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The Anniversary
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I was reminded that yesterday was the one year anniversary of the publication of Deathly Hallows. It was also the weekend when the floods became really serious and I came back to a house with no running water and, for two days, no electricity. I didn't talk about that much at the time because... well, I didn't see the point. Very British of me, I suppose. The managers at my work were amazing: they stocked in preparation for the worst and had baby wipes, food, perishables, everything for us. People who still had running water offered us their baths and showers and their washing machines. The managers also arranged for us to take a minibus to a leisure centre in Swindon (neighbouring county) and have showers there. Looking back, I wonder why I wasn't more upset. I'd been in Gloucester for less than a month when we were flooded. It took a month for things to get back to normal for us. Some people in Tewkesbury, which was worse off, have only just moved back in. Some are still living in caravans. I was lucky, since my sister lives in Bristol, just an hour down the train track but unaffected (despite living on the mouth of the Severn!). I probably used all her hot water with my washing and my shower.

For all my HP friends on the flist, what are your memories of 21/07/07?


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Moved location, huh? Must have been doing well!

my brother, who gave up on Harry Potter midway through no. 3, still insisted on dressing up. He put on a robe, a mortarboard, got a fake cigar, and walked around saying to cute girls, "Hey, graduation! Yeah, finally!"

Ecchi! XP

That night I tried to nap between two chapters (I wanted to accomplish my feat of book six, to read the whole thing in the first night), I even set a timer, but Harry's just broken his wand, and I couldn't.

That was a terrible moment, wasn't it? >.< You were thinking "how's he going to live now?!"

Thanks for sharing your memories!

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