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How the Death Eaters got their name (maybe)

How the Death Eaters got their name #HarryPotter

Following on from my wonderings about wands in Harry Potter, I wanted to talk a bit more about Death Eaters.

As I said yesterday, it’s a very silly name. Apparently J.K. Rowling was originally going to call them the ‘Knights of Walpurgis‘ (thanks to Arwen on Twitter for that gem!) – at first glance an equally silly name.

But J.K. doesn’t do things at random – this is the author who even chose the…

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Wondering about Wands

Wondering about Wands. #harrypotter

Have you ever wondered about the wands in Harry Potter? I have…

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The wand chooses the wizard, remember…
~ Garrick Ollivander, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

We were in Alnwick Castle recently. They filmed parts of the first Harry Potter movie there, and the gift shop had quite a range of collectable replica wands. Harry, Ron and Hermione’s were all there, as were the wands belonging to…

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"You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it." - RIP Robin Williams, July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014

sad times. A true original. Comedy genius.

"You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it." - RIP Robin Williams, July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014

sad times. A true original. Comedy genius.

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The Egg Pool

The Egg Pool, near Bamburgh in Northumberland. Named due to its shape, it sits on the rocky coastline just north of Bamburgh Castle. Beautiful place.

The Egg Pool

The Egg Pool, near Bamburgh in Northumberland. Named due to its shape, it sits on the rocky coastline just north of Bamburgh Castle. Beautiful place.

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Surfing in the Clouds with @hisarahlee

For more of Sarah Lee’s atmospheric shots underwater and above, follow @hisarahlee.

“Duck diving”—the act of riding waves beneath the surf—has found a home in the incredible, ethereal photos by Hawai’i Instagrammer Sarah Lee (@hisarahlee). “One day I was out body-surfing and I saw the way the waves broke like this cool cloud in the sky, but underwater,” she says. “I thought, ‘the closest thing to flying could be diving under the waves.’”

Most of Sarah’s photos feature other female aquatic athletes, who are also her close friends. In part, she sees her subjects as extensions of herself. Growing up in Hawai’i, Sarah spent almost every moment in the water.

“The ocean is a force of nature you cannot control. That’s what I’ve enjoyed most about it,” she says. “The shot is always different.”

Beautiful photos

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