augusta house

Minerva McGonagall and Lyra Black

Taken by  Augusta Marchbanks in 1952

26) One thing that became commom with the NG kids at school: Wearing colours that weren’t their houses’ ones. It was common to see Lily with Louis Gryffindor Jacket, a cool Hufflepuff bracelet that she stole from Hugo and Lucy’s Slytherin tie. Dominique was very found of Gryffindor’s colours so she always used her siblings’ clothes. And lots of other crazy combinations happened. Nobody cared, really. And James looked particulary hot in Albus’ green tie…


On this day in history, January 7th, in 1796, Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales was born. She was the only child of the future George IV and his wife, Caroline of Brunswick.

George and Caroline infamously hated one another, and he would later insist they had only ever had sexual intercourse three times; twice on their wedding night and once the night after. Charlotte was born almost exactly 9 months after her parents’ wedding, which had taken place on April 8th of the previous year.

As the only living and legitimate grandchild of George III, Charlotte was second in line to the throne after her father. She was expected to someday become Queen of the United Kingdom, but this never came to pass.

She was married to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in 1816, when she was 20 years old. Early in their marriage she suffered a miscarriage, but it was announced she was pregnant again in April of 1817.

After two days of labour, she gave birth to a large stillborn son on November 5th, 1817. Complications from the delivery caused her own death in the early morning hours of the following day.

The entire kingdom went into heavy mourning after her death, she had been greatly beloved and was one of the only popular members of the Royal Family. Her death caused a scramble among the remaining unmarried sons of George III to produce a legitimate child and heir to the throne.

Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, would be the one to father the eventual heir, the future Queen Victoria. Had Charlotte lived, Victoria would never have existed and England’s “Victorian Era” as we now know it would have been completely different.

Good Bye to Mr. Kim

From the daughter of Mr. Kim, who hosted the Chizine Series readings.

Dear friends,
As many of you already know, my father Hung Kim Le, aka “Mr. Kim” to most people, passed away from a heart attack on Saturday March 31/2012 at the young age of 58.

I apologize that I haven’t responded sooner to you all. It has been an overwhelming time for my family and I, especially with me caring for a fragile newborn as well. Truthfully, I haven’t been in much mood to talk to people yet as I am not sure how to respond or how to act strong. But I do want to say how truly appreciative I am to all our friends who reached out with sincere condolences, messages, FB posts, visits, flowers, food, shared memories etc. It has meant the world to our family, especially my mother. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Lastly, I ask if any of you have photos of my father, we would be eternally grateful if you could send files to us via email to

Thank you again everyone.

For those who were asking details about the service, we welcome anyone wanting to pay their respects to attend any of the following services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks guests to make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his honor.

Friday April 13th/2012
5:00pm - 9:00pm (7:30 prayer)
Rosar Morrison Funeral Home
467 Sherbourne St, Toronto
(416) 925-1608

Funeral Mass and Burial to follow:
Saturday April 14th/2012
St. Cecelia RC Church
161 Annette St, Toronto
St. James Cemetary
635 Parliment St, Toronto

Saturday April 14th/2012
Augusta House
152a Augusta Ave, Toronto


House by army.arch *Adam*
Via Flickr:
Found in the Augusta Downtown Historic District #04000515.


House by army.arch *Adam*
Via Flickr:
Found in the Augusta Downtown Historic District #04000515.