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Amelia Royan on January 24, 2010

Dear Frank, 555

The rules are just as complex! If the person pushing the puck, pushes it purposely and pointedly at an opponent with a purple hat, then the said opponent, on the opposition, can perfectly plea that a purposeful foul has been perpetrated, which leads to perfect excuse for play to be postponed!

This is only the first rule of 50!

The rules of cricket are a doddle :)))

MaryKnapp on January 25, 2010

Dear Amelia, after your commentary on the complexities of cricket, and this pointedly precise play guide, could you please quickly answer our questions on quiddich (without quoting JK, of course!)

Choking the tears back,


Amelia Royan on January 25, 2010

Ah Quidditch, there's a game I do know a lot about, Mary, having been through a stringent examination, which I passed with flying colours, needless to say, only this last Thursday, at precisely 15.36 and 59 seconds.

Of course, as you say, the rules set down by JK are quite specific, but, and I'm afraid at this juncture, and on this particular point, she must bow to my infinite superiority, and amend all her books.

There are one or two things about the balls, particularly the Golden Snitch, which she failed to mention:

The Golden Snitch can only be struck at a specific trajectory of between 43 degrees 7 minutes and 12 seconds, and 82 degrees 28 minutes and 56 seconds.

This most important rule had to be brought into play because of the architectural design of he quidditch world cup stadium. Very few people, including JK, realised that there was an error in the actual building of the stadium, which resulted in the specific trajectory being included. I blame the government of the time of course.

This rule has consistently been flouted by Potter and his crew, and went un-noticed by most referees, who themselves were ill equipped to make good decisions, after all, they 'passed' their ref exams on days other than Thursday, and at the wrong time too. This new rule, about timing of exams, as been added fairly recently, on my advice, to the board of quidditch directors - the ultimate decision makers.

I hope this is a satisfactory answer to your question Mary. I shall go into the details of broomstick measurements at a later date!

Seriously yours, Amelia :))))

Amelia Royan on January 26, 2010

Si deve aver avuto un'infanzia bella Kasia. Io non sono mai stati pattinaggio su ghiaccio su un lago ghiacciato. Sono contento che questo riportato ottimi ricordi :))

Amelia Royan on January 26, 2010

Thank you Eva. All the lakes are frozen, but this one is the best for skating on, as it is the largest, and froze only after the snow had fallen :))

Amelia Royan on January 26, 2010

Good morning molldiddlo, it is a nice setting. The photo is a bit dark, as these ice hockey players arrive after a day's work. To get photos at the weekend means finding a parking space miles away - it gets really crowded! I think this is the coldest and most prolonged spell of winter weather they have had had in the Stavanger region for many a year :)))

scml on January 26, 2010

This is a really lovely shot Amelia ;) such a beautiful winter scene...well caught ;)

And may I say I am totally impressed with your knowledge on quidditch...truely fascinating...

See ya from Sandy ;)

Theolfa on January 26, 2010

Well, You never cease to surprise me, Amelia such an authority on Quidditch, no wonder you passed the exam with flying colours! By the way, it's a great picture and I love the sky! Theolfa

MaryKnapp on January 27, 2010

Oh my dear, daft old git! Just what I needed after a long tiring day....I'm choking and gasping!

Brilliant, but are you sure we should give away proprietary information about our broomsticks? <];>))

Karel Š (karels) on January 28, 2010

Hmmm! I like it! Greetings, Karel

Sarah O on February 1, 2010

Amelia wanted to touch base with you in your gallery and thank you for your visit earlier today with Nick on one of my cakes, (mermaid) and I appreciate the kind words about my work. Was fun watching you and Nick enjoy the mermaid shot....come back to visit, WOuld love to see ya. AND this shot is such a wonderful winter scene there in Norway. You live in a pretty place Amelia, I rushed through your gallery just now and picked this one to say hello..This shot is what post cards are made of! :))) I can hear and see the fun goinf on here on teh ice!!

regards/ Sarah USA (America)

Mehmet Güçlü on February 2, 2010


good luck and greetings, olympist

PerO the Viking G- on February 27, 2013

Det er ikke et dårlig bilde Amelia, men jeg må få lov til å si at dine fotografiske ferdigheter har blitt bedre med årene. ;-)

Uansett så Liker jeg dette bildet. :-)

Hilsen med de beste ønsker,


It's not a bad picture Amelia, but I must be allowed to say that your photography skills have improved over the last few years. ;-)

Anyway, I Like this photo. :-)

Greetings and best wishes


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