March 04, 2012

Wands Raised!

This is a post for all you Harry Potter Fans out there!!

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."


At Ollivanders, where they customize your wand for you!
The (cute) wizard-cashier at Zonkos
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!
And there's my sister and me, Hogwarts Joining Letters and school-trunks in hand, ready to board the Hogwarts Express! I'm off to Hogwartssssss!!

At platform 9 and 3/4!

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

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Privy Trifles said...


I am a huuuugeeee Harry Potter fan and I hope someday I get to visit this place. Though your pictures did let me enjoy a virtual tour there.

Thanks!! :D

Shubhi said...

This post is like a special tribute to Harry Potter!
Always a pleasure to connect with fellow Potter fans..

Thanks a lot for commenting and lots of love!:)

Tanvi said...

You surely sound like a big fan and I am glad you had fun there. I like the last pic. If its you, you sure look cute! :o)

P.S. Thank you for coming out of hiding and for your lovely compliments!!! :)

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RaeAbigael said...

OHMGEE! YOU'RE SO LUCKYYYYYYYYYY! I'm so jealous now 'cause you had experienced the magic! oh, how lucky you are! hihi. It really success that i live so far away from Florida :(( I hope i can visit the HP Theme Park there soon! But have you heard that there will be one in Japan? oh gosh! I'll definitely go there when i visit Japan! heehee. anyway, sure! let's follow each other! Done following you. waiting for you fellow potterhead! =)))