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.
Are you sitting comfortably? This is going to be a long one.
WOW! Amazing! Brilliant! Fantastic! Terrific! All in all i kind of liked it!
A huge mexican wave spreads back through the Anna/Nathan camp as they rejoice! "I'm going to kiss you Anna Patterson Borgin," - hehe! About bloody time too!
Your description of Anna's place was great, very detailed and i loved it!
The Harry/Ginny scenes were wonderful as always, you never fail to caputure their essence beautifully.
I never read a chapter that was more worth the wait than this! On a scale of one to ten you're right up at about a hundred. You're my new literary hero!
Author's Response: LOL - you guys are so good for my ego! :) Love the huge wave - it was time, wasn't it?! I want to move into Anna's place, personally. The H/G bonding scene surprised me in that I dreaded writing it and then it just came - odd how that sometimes happens! Now, off to dust off my cape...
I've been waiting patiently and checking back everyday to see if the next chapter was up and i near jumped for joy when i saw that it was! It was well worth the wait, another new and interesting character yipee! It was really good, i loved Molly's interaction with the cat. I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens next. *10*
Author's Response: LOL - you and me both! The mods have their work cut out for them on this site - too many good stories in the queue! And yes...Anna...I hope you like her!
Very, very goood! Who cares if it wasn't a long chapter, it's quality not quantity that counts and you've got bucketfuls of quality. Ginny is just so sweet in this chapter and i love Harry's struggle with Snape, it's keeping me on the edge of my seat!
Author's Response: Thanks! And I'm pleased you like what I've done so far and there's going to be some more cliffies coming up.
Oooh! That was a really good start, i liked it a lot. I'm going to read chapter two right now...
Author's Response: Thanks! I wanted to kick off with a bang, lol.
That was very mean to leave us hanging like that, but it was an excellent chapter. I particularly liked the things that Dumbledore said to Lucius, good work!
Author's Response: Hee hee, more cliffhangers coming up!
Another very good chapter, again i liked Dumbledore. I really enjoyed the way you described him in the front room, it was very detailed.
Author's Response: I'm so pleased you like it! I've tried to be descriptive where I can. Thanks for reviewing :)
Great Chapter! All the presents were so thoughtful and it's great that the Weasley's can finally relax when it comes to money. I'm really enjoying your story so far, stay tuned because i'll have finished reading and reviewing before the day is out!
Author's Response: Lol, you've gotta read fast! They're 11 chapters so far and 12 is going to be submitted in the next hour or so!
Ok so there were so many things i liked about that chapter...the fear powder - ingenious...the sorting hat song - the best one that i have read here thus far...Dumbledore's mention of the skiving snackbox - the headmaster at his devious best... Kingsley as DADA teacher - that could be really good and then there was the little teaser at the end, very interesting indeed! *10*
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm really glad you're enjoying it so far!
Again i liked quite a few things... McGonagall nearly putting her hand on Harry's shoulder and Kingsley's teaching. I think that most of all i liked the way you've softened Snape a little, it's a nice touch. I love the use of latin, i think it gives it that touch of realism, JKR uses it in the books and your use of it really creates that connection with the real thing. A well deserved *10*
Author's Response: Wow, that's a heck of a compliment! I wasn't originally intending to use Latin but I couldn't invent any decent spell names so I used Latin instead!
That was just chocful of suspense wasn't it, very well written. I'm glad that Harry has finally grown up enough to tell someone older when something like this happens!
Author's Response: I'm so happy you thought that I created the tension ok! And as for Harry growing up, he is 16 now so I thought he should start to be a bit more sensible. Actually, i've just realised that Harry's the same age as me in theis fic... I can't believe I hadn't noticed before, lol! :)
You did it again! If you keep all this edge-of-your-seat stuff up i'm going to be left with no fingernails. You've got my brain working overtime to try and make sure i pick up all the little clues you're dropping. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: *Laughing* Sorry! I didn't mean for this story to leave you without nails!!! I have left some clues along the way, some more important than others, so good luck with guessing where this story's going...
I'm intrigued, Harry's blacking out all over the place and Snape is Voldie's most loyal Death Eater? with friends like that who needs enemies! Great chapter it was nice to see Lupin again, i'm really starting to appreciate him as a character. *10*
Author's Response: Snape is Volemorts most loyal Death Eater. Well, Voldemort thinks he is anyway. Lupin will feature a little more but he's not a major part of the story.
The fighting between Harry and Snape was spectacular, just when i think that i've got the Potion master pegged he goes and does something different! It was nice that Ginny brought Harry out of his temper, i'm rather a big H/G shipper, will i have cause to be very happy in the future chapters?
Author's Response: There are more twists coming up so stay tuned!
WhooHoo! I knew i was going to be happy, i could sense it in the air! I love the really touching way Ginny took his hand up the stairs. The Ron and Hermione romance can be so much fun!
I've just realised that's my up to your last chapter and i'm feeling a little bit sad, i've really enjoyed reading it and i cannot wait for your next chapter, update ASAP!
Author's Response: The next chappie's coming soon, Special thanks to my super mod whose done this story! (Chelsea) And H/G will be back soon...
Terrific chapter with a great cliffhanger, i'm going to read you're next chapter now, expect another review any minute!
Author's Response: I'm pleased you liked the cliffie!
I'm getting spine tingles! I love the tension you've built up, i feel like i could suffocate if i don't find out what happens. You've done such an amazing job with this fic and i fully intend to read your other one as soon as i've caught up with my other favourites!
Author's Response: Lol! Thanks so much for the praise! *happy grin on face* And Betrayal is in the admin queue at the moment but it should be up really soon.
A lovely chapter with some very funny moments, Ginny's attitude to Voldemort, Go Gin-Gin! My dear and beloved Fred and George are thriving and as sneaky as ever, wah-hey! You're doing great so keep it up.
N.B Good Luck with your GCSE's, i remember mine like they were yesterday (they were only four years ago so they practically were yesterday) and i hated every stinking one of them. Watch out for the biology paper, it's all about trees!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so plesed you liked it - fluff etc. isn't really my thing but I thought this chappie would help to break the tension a bit.
Thanks for the luck and I had my last exam today! *Doing celebratory dance* It was Physics which, thankfully, was really easy and the rest have gone ok too. Oh, and the Biology paper wasn't about trees, it was about cheese! The question was about curds and whey and the MMR vaccine. Oh well... (Yes, I am being serious, lol)
Awww! I'm really sad that it's over! But if there's going to be a sequel i won't shed any tears just yet.
I liked the little touch you added with Question Time - only a brit could have added that. It was nice to see Harry getting back to himself a little more and who would have thought that Snape could have a half decent sense of humour?
You should be really proud of yourself for writing such a wonderful story, and it really was wonderful. I've loved reading it and can't wait to see what you do with the sequel.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the praise! And Snape having a sense of humour; well, anything's possible! I don't want this to sound the wrong way, but I'm really proud of this fic :) I've spent a heck of a lot of time on it but I'm so pleased that people seem to have been enjoying it. The sequel is coming soon and I've got quite a bit of it written already so hopefully there won't be too long now before I start submitting!
It was most definitely worth the wait, your description of the behaviour between Harry and Sanpe was perfect and you created the atmosphere brilliantly. Well done! *10*
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad you thought the wait was worth it!
Another great chapter there stormy! Your characterization of Lucius and Voldy was spot on. I really like the way you're keeping us hanging as far as Snape's loyalty is concerned. Can't wait for the update!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm so pleased you thought I got the characterization right as I was a little bit unsure about including Lucius at all. I'm glad I did though :) I'll update as soon as I've rechecked the chapter and I'm pleased you like the way I'm keeping everyone hanging about Snape!