HP do it yourself: Marauder’s Map


This is going to be a very different post compared to my normal ones. If you’ve read this blog since the very beginning you will know that I did a lot of diy-posts in the past. Recently I was busy with minimising and throwing things out of my life, so I didn’t make any new things. As I am a huge Harry Potter fan I thought about buying the Marauder’s Map, because it would be so cool to have it and to look at all the different places at Hogwarts. But I didn’t want to throw out a lot of money for that. So I searched for a map to print out and fold myself. I found Esther on DeviantArt, who did such a good job making this map. But please only use it for yourself and don’t sell it because the rights belong to someone else.


Making your Marauder’s Map: Step by step
Step 1

Download all the pieces from the map. You’ll need: Page 1/Page 2/Page 3/Page 4/Flaps/The Back

Step 2

Print all the Pages and the Flaps out. Make sure that they all have the same height! Then print the back on each paper. If your printer can manage the two things at the same time – perfect.

Step 3

Cut the pieces out. You don’t need to leave out a bit at the edges, because you can then easily overlap the pieces of the map.

Step 4

Glue the map together. It should then look like this:


Step 5

Fold the map at the printed lines and then fold it like a harmonica, so that it’s a compact bundle.


Step 6

 Fold the Flaps as shown in this picture and then add them onto your map:


Now you have your own Marauder’s Map, have fun with it!


Chickpea and vegetable stew with couscous

What you need (serves 4):
2 onions

2-3 gloves of garlic

400 g chickpeas

700 g potatoes

1 Tsp coriander

1 Tsp cumin

2 Tbsp oil

700 g tomatoes

600 ml vegetable broth
salt, pepper

300 g couscous

200 ml vegan cream

4 Tsp currypaste
How it works:

Prepare the onions and the garlic by slicing them thinly. Wash the chickpeas in a sieve and put them aside. Peel the potatoes and cut them in cubes. Pound the cumin and coriander with a spoon. Heat the oil in a large pot and put the garlic and onions in it. After a moment add the cumin, coriander and the currypaste. Then add the tomatoes, the vegetable broth, the potatoes and the chickpeas. Let the whole thing simmer for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are done. Prepare the couscous and let it soak. Add the vegan cream to the vegetables and let it boil for about 2 minutes. Now add the salt and pepper and voilá.



August TBR


As promised in the last 5 good things post, here is the new book post, which will happen once (or sometimes twice) a month. Ok, so in my TBR (To-Be-Read) posts I’m going to write something about the books which I’m going to read within the next weeks and update you on what I recently read.

my ratings:

♥♥♥♥♥ Oh my god, this book was so fantastic! Loved it. I’m going to read this over and over and over.

♥♥♥♥ This was really good and I would highly recommend it.

♥♥♥ Good, interesting, but there was definitely something small that kept it from a 4 or 5 rating.

♥♥ I just didn’t feel it.

♥ No, definitely not. I want my time back.


Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Jack Thorne ♥♥♥♥♥

The Raven Boys – Sarah J. Mass ♥♥♥

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen ♥♥♥♥♥

Der Herr der Fliegen – William Golding (Lord of the Flies) ♥♥♥♥


To Be Read:

Der Strand – Alex Garland (The Beach)

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Skippy Dies – Paul Murray

1984 – George Orwell

If you know some of the books, tell me if you liked them. And I’d be really happy if you gave me some bookish recommendations.