I've been wondering about James' parents recently. I know JK Rowling has said they were old and James came along late in their life which was probably why they spoiled him but how old you think they are?

Old for child-bearing in the Muggle World would be mid-late 40's but do you think it would be okay if I made Mrs Potter much older than that. Wizards and Witches do generally live longer so if she was in her sixties when she had James would that be unheard of do you think?

Also do we have any other clues about them. I have a scenario in my mind that they're a bit like Arthur Weasley and his attitude to Muggles ie genuinely fond of Muggles and perhaps mix with them more often than you'd expect wizards to. Perhaps they follow a certain Muggle pursuit?

Any insights would be most welcome.

Carole