29 August 2012

Harry Potter Studio Tours

the flying car from the Chamber of Secrets
 us being DIY Harry Potters for the day
the cupboard under the stairs :(
everyone loves Hagrid
 The Great Hall
 the ice sculpture/drinks thing from The Goblet of Fire

 Ron's Bed
the trippiest corridor i have ever seen...i almost fell over looking at it!
 Griffindor Common Room
 Dumbledore's office
Diadem of Ravenclaw 
 Hagrid's House :)
 Maudauder's Map which was hand written by a graphic designer and had hidden names and messages in it. so clever!
 BUTTER BEER!!! this is me trying to decide whether i liked it or not. it was such a confusing mix! a kind of fizzy beer with really really sweet cream on top! one minute i liked it, the next it was like urghhh and then i felt sick, but then it was good at the same time! it wouldn't be my drink of choice haha, but i still bought a cup ;)
Nearly Headless Nick (John Cleese)


 Diagon Alley

okay so i'm a die hard Harry Potter fan, i watch the films all the time, one after the other, in random orders...infact i'm watching one right now, yet i have only just visited the Studios which are literally 20 minutes down the road from where i live! this is due to not having a car...but anyway we all went for my friend Amber's 21st birthday!! i was so bloody excited and ohhh myy goooddd it was so much more than i was expected! I was mesmerised, they have everything you could think of in that museum, every prop, nearly every set, masks, all the working special effects and machinery they used...EVERYTHING! i took well over 200 photos in there because it was all so incredible...everybody else i was with finished about 20 minutes earlier than me because i just wanted to learn about how they did everything! I would definitely go again, even on my own, i would.

I recomend you go, go on... RIGHT NOW!!

Soph xx

28 August 2012

KOKO camden/closing ceremony - late post

 okay this post is extremely late! WOOPS! but anyway, two weeks ago me and a group of mates went out in London to celebrate our birthdays! We went to see Annie Mac Presents at Koko, i've seen her two or three times before and she never fails to present good new music! her main act was MADEON who to my disbelief is only 17! SEVENTEEN! just look at the photo above of him...i thought he was about 12, but anywho he's amazing and i love his music! i wore my new silky baggy t-shirt dress and trainer wedges from River Island. It was a really good night!

the next day, i dragged my bored hungover state into London to meet my sister to go and watch the Olympic Closing Ceremony (i know i told you this was a late post, sorry) it was amazing though wasn't it...after uming and arring we decided to go and watch it in Victoria Park, and after queing with some extremely drunken fools for 45 minutes...we were in! here are some of my photos (taken with my crappy camera)

 silly sister!
we could actually see the ceremony fireworks from where we were standing, right behind the big screen! so much fun!

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