I spent my childhood reading, dreaming (and dreaming a bit more) about the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter, and was inconsolable that I was a muggle. I created paper broomsticks, dragon miniatures, and an Invisibility Cloak out of a curtain, beneath which i disappeared to avoid doing homework!!(unsuccessfully:p).
Okay, I'm not crazy. And all this was before the movies came out, so it was even more of a creative process! I still sometimes try to summon the remote when its not with me on the couch! "Accio remote!"
So imagine my delight when I got to visit the Harry Potter theme park in Florida last year. I edited these pictures to make them as wizardy as i could....hope you like them!
The Triwizard Tournament-a magical contest held between the three largest wizarding schools of Europe: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Durmstrang Institute, and the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic.
The Monster book of Monsters startled the kids by growling and snapping at them as they peered into the cage! Cool, right?
Aah...Honeydukes! It was pretty, sugary sweet, and just as I imagined it to be! Complete with every flavoured beans...which I did not dare try!
"You want to be careful with these. When they say every flavour, they mean every flavour - you know you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he had a bogey-flavoured one once."
|And yes, it was summer( though the unmelting snow on the diagon alley rooftops belied the fact), and a flagon-full of ice cold pumpkin juice was more than welcome..|
The shop-fronts of Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, Honeydukes and Tomes and Scrolls!
|Window shopping at Diagon Alley!|
Iv this one song thats stuck in my head(In a tune of my choice ):
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn till our brains all rot!
I'll be home for Christmas break, see you guys then!
Lots of love