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  1. #MyCustomSign with Albus Dumbledore

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    I have totally been loving building, framing and creating our Harry Potter Wall this year. It's so nice to have all our photos and trinkets in one place instead of all over the place. Especially things like our Butterbeer bowls and Studio Tour Passports, things that would end up shut away in cupboards. I selected a range of different frames and photograph sizes to mimic the adorned walls of Hogwarts filled with paintings. I've also started collecting round side plates with cats on to create a little ode to Umbridge, I mean who doesn't love cats.

    harry potter wall canvas

    There are so many quotes from Harry Potter that I absolutely adore and I use as many as I can on social media for specific situations.

    Earlier this year our beloved great grandfather sadly passed away I used the wise words of Albus Dumbledore (I quote him a lot) To the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    During the horrendous attacks in Manchester and London I wanted to acknowledge them but not make any grand political statements, I prefer to stay neutral on social media so of course I turned to Harry Potter.

    We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix.

    And last week my daughter Megan said goodbye to her first school and most of her friends and again I turned to Dumbledore. If ever you need a cool, calm, collected voice in a situation no matter how scary, Dumbledore is your man, he never fails to have the perfect mantra.

    When I saw HIBS100 had a teamed up with Smart Sign, I knew exactly what I would have written on a sign. Harry Potter is peppered with quotes full or meaning and motivation that taken from the context of of fighting Death Eaters and he who shall not be named, make perfect sense in our muggle life.

    These are my most favourite quotes :

    Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light. Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban

    "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stonehp quote

    Either of these adorning our Harry Potter wall would make me incredibly happy.

    This post is an entry into the #MyCustomSign www.smartsign.com blogger challenge 

  2. 30 Days Wild | Day 1-4

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    DAY ONE

    We used the garden as our living room. We were painting and drawing.

    Megan and Olive painted in the garden . Megan painted a gnome called Gnomeo for the gnome collection (only two gnomes so far). 

    We ate lunch outside and checked out bird feeders and bath. It was really hot so we filled the bath with fresh water.

    gnome painting

    There was a bee on Mummy's purple plant.

    The girls played with their friends and I went to Linford Bottom with Nanny and caught 2 fish.

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    DAY TWO

    I went to the River Stour with my friend and tried kayaking for the first time. It was fun.

    The girls went on their bikes to Moors Valley with Mummy. We are doing the Ranger Challenges, there is 40 to do. Megan got 4 stamps and Olive got 2. We have 15 left to collect.

    We went on a special passageway from our house through the field. We had a ice-cream and lunch with the Gruffalo. Megan made a person from a pine cone called Mr Prickles for the Forest Friend stamp.

    We looked in our moth trap – no moths.

    moors valley bike ride

    twt 30 days wild_countdown_03DAY THREE

    Today we went to the skate park they had some new exercise equipment and we tried to see who could hold on the longest.

    Daddy kicked a football with me. Whilst Megan and Olive played on the new exercise bit.

    We looked in our moth trap – no moths.

    It started to rain so Mummy and Daddy had to bring the moth trap in. olive park play

    twt 30 days wild_countdown_04DAY FOUR 

    Today we had fun playing at Linford Bottom I was climbing up all the trees. You don't need to take lots of things. We had a bucket and our imagination.

    We explored the forest and I climbed trees. Daddy likes trees his favourite tree is a Hawthorn which there are lots of at Linford Bottom.

    I threw stones in the river making big splashes pretending to be Greninja (The Pokemon)

    Megan was trying to catch a fish. The fishes were really small and hard to catch because we only had buckets .

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    Olive just likes getting wet. Linford Bottom is free to park.

    Mummy took some towels too. We sat in the car home in our pants, eating crisps.

    Olive 6 : We saw some fishes and tried and catched them but it did not work. We could not get them.

    Written by Charlie 10 & Megan 8

    30 days wild