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The Harrogate Hoard also called the Vale of York Hoard:10th century Viking hoard of 617 silver coins and 65 other items found in 2007 in Harrogate, England. It was found by a father and son with metal detectors. The coins were from the 9th and 10th century and some were from as far away as Afghanistan.


Words cannot describe JK Rowling but we can try! 

‘Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.’

As you know, next Friday I’m meeting JK Rowling in Harrogate (England) at the signing event of The Silkworm and I would like to give her a little present for her birthday (next July 31st!).

Last year’s present was a complete success and she wrote me back saying 'thank you, thank you, thank you!’ so why don’t we give her another little present this year? I’ll give it to her personally next Friday and she’ll read it!

All you have to do is:

1.Choose 7 words to describe JK Rowling (or just 7 words you associate with her)

2. Send them on a Tumblr message here and put your name with them if you want it to appear in the present.

3. Reblog this post so everybody can get involved!

With all your words I’ll make a little book, every message you send me will be a page on the book, so you can send me all the messages you want (but 7 words in each!).

Deadline is July 15th! Get involved! :D


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied by Prince Harry start of the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 190km stage between Leeds and Harrogate at Harewood House in Harrogate, England.

Officials hope this event will allow for the world to see one of the most beautiful parts of England, which is usually often ignored by tourist due to the popularity of London.

UNITED KINGDOM, Harrogate : A boy uses a mobile phone next to a resting Lowther Shorthorn breed of cattle on the first day of the Great Yorkshire Show near Harrogate, northern England on July 14, 2015. The agricultural show, which was first held in 1838, showcases all aspects of country life and is set to attract around 130,000 visitors over its three days.  AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF