Saturday, 23 June 2012

Now for something completely different

I haven't got a lot of textile work worth showing at present. Its not that I'm not producing- I'm working on 4 separate bodies of work at the moment but they are all in the very beginning stages so more on them when they are beginning to emerge - but yesterday was my birthday (I'm not telling you how old I was!) and we actually did something as a family.We 'apparated' down to Leavesden and entered the world of Harry Potter.




I would thoroughly recommend this as a day out even if you are not a Harry Potter fan (I am) if you enjoy seeing how films are made. There are a couple of real wow moments, from entering the great hall to standing staring in awe at the model of Hogwarts they used for filming. The level of detail employed in creating these sets and costumes is incredible and the whole operation is really slick - although I think they could do with more signage on getting there and some of the staff need to visit the Disney school of happiness,but other than that it was great. I would definitely visit again esp. if they expand it to include other films. I just wish the Butter Beer would stop repeating- hic!

3 comments:

dianehobbit said...

I am so jealous, I would love to go! Glad you had a lovely birthday. x

Heather said...

Judging from your photos it must have been stunning. Belated Happy Birthday - it sounds like one to remember, and you are obviously young at heart even if the numbers keep getting bigger!

Miriam Weaver said...

Looks like you had a lovely time! Happy Birthday for yesterday, how much is it worth not to put on the blog how old you are? Maybe not as your almost exactly six months younger than ME! That makes you a baby in the age stakes....