was way harder than I thought it would be. Which three items would you want from your home if you were stranded on a desert island?

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  1. Ooh good choices! It's funny because I would never have thought of a duvet and kettle at first, but then when you think about it, they are pretty important essentials! I might have to have a go at this. Xx

  2. GREAT choices. Oooooooh, I think maybe I'd have my phone, a photograph and my bed. Love them all :) Great post xx

  3. I think I would need my lap top too, but you are right the more you think about it the harder it gets, x

  4. Oooo, this is a tough one, isn't it?! I've thought about it before but I change my top three depending on what mood I'm in. Today, I think I'd go for an iPhone (camera and music in one, boom!), a pillow, and a bucket of sun cream (I'm incredibly pale). Tomorrow .... tomorrow's choices could be completely different x

  5. hahah I love your desert island has wifi and electricity great post! x

  6. ooh this is tough. I LOVE the duvet one though, that's brilliant. Can I go for an iphone like Rachel!


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