Guess which audiobook I’ve started listening to today!
Yup, it’s Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, read by Steven Fry.
There’s Quirrell and Norbert and Quidditch and magic and friendships and it’s SO GREAT.
The last time I listened to the book was about 18 months ago on a roadtrip to Berlin. And before that – when I was 11 years old I read the Philosopher’s Stone in Danish. I’m as amazed now as I was then by how good it is.
I especially had fun drawing Ron’s long nose and Harry’s hair as wild as it’s described in the book.
In Denmark there’s something called “thunder coffee” which to me means brewing strong coffee in the middle of the night while you wait for a thunderstorm to pass.
Update after a quick search online:
Supposedly the compound word “tordenkaffe” (thunder coffee) originated because people in rural areas would drink coffee to stay awake during a thunderstorm if a lightning would strike. I wonder if it exists in other languages? It doesn’t seem to be a thing in English, at least not as far as I could (quickly) Google.
I’m not a fan of thunder and lightning, but I’m quite happy that we’re getting into proper autumn weather in Denmark at the moment with lower temperatures and rain.
Wow, this last week of Inktober is turning out to be the most challenging bit! I really want to finish, but I’m having a hard time finding inspiration for something fun to draw these days. Hopefully the next couple of days will be better.
I didn’t get to drawing yesterday, because I spent the day applying for jobs, making a silly video for my own entertainment, knitting a red, woolly hat for my boyfriend and playing boardgames with friends. All in all a great Friday!
It worked out fine that I didn’t make my Inktober drawing yesterday, because I found my inspiration for the prompt ‘stretch’ today – Looking out the window I noticed this very tall pumpkin on a window ledge on the opposite building.
I added the small one in the drawing for fun. I love drawing pumpkins!