Book Tag

Bookish: Harry Potter Anniversary

Ok, so I can’t stop doing tags that I haven’t actually been tagged in whilst ignoring the ones that I have. I promise you – I’m not usually this much of a d*ck, I’m just really easily led astray…. by myself.

Harry Potter turns 21 on the 26th June! Well, since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in the UK.

Blogger Weird Zeal  has created a Harry Potter Anniversary Week Event which looks amazing. Because I am lazy I am doing a grand total of um, one of the days. Day 1 (which was supposed to be for the 20th June) is all about Hogwarts and what kind of student you would be. I just couldn’t pass this up, I really couldn’t.

I have lots of Harry Potter related stories but I won’t share them all here. What I will share before the tags is two photos from the time, about ten years ago, that me and my best friend went to a fancy dress party in London for a Halloween event.

Most of the people there were not in fancy dress even though the invite said ‘fancy dress.’ Those that were in fancy dress were sexy, elegant things. We, as you will see, were neither sexy nor elegant.

I think we make a wonderful pair. Future paired costumes we have also considered are Bill and Ted, Wayne and Garth, and Aragorn and Legolas. Basically anything where there is one brunette and one blonde/ strawberry blonde. Suggestions are welcome!



I am half Irish and half English so I’m going to go with ‘half-blood’ and proud of it!



Pottermore says (in summary):-

Alder – an unyielding wood yet its owner is not stubborn or obstinate but helpful, considerate and likeable. Alder’s desire a nature that is opposite to its own or at least of a different type. Alder is best suited to non-verbal spell work.

Dragon core – produce wands with the most power which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. The dragon wand tends to be the easiest to turn to the Dark Arts and is also the most prone to accidents, being somewhat temperamental.

12 3/4 length – most wands will be in the range between nine and fourteen inches.

Slightly springy flexibility – flexibility denotes the degree of adaptability and willingness to change.


Cat. More specifically this gorgeous girl…

She really loves towels.






I’m pretty darn happy to be in Ravenclaw with this lovely lady…







Care of

Not Favourites:-





st bernard

A St. Bernard!

Apparently those with this patronus are playful and bright and it takes a large and loyal heart to cast one. Those whose cast the St. Bernard show true commitment to friends, lovers and family and conjurers are always looking for fun!



I have been working on my shark phobia and have now reached a point where I can Google images. I have to have my feet off the floor and have to be half looking away when I see those images mind you but I’ve come this far.

I can’t be caught unawares. Even by pictures. My boggart would definitely be a shark.


Sports? Nope. Hobbies? Yep. I imagine that I’d join some after school or lunchtime club that involved Hagrid and some animals that I too would find cute and adorable but that other people would cringe over.




Look at this sexy, sexy common room of the Ravenclaw house. I would most definitely be here, reading and daydreaming and wondering where my cat had crept off to.


Short answer – I wouldn’t. I’ve never got detention in my life and I probably wouldn’t in Hogwarts either. Sorry. I’m a school swot!



Oh I’m not leaving Hogwarts. I’m staying amongst the dust and the archives and shushing the new students as Head Librarian.

As I wasn’t tagged in this one and as I am rubbish at tagging I am leaving this one open for all! I think Marina at Books of Magic may get a particular kick out of this one though 😉


14 thoughts on “Bookish: Harry Potter Anniversary

  1. Omg Gerry, thank you for making my day with your Harry resting bitch face, I love it so much, I might even put you on my laptop wallpaper hahahah. 🤣 Jokes aside, lovely post, and what is that fluffy fluffball of black fluffiness oh my goddddd, she is gorgeous! ❤ Love this post and your answers, and I'm really bummed out I'm late to the party for this tag. 😦 I'll do it next year. 🙂

    P.S. Wow Gerry, you're on a roll huh? While I was maniacally playing Stardew Valley you've managed to write like a thousand posts?!? I'll check out the rest tomorrow, promise, because I need me some Stardew Valley dose now.

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    1. I feel like I made a worryingly good Harry. I don’t know whether to be proud or scared! I think that face should be everyone’s laptop background 😛

      Yeah, I love that fluffy fluffball. She can be a sap when she wants to be!

      I’m trying this whole ‘regular posting’ thing – is it working 😉

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    Okay sorry, I got distracted. Yup, I’m scared by the idea of sharks too, but just out of curiosity, do you have a phobia of the ocean then too by any chance? (like, I would be I think). And wow, that Ravenclaw common room is gorgeous! And lol yeah, Head librarian of Hogwarts is totally an awesome career. 😉

    Great tag! Love your answers to this! 😀

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    1. Hehehehe, I know. She’s just so friggin’ cute. She’s my furbaby through and through.

      I don’t have a phobia of the ocean but I don’t go into it. I would never swim in it or snorkel or scuba simply because the shark phobia is that bad. I have spent some time working on it by desensitising myself but if I’m caught unawares by any pictures than I react really badly. I couldn’t even look at the screen properly when googling images and then I deleted it immediately from my computer in case I forgot I had it. Even if a movie trailer comes on tv and features the ocean (even if not shark related) I have to lift my feet from the ground and look away just in case. It’s a bit odd!

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      1. Oh wow, that’s a proper phobia! I kinda have a fear of natural disasters (including tsunamis), so I think I can understand your visceral instinct to cringe and shy away from something that’s not there. Like, I actually shudder and raise my feet when I see tsunami pictures too. (so yeah, phobias suck. 😛 )

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        1. Yeah it’s ridiculous but I’m managing to semi-cure myself? I think! I find phobia’s so interesting and what people are scared of is also so interesting because there is some stuff that I can’t believe people are frightened of (like birds) but then I won’t dip a toe in the sea while others go scuba diving so there you go!

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  3. You and your friend look so skeptical in the photo–I love it! And points for the hand-drawn badge!
    And you’re the perfect Ravenclaw. 😀 All those online House quizzes always, without fail, put me in Hufflepuff and I would be like, “Bu–But…I’m a certified lifeguard! Doesn’t that make me at least a tiny bit of a Gryffindor?” But I’ve come to terms with my Hufflepuff-ness.

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    1. I was aiming for puberty ridden angst machine 😉 I was also wearing the clothes of a very large 12 year old boy! He was the son of a work colleague and was like Hodor! Oh I love Hufflepuff and all the rest, I think I’m over Gryffindor and Dumbledore’s clear house bias 😉


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