What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?
|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
|I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.||
|38018 votes in total|
asti, 1 out of 2 I’m afraid! yep I’m from R- but I was never a Weasley! glad you remember me though! I’m really well thanks, done a lot of growing up (not all voluntary) since I was last here. how’re you?
oh no PB, I never meant to hurt your delicate feelings :) I only meant that I’d mistakenly believed the older you were, the smarter you got and I’m annoyed to find this isn’t the case. I still look up to you, if that’s what you want to hear :)
Lady Hawke, yes! haha the real world for me so far has just been a lot of time spent filling out forms in block capitals. getting older isn’t as much fun as I thought it’d be! well, ‘Rambling Man’ is my current favourite song by (my one true love) Laura Marling. I guess I didn’t really think about the masculinity of it until you brought it up! but I’m definitely a girl. not having an identity crisis. definitely a girl.
badwolf is just a thing I used as a login for every website ever since I was, like, 12. I probably never actually used it on here. oh well! thanks Deanie!
It was the hottest day of the year so far today. And I am officially on holiday! I don’t have to go to work until a week on Monday. Oh, bliss!
My DS and I went out for a drink this evening. We sat in a pub garden, in the sunshine, busy with other, civilised people, and had crisis talks. Not fun and not good.
rambling man, I am chuffed with 50%! Your Leaky name is now bugging me……….!
Today was the first day of the Celtic Autumn quarter and for the first time I can remember since I started following the old farming year I saw no signs of Autumn. All the trees are looking lush and green because Spring was so late in bursting forth. I noted with great satisfaction that there were many golden fields to be seen and quite a few had been harvested. This was in sharp contrast to last year when harvesting was very late and in some cases abandoned as being useless. We went out for lunch as usual, this time to The Woodbridge Inn on the banks of the River Severn, but we opted for eating inside instead of out because it was more comfortable in the muggy heat.
In the garden this morning my DS reported a noticeable increase in the number of Peacock butterflies, so this hot weather is really bringing them on. The number jumped from 10 two days ago to 25, all settled on our Buddleia tree and feeding earnestly.
Graymayne, in your butterfly watching, have you thought that the Peacocks in particular are bigger than usual? We have seen a few that were really enormous.
We are settled in the hotel in New Orleans. On the way down we received a call telling us the house had closed and a check would be available to us in 20 minutes. I had to ask them to hold it until our return. Regardless, that is a relief.
Unfortunately, a rock thrown by a passing truck pocked our windshield and the crack spread quickly. I ended up in a small town trying to find a auto glass repair company. By the time I found it the crack was too large to repair. The whole windshield will have to be replaced when we return.
We drove through the French Quarter and up and down St. Charles Ave in the Garden District. We will go visit a family cemetery in the morning and see our family friends tomorrow afternoon.
My daughter is quite excited because she has received her first video from one of her imaginary friends. So, she has finally heard one of her friend’s voices and briefly seen her friend for the first time. Tomorrow I will take some photos of my daughter to send to her friend. The girl once lived in New Orleans and misses it. They still don’t know where the other one lives or each other’s names.
Our room is quite nice and quite different than any hotel room I have ever been in. There is a rather spectacular view of downtown New Orleans. We can see the Super Dome, downtown NOLA, a bit of the lighted Mississippi River bridge and St. Charles Ave. at the end of the street. The bathroom door is a frosted glass pocket door. We usually leave the bathroom light on and the door cracked so we can find our way in a strange place. There will be no need to crack the door here since it is white frosted glass. It slides instead of opening and closing. The shower stall is floor to ceiling clear glass and we could all get in there at one time. The mirror in the bathroom is backlit on the sides. You can see no bulbs, just glowing frosted glass. The sink is a pedestal sink, mounted on a marble counter. There is a frosted glass wall hiding the toilet from the rest of the room.
The two queen size beds are extremely high. Even my father who is 6’ 6" is having to climb up. My mother is in heaven. In a hotel she usually sits up against the headboard of the bed she shares with my father or, if she is lucky, she has an armchair and puts her feet up on the rolling desk chair. In the hotel SHE HAS A CHAISE LOUNGE, a FAINTING COUCH. one of those with a high curved back on part of one side and one end, leaving the other end free for her feet.
I have just been stricken by fatigue. I think I am finished for the night.
Asti Curiously enough, we have spotted a few Peacocks that are smaller than usual, but checking my Observers butterfly handbook I see that the sexes are different sizes, 63mm M, 69mmF. It would seem that we are more used to seeing female ones.
I can not remember my log in for Leaky so will not be able to post this weekend. I do have and I Phone with internet but have not been able to connect it to Leaky. I probably put in the wrong pass word. Well not so much wrong but my fingers hit the wrong key.
Glad that Asti remembered Rambling Man. Now that I know she was from England, I remember her but not the screen name.
So many of us will be on the road this weekend. Safe journeys for all.
Gosh, The Castle will be empty this weekend, loads of us are away.
Daughter and I are leaving in the morning. Now I have the phone, I should be able to check in, but mobile reception can be very patchy.
Graymayne, a wingspan of almost 7cm! Wow, I had no idea they could be that big.
Lady Hawke, my DS is wildly envious. New Orleans is fairly high up on his list of places to visit. He’d love to do a fly drive holiday to the US.
Did bill paying and bought 2 pair of trousers and 3 shirts on amazon. All in all a so so day.
Counted more butterflies, read some more of Jo’s new book. Had a noisy thunderstorm which came back for a second go. It must still be around because we just experienced a couple of minutes blackout, no phone, computer, lights, street lights. My instant electric tealights came in handy.
We spent the day in the French Quarters. We had breakfast there in the French Market. We returned my parents to the hotel after a visit to one of our family cemeteries. Then, my daughter and I went back into the Quarters. My daughter purchased herself a black satin corset with pink ruffles. It was purchased at a Steampunk shop and is a functional corset. It really does the job of an old fashioned 19th century corset. When we got back to the room she modeled it. We went to the bathroom and I took the laces and tugged until she was the shape of an hourglass. She was very pleased, large adrenalin rush. She means to use it this year as the main piece of a “Steampunk Cheshire Cat” costume for Halloween. She will be using it for more than this one costume, I am certain.
ASTI, where are you and your daughter going this weekend?
Tomorrow we intend to tour Lafayette #1 cemetery. It is another family cemetery where my great great grandparents are buried in a wall crypt. It is the oldest planned cemetery in New Orleans and is where Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat and Mayfair Witches are buried.
In the afternoon we mean to go back down near the French Quarter to the aquarium.
hellooooooooo Leaky! Wow, as you all predicted, what a quiet day in LeakyLand! :) Hope everyone is having fun!! :)
LadyHawke glad you are having a good trip, and yay on the house! will you be having beignets at Cafe du Monde? Mmmmm!!!!!
Graymayne we had a thunderstorm last night but nothing flickered – I hope your weather is calming down!!
asti hope you and daughter are having a good time!!
rambling man hello, I don’t think I was on Leaky when you were here! I stop by every once in a while.
I’ll be lurking…! :)
ah I knew I forgot – ironsos I’ve never bought clothes from Amazon – is it easy to return them if they don’t fit?
Huff: Hope this explains it.
I have just finished The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling. It is a cracker with a very good plot, a large cast of characters and an illuminating trip into the less than glamourous life of super-models, and generously peppered with lots of Anglo-Saxon swearwords.
CoolG If you decide to read Jo’s latest offering I would recommend that you make a list of the character names because I kept having to rack my brains to remember who was who. This is a bit vital when you are reading a whodunnit, lol.
I buy my Wrangler jeans on Amazon. They are $20 cheaper a pair than anywhere else… I am a BIG guy and stores want $50+ for jeans my size, & not always name brands… I think it’s a very good deal.
IRONSOS, unworn means you can’t go out and use it. Unworn does not mean you can’t try it on. If that was the case women would never purchase anything through a catalog or online. It just can’t be all stretched out and creased from you wearing it. The tags still have to be in place. It can’t be stained or smell of wear. Women who are the “same” size can be shaped different and different designers design for different body types. The only way you know what you wear in a particular designer is to try them on. In cheaper clothing an item of the same description in the same size can fit differently from garment to garment.
I have just watched the first part of an historical drama being shown on one of our commercial channels, Channel Four. It is simply entitled The Mill, a stark title for an unlovely tale based on the records of events and people at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire, in the UK, set in 1830 during the Industrial Revolution. It feels like Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. I find it deeply saddening that the exploitation of the defenceless still goes on in hidden corners all over the world in the 21st century. We cannot seem to drag ourselves out of the mire despite all the discoveries of science, provision of education and improved standards of living. The older I get the more I can see this.
3G coverage here is patchy, so I’ve forced myself into a pub so I can hook up to their wifi! The things I do for you lot, honestly!!
Daughter and I are having a great time. Last night we went out for pizza, cooked in front of us in a proper wood fired pizza oven. I have half of mine left for my tea tonight, but daughter ate ALL of hers!
Today, the parents took us out for lunch, and then we went to the beach. I love love love swimming in the sea, and although the weather is not as hot as it has been, it was still absolutely lovely.
All in all, it’s just lovely to be here. It’s very relaxing and peaceful.
I hope everyone else is having a wonderful time! xx
LadyHawke: I was actually wondering about why women would ever buy clothes online if that was the case.
Thanks for the explanation.
Y’all are getting the news before Facebook.
Just wanted to share that my BF and I got engaged this weekend! We are thrilled! I know not everyone here is on FB, so I wanted to make sure you got the news. :). I’ll try to get pics up in CC at some point.
Congratulations! My daughter sends hers as well. Do you have a ring yet? Do you have a date?
Wonderful news! I am so happy for you both… I think this will be our first engagement in the castle. Whoo-Hoo!!!