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by Gail Allen
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: BINGO 2018/19 - A Creative Writing Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: BINGO 2018/19 - A Creative Writing Challenge

The next deadline will be:
February Issue Deadline: Sunday, 3rd of FEBRUARY
by Gail Allen
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Drabble Babble 2018/19 Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Drabble Babble 2018/19 Edition

The Drabble Babble Challenge Drabble (n.) = "an extremely short work of fiction of exactly one hundred words in length" One theme will be announced per issue. Participants will then write a small piece of fiction (or non-fiction) about that theme. What's the catch? The submission must be a drabble!...
by Gail Allen
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Secret Elf Present Exchange
Topic: Thank You Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Thank You Thread

I want to say a great big thank you to my secret elf!
I loved my gifts. <3

And also thank you very much for organizing this event. It's been a lot of fun both making gifts and getting them! I love this tradition on HOL.
by Gail Allen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Books for Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Books for Christmas

Every year I read the same book at Christmas -which for me is today, the 24th, so merry christmas everyone, I'll be reading this today! It's A Christmas Legend by Selma Lagerlöf, a Swedish author. It's about five pages long without illustrations, but there are a fair few in there and I find they add...
by Gail Allen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Advice Books
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Advice Books

That sounds really awesome Nessa! And indeed that reminds me of a book I have been wanting to try out something from: it's about how to make murals at home with an overhead projector and stensils. I want to paint a wall to look like it's made of field stones and the book has a description of how to ...
by Gail Allen
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Which cookies do you have for christmas or The cookiemonster
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Which cookies do you have for christmas or The cookiemonster

Christmas is a time where a variety of cookies are baked and enjoyed. There is a traditional selection that will almost always happen, but since moving to another country I've realised that this selection is by no means universal. Quite the opposite in fact. In my new home I don't see any of the coo...
by Gail Allen
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Secret Elf Present Exchange
Topic: Sign ups
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Sign ups

Name: Gail Allen House: Ravenclaw Presents you would like to receive: Puzzles Written Alte submissions Avatar and/or signature graphics Web comic recommendations (fantasy) Silmarillion fanfic recommendations Good recipees for both cakes and cookies but also normal dinner (I just moved away from home...
by Gail Allen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Favourite Holiday/Celebration
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Favourite Holiday/Celebration

My favourite holiday is coming up in just about a month: For me Christmas is the undisputed winner here. But there are so many different holidays taking place around this time of year and if you count all the rest of the year too.... there are A LOT. And about two weeks ago my second most favourite ...
by Gail Allen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Advice Books
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Advice Books

I moved last month, moving away from my parents, and that has made me suddenly aware of a lot of things I don't know: How should one clean their gutter for instance? Or how does one get rid of a slightly mouldy smell in their washing machine? All good questions I never had to know the answer to befo...
by Gail Allen
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Gail Allen!
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Happy Birthday Gail Allen!

Thank you all so much!
I did have a perfect day - I've been out dancing and before thay I had cake and hot chocolate at a cafe - a very good day!
by Gail Allen
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: BINGO 2018/19 - A Creative Writing Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: BINGO 2018/19 - A Creative Writing Challenge

The next deadline will be:
December Issue Deadline: MONDAY, 10th of DECEMBER
by Gail Allen
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Drabble Babble 2018/19 Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Drabble Babble 2018/19 Edition

The Drabble Babble Challenge Drabble (n.) = "an extremely short work of fiction of exactly one hundred words in length" One theme will be announced per issue. Participants will then write a small piece of fiction (or non-fiction) about that theme. What's the catch? The submission must be a drabble!...
by Gail Allen
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Potter Pronunciations
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Potter Pronunciations

Names are the bane of my existence! I read the four firat books in another language which meant I read all names to be pronounced like this other language would call for them to be pronounced. Mostly Hermione changed A LOT in my mind, but I do think of her name 'correctly' when I read and think if i...
by Gail Allen
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Maxim Trevelyan
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Happy Birthday Maxim Trevelyan

Happy birthday!

I hope you eat as much cake as you can and that you have a great celebration!
by Gail Allen
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Sirius Fudge
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Happy Birthday Sirius Fudge

Happy birthday Sirius!

*Throws confetti into the air*
by Gail Allen
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Audio Book Narrators
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Audio Book Narrators

When reading a book, the 'voice' of the author is very important for my enjoyment of the book, but recently I've gotten back into hearing a lot of audio books and I've noticed that there the voice of the narrator adds another dimension to the story as well as the author's voice. For instance a book ...
by Gail Allen
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Moving Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Moving Advice

I will be moving to a new house very soon and with preparing to do so I've noticed there are a lot of unexpected things I need to remember to pack and a lot of things I need to do. And people always like giving advice which I very much appreciate because they have done this before and I only have on...
by Gail Allen
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Holiday Decorating
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Holiday Decorating

I love decorating for Christmas. That's my favourite holiday to decorate for - and also the only one where I go FULL out on it. I put up a lot of ornaments in red - gnomes and santa's helpers, candy cane baubles, miniature weaved reed shoes, and lots of other similar thing as well as glass icicles a...
by Gail Allen
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: The Hobbit, From Tolkien to Jackson
Topic: The Hobbit - Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: The Hobbit - Introduce Yourself!

Hello, my name is Gail Allen and I am a 3rd year Ravenclaw - it feels so strange to say that! I joined HOL in September 2016, so it's 2 years and a month since I joined. It feels simultaniously like more and less time. I have gotten a couple of nics in my time here at HOL, among them: Twinsie, Gale ...
by Gail Allen
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: The Language Barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: The Language Barrier

When I watch broadcast tv everything that isn't my native language is subtitled - and if someone has a heavy dialect or slurs their words a lot or something else is judged to be making it hard to understand, it will also be subtitled. I used to really need these too and I still probably read them ju...

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