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Le foto più o meno che faccio sono sempre quelle , perché mangio sempre più o meno le stesse cosa la mattina/pomeriggio 😂 scusate. Se avete qualcos’altro da propormi ditemi pure 😘. Comunque stamattina sto bevendo #latte con dentro il #miele 🍯 e i biscotti della #galbusera (#buonicosì)

They say never to meet your heroes

They say that you should never meet your heroes, it will ruin the heroness of it all. What happens if you meet your hero and they snap, if they’re rude, if they ignore you? BUT what happens if you meet your hero in the most random fashion possible, not at a convention or a book signing or a publicity event…. What if you’re walking down one of the busiest streets in London busy checking your phone and look up for that one second, and in that one second your hero walks past and that hero is J.K Rowling? 

I spent about 10 agonising seconds wondering what to do, did I approach her, did I let her walk off, was I 100% sure it was her, could it just be a doppelgänger? However this is a once in a life time opportunity, if it’s not JK Rowling, then I just ask her VERY good imitation what the time is and walk past….but then the blonde head that turns and it IS her.

I have loved Harry Potter since I was 9 years old (I’m now 24) I met my best friend through my love for her stories, I took solace in them when I had my darkest of days and I grew up with her plethora of characters and here she was in front of me.

She smiled as I nervously asked her to sign something for me (I had scrambled through my bag and managed to procure a pen and a business card) she smiled, took me to one side and asked how to spell my name. The next couple of minutes were a bit of a blur, she was so kind and acted interested in my life (she probably wasn’t hah) and hugged me when I nearly burst out crying. I then said this is probably so cheeky but can I have a photo with her?

She didn’t seem annoyed or bother or upset by it she was like “Sure who shall we get to take it? Or shall we just do a selfie?” that’s right JK asked to do a selfie… a few more things were said and then she hugged me goodbye. But there it was THE perfect meeting with MY heroes….so maybe, just maybe you always SHOULD meet your heroes….

I would like to add she was by herself, no children, and was NOT in a rush otherwise I wouldn’t dared to have approach her - she also said she had no problem with me doing so

Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling!

On this day in 1965, author Joanne Rowling, better known as J.K. Rowling, was born near Bristol, England. Rowling is the author and creator of the Harry Potter series. Her Harry Potter novels have been translated into more than 60 languages, selling 400 million copies. The books were made into films debuting in 2001. To date, the Harry Potter film saga is the most financially successful series in history, surpassing both Star Wars and James Bond.

Recently, J.K. Rowling has written a crime novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The book which she released in April, has reached the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list days after Rowling’s identity was revealed.

Revisit last year’s Charlie Rose interview with J.K. Rowling as she discusses her first adult-book, The Casual Vacancy.

Photo: Courtesy of J.K.Rowling official website

Blue-cheeked Jacamar - Galbula cyanicollis 

Also referred to as Blue-necked Jacamar, Galbula cyanicollis (Piciformes - Galbulidae) is considered a species complex found across southern Amazonia, from eastern Peru and parts of Bolivia to east Amazonian Brazil.

This species can be easily distinguished by the yellow lower mandible and the bluish head and neck sides.

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Photo credit: ©Ciro Albano | Locality: Brazil (2013)