Muggles go Wild Camping

I went ‘wild’ camping in the Scottish Highlands and it was nothing like camping in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was a tall order, thinking I could wild camp for ten days in the Scottish Highlands. I’ve been camping before – as a child, with friends, or at festivals – but I’ve never been […]

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Pixel Picks. VI

Pixel Picks – weekly links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. Required Reading: a definitive list of what college professors are teaching this year The f-word AND the s-word: an article from Brain Pickings on the taboo topic – female sexuality Floopads, Spell-Phones, and Butterbeer frappucinos: What Hogwarts would be […]

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Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood is one of my favourite literary characters of all time. Just her brilliant name is enough to know that she must be special. Upon our first encounter with Luna, we know that she gave off “an aura of distinct dottiness”, and that is how she may remain to the quick reader. But, to […]

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