to think the Weasleys arent poor, they are just shit with money?

(366 Posts)
Bogeyface Sat 31-Aug-13 19:12:57

Inspired by the HW thread, I have been thinking about this for a while.

Arthur works for the MoM so wont be on a pittance as a head of department, even a minor one as there would surely be grades?

They eat massive amounts of expensive food having three courses at every dinner, cooked breakfast every day. When they win a load of money, instead of saving it in the knowledge that they have 4 kids still at school they blow the lot on a holiday of a month in Egypt! At the beginning of CoS Mrs W takes some silver sickles and ONE gold galleon from their vault, and then happily blows 1000 galleons on a holiday rather than see them financially secure for the next few years.

Seems to me that the reason their kids are in second hand robes and reading second hand books is because they are shit with money, not that they dont have enough.

Books.....They have to have a new Miranda Goshawk book each year, so when F&G have finished with them they could have passed one to Ron who passed it to Ginny and the older ones shared the remainder if they needed it, which is unlikely. Why have several unused copies of the same book in the family and still buy another one for the youngest student? Same with robes. Rons dress robes are second hand, but Mrs W says that Arthur has some for parties so why not lend him those (with some magically performed alternations if needed) rather than pod out for horrible second hand ones? Actually, thinking further, Mrs W is supposed to be a whizz at household stuff so why doesnt she transfigure the second hand stuff to look better?

They just throw good money after bad!

Lottiedoubtie Sat 07-Sep-13 18:49:11

Not sure, but they are quite hot!

They were so close to winning as well! sad

VaultFullOfTwizzlers Sat 07-Sep-13 19:17:47

Oh good explanation, thank you.

I did a bit of googling and found this and this grin

Euphemia Sat 07-Sep-13 19:39:29

Vault I like this one.

The look on Mouldyfart's face at the end! grin

VaultFullOfTwizzlers Sat 07-Sep-13 19:43:34

LOL! His face is hilarious.

Know-it-all smuggery. More powerful than a Killing Curse, and don't we on Mumsnet realise that!

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 19:58:29

The Phelps boys are lovely, had an old lady crush on them for quite a while, although James is slightly cuter imo blush

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 07-Sep-13 20:00:59

I love the Phelps. And Rupert Grint. And Domhnall Gleeson. So all the Weasleys except Percy. I'd give Mark Williams a whirl too.

confuddledDOTcom Sat 07-Sep-13 20:28:39

I love the twins. I'm Brummie and you don't really hear the accent anymore so I love listening to them talk! Then you have Julie and Mark talking too...

The proper Brummie accent is not that faux Black Country/ Wolves/ Tipton/ WB mash up that you tend to hear when people put it on. All those have distinct accents and are different from Brummie, even Brummie varies, my niece and my daughter are both very Brummie but together they're totally different because they live in different parts of the city, their Girl's Brigade friends sound different again because they go to one by my parents house in a different part. Then there's black Brummie, Asian Brummie, posh Brummie... Accents from the borders of the other areas. I love accents lol

ItsaTIARA Sat 07-Sep-13 20:35:03

The Phelps were on Pointless Celebrities this evening - worth a catch up on iPlayer if you're a fan.

AintNobodyGotTimeFurThat Sat 07-Sep-13 20:42:34

I loved the Phelp's on pointless celebrities.

They seem really nice lads actually and quite intelligent. smile

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sat 07-Sep-13 20:51:29

Sirius is mine! Hurrah! He'll fit right into my sex dungeon grin

I always thought madeye would have a sex dungeon, don't you think? And I am madeye after all

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 20:51:40

Is it just me though, that thought that John Noakes didnt quite get why he was there?

For someone who was always so on the ball and full and life it was quite sad to see the delay between his good score and his cheer because Peter Purvis had to explain that he had done well sad

AphraBehn Sat 07-Sep-13 21:08:42

I found myself strangely taken with the Phelps twin in the red shirt.

AphraBehn Sat 07-Sep-13 21:10:48

Bogeyface I agree about John Noakes sad. I was looking forward to some anecdotes from him but he just seemed lost.

Bogeyface Sat 07-Sep-13 21:13:55

Aphra (great name btw, studied her for my abortive OU degree!) Red shirt was James, the cute one grin

I was looking forward to seeing JN too, and you're right, he did seem really lost. I was especially sad when he said "Can I go home now?" as he was clearly out of his comfort zone and not entirely happy.

confuddledDOTcom Sat 07-Sep-13 22:07:12

Glad I'm not the only one who thought John Noakes looked lost. Thanks for pointing me at Pointless grin I'm enjoying this!

confuddledDOTcom Sat 07-Sep-13 22:11:14

WHAT?!?! iplayer cuts out during Bar Tender And The Thief!

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