Monday, 2 September 2013

Entering the magical World of Harry Potter.

Picture 1 of the many hundred Little Sister
 took while around the tour.

Today was a beautifully glorious summers day, the sort of day that the country should be travelled and memories made.

As a belated birthday day out for Little Sister, we surprised her with a trip to the Warner Bros Studio for the Making of Harry Potter... and by surprised, we managed to get her into the car, picnic lunch and her camera packed (even though it ran out of batteries!) and half way to the attraction before she even realised we weren't going to a shopping centre like planned. (Think it was the abundance of traffic and distinct lack of shops that gave us away...)

It's been quite some time since we managed a trip out like this seeing as there is now all the complications such as work, and various levels of education with slightly different holidays..

By no stretch of the imagination am I a die-hard HP fan. I'm really not. They were just a fairly big part of my childhood... (Read all the books and saw all of the films when they were released.) But I really really enjoyed myself, totally found myself getting into the behind-the-scene type
things where the magic is explained - somehow this makes me want to go back and watch all the films again now... The tickets were totally worth the money, even though they were fairly expensive. But hey, most places are now for a group of four to go out for the day.

When I'd decided that I needed a break from aimlessly wandering between sets studying each set (The films don't show anywhere near as much detail as there actually is. Amazing!) I tried ButterBeer, a drink that the wizards favour - I'm not a nerd, honest! - and I'm not a fan, give me cloudy lemonade any other day! The back to the sets for more wandering.

I have this feeling this visit is one of those places I'm going to go on about for a while. And I'm really not sorry. If you ever get the chance, go! You won't regret it, even if you're not a huge fan.

I was not paid to write this post. I bought my own tickets. Views are entirely my own.

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