A Fifth House At Hogwarts…

I had a dream that there was a new house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Everyone who is a fan of Harry Potter knows that Hogwarts is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. The students of each house are chosen based on the values of the house. Gryffindor values bravery, daring, nerve, and chivalry. Ravenclaw values intelligence, knowledge, and wit. Hufflepuff values hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play and Slytherin house values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness. New students would be put into these houses by the Sorting Hat who can detect these traits.

However the Sorting Hat has made errors in the past, and can sometimes be persuaded by the student to be placed in another house and this is where my dream starts. It was because of these mistakes that the new house was created. A fifth house.

Every year during the sorting ceremony those students who disagreed with the sorting hat would be placed in this new house. It was also the one time of the year that current students who wanted to change house could, but they could only move to this new house. The fifth house was mainly made up of misfits, rebels and trouble makers. Most of these students had left their original house due to fights or bullying.

In my dream I was a student at Hogwarts and a prefect of the new house. It was after the sorting ceremony and I told the students to line up in order of height so they could collect their new robes and the black and grey tie for the house. I rang a bell for the head of house who was Miss Hardbroom (from ‘The Worst Witch’ books). She had transferred from Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches especially for this new post as she was known for being very strict, and striking fear into pupils hearts. She walked up and down the line like a drill instructor, making the students aware that she was not someone to be messed with. After she had put them in their place she instructed me to show the students to their new dorms and common room. I took the students on a tour of their new rooms and laid down the house rules. After everyone had settled I then took the chance to take a tour of Hogwarts. I then spent the rest of the dream exploring the castle. It was amazing…

The only thing I couldn’t remember when I woke up was what the fifth house was called? Oh well.

32 days later…

It’s been 32 days since I last posted, so what have I been up to? Well…

I went to Newcastle over the easter to visit a friend and absolutely loved it there. The people were so nice and friendly. We had such a good time that we are going back in June for www.evolutionfestival.co.uk

On April 10th I went to Leavesden Studios for The Making of Harry Potter tour. It was truly Magicial…

I could write a whole post about Harry Potter but I will let the official site tell you all about it.

“Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.
Here are just some of the things you can expect to see and do:

  • Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall.
  • Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures.
  • Step onto the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium.
  • See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle.
  • Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models.
  • Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.

Secrets will be revealed…”

It was very impressive. I bought myself the elder wand from the gift shop, however no matter how much I have tried I have yet to cast any spells. RUBBISH!

I was off work for a week with shingles (woe). I still have the scars from when had shingles 9 years ago, and it returned to the same area. This time I was lucky and was put on medication before it got any worse. I am still not feeling 100% but I don’t think I am contagious as my skin hasn’t blistered so I am back at work and happy that I am no longer sat on my arse doing nothing.

I have been to three weddings this month, all of my friends are getting married and I am looking forward to my wedding which is now less than 4 months away.

Last Thursday I went to see The Avengers…I won’t talk about it too much as the film isn’t out in America yet, so I won’t reveal any plot details, but I will say this… I LOVED IT! Tony Stark being witty, Captain American going pow pow, and zinging his shield! Thor going zap with lighting and woo woo woo with his hammer! THE HULK!!! OMG! THAT PUNCH WITH THOR!!!! I loved that punch. Very Funny. Black Widow being all twisty turny and Hawkeye falling and doing his thing.
Aww it was just brilliant!! Loki was brilliant too.. awwww…. IT WAS SO GOOD!!!

But enough about about me… How are things with you?

Strange Dream

I had a dream last night that I lived in a strange house with lots of little nooks and crannies, The part of the house I lived was like a lighthouse tower to get access to it you needed to go out of the main house into the garden and through a maze. The maze was a typical hedge maze and didn’t seem to be anything special but one night I got lost trying to find my way back to my tower.  The maze seemed to be different then it was before. I had a sat nav at mine which showed the maze layout and when I finally go there. I went back out to make sure that I wasn’t going mad and that the maze had changed. I looked at my sat nav and I was right. The sat nav was out of date and the maze was different.

 According to my sat nav I would be walking through walls. I then realised that I was lost again but then I remembered what Hermione Granger once said to me (as in my dream she was a real person and a friend of mine). She said ‘Whenever you encounter any problem that has no solution, all you need to do is stop and think. You may well understand that it is not a problem to begin with.’ I then noticed that I was a long straight path with little sections of benches facing each other on the left as if I was walking up an old train carriage. I noticed that there was a girl who was sat at one of these benches and I recognised her as being Andi a friend of mine. She was dressed in the uniform of the ‘Beauxbatons Academy of Magic’. I thought that this would be the best place to stop and think. I sat opposite her and tried to talk to her but I suddenly felt like I was in danger. Where I was sitting started to melt into one of carriages of the Hogwarts Express. The train was going very fast and I knew something bad was going to happen. Andi didn’t seem to react to the danger and just calmly sat there. Maybe she was behind this? I tried to think I spells I knew. I didn’t know any. I felt I needed to find my girlfriend Sally as she knows a lot more about Harry Potter than I do. That need to find Sally woke me up. I then realised that it was just a dream and asking Sally now if she knew any spells was a bit pointless 🙂