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Daffodils, Harry Potter, Esoterica [Feb. 23rd, 2019|08:42 am]
Tony Grist
This time last year we had snow- and I was worrying it might discourage the daffodils. (It didn't). This year the daffodils are already in bloom. I was sitting out on the patio yesterday afternoon and wondering whether it wasn't getting too hot to be entirely pleasant. 

Ivy is deeply into Harry Potter. She and I spent an hour yesterday making up a Lego model of Harry and Ron in the spiders lair- and she left at the end of the visit clutching the charity shop copy of The Cursed Child which I'd given to Alice (her mother). 

Alice has taken most of the rest of the esoteric books that belonged to Matthew's mother. She has plans to make a work and meditation space in which she can do her Tarot readings etc- and they will go to furnish it. They filled all the space in her car that wasn't already taken up by children and luggage.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2019-02-23 09:28 am (UTC)
It has been a while since I read or watched the Potter books/films, and whilst not being a major fan, I found them enjoyable.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-02-24 08:59 am (UTC)
Same here. I enjoyed them but I'm not besotted.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-02-23 11:08 am (UTC)

When my daughters were young adolescents Harry Potter exploded on the scene and they were huge fans. So I decided to read the books at the same time. It was a good touchstone with them.
I am enjoying our early freesias.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-02-24 09:05 am (UTC)
Turns out they're a good touchstone with the next generation too. I had wondered whether Potter would last, but it seems he has done. Ivy (who is six) is crazy about all things Hogwarts- and this isn't something her parents passed down to her (the way my parents passed on their love of Pooh to me). Neither of them has read the books- nor seen the films- and are now having to play catch up.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-02-23 01:25 pm (UTC)
I subscribe to Alice's facebook page for the Tarot. I think if anyone could teach me to read the cards, she could.

I haven't read the Cursed Child yet, I did read your 'review' of it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-02-24 09:07 am (UTC)
Tarot ain't difficult. I can read the cards- up to a point- though I'm far from being a natural.

Do you have a pack?
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-02-24 02:59 pm (UTC)
yes. I've been trying to read for awhile.

I really loved the Harry Potter books, I'm not so crazy about the movies but I say that frequently about books and movies.


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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-02-24 04:37 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed them both. I think if anything the movies- especially the early ones- could have done with being less faithful to the books- and done more to rethink the material in cinematic terms.
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