Halloween DIY Costume with Harry Potter Theme

This year I decided to make a DIY costume with a Harry Potter Theme. I really like Ginny, Ron Weasley’s’ sister so decided to go with her look. The wand that Ginny has is rather plain so I made the wand more in tune with my style.

I made the following:

Ginny from Harry Potter Costume
Ginny from Harry Potter Costume

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Glasses!!!! The bane of my life

Glasses!!!! The bane of my life. Who hasn’t put a pair down and then struggled to find them? Busy with something and put them down for a minute, move on to the next task and there you are!! Lost glasses!! Retrace your steps several times and eventually you spot them. Such frustration – wasting time and energy.

Hanging them from a cord around my neck doesn’t help me as I find they break fairly easily. I solved my problem by buying several pairs and keeping them in strategic places around the house. Another common problem is losing them only to be informed that they are on top of my head. That is now the first place I check.


One day I needed to go shopping. I grabbed my bag and glasses and off I went. At the shops I wandered around selecting the items I needed from my list. Shopping completed I didn’t need my glasses anymore. I took them and pushed them up onto the top of my head. Oh No!! How humiliating!! I already had a pair on top of my head. Cringing with embarrassment I whipped the second pair off and into my bag. I can just imagine what people thought seeing me wander around with both pairs on.

One night I was ready to settle down to some TV viewing and set off on my search for my glasses. I searched all over before spotting the pair next to my husband on the bedside table. I took them and sat down in front of the TV but the picture was rather blurred. I quickly rinsed them under the tap. No difference! I soaped and then rinsed them and shone them up. The TV was still blurred. I thought “This is terrible, I really need to get my eyes checked”

Just then Hubby came along asking if I had seen his glasses. I went to help but we had no luck. Suddenly he looked at me and said “YOU are wearing my glasses”. What a laugh and what a relief to know my eyesight had not deteriorated overnight.

Getting older is definitely not for Sissies!