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Post  Verity Weasley on Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:31 am

in advance. 120 galleons per

I really have no idea how much wizarding rent should be!


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Post  Julia H. on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:33 am

six months and a deposit

That would be 20 Galleons per month. I did some research on wizard money in the Lexicon, and among other things I found that 12 Galleons was the price of a 12-week Apparition course, while the monthly salary of an Assistant Manager at Flourish and Blotts was 42 Galleons - so 120 Galleons per month for just a room seemed a bit too much. On the other hand, second-hand cauldrons and omnioculars cost 10 Galleons per piece, and the price of Advanced Potion-Making is 9 Galleons!

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Post  Verity Weasley on Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:50 am

required. Contact Hexagon Jones, Diagon

Yes Julia, those figures are really inconsistent, aren't they? Can you imagine a bookshop manager only earning enough to buy four and a half books a month - hardback I know, but still!

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Post  Betelgeuse Black on Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:53 pm

Alley. Found: Relatively small Kneazle

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Post  Julia H. on Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:04 pm

with white fur and orange

...spots?

Yes, Verity, I agree!

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Post  Verity Weasley on Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:35 pm

stripes. One green eye and

Nice to see you, BB. Julia and I were starting to feel a bit lonely.

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Post  Betelgeuse Black on Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:51 pm

one yellow eye. "Prudence" was

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Hi Verity! I was stumped a while back how to continue the room for rent ad. I've been waiting to jump in. I'm visiting my in-laws and I have a bit of time free right now. Tomorrow will be heavy duty cooking, feasting, American football and lounging around talking to family in that order. I'll pop in when I have the chance. Hope the flooding is receding and recovery is underway.

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Post  Julia H. on Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:00 am

discovered in a toy pram

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Post  Verity Weasley on Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:25 am

outside The Three Broomsticks in

Presumably, 'Prudence' has a collar with a name tag, since this is a 'Found' ad, not a 'Lost' ad.

BB, apart from some food and water shortages, life continues pretty much as normal in our part of Bangkok. Well, apart from the sandbags and impromptu low concrete walls that are still around everywhere and the fact that we're sharing our school facilities with another school. Lots of Bangkok is still under water though, but things are definitely into recovery mode now. Enjoy your heavy duty feasting and football extravaganza!

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Post  Julia H. on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:25 am

Hogsmeade. Contact Prof. W. Grubbly-Plank

Some more drying charms to Bangkok!

Happy Thanksgiving, BB!

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Post  Verity Weasley on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:43 am

C/o Hogwarts.

HOUSE FOR SALE


I presume c/o counts as a word.

I was wondering about wizards moving house. I can't imagine they would do it very often. After all, in the Muggle world, someone might move house because they got a new job and needed to live closer to work, but when you're a wizard and can apparate to work, that really wouldn't be a consideration. Obviously witches and wizards grow up and flee the family nest, as we saw with Bill and Fleur and their move to Shell Cottage, but in what other circumstances would wizards move? Any ideas?

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Post  Julia H. on Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:31 am

in Godric's Hollow. Resident house-elf

There can be lots of reasons for wizards to move house. They may want a bigger and better and more fashionable house (and a house-elf!) or a cheaper and smaller one, they may want to live in another part of the country (like moving from a city to the seaside - they don't have to give up their old workplaces if they can Apparate), they may need money, they may inherit an extra house, they may have had enough of their neighbours or of the ghoul in the attic , and so on.

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Post  Verity Weasley on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:03 am

included. Property includes four bedrooms

You're right, Julia. I guess all those reasons could apply. Now I think about it, we did hear that the Dumbledore family moved after the trial, so there's a possible reason! I just get the impression that the wizarding population is fairly stable - old family homes and all that.

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Post  Julia H. on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:23 am

, a large living-room, a bathroom

Yes, they seem quite stable in general, but there will probably be some wizards who move house for some reason. I think Apparition makes it possible to live wherever you want to, which means you won't have to move if you like your house and your town, but Apparition also makes is possible to move as many times as you want to without worrying about losing your job or your old friends.

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Post  Verity Weasley on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:49 am

, large kitchen with attached cellar


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Post  Julia H. on Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:53 pm

and an attic. Friendly ghoul

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Post  Verity Weasley on Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:39 pm

hardly ever disturbs the family

I saw Mona's post on the chat thread, so I guess we're not going to see her back here before 6th December. I don't know about PAH though. Maybe we'll have to wrap this one up without her.

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Post  Julia H. on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:10 am

at night. Spacious garden with

Perhaps PAH is at a Thanksgiving family gathering? I hope everything is all right with her. Mona seems to be having a good time!

When do we want to wrap this story up? I can go on with ads for a while yet, but you started it earlier, so perhaps you need a change.

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Post  Verity Weasley on Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:58 am

many exotic plants and a

A few more ads should do it, I think. It feels like we have a lot by now. I think it would be good to wrap it up by the end of November so we can move on to something else. I think PAH's just been too busy to visit our little thread.


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Post  Julia H. on Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:53 pm

broomstick shed haunted by previous

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Just to give them enough reason to move...

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Post  Verity Weasley on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:59 pm

owner. Inspections welcome. Please contact

LOL Julia, they're not doing a very good job of 'selling' their house, are they?

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Post  Julia H. on Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:01 am

Barney Bagshot.

REGISTERED ANIMAGUS seeks


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... "employment" is what I'm thinking of, but it can be something else.

LOL, Verity, perhaps they don't want to waste their time on wizards who get frightened away by the ghoul or the ghost on the first visit!

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Post  Verity Weasley on Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:02 am

employment in the retail or


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Post  Julia H. on Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:13 am

service sector. Great marketing skills

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Post  Verity Weasley on Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:40 am

, friendly personality, and an ability


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