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JusJoJan 14th – My favourite magical family

Todays prompt is ready for your enjoyment. Pop over to see Linda G Hill, our host, and Maggie (owner of todays word).

As an avid Harry Potter fan, you know exactly where my mind jumped when I read the word “freckled”! The Weasley family of course! My train of thought was further fuelled by the fact I’m wearing a Weasley Jumper. It’s a bit nippy in Yorkshire today.

Whilst my jumper isn’t the work of Mrs Weasley herself, it is inspired by her. The Dean Family often refer to me as Mrs Weasley. Apparently I have her fierceness, but I don’t have her freckles and gloriously red hair.

Only one of the Dean family is freckled… Mr D. The number of freckles changes in direct proportion to the amount of sunlight he experiences. So, for the most part, here in the UK, he’s either mildly freckled on a pasty pale skin, or super-freckled on a rosy pink skin!

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SoCS – unexpected wander down memory lane!

I’m loving this SoCS challenge set by Linda – words containing ‘xp’. At first, my mind jumped back to the beginning of this century when I was sales rep. Our laptops had just been upgraded to a new operating system, Windows XP, with its funky new icons, grouped tasks and wild colour schemes. By today’s standards, it looks like a children’s interface, but I can remember being excited to wave goodbye to the old MS-DOS stuff.

After that, the next word to pop into my head was Expelliarmus! Those of you who’ve been reading my blog long enough, will be well aware of my love of all things Harry Potter, so this is to be expected. And while I’m on this topic, can you imagine being able to cast Expecto Patronum, thus ridding yourself of any happiness hoovers (dementors) in your vicinity. If I still worked in an office, I’d be a regular user of this particular spell. In my experience, there’s always one person in any office, who takes it upon themselves to remove any positive feeling from those around them.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend xx


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