My Harry Potter Birthday

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I turned 21 in January and hadΒ been celebrating far too much for my own good! Harry potter is one of my favourite things, so naturally I made this a running theme for my birthday. I had a Harry potter themed party (I was Dobby) then I visited the Harry Potter studios. This is what I really wanted to talk about. The Harry Potter studios in London was like being trapped in a fantastic dream. It was an extremely chilly, foggy day and driving up towards the studios and seeing the huge signs was just as exciting as Disney Land had been. Walking into the studios was a bit difficult if I’m honest, I am not over exaggerating when I say that I couldn’t breathe properly, haha. (I’m such a silly sausage).Β As it was January, the Christmas decorations where still up and the place was covered in powdery white snow. Some of the costumes from ‘Fantastic Beasts’ were on display too.

When the tour guide asked if it was anyones birthday, my hand shot up right at the back and I smugly made my way up to the grand door and held onto it tightly (I may have never let go). Here I go.. Push Push Push. A sight for sore eyes greeted us as the door opened. The great hall in all its glory!

Below I will show you a few photos from my trip. Look out for potions class, Umbridge’s office and maybe even some ‘Sherbet lemon!’ (if you catch my drift..).

I, myself am a Hufflepuff. What houses are you guys in?

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The Chamber of Secrets

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“The chamber of secrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir, beware.”

So, I have finally read the second book in the Harry Potter series! Obviously I know the entire story start to finish already, but reading the books only makes it better. The character’s qualities are a lot more understandable on paper and lets me get to know them a whole lot better. Gilderoy Lockhart, the new defence against the dark arts teacher, really is a funny fellow. His character was absolutely ridiculous (In a good way)! I could understand his character’s traits far better in the book than watching the film! The story wouldn’t be quite the same without him.

There were a few points in the book that I felt were not as good as the way the film portrayed them but this was obviously down to the amount of description needed to make up the film time. Basically, I would have liked more detail in certain scenario’s. Overall though, the book really does give you more of an insight into the plot line and the characters lives which the film could not possibly capture.

This is an extremely short review, but most people already know the story therefore I don’t feel the need to explain it. I would seriously recommend reading the books if you have not! as it really intensifies the overall story.

5/5 stars (Because I love Harry Potter)

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