We went to Hogwarts, We went to Hogwarts. Not really, but it could have passed as Hogwarts.
For the last 3 years Barb has been busy as organising Island Magic 2007. She was the co-director. Hubby and I have heard much about it. We have seen the preparation, and we wanted to see the completed project. So on Friday after work we flew over to the Island. Island Magic was held at Shawnigan Lake School. And parts of the campus reminded us of Hogwarts. The conference started on July 21st - the day book 7 was released. Barb , wearing a witches hat, opened her speach with, "Welcome to Hogwarts."
This small hut at the lake on the edge of the forest......could be Hagrids hut, the lake and the Forbidden Forest.
The Chapel.... Part of Hogwarts Castle. Maybe the spire where Nobert was rescued from?
The dining hall.......Howarts dining hall complete with house banners!
We stayed for dinner and the final wrap up of Island Magic. The attendees had many complimentary things to say about the conference, Barb and Eleanor, and the rest of the committee. Well done Barb. They were so successful there was even more than one newpaper article about the conference. If you are interested in Calligraphy you can read more about the actual conference on this blog.
So if you were 11 and going to Hogwarts for the first time which house would the Sorting Hat put you in? Take the Sorting Quiz.
Depending what sort of mood I'm in when I do the quiz I could be either Gryffindor or Slythering!
Today is 28 days to 65. So this morning I the email below to Stew.
28 days to go. 28 days to go. 28 days to go. 28 days to go. 28 days to go. 28 days to go. 28 days to go. 28 days to go. 28 days to go. 28 days to go.
It's so very, very close.
Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet
Eating her curds and whey
When along came a spider
who sat down beside her
and shouted STEW WILL BE 65 IN 28 DAYS!
Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Are you done yet?
Keeping with the Harry Potter theme from last week.....in the year wizards and witches turn 11 they start attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and are sorted into houses by the sorting hat. So pretend for a minute that you are a wizard, and pretend for a minute that you are turning 11 this year, and not 65. What house would the hat put you into?
Hey at soon to be 65 at least you are younger than Dumbledore!
Happy 28 days to 65 years
Love Dave and Rachael