Life in London

Christine’s Visit – Part 6

Harry Potter day! On Thursday we visited the Warner Brothers’ ‘Making of Harry Potter’ studio tour at Leavesden Studios. It was much the same as last time Andre and I visited with Michelle, except everything had Christmas decorations and props added! The Great Hall was decked out in wreaths and trees, the tables were laid with a Christmas meal and christmas crackers; the Gryffindor common room had a Christmas tree, Christmas cards and Christmas snacks on the table; the boys’ dormitory had tinsel and Christmas cards put up; the Burrow’s table was laid with the Christmas meal; there was a station where you could feel the different types of synthetic snow used in filming the movies and last but definitely not least, the Hogwarts castle was covered in snow.

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The Great Hall

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Christine in front of the gates to Hogwarts

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The Gryffindor boys’ dormitory

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Christine in front of the Mirror of Erised

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The Gryffindor common room

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The Burrow

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Christine and I in one of the many Ford Anglias used for filming

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The snow footprint-maker

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Christine in front of Ollivander’s wand shop

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Hogwarts in the snow!

We decided to have an early birthday celebration for Christine in the evening, so for dinner we had take-away chinese delivered at home and watched the first episode of the new season of Sherlock. For dessert were Harry-Potter themed cupcakes which I bought but decorated myself.

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Eating dinner and watching Sherlock

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The Harry Potter cupcakes – clockwise from the bottom, the Sorting Hat, Deathly Hallows symbol, Golden snitch, Ravenclaw scarf, Harry’s glasses, and a bag of Berty Bott’s Every Flavour Beans

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