I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I'd wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn't got around to. Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction. Numbers #1 and #2 on my list … Continue reading New York City | In Search of Books
Thanks to the Beast from the East, Winter arrived in the middle of last week. The Boy Child's managed to remain open for most of that time, with just one closure last Friday (which TBC was happy about, even if disappointed that meant the cancellation of dressing up again as Harry Potter for World Book … Continue reading Snowy Days
Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year! Let’s take a look at how days 11-15 turned out: Day 11: I included the recipe for Mulled Cranberry and Raspberry Punch. Between days 11 and 12, I made a pocket to hold The Boy Child's letter to Santa. Day 12: The day I had a marvellous afternoon with my … Continue reading December Daily | Days 11-15
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
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 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
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
Just one piece of Happy Mail this week,and one that I kept for a few hours of reading on Sunday afternoon.Along with the House & Home section of the weekend FT and a short story from Diana Gabaldon on the Kindle. The weekend, aside from the reading, may have also includedseveral hours spent with these characters.The Warner … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me
Just after lunch time today, The Boy Child beginsa little over two weeks of school holidays.I have a fair bit planned for us to do,and with those plans in mind, I won't be posting daily during that time.Because, you know, we have to make the memories before I can write about them.Or scrapbook them.
Someone is convinced that he'll be offered a placeat Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardrywhen he turns eleven.