Here we go with our double whammy SYW!
For the next several weeks “Share Your World” will have two parts. The excellent blogger, Roger Shipp, is the creator and host (if you will) of the first part. He found a unique way of passing some of the quarantine time and that was from watching ALL the “Harry Potter” movies. He came up with some really fun and intriguing questions (four a week for each movie) about the movie in question. This week we visit “HP And The Goblet Of Fire”.
Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions:
- Many local regions, especially rural areas where I live, have haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night in a house that was supposedly haunted? Anything ‘strange” happen?
I have had some odd experiences when viewing property to buy, one where it was so cold and oppressive I had to get out. It turned out someone had been killed there.
- The Quidditch Cup (riding broomsticks while chasing a small ball) was a huge sporting event in the land of Hogwarts. What is the largest sporting event (or concert, etc.) that you have ever attended?
I’ve been to several School Boy International Finals at Wembley, and once to Twickenham for a rugby match.
- When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool?
I don’t own a costume now, but the last time I went swimming was in 2010 in NZ and it was a choice of 3 heated pools. Bliss.
- Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formal wear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made.
It was 1970, and a cousin’s wedding occurred during the summer holidays.
Elvis Presley was Number 1 in the charts with The Wonder of You and I had been staying with my grandfather for a fortnight beforehand.
I had to wear a bright yellow crimplene frock with white daisies round the collar and looked like an anaemic daffodil trying to hide in a meadow of them. I hated the dress, got bored at the wedding, and ended up playing a baby grand in one of the reception rooms, unknowing that the staff had turned on the microphones and it was being transmitted throughout the hotel. It was the first time my grandfather realised I could play. Every time I play Danny Boy now I think of him.
Muggle Questions (from Melanie):
What is the last song you sang along to?
I want to break free by Queen.
What was your scariest nightmare about?
Spiders usually, though one did wake me up screaming as I was being chased by someone.
What food do you crave most often?
Anything I shouldn’t have, currently cheesecake, chocolate, jelly babies, liquorice allsorts, ice cream. A bag of jelly babies has been sitting in the drawer for over a month and when I reach my revised target I intend to eat the lot! Only 5 pounds to go!!
What’s your grossest bug story?
Finding half a slug in my apple.