Share Your World 2020 (With A Twist) 10 August

Harry Potter

I have read/ listened to some of the Harry Potter books although I haven’t finished the series yet so I’ll have a stab.

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Because of the state-wide quarantines many of the local SPCA’s are having an influx of animals. You have decided that you would love to have a new pet. Would you go the normal wizardry route and pick an owl, a cat, or a toad? Or would you become a more eccentric wizard (like Hagrid, the games keeper) and seek out a three-headed dog, a dragon, or a unicorn? Please explain your answer.

Hagrid seems to have a lot of trouble with his pets so I think I’d stay traditional and pick a cat. I always think that cats are rather mysterious creatures and a magical one would be special. Of course a unicorn would be lovely but the neighbours would probably notice.

Neville Longbottom was gifted a Remembrall. This was a glass ball that would assist you in maintaining memories of things that you often forget. What would you want your Remembrall to help you remember?

Oh I would so love to have one of those. Sometimes I can’t even remember what day it is. I think I would like a Rememberall to save the memories of all the happy times I’ve had in my life in detail.

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Professor Dumbledore gave Harry Potter an invisibility cloak that Dumbledore said was from Harry’s father. Now, you have inherited a cloak with similar powers. Would you use it? When?

When I was Harry’s age I would have loved a cloak like that so I could go where I liked and nobody would know. Now I really can’t think when I would need one.

While cleaning your attic, you have discovered the Mirror of Erised. (“Erised” is “desire” spelled backwards, as if reflected in a mirror) The Mirror of Erised is a magical mirror, which, according to Professor Dumbledore, when you gaze into it, it shows the “deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.” You have chosen to look in the mirror. What do you see?

Actually I don’t think I’m going to look. However, supposing I did I wouldn’t share what I saw with others.

“Plain” Questions:


If I was going to live half that time I’d be gone by now. I don’t really think I want 120 years even if they are comfortable. Can I have say, 90 years that are mostly comfortable and boring with a bit of adventure?


Sometimes, staring at the blank space where I have to write an answer overwhelms me. I either have too many things I don’t want to say or I have nothing.


Like most of us I took things like going to the shops, going to markets, going on holiday for granted. They were things you could just do, provided you had the money. Now, it seems a privilege to be able to do those things.


I was out in the garden yesterday and saw the first daffodils were coming up. That always makes me happy.

The daffodils are starting to flower.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. Thanks for giving teh Potter questions a try! Yes, I think a magical cat could be a wonderful pet. And I agree, I think I would have ejoyed the ‘ivsibily’ much more as a kid!

    I agre and the ‘going to the market’ is now a treasured outing.

    Stay safe-

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  2. Thank you Vanda for Sharing Your World and your creative answers to the Potter ones! Your thoughts on the ‘taking for granted’ echo what I was thinking when I put that question in. So much we used to just accept as ‘life’ has been changed, perhaps permanently, that it is now a treat if we can do them! Wonderful! Have a really great week! 🙂

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