The Boy Who Lived
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense.
Mr. Dursley was the director of a firm called Grunnings, which made drills. He was a big, beefy man with hardly any neck, although he did have a very large mustache. Mrs. Dursley was thin and blonde and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck, which came in very useful as she spent so much of her time craning over garden fences, spying on the neighbors. The Dursleys had a small son called Dudley and in their opinion there was no finer boy anywhere.
The Dursleys had everything they wanted, but they also had a secret, and their greatest fear was that somebody would discover it. They didn't think they could bear it if anyone found out about the Potters. Mrs. Potter was Mrs. Dursley's sister, but they hadn't met for several years; in fact, Mrs. Dursley pretended she didn't have a sister, because her sister and her good-for-nothing husband were as unDursleyish as it was possible to be. The Dursleys shuddered to think what the neighbors would say if the Potters arrived in the street. The Dursleys knew that the Potters had a small son, too, but they had never even seen him. This boy was another good reason for keeping the Potters away; they didn't want Dudley mixing with a chi1ld like that.
When Mr. and Mrs. Dursley woke up on the dull, gray Tuesday our story starts, there was nothing about the cloudy sky outside to suggest that strange and mysterious things would soon be happening all over the country. Mr. Dursley hummed as he picked out his most boring tie for work, and Mrs. Dursley gossiped away happily as she wrestled a screaming Dudley into his high chair.
None of them noticed a large, tawny owl flutter past the window.
At half past eight, Mr. Dursley picked up his briefcase, pecked Mrs. Dursley on the cheek, and tried to kiss Dudley good-bye but missed, because Dudley was now having a tantrum and throwing his cereal at the walls.
"Little tyke," chortled Mr. Dursley as he left the house. He got into his car and backed out of number four's drive.
It was on the corner of the street that he noticed the first sign of something peculiar -- a cat reading a map. For a second, Mr. Dursley didn't realize what he had seen -- then he jerked his head around to look again. There was a tabby cat standing on the corner of Privet Drive, but there wasn't a map in sight. What could he have been thinking of? It must have been a trick of the light. Mr. Dursley blinked and stared at the cat. It stared back. As Mr. Dursley drove around the corner and up the road, he watched the cat in his mirror. It was now reading the sign that said Privet Drive -- no, looking at the sign; cats couldn't read maps or signs. Mr. Dursley gave himself a little shake and put the cat out of his mind. As he drove toward town he thought of nothing except a large order of drills he was hoping to get that day.
Mmm, I would eat a couple of servings! lol! Christmas Pudding (UK)
Not a single Christmas holiday in Britain is complete without much pudding. Despite its popularity in the country, and even beyond its borders, it is not as tasty as it seems. However, everyone still has a chance to try it. What if you like it.
I've found a great place for a picnic, who's with me? lol! Waterfall Mobrey, USA
Let's continue talking about waterfalls. Another favorite, is worthy of a place in the list of waterfall Mobrey in California. Water, passing through the volcanic stone walls, gently flows â" as a result, the stone is covered with a thick layer of moss. The year-round flow makes the flora of this place very unusual.
would you like our first kiss to be right here ? Angel Falls, Venezuela
At a height of more than 1,000 meters, angel consists of two cascades and three levels. This is the highest waterfall in the world, the height of the continuous fall of water is 807 meters. Before reaching the ground, the water is sprayed and turns into a mist that can be felt for several kilometers. By the way, the name of the waterfall is not related to the angels, it is named after the American pilot James angel
I would like to shoot a video about this place. It is so beautiful ... Watkins Glen Waterfall, USA
I canât believe that such a calm place can be found near
New York, a city that can not be imagined without the hustle and bustle. But it still exists, and a few kilometers from the metropolis you can enjoy the birds singing under the crowns of huge trees next to the stream of water. Watkins Glen Park is a 120-meter gorge with Watkins Creek flowing along its bottom. On the edges of the gorge at different levels there are several paths that intersect with each other and go either along one or the other side of the cliff - tourists come here to walk interesting hiking routes.
The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and about five thousands small islands. Their total area is over 244 000 square kilometres.
The United Kingdom is one of the worldâs smaller countries. Its population is over 57 million. About 80 percent of the population is urban.
The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast respectively. Great Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales and does not include Northern Ireland. But in everyday speech Â«Great BritainÂ» is used in the meaning of the Â«United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandÂ». The capital of the UK is London.
The British Isles are separated from the Continent by the North Sea, the English Channel and the Strait of Dover. The western coast of Great Britain is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea.
The surface of the British Isles varies very much. The north of Scotland is mountainous and is called Highlands. The south, which has beautiful valleys and plains, is called Lowlands. The north and west of England are mountainous, but the eastern, central and south-eastern parts of England are a vast plain. Mountains are not very high. Ben Nevis in Scotland is the highest mountain (1343 m). There are a lot of rivers in Great Britain, but they are not very long. The Severn is the longest river, while the Thames is the deepest and the most important one. The mountains, the Atlantic Ocean and the warm waters of the Gulf Stream influence the climate of the British Isles. It is mild the whole year round.
The UK is a highly developed industrial country. It produces and exports machinery, electronics, textile. One of the chief industries of the country is shipbuilding.
The UK is a constitutional monarchy with a parliament and the Queen as Head of State
Would you like to be here? Troll Language, Norway
If you want to feel what it is like to stand on the edge of the world, go to Norway, to Mount Skieggedal. Troll's tongue is a ledge, a breakaway piece of rock, frozen in a horizontal position. For the sake of a successful shot at the very edge, many tourists gain courage and climb the mountain. Therefore, here you will get not only photos, but also an interesting experience of climbing.
LOL ! Do you ever hear about it ?
Otters have a pocket in their skin where they store their favorite pebbles, which they use to break hard clam shells for food.
Hello Hello, and you would like to Wake up one day in a tent and come out of it to see this place... Loch Ness, Scotland
Loch ness is famous not only for its beautiful views, but also for the legend of the Loch ness monster that excites many minds. That's why exciting excursions are held on the lake every day for tourists who want not only to learn about the picturesque place, but also hope that they will be able to see at least one eye of the mythical monster.
Have a nice day!
I hope today you have slept and feel vigorous, cheerful and energetic! Well, if not, I still wish you to be in a good mood today and successfully solve all problems.
Foreigners often laugh at the British. They say "In Britain you get chips with everything!" But even the British donât eat chips. Instead, they eat the English breakfast, pancakes, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, haggis and many other kinds of food. Letâs start with the traditional English breakfast.
In a real English breakfast you have fried eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato and mushrooms. Then there is toast and marmalade. Thereâs an interesting story about the word "marmalade". It may come from French "Marie est malade" or "Mary is ill". Thatâs because a seventeenth-century queen of Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots, liked it. She always asked for French orange jam when she was ill.
British people eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday in February or March. For pancakes you need flour, eggs and milk. Then you eat them with sugar and lemon. In some parts of Britain there are pancake races on Shrove Tuesday. People race with a frying pan in one hand. They have to "toss" the pancake, throw it in the air and catch it again in the frying pan.
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding is the traditional Sunday lunch from Yorkshire in the north of England. It is now popular all over Britain. Yorkshire pudding is not sweet. Itâs a simple mixture of eggs, flour and milk, but itâs delicious. Two common vegetables with roast beef and Yorkshire pudding are Brussels sprouts and carrots. And of course thereâs always gravy. Thatâs a thick, brown sauce. You make gravy with the juice from the meat.
Haggis is the traditional food from Scotland. You make it with meat, onions, flour salt and pepper. Then you boil it in the skin from a sheepâs stomach â" yes, a sheepâs stomach. In Scotland, people eat haggis on Burns Night. Robert Burns (Scottish people call him "Rabbie" Burns), was a Scottish poet in the eighteenth century. Every year the Scots all over the world remember him and read his poems.
Each of the dishes we told you about is very tasty and really makes people healthier.
Have a nice day. May this âtodayâ become a new victory for you, a new story of good luck and success. I want today to draw a smile on your face every minute, so that every moment is inspiration and luck for you.
Hey, Hey, Hey ! Would you like to take a couple of selfies in this place ? Giant's Causeway, Ireland
This is a coastal area consisting of 40,000 (!) basalt columns connected to each other. It is also the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland and a UNESCO world heritage site. The road of giants is the result of many years of volcanic eruptions. The lava, slowly solidifying, turned into hexagonal columns, the largest of which reaches 12 meters in height.
Would you like to spend the night here with me? Poseidon undersea Resort, Fiji
The hotel is located directly under the sea, at a depth of about 13 meters, in the very center of the lagoon. Each room is a separate sealed capsule with an open view of the underwater world. The hotel is expensive, but guests are served at the highest level: there is a bar, restaurant, gym and even a church for those who want to play an unusual wedding.
I came across an interesting fact about the series "Friends", do you know about him?
After season five, actress Courtney Cox married producer David Arquette. The film crew decided to congratulate their colleagues by adding the name Arquette to the entire caste in the credits of the first episode.
Hey Hey Hey! Guys, have you already decided with whom would you like to go to this place?) Machu Picchu, Peru
A city in heaven, a city among clouds, a lost Inca city - such epithets are often awarded to Machu Picchu. This is the most famous, but at the same time the most mysterious monument of the Inca culture, the existence of which no one suspected until the beginning of the 20th century. The city was built on top of a mountain at an altitude of 2,450 meters. The place is included in the list of new wonders of the world and is a UNESCO protected site. If you are lucky enough to get here, be sure to look at the gates of the Sun, the observatory, the moon castle, palaces and temples carved into the rock.
You could see this in porn. Perhaps you thought that all this is just a game of moved actors who were promised a couple of extra bucks for being hit in the balls. But the point here is simple, or rather, perverted pleasure, which in many respects relates to BDSM, but there is a certain uniqueness in it.
Hey Hey hey! How do you like the idea of having a picnic here? π Mosbray Waterfall, USA
We continue to talk about waterfalls. Another favorite worth taking a place on the list is Mosbray Falls in California. Water passing through volcanic stone walls gently flows - as a result, the stone is covered with a thick layer of moss. Year-round flow makes the flora of this place very unusual.
Would you like to live in a tent for a couple of days in this place? π Fairy Pools on Isle of Skye, Scotland
Ponds on Mount Cailin are otherwise called Fairy Pools. It is best to visit them on a slightly cloudy day, after a light rain - the water level will be higher than usual, the stream will not be so stormy, and due to cloud cover all the colors and shades of the rocks and water will be better visible.
HO HO HO
May the coming New Year become a successful one for you, may you accomplish all the ideas you have in mind, and your days be filled with joyful events. I wish you great and beautiful love that would accompany you throughout your life!
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