Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter

During our day in Lacock, we spent several hours discovering which areas of the village had appeared in the Harry Potter series of films.  My Goddaughter had come along with us and came prepared with her robe and wand.  As you do.That's her, outside James and Lily Potter's house in Godric's Hollow.  The house appeared in Harry … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock and Harry Potter

Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock

During the recent half-term, we took a short road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders.  Our second day saw a dramatic improvement in the weather and us the visit the National Trust-owned village of Lacock.Yet again, just like in Castle Combe, beautifully arranged 'pop-up' shops were in evidence.  The one in the photo above even has its own Instagram account (find … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Lacock

The Harry Potter Studio Tour | Part 2

The Boy Child wasn't the only one who enjoyed our visit.The sets were magnificent!~ the Great Hall ~~ Potions Classroom ~~ Professor Umbrage's office ~~ scale model of Hogwarts castle ~The attention to detail is astonishing and the set designersmust have put in thousands of man hours getting the sets just so.Those guys are worth … Continue reading The Harry Potter Studio Tour | Part 2

The Harry Potter Studio Tour

And so to the world of Harry Potter. It would be no exaggeration to say that The Boy Childabsolutely loved every minute of it.   Having mastered his first broomstick lesson, he hopped aboard for a quick flight over the quidditch pitch.  Followed by a lesson in wand control and appropriate stances.He's even more convinced that he'll be going … Continue reading The Harry Potter Studio Tour

IKEA | A Rite of Passage?

Earlier this week, I assembled a shelving unit bought from IKEA.It's the first ever self-assemble piece of furniture from IKEA that I've ever owned.I feel like a grown-up ... or not.Whatever. I bought it to replace an old bookcase which stood in our hall.The one where I tried to artfully arrange the bookcase's contents. And failed.Now I … Continue reading IKEA | A Rite of Passage?