Unkl Trel

Just had a fabulous weekend. My sister treated my father and me to a helicopter flight around Mapledurham Estate here . Although it was a rainy day, we were among the last to fly, and we were surprised when my brother in law and nephew turned up unexpectedly to see us fly. Here’s me and my nephew sporting ‘grandad’s cap’ (below). We asked the pilot to fly over TVP (work) and got some decent footage. Can’t wait to have a play with the video.

Dad and I had a great time ^_^ – Thanks for arranging sis, even if we did forget the cream tea after!

>>—> Trelawney

The hidden bummers of going too far beyond virtualization

TAD TALKS – Head on over to http://www.vm-limited.com/ ^_^


>>—> Trelawney

Pottermore in Beta – to open in April!

I am so looking forward to seeing Harry Potter story retold thought Pottermore. Much as I enjoyed the films they were an abridged interpretation, and only the books and Stephen Fry unabridged audiobooks are the real HP for me.

What do you think?


In separate BBC News : JK Rowling announces title of first adult novel

Author JK Rowling has announced her first adult novel will be called The Casual Vacancy.

The Harry Potter writer revealed in February that she was working on the book, and said it would be “very different” from her previous material.

The book will be published worldwide in hardback, e-book and as an audio download and CD on 27 September.

“The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me,” Rowling said.

The story is centred on the death of Barry Fairweather, whose unexpected passing shocks the local villagers of Pagford.

Publishers Little, Brown & Co said: “Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.”

The company describes the tale as being “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising”.


JK Rowling speaking to the BBC about her future projects in 2011

Speaking at the premiere of the final Potter movie last year, Rowling told BBC News that the movie marked the start of a new writing direction.

“I think I always felt that I didn’t want to publish again until the last film was out, because Potter has been such a huge thing of my life.

“I’ve been writing hard ever since I finished writing [Harry Potter and the Deathly] Hallows, so I’ve got a lot of stuff. And I suppose it’s a question of deciding which one comes out first.”

More than 450 million copies of Rowling’s seven Potter books have been sold worldwide.

The novels, about a boy wizard who survives the attack that kills his parents, became a worldwide phenomenon and were turned into eight blockbuster films starring Daniel Radcliffe.

When the final instalment of the book series went on sale in 2007, thousands of copies sold in minutes.

>>—> Trelawney