My real name is Natalie but everyone calls me Nat-Pat, this is because of my father's evil workmates. The day i was born my dad's best friend put a big sign up in their workshop saying 'Big Dave's got a Nat Pat!' and the name stuck.
Check out Ballindalloch Castle here, http://www.ballindallochcastle.co.uk/ . Enjoy!
This is the Coats Memorial Chruch from chapter 8,
This is actually the church that my University graduation will take place in! Yipee!
And here are the dresses from chapter 9, Mrs Weasley's is Guenevere and the other girls' are Iona.
And here you can find the dress i have in mind for Ellie.
I adore the Harry/Ginny interaction it's just so sweet. I'm looking forward to your next update, it should be a very interesting chapter.
Author's Response: Aww, thanks! I love you for reviewing! :)
What can i say? I love being right! That was a great chapter you wrote that last scene very sensitively, YAY you! Can't wait for your next update.
Author's Response: I'm working on the next update right this second! Yay! I am really getting into writing this story now that seems like people really like it! Thanks for the review!
I'm sorry that it's taken so long for me to get to this chapter, i've been mega busy. I loved it. Harry was, well Harry, and i suppose there is a compliment in there somewhere. He's so stupid sometimes but always manages to save the day. I think you expressed Ginny;s feelings very articulately and i was impressed by the way you kept coming back to the weather, there was some great imagery there. Good work and keep it up!
I'd like to start with an apology. I've been so wrapped up in other stuff that i had almost forgotten about your story (terrible i know). But, i promise to make up for it!
There was so much that i loved in this chapter that i hardly know where to start. I spent a majority of it laughing my socks of and getting funny looks from my family for it. You write the Weasley's brilliantly, i doubt i've ever seen them written better. You capture the essence of their family life wonderfully.
I loved the extra lines that you add in for Harry's thoughts, my particular favourite being the one that ran through his mind when Ginny snuck up on him, 'And you're supposed to save the wizarding world? Tragic.. That one nearly killed me, you were nearly guilty of murder by humour.
Luna's back, HOORAY! I do love her, she says the greatest things. I always think of her as being a little bit like Dumbledore, she see things and people just assume that because she's a little bit odd she doesn't understand them. Not true and you really conveyed that.
The final scene got me the most, my sides were ready to rip apart with the laughter that was coursing through me. It's just typical, the first moment that they get any time alone together and they get interrupted. The second you said the door had opened again i knew what was going to happen and i nearly bit my tongue in all the tension. That was a fantastic cliffhanger! I'm glad to see that the next chapter will be up soon because reading this has reminded me of just how much i loved your story and i feel so horribly guilty for forgetting about it. Have a cookie and a big hug by way of an apology. :-)
Author's Response: Dude, this review seriously Made. My. Day. Honestly, people should take lessons from you or something. "How to Give a Good Review." :D
Such a wonderful chapter, i love the terrific weasley moments they're always so funny. There were so many things i liked it was definitely a chapter worth waiting for. Hopefully the next update will come soon!
Author's Response: Thanks for waiting, reading, and reviewing!
This chapter ROCKED!!!
I loved every word, you've surpassed your previous brilliance! Ginny was not OOC in anyway. Everybody was terrific. The dialogue was spot on and i loved the little grin that the twins gave Harry when he thought about escaping out the window. It really was brilliant, i can't believe that you didn't like this one, it was so good! I can't wait for the next. I wouldn't worry about giving out Christmas presents in September, for TGWL i gave them out in August. That's one of the great things about fanfiction, you can have Christmas every day!
Wow! how close were you to the real thing?
We waited a while for the update but it was well worth it! Hermione and Ron are just so cute together and who would have thought that Hermione could be that suggestive! Really good work, i love this story and can't wait to see what happens next.
Author's Response: Yes, I had you waiting for some while but I'm so pleased you liked it! It'll be a while till the next chapter arrives but don't give up on this fic :)
Don't worry i like the story far too much to give up on it!
Author's Response: Glad to hear it :)
I'm really enjoying your fic, and very much looking forward to the next update!
Author's Response: Thanks, chapter five is coming soon!
It definitely was unexpected but it's a nice twist. And remember it's quality not quantity that counts. Looking forward to the next instalment!
Author's Response: Thanks, I knew I wanted to do something with the snake, but that situation just came to me out of the blue. More is coming soon!
ok so i'm rethinking my dislike of snakes. good chapter!
Author's Response: Wow, I didn't know I had that kind of power, lol! ;)
Oooooh! This getting really good!. I'm enjoying your fic alot. Keep up the great work!
Author's Response: Thank you! Chapter Six has been submitted.
You're still doing great, a nice little cliffhanger you've got there!
Author's Response: Yes, it was rather nice, wasn't it? Hehehe!
A couple of nice little thinkers in there. As always keep up the good work, you're doing a fantastic job.
I really liked this story. It was a great way to escape. I have to say my favourite part of this chapter was Ginny shouting at Harry, that was brilliant. As for what they say about redheads my boyfriend found that highly amusing!( i'm a redhead too!)
Author's Response: Your boyfriend obviously has excellent taste! I'm glad you enjoyed the story - I had fun writing it! And yes, sometimes Harry does need to have it drilled into his head he's not alone. Good thing Ginny is just the type to do it! Thanks for reading!
That's one way to start with a bang! I was sitting with tears in my eyes, poor Mr Weasley. I enjoyed the chapter and i'm looking forward to reading more!
WOW! what a way to start with a bang, you really jumped right in there.
The wonder wagon that is your story just keeps rolling on! Siobahn fancies Harry? That was a surprise, yet strangely i felt like i half expected it. It's cool that she managed to pick up on their engagement and her teasing about getting it put on the front page of the quibbler was very,very funny. Sometimes she can be quite a fun person to have around, she has a cracking sense of humour. Ron and Hermione are arguing again, you're breaking my heart here, he loves her, any fool can see that. I'm sorry, i don't mean to rant i just wish that someone would go and bang their heads together so that they realise how stupid they're being! Harry's finally going to get some time with Katie, that'll be so nice, he's missed her so much. I loved the chapter as always and eagerly await the next one! A very deserving *10*
Author's Response: 'That was a surprise, yet strangely i felt like i half expected it.' < < ah, yes! I hinted at it, but let it creep up on you, too! Hehe. *is mischevious*. Siobhan is very, fun, believe me - I know. She's one of my best friends (yes, she's fictional - but imaginary friends are not given enough credit, I tell you!). Ron and Hermione, yeesh, I really want to tell everyone what happens with that, because all the comments... ack! but I can't you'll have to see yourselves :( Thanks for the review!!
that was a really great chapter, and what a sweet way to end it!