Happy New Year 2018

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Another year is upon us, and it is traditionally a time when people reflect on the past and plan for the future. But I’ve been thinking, why do we have to wait for one day a year to do this? Our lives are precious, and our time is short. Our friend Wanderer had his life cut short, with dreams still unrealised, so take the opportunity to follow your dreams whenever you can. No waiting for a New Years Resolution. No waiting for life to happen. Just get busy living. 2019 will be here before you know it, so make 2018 count for something good.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

ThestralSnidget84 and Queen Izzy the Tortoise.

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Riddle Me This Forty

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) What do you fill with empty hands?

Gloves.

2) What do you serve that you can’t eat?

A tennis ball.

 

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

 

Your next set of riddles are:

1) I fly without wings and cry without tears. What am I?

2) You can drop me from the tallest building and I’ll be fine, but if you drop me in water I die. What am I?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Merry Christmas 2017

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It’s Christmas Day again, and I’m pleased to say that it’s been a good day. I have spent the day with my parents, and after dinner we spoke to my brother on a video call. We are all full of food (including Izzy and Rodney), and happy to be spending the day at home.

Being with my family is the most important thing to me, and putting thought into the gifts that I buy for them makes seeing them be opened is special. My family mean a lot to me, so giving them gifts that mean something to them is a way for me of saying thank you for what they do for me.

I have also been very lucky in what I have received as always. I was given a new Blu-ray player and a Sound Bar to enjoy my favourite films, and several books to read. Of course I was also given some Harry Potter related gifts, which I love:

As for Izzy, she received a sign for her house, and some special tortoise treats to keep her healthy:

I hope you are all having a great day, whatever you are doing, and we (Izzy, Rodney, and I) wish you a Very Merry Christmas!

 

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” Thomas S. Monson.

ThestralSnidget84.

Wizards Unite

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So, some good news from Pottermore, which is a rare thing since they took everything away from us. There is going to be a new game/app for mobile/cell phones called Wizards Unite released at some point in 2018 (date to be confirmed).

From what I can tell it is going to be a little like Pokémon Go, where we will be able to interact with the wizarding world whilst out in the muggle world by collecting things, and seeing things that the muggles can’t.

I’m quite looking forward to it, because it will be cool to walk around in the muggle world using my phone to do magic without getting into trouble with the ministry.

When more news is released I will post about it again, or you can check out Pottermore for updates.

 

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Thirty Nine

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?

A telephone.

2) What question can you never answer “yes” to?

Are you sleeping?

 

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

 

Your next set of riddles are:

1) What do you fill with empty hands?

2) What do you serve that you can’t eat?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

The Vagrant by Peter Newman (14 years and over)

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Title: The Vagrant.

Author: Peter Newman.

Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).

Publishers: Harper Voyager (UK).

Website: http://www.runpetewrite.com/

Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and as an audiobook.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £8.99 (UK).

Age Range: 14 years and over, if you are younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.

This is the first book in The Vagrant Trilogy series.

 

Known only as The Vagrant, he has spent a lifetime walking the wasteland of a world ruined by war. He is trying to reach the Shining City, the last hope for humanity, with a weapon that might just bring hope to those who are suffering.

But the city is ready to fall and still a long way away, and darkness looks set to complete it’s conquest.

This is a great opening to the series; creating a world you want to be involved in, and setting up the mystery and intrigue to make sure you come back for book two.

The next book in the series is called The Malice.

 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela.

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Thirty-Eight

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) A house has four walls. All the walls face south, and a bear is circling the house. What colour is the bear?

The house sits on the North Pole, which is why all the walls face south; so the bear is white because it is a Polar Bear.

2) Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?

Neither, both weigh a pound.

 

1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

 

Your next set of riddles are:

1) You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?

2) What question can you never answer “yes” to?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.