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“To the well organised mind…..”

2 Apr

As Albus Dumbledore once said “After all, to the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

Smart man, that Dumbledore in’ ‘e?

But to be honest, I want to have a decent-ish adventure before I die so I’ve finally got around to writing my bucket-travel list-y thing. Most of the things on my list will be places you see, and then hopefully things will spring from them. So in not particular order.

    1. After that smashing Harry Potter introduction, I’ll carry on the theme.  I want to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’ve already done the Warner Bros Studio Tour down near London (And came away with a scarf and wand to mark the occasion) But tWWoHP looks amazing!
    2. Another place I’d like to travel to is Rome. The Colosseum,  Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, vespas, and great food. Who wouldn’t want to go?

    3. Learn and become fluent in sign language. To be honest, the most I can do at the minute is sign my name and the odd word, I have a fair way to go with that one.
    4. See the Northern Lights. I think it’s because it’s so “out of this world” really. I mean they look brilliant. Well from the photos I’ve seen anyway.
    5. Be the boss, of what I don’t know yet, but at some point I want to be the one who ends up calling the shots. (Bit power-hungry with this one)


So how’s that for the first five, I do have a lot more, but I didn’t want this to be a huge post, who know’s what will happen at a later date? 🙂




Harry Potter and the Must-Lose-A-Few Stone

23 Jan

We ran a poll on our Facebook page (which – casual plug – you can like here). The poll asked:

If you could do one thing this year, what would it be?

Three guesses what the response was – particularly considering the title.


Yeah, that’s right. The majority of our readers want 2013 to be the year they turn into a wizard. Somehow, we need to turn this into a blog post. I figured that the best way to go about this would be to give you ten top weight loss tips, Rowling-style. Let’s see how this goes…

Harry’s let himself go a bit! – All rights to adventuresofadamnfool.com

  1. Don’t cut out all the food you enjoy. In the wizarding world, takeaway is easy to order. All you’ve got to do is tickle a pear in a portrait, and you have unlimited access to the kitchen. I recommend you save up your calories. I’d say put them in Gringotts, but you might end up ‘goblin’ anyway…
  2. Take your quill and everlasting ink and write everything down.  It’s only if you write things down that you know what you are doing. I’m not saying that you can’t have that eighth chocolate frog, but you’re only really aware of what you’re eating when you see it in front of you.
  3. I find sticking a wedding invitation or holiday photograph of places you’d like to apparate to in your best dress robes in the kitchen. All the motion in the photographs will get the photographic you slim, even if you don’t.
  4. Use scales in the kitchen – before you stick a whole bezoar down your throat, bear in mind that you can trick yourself with the amount of stuff you’re sticking in your potion. Weight it out for accurate measurements!
  5. I think it is a good idea to buy some new robes when you are down a size or two. That way, you are reminded of what you have achieved and not to go back to old sizes. Chuck out the old stuff or give it away.

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    Herp. All rights go to henrypq.com

  6. Life is too short so build in treats! Have that glass of butterbeer or some acid pops and fizzy slugs, but remember that moderation is key.
  7. Be honest with yourself. Don’t go all Nearly Headless Nick every time you go over your calorie count, but your average calorie intake is important. Don’t to too Severe-us on yourself!
  8. It’s not transfiguration or sitting your N.E.W.Ts, but exercise  with sustained weight loss is the key to the Winged Key to sustained weight loss. It’s not difficult – pick up your broom and play some Quidditch, go digging for some mandrakes or save an entire planet from Voldemort if you want. As long as you’re sweating, you’re doing something!
  9. Always measure alcohol consumed at home carefully, as it is easy to fool yourself. 10 units of alcohol a night equals 10 points from Griffindor.
  10. Don’t ever give up! Harry never gave up, and we’ve all read how crappily-ever-after his life turned out ‘Nineteen Years Later’!

(adapted from the original tips from weightlossresources.co.uk)

ABOVE ALL, don’t be a Moaning Myrtle and do something about your diet. Be pro-active, pro-muggle and pro-House-elf rights. It’s like Dumbledore said:

It’s our choices, Harry that shows who we truly are far more than our abilities.

Many thanks to Ash Northall, Blythe Buttery, Ryan Egan, Clemsta A-Reiff and Rhea Smith for allowing this post to happen.

Take care. CS. x