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Mythology in Harry Potter

Hello witches or wizards,

My mother bought me a book about mythology in Harry Potter. That means, you got it, the best combination ever. Percy Jackson in Harry Potter! (Shout out to the Rick Riordan fans!) I’m just at the beginning of the fourth one and loving it!

So one of todays story is about Bellatrix Lestrange. Bellatrix means woman warrior in Latin. It’s the female word from bellator which means man warrior. These words both come from the same family as the word bellum which means war.

Bellatrix is also a star from the constellation of Orion. It was a traditionΒ in the Black family to give a name of a constellation or a star to your children. That shows that she is related with Orion Black, her uncle on her father’s side. πŸ˜€

The second one is about Hermione and Athena and their resemblance. By her intelligence, her knowledge, her prudence and her wisdom, Hermione can be compared with Athena. Hermione is exceptionally good in all areas to which Athena presides.

Now here is the fun part I didn’t know about: While Athena devotes herself to the arts of weaving and embroidery, of which she is the appointed protector, Hermione knits hats, socks and scarves for the Hogwarts elves. πŸ˜‰

That’s it for todays post I hope you liked it πŸ˜‰ :-D,

Bye, -ChH

Fantastic Beast 2 Trailers

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Hello witches or wizards,

The last fantastic beasts trailer came out, so, in case you haven’t seen the trailer(s) yet (or you just want to re-watch them), here they are:

The first one: here

The second one: here

(It’s normal that the second one has the same beginning as the first one)

And, finally, the third one: here

These are all three the trailers from Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald.

I can not wait for the movie! The trailers are great! I think this film is going to be really important in the history of the wizarding world. And I have the feeling so many pieces of the puzzle are going to fall right in their place πŸ˜‰

I hope you like them as much as me πŸ˜€

Bye, -ChH

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How to get Chosen at Ollivander’s Wandshop?

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Hello witches or wizards,

Today I’m making a post about Ollivander’s wandshop at the Universal Studios.

I, of course, went to Ollivander’s wandshop. But one thing you need to know before you go there, is that they let you in not one by one but with a group of people. So in all the group they only choose one person (usually a kid or teenager) to live the experience of receiving your wand from Ollivander. The rest of the group watches you.

I got chosen by Ollivander, luckily πŸ˜€ . And I’m going to give you a tip how to be chosen, when it’s your turn, hopefully. It’s simple and something we’re all good at πŸ˜‰ , show that you’re the biggest Potterhead in the room and show yourself. I did it by wearing my Hufflepuff tie.

That’s how Ollivander looked at me and said: ‘I see we have a fellow Hogwarts student in the room. Do you already have your wand?’. And of course I was like: ‘No.’. And in my head: ‘But I hope I will have it in five minutes πŸ˜€ .’ And so I became the chosen one (they called me like that, and I loved it! πŸ˜€ ).

If you don’t get to be chosen by Ollivander, there is a big wand shop behind the door of his office where everyone gets to buy his wand. And there you can choose a wand, they’re not character wands, they’re unique ones. But I think it’s more fun when you have the experience to get to be the chosen one. They also explain their composition, their skills, ect.

That’s it for my post today, I hope you all had a great first day of school back Hogwarts! I really enjoyed McGonagall’s speech this year πŸ˜€

Bye, -ChH

Harry Potter Snacks I Tasted

Hello witches and wizards,

I’m back! If you’re wondering where I’ve been, here’s the answer: I’ve been on vacation for a month. But I’m back now with loads of posts. πŸ˜€

During my vacation I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and I have a lot to tell you about. I will make one post about Ollivander’s, one will be a haul and one about my experience with tips and reviews (if one day you’ll want to go there Β you’ll be prepared ;-).

But today I’m writing a post about what I tasted there. From my favorite to my least favorite.

My favorite food were the Exploding Bonbons:

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They were my favorite food not just because they tasted good but because they really exploded in your mouth. That made them really magical, the most magical of all the food.

My second favorite was the Butterbeer:

I was surprised I liked the Butterbeer because I’m not a fan of caramel, but it didn’t stop me from liking it. I didn’t take a whole cup because I won’t be able to finish it so I just tasted from my dad’s cup. My dad also said: “It’s just how I imagined it in the books.” And I agree with him. We took the frozen one because I did some research and apparently it’s the best of them all.

My third favorite is the chocolate frog:

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First of all I’m so happy because I bought one for me, my brother and my cousin and they both gave me their cards. So now I have Albus Dumbledore, Helga Hufflepuff and Bertie Bott! πŸ˜€ I love the packaging of all the sweets, but my favorite one is the one of the chocolate frog. The chocolate frog is just chocolate in the shape of a frog, but it’s huge and it takes more than a day to be able to finish it! πŸ˜€ .

 

My fourth favorite is Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans:

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These sweets were my fourth favorite and they were tasty, but because of what Dumbledore had said I was afraid to get the bad ones. I had some bad ones but also good ones, and the good ones were the tasty ones.

And my last favorite sweets were the Fudge Flies:

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They were my least favorite because I didn’t like the chocolate that much. I was expecting that they were filled with soft chocolate on the inside, but they were just chocolate. And the chocolate was not as tasty as the chocolate frog.

That was it, I hoped you liked it πŸ˜€ It was really fun writing this post, I enjoy being back!

Bye, -ChH

 

Awesome Blogger Award + The Sunshine Blogger Tag

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Hello witches or wizards,

I got nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award by The Thoughtful Musician. Thank you Β  Β The Thoughtful Musician for nominating me!

The rules for the award are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Include the reason behind the award.
  • Include the banner in your post.
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the reader.
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
  • Give you nominees 10 new questions to answer.
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

The reason behind the award:

This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to ad happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines a awesome blogger. This award was created by Maggie from Dreaming of Guatemala.

My answers to the questions:Β 

1) What is your favorite Easter egg? (or just chocolate in general)

Milk chocolate with praline, that’s so delicious. I’m getting hungry πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

2) How long have you been blogging for?

I started in June 2017, so for like a little bit more than a year.

3) What are your plans for the future?

I don’t really have plans for the future. I just want to have good grades at school, and finish school of course. πŸ˜€

4) What was your favorite childhood movie?

The little mermaid, when I was 2 years old I loved that movie.

5) What is your favorite season?

I think Spring, because it’s Easter and because it’s starting to get warmer, but it’s not too warm.

6) Where do you want to travel?

I want to travel to the South of Africa and London.

7) Do you own any pets? If so, what are their names?

I own two dogs, I don’t really want to say their names so I’m just going to say P and Z.

8) What is your favorite wild animal?

I don’t have one, I love all the animals. ❀ πŸ˜‰

9) What do you use to access blogs? (e.g. Phone, laptop, tablet)

My phone and my laptop.

10) If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?

If it could be someone imaginary then I would be Hermione Granger.

My questions:

1) Which is your all-time favorite book?

2) Which is your all-time favorite tv-series?

3) Which music do you listen to these last few days?

4) What’s the first thing on your bucket list?

5) What’s your favorite city in the world?

6) Who’s your favorite Harry Potter-character?

7) Which book are you currently reading, or what was the last one you read?

8) What’s your moto? (like Hakuna Matata, …)

9) What’s your favorite expression?

10) What’s your biggest fear?

My nominees:

Happy Women’s Club

Jenavieve’s Life

The Voracious Bibliophile

The Bookaholic

Wild Sketch

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I also got nominated by The Voracious Bibliophile for the Sunshine blogging award. Thank you so much for nominating me!

My answers:

1) How many times exactly have you read your favorite book(s)?

I know, I know, I only read the Harry Potter books once. But in my defense, I’m pretty young, I finished them in March last year and I have so many books to read, but not enough time.

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2) What is your favorite fictional sport?

Quidditch, obviously.

3) What is your favorite fictional creature?

This one is a hard one, hmm, I guess the Niffler, the Bowtruckle, the Occamy, …

4) What are your hobbies (other than reading)?

I love dancing too, writing and blogging!

5) Have you ever written a story or a book?

Yes, here‘s the link to my short story.

6) What would you do if you got a Time Turner for a day?

I would track down the person that gave it to me and find out magic exists and I’ll be like Jacob in fantastic beasts (but I’m a girl).

7) On a scale of 1-10, how much do you like my blog?

9 and 3/4. πŸ˜‰

8) What is your favorite movie/TV series?

My favorite TV series are Friends and Stranger Things.

9) Would you rather spend a month of detention with Umbridge or a week in Azkaban, and why?

A week in Azkaban because I’m an Animagus so the dementors won’t affect me a lot. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

10) What is your favorite song?

I don’t have a favorite song, I love lots of songs.

11) Make a list of 5 things you could spend your time on right now instead of answering these phenomenal questions.

Taking a shower.Β Be ready to go (because I’m going away for one day).

I don’t have much things to do because I’m on vacation, so…

My questions:

1) Make a top 3 of your favorite books.

2) Make a top 3 of your favorite movies/tv-shows.

3) Is it warm where you are today?

4) When did you read Harry Potter for the first time?

5) What do you love doing the most?

6) What’s your favorite book series?

7) Β What do you love eating the most: chocolate cake, ice cream or chocolate chip cookies?

8) In which country would you like to live?

9) What’s your favorite quality in a person?

10) With which celebrity/celebrities (dead or alive) would you like to have dinner with?

11) Β Are you more winter or more summer?

And I nominate all of you guys that have a blog and want to do this tag!

That’s it for today my next post would probably be blogging awards. I hope you enjoyed reading my post.

Bye, -ChH

HARPs contest – magical creatures everyone would want as a pet

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Hello witches or wizards,

I know, I know I said that my last post was going to be my last HARPs post. But I came up with a great idea. So…

I’m going to list some of the magical creatures everyone would want as a pet.

Here it is:

The first on my list is the Bowtruckle. If you saw the first fantastic beasts movie you’d understand why. In the movie Newt has a Bowtruckle named Pickett. Pickett is so sweet in the movie and so cute ❀ . If I could have a Bowtruckle I would totally have one.

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The second on my list is the Occamy. It’s just such a beautiful creature, with it’s wings and it’s snake-like appearance. And when you see it in fantastic beasts you see they’re just adorable.

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The third on my list is the Mooncalf. They’re all cute and I think that if you cuddle them it will be one of the best cuddle you ever had. I think you can also play with them. Their character is a little bit like dogs.

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The fourth on my list is the Hippogriff. It’s really nice to you (if you’re nice to him (thinking about Draco)). I think it would be so great to fly on it. It’s also a really beautiful creature.

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The fifth on my list is the Niffler. I know it steals a lot of things, but I think it would be great to have it as a pet. And everybody loves a Niffler. Also, with a Niffler you would never be bored it would be really fun.

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I already have two magical creatures as pets:

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That was it, this was really my last HARPs post. I hope you liked it. Here are the others magical creatures that everyone would love as a pet that I didn’t mention and they’re lots of other one. If you want I could do a second post like this.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post.

Bye, -ChH

PS: First try making the gif, ended up laughing

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PPS: When I tried picking up my dog like in the Lion King:

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HARPs points: 15 points