Share Your World 17 August 2020

For the next several weeks “Share Your World” will have two parts. Sparks explains:  “The awesome blogger, Roger Shipp, is the creator and host (if you will) of the first part.   He found a unique way of passing some of the quarantine time and that was from watching ALL the “Harry Potter” movies.   He came up with some really fun and intriguing questions (four a week for each movie) about the movie in question.   This week we visit “The Chamber of Secrets”.  

Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Harry Potter can speak to snakes. If you were able to have conversations with any one animal, what animal would you like to speak to? What would be the topic of your first conversation?

I would like to talk to the bunny that visits my garden from time to time. I mean really this creature is a mystery. Why did he choose my garden in the first place? He will come every day for weeks then decide someone else’s abode is a better option and goes missing in action without a word of explanation only to reappear a few days later. I want to ask him where he goes when he’s not here and if he loves it here so much why doesn’t he just stay. I also want to know why he won’t sleep in the sturdy, dry, comfortable and luxurious hutch built specially for him.

It is not just a dining room, Bun-Bun – it’s a suite in which you can live in comfort for the rest of your life. Why do you prefer to dig a dusty burrow and then not sleep in it either?

I’d also like to let him know that he is breaking the Earl’s heart and driving him into gloom when he chooses not to appear.

Have a heart Bun – The Earl worries about you. Just say the word and you can sleep on his bed! But no, you prefer the rain and cold of the outdoors to a place in front of the fire with us. And also – please stop eating my aloes!

  • The portraits in Hogwart’s dormitories can talk. If your graduation portrait could speak to people passing it by, what would it tell them?

I don’t have a framed graduation portrait, just a snapshot of me in a white dress with a black academic gown looking rather proud of myself. My portrait would say to people glancing at it while browsing through old photographs – – – Yes – I was young once. The wrinkly old lady that I have become may not be as cute but she sure is smarter than she was on that day!

  • Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger use the Pollyjuice Potion for finding new clues for the happenings at Hogwarts. (The Pollyjuice Potion is a magic potion that allows your body to form into that of another and live their life for a few hours.) If you could transform into another being, who would you chose to be? What would you hope to learn?

Bun Bun – then I would know all the answers to the questions above. I would hope to learn the secret of not giving a darn about letting those who cared where I was and what I was up to.

  • There was a flooding in the girl’s bathroom where Moaning Myrtle resides. What has been the most dangerous (or comical) ‘flooding’ where you reside?

At the last school I taught at my classroom had a door exiting to the playground. When it rained heavily there would literally be a stream that needed to be forged to get into the classroom. The kids loved it and would make little boats to sail on the stream while the teacher would complain about getting her feet wet!

Mundane or “Muggle” Questions:

(Serious one which is rather creepy):  How do you think you’ll die?  IF you do think about it?

I do indeed think about it. Of course I would like to die without being ill first. How wonderful to just wake up dead and find yourself in another better place. I know sudden death is traumatic for those you leave behind but they will get over it. I also hope to die on the same day as my husband but what are the chances of that being peaceful? It would have to be a little more violent for that to happen and I don’t fancy dying in a car, aeroplane of sea accident!

What’s the best on-line screen name you’ve seen? “Best might mean the oddest.

I quite like sonofabeach because it’s a play on words.

What’s invisible that you wish people could see?

Ghosts

If over time you replace parts on a car, at what point does it stop being the same car you bought? How many parts do you need to replace to make it a new car?

There are about 30 000 parts in a car. Some of these obviously need replacing regularly while major parts would only need replacing if something went seriously wrong. You would have to replace all the parts to make it a new car so the best thing to do is just buy a new one!

Published by puppy1952

I am making the most of the South African Lifestyle and hope with my blog to share some of the adventures my husband and I are having in our retirement. We live at the Southern Tip of Africa in the small coastal town of Struisbaai. Earl and I have a Gecko off-road caravan and we travel around South Africa frequently. We are bird and wild life enthusiasts so are often in game reserves.

4 thoughts on “Share Your World 17 August 2020

    1. Our bunny appeared one day a few years ago. We found the owner who explained that he was an escape artist and preferred to be free! So he comes and goes as he pleases. It suits us as we know he can take care of himself and don’t have to find bunny sitters when we’re away. Sorry your kitty doesn’t visit anymore

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  1. How fun! (Dying bit aside)
    I really enjoyed reading about the bunny. I’m guessing he fears predators will invade his hutch, whereas he can sense the approaching vibrations from his burrow?

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    1. Thanks Joey. Bun-Bun is one tough rabbit. He has no fear of dogs, cats or birds of prey. I have seen him chase chase a cat who ventured into the garden away. Captivity is not for him. He loves his freedom and uses humans to his advantage 😁 Although he dug a burrow, he doesn’t sleep in it! I don’t know where he spends the night but it is not in my garden.🤷

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