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7 May 2023

Harry Potter (part 1)

 ... Nearly eleven years had passed since that horrible night... and it was about time for 'the boy who lived' to know who he really was...

-Who are you?
-I'm Rubeus Hagrid. Keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Course Harry, you'll know all about Hogwarts.
-Sorry... no!
-No? Didn't you ever wonder where your mum and dad learned it all?
-Learned what?
-You are a wizard Harry! You only need just a bit of training!
-No... you are making a mistake... I can't be a wizard!
-Yes you are, just like your parents were! But apparently your uncles have never told you the truth about your parents and how they died...
Well, here is the letter they kept hiding from you! Congrats Harry Potter! You have been accepted at Hogwarts' School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
But we are a bit behind schedule, come on, we must leave for London right away!

-Welcome to Diagon Alley, Harry!
-Here you can find all the equipment you will need as a Hogwarts student!

-This is the Ollivanders, the best place to get your wand! You step inside and I will be there soon. I just have one thing to do, won't be long!

-I wondered when I'd be seeing you, Mr. Potter. It seems only yesterday that your mother and father were in here buying their first wands. Well now, let's pick one for you too!

-Let's try this one. Here, hold it and give it a wave!

-Oh, no!...
-No, apparently not this one!

-No matter. Remember Mr. Potter, the wand chooses the wizard!... Hmm... I wonder...let's try this one...!

-Yes, that's the right one!! But... It's very curious...
-What's curious?
-There's only one other wand like this one made with a tail feather from a phoenix! The one that gave you that scar!
-Who owned that wand?
-Oh, we do not speak of his name... He did terrible things but great! It's clear that we can expect great things from you Mr. Potter!

-Happy birthday Harry! This is for you!
-Gee! Thanks Hagrid! She is beautiful!
-I see you got a wand!
-Yes I did! But why people already know who I am? And that man who gave me the scar... he killed my parents, didn't he? Who was he? I am sure you know! 
-Well... You must understand Harry that not all wizards are good! Some years ago there was one who went really bad, his name was V..., V...! 
-Can you write it down? 
-I will say it only once... Voldemort! These were dark times. He started to gather followers over to the dark side. And anyone who stood up to him ended up dead. You parents tried to fight against him. One night he broke into your house when you were a baby. He killed them like everyone else. Except you! 
-And what happened to You-Know-Who? 
-Some say he died, but I doubt it. I think he's very weak, but he's still out there. Something about you stumped him that night. That's why you are famous Harry! You are the boy who lived!... 
... So let's hurry up, we have some more shopping to do and then you have to catch your train to Hogwarts! 

-Excuse me... I have a ticket for platform 9¾! How can I get there?
-Is it your first time to Hogwarts? I'm Ron's mum! It's his first time too! Now, walk straight to the wall between platforms 9 and 10!
-No worries! It's quite easy! Best do it at a bit of a run if you're nervous!...

-Well... OK... here we go!...

Wow! It's the Hogwarts Express!

-Hi! Do you mind if we share the seat, everywhere else is full!
-Not at all!
-Thanks! I am Ron! Ron Weasley.
-I'm Harry! Harry Potter.
-You are? Yes, you really are! You have the scar too! Wicked!

-Anything off the trolley, dears?
-Well... ehm... No thanks...
-It's OK Ron. We'll take the lot!

-These are really every flavour beans! There's chocolate and peppermint, and there's also spinach, liver, even ear wax...
-Eehm... I'd rather not... What about the chocolate frogs, are they real?
-No, it's only a spell, but watch out they can jump!
-Oh no!
-Never mind! Besides, it's the cards you want. Each pack's got a famous witch or wizard!
-Look! I got Dumbledore!

-Hi! A boy named Neville has lost his toad... has anyone seen it?
-Oh, holy cricket, You're Harry Potter! I am Hermione Granger. And you are... ?
-... Ron Weasley...
-Pleasure...You'd better change into your robes, I believe we are arriving soon!

-Harry... look!

-It's the Hogwarts castle!

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1 January 2023

Christmas in the Village

It's a white Christmas in the village. Santa and his little helper elf are giving presents to the little ones!

-It's quite heavy! Can you carry it?
-Wow, thanks Santa! Don't worry, I'm strong as an elephant!

-Thank you little elf! I've been waiting for this the whole year!

Let's have a photo with Santa!

Merry Christmas!

The Mayor's family is wishing Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

26 December 2022

The Christmas Market

Mr Andre Wooly is setting up his stall for the Christmas Market!

Dorothy Harvey is putting up her Christmas stall too, full of delicious holiday pastries and cakes!

The Christmas Market is now open at the town square!

3 December 2022

The school newspaper

 -Good morning Mrs Persian!
-Good morning Laya, how are you?
-Fine! Is Lyra here?
-Yes, she's inside. She's working on something, I think about the school newspaper.
-May I see her?
-Of course, why don't you go out for a walk, it's such a lovely day!

Lyra is working on an article for the school newspaper but... she seems to be out of ideas...
-That's not good either... must try again...

-Hi Lyra!
-Hi Laya! Sorry I didn't call you but I am stuck with this article I have to prepare for Monday!
-Oh I see! Well I was hoping we could go out for a walk, it's such a lovely day! Why don't you take your camera with you, maybe you will find something interesting to write about!
-I think you're right! I need a change of scenery and some fresh ideas!

11 September 2022

At the beach

 -Can't wait to get in the water! It looks perfect!

-Come on little one, don't be afraid of the water! You will love it!

I can see you are enjoying it so much now!
... splish, splash...

16 July 2022

Pinocchio (part 3)

 -Well well... how is the great actor?
-I don't want to be an actor. I just want to go home and be a good boy! Stromboli was terrible. He locked me in a cage...
-He did?...
-Yes but now I have learnt my lesson...
-Oh my boy you definitely had a hard time, you look like a nervous wreck! And there's only one cure for this... a vacation on Pleasure Island! A place where every day is a holiday!
-But I was going to...
-I will give you my ticket but hurry the coach departs any minute now, come with us quickly!...

-Hi, I'm Lampwick, who are you?
-Hi, I'm Pinocchio...
-Have you ever been to Pleasure Island?
-No, Mr Honest John gave me his ticket...
-Me neither but they say it's a great place, no parents, no school, plenty to eat and drink all free! You can do anything you like and nobody says a word!
-Boy, that's the place, I can hardly wait!...

-Wow, this place is awesome! We can do anything we like! No rules only pure joy!
-Yes, let's have fun!

-Hey! Aren't you having fun? Why are you staring at me?
-Your... your ears...
-What about them?...
-Come on Pinocchio, oh no!
-Jimini! How did you get here?
-Hurry up, we must immediately leave this place! Boys turn into donkeys here and they sell them! Look you have donkey ears too! Quickly let's get out of here before it's too late!