Tag Archives: Harry Potter

The British Library and Boris (Rousse)

I unexpectedly bumped into VAE in the vaults of the British Library. She was on sick leave in the UK, having suffered illness since her move to Singapore several months earlier. VAE’s current destination was one of the rare books … Continue reading

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Poultry parkour, a strawberry queen and Harry Potter decoration (Belle)

I was sitting outside a cafe with my very old flame JHI when we saw Deptford’s famous ‘free-running rooster’ tumbling elegantly across the rooftops. I made an oath not to eat roast chicken that day. —– The documentary short featured … Continue reading

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Distracted by next season’s fashion must-haves and Harry Potter in French (Rousse)

At the height of summer I was living in North Berwick and working in Edinburgh, desperate to finish the data analysis and write-up of my second PhD. On the days that I couldn’t cadge a lift along the by-pass with … Continue reading

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Daniel Radcliffe goes blond (Rousse)

Daniel Radcliffe looked up as I approached him. I couldn’t be sure that he recognised me. ‘My, how you’ve grown up,’ I said, a little uncertain as to whether or not I approved of his new hairstyle. Peroxide blond was … Continue reading

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A personal invitation from JK Rowling to PotterLand (Rousse)

I’d won a coveted invitation to JK Rowling’s house in South Queensferry. She invited me to sit at the table with five others to discuss “business”, but before long I’d been distracted into talking trivia. I could tell that our … Continue reading

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From Harry Potter’s Chamber of Secrets to Coronation Street (Rousse)

I jumped into the back seat of the passing car and made my demand: “Take me to the supermarket. I’m going to watch the second Harry Potter film in French with my husband at Tesco!” I obviously gave the impression … Continue reading

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Harry Potter tattoos: the only clue to “Pedro’s” past (Rousse)

I lost TPR during the final stage of the long journey to the US aboard an ocean liner. Occasionally I would spot him in the distance across deck, usually driving one of the small open cars used for deliveries by … Continue reading

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