Sunday, 31 July 2016

The making of Harry Potter

Recently I had the pleasure to go to Warner Bros. studio tour, the making of Harry Potter for the 15th anniversary of the Philosophers Stone. Not only did they have the doors to 4 Privet Drive open so you could venture inside, there was additions of props and costumes from the film that'll only be there for a limited amount of time. It was such an incredible experience as along with those additions there were a couple interactive experiences added; seeing how to make troll snot and unicorn blood! Plus one of my favourites being able to see the first designs of the philosophers stone and how it progressed to the one seen in the film. At the same stand you were able to see the progression of other props including the making of wands. It was honestly a magical experience returning there for a second time and being able to see things I hadn't previously, particularly since my first visit was two years ago and since then there has been the expansion of the Hogwarts Express, which was incredible, the whole section it was in was just a 'wow' moment. While some people can easily go around the tour in 3 hours, I could spend the whole day there, there's so much to see and I don't like to rush around so being able to take the time to fully see and appreciate everything may well take me the whole day plus with the gift store its hard to not make a splurge and buy half the store! I only really took photos on my phone so the quality isn't the greatest but I thought that I would share some of them anyway.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Summer | books to read

Summer is finally here! First year at university is over, assignments are handed-in, stress is gone, now time to read. Now i'm not saying that i didn't get the chance to read because i got the chance to indulge in some incredible photography books but now's the chance to jump into the fictional world for a few months. Recently i've picked up a fair few books and i've put together my top books that i want to get to this summer, two of which i have already started. I haven't included too many as a couple of them i would like to continue on with their series.

  1. A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin (hopefully more of the series)
  2. The Horse and his boy by C. S. Lewis
  3. Lady midnight by Cassandra Clare
  4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  5. On photography by Susan Sontag
  6. Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen
  7. The night is darkening round me by Emily Brontë
  8. The robber bridegroom by Brothers Grimm

What books do you want to read most this summer?
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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Images I took while in Paris.

Hello lovelies, it's been a while, uni has been a world wind of a journey these past months everything is so hectic and new but at the same time its so much fun when you look past the stress. In November I went to Paris for ParisPhoto which was such an incredible event! Honestly wish I could've stayed longer there was so much to see there and so little time, it's an annual event so if you ever get the chance to go I strongly recommend it as it is well worth it.  
I'm defiantly a list person, since travelling more recently I've begun a list of places I want to travel to most, naturally there's so many places one would love to go but where to start? Travelling back to my hometown is something I enjoy now, I didn't like the place I grew up in as much as the next person as it was all I'd really seen and you get so used to seeing the same things day in, day out. However since moving away for university returning for only a few days at a time it's interesting seeing how things have changed and being able to visit places that I haven't for so long. Travelling anywhere, even if it's local but you haven't been there before, it's an adventure somewhere new that you're yet to discover. It doesn't need to be some big city that you go to, explore the natural world, go to places you want to see whenever you get the opportunity, don't say no, you don't know when you'll next get the chance. 

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hopefully i'll be posting more often now.