Wednesday, 4 July 2007
July 2007 is promising to be a very big month for Harry Potter Fans the world over. “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” is due for release July 21st and “The Order of the Phoenix “will grace our cinema screens from July 13th.
Even the Muggles have noticed that something big is going on in the world of the Boy Wizard. It is an exciting time and a sad time, for who knows what will become of the characters we have all grown to know and love? I know we are being re assured that there will be 2 more movie releases to come after this, but the sad fact is, there will be no more cliff hanging anticipation for the fans of the books, where it all began…
To ensure that we squeeze as much fun and excitement as humanly possible out of the final book release, we have planned a fun filled evening to pre empt and prepare you for your early morning line up at the book store of your choice.
July 20th will be forever known as Harry Potter Eve and boy do we have some big plans for it! There will be spell writing, potion making, wand making and lots of other great activities for you to enjoy. The sorting hat will make an appearance and all those who attend will be sorted into one of the 4 Hogwarts houses. We will have an amazing array of food whipped up by none other than some house elves we borrowed from the kitchens at Hogwarts, including Pumpkin Scones and Bertie Botts every flavor beans!
There will, of course be a fireside reading of the final chapter of “Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince” to close out the evening.
We are encouraging all of you to come dressed up in your Hogwarts gear and there will be prizes for the best dressed. Tickets are just $20.00 per head for an evening that promises to be jam packed and truly magical. For more details, call Tye on 0420371787.
Posted by Joanne & Tye at 1:41 pm
Those of you who read The Leader Newspaper, might have noticed a new feature called the Wyndham Live It Love It page.
Joanne and I are proud to be a part of this community page which informs the community at large of events happening in Wyndham.
It is all part of a new project called the Wyndham Ambassador Program which is promoting our wonderful community as a great place to live and to visit!
For more information on this program please ask our staff for a brochure, which details all of the benefits for you and your family.
Posted by Joanne & Tye at 1:38 pm
Stuart’s pick this month is….James Joyce’s ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’.
Never heard of it? Not surprised, those who have read it have either never bothered to relive the horrendous experience or have literally died of boredom whilst reading it.
Put simply it is a novel about a young man growing up in 19th century Ireland, in a highly religious Catholic family that sends him off to boarding school, which he hates (surprise ,surprise!) and his journey of self discovery after his family goes broke and he moves to Dublin to become a writer….blah, blah.
It is your typical poor bugger me 19th Century Irish hardship novel, which I might add worked fantastically well for Frank Mc Court, but not for dear old James Joyce. The difference between the two? Mc Court makes his story not only heart breakingly real but interesting and relatable. Joyce on the other hand, despite being a highly celebrated author, does no such thing.
It is true suffering to have to read this book beyond page 1, let alone endure the entire thing, (which I had to do in Year 11)
Read it or Not? Unless you are a complete masochist or you need to enter into a coma, don't bother. Stuart gives this one a well earned 5 skulls out of 5 for being possibly the most incredibly boring book in history...
Posted by Joanne & Tye at 1:33 pm
Remember the days when you could rely on the Agony Aunt Column of your local newspaper or favourite magazine to give all the answers to those most pressing and perhaps embarrassing problems? Those days are back! Here at the Café we are offering our customers a chance to get advice from our Dear Aunt Gladys. From her spot on top of the cake fridge she sees all… Our customers are very important to us and as such we want to ensure they remain happy and healthy and of sound mind, (unlike ourselves…) ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’ or so they say, so if you find yourself with a problem, no matter how trivial, Aunt Gladys would love to help! Be it that you are having trouble with the neighbours barking dog, cant get your loved one to return your calls, unsure about the right time of years to plant azaleas, we guarantee Aunt Gladys has the answer! (We do not however guarantee it will be the right one…) All you have to do is ask one of our friendly staff for a special piece of floral paper, (she likes to keep it pretty) write down your problem and out it in the box. Aunt Gladys will choose 2 problems a month and answer them in the newsletter. Anonymous letters are most welcome! Watch this space for the very first column...it could be yours!
Posted by Joanne & Tye at 1:32 pm
Hello to all of you boys and girls who have joined the Cria Club! Kerry and Jamie asked us to let you know your welcome letters and membership badges are on their way to you right now! For those of you who haven't joined, look for the Free Membership form on your table and sign up for some great fun!
Posted by Joanne & Tye at 1:31 pm
Joanne and I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Stephen and Natalie who have joined our little café family as weekend staff members. You will see Stephen and Natalie around the café on a Saturday and Sunday, and sometimes both! Both are very friendly, do not bite ( a pre requisite of employment) and are happy to help with any queries you might have or orders you want to place. Please make feel free to say hi to both of them on your next visit with us! As always if you have any suggestions or queries about the café, Joanne and I would love to hear them and help you out in any way we can! Feel Free to call us on 93951213 or 0438042926, 0420371787.
Posted by Joanne & Tye at 1:29 pm
Did you know…. Harry Potter Style… To free your house elf, you need only to give them an item of clothing. Voldemorts real name is Tom Marvolo Riddle. Professor McGonagall can animorph into a cat. Lucius Malfoy is a Deatheater You must be 17 years or older to enter the Tri Wizard Cup. The Weasley Family are purebloods. A mud blood is someone who comes from a non wizarding family. Professor Lupin is a werewolf.
Posted by Joanne & Tye at 1:28 pm