Hogwarts in the snow feature.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to the studio tour for oooo the 7th time? Maybe the 6th? I have honestly lost count! Anyways I was especially excited for this trip because I finally got to see the Hogwarts in the snow feature!! As we entered the tour the lobby area was decorated with a HUGE tree with presents and hundreds of baubles and fake snow it was beautiful!

Then in the great hall they had decorated the main stage area for the Yule Ball which looked incredible they told us how they had made the icicles and honestly the icicles were in some cases 6ft tall that’s taller than me! I loved all the little touches they had added to the sets there were wreaths and Christmas trees and giant puddings on fire it was breathtaking. Later on in the tour you learnt how they made the fake snow and fire for the film sets it was all very interesting.

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Throughout the tour some of the sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasleys kitchen were decorated for Christmas too with little personal touches like Cakes, streamers and Christmas cards it was really fun to see the sets dressed for Christmas.

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One of my favourite parts about the whole tour is the costumes that they display as I always wanted to be a wardrobe assistant in movies! One of my most favourite scenes from all of the Harry potter movies is from the Third Film when Neville is facing the Boggart and puts Professor Snape into his grandmothers outfit so I had to snap some closeups of this outfit the attention to detail is just so beautiful I love how much effort went into each outfit, set, prop even if it was only in the background the craftsmanship is just phenomenal.

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I also loved that the gift shops were decorated for Christmas too!! Another one of my favourite pieces of the tour comes after the new platform 9&3/4 expansion as you walk into the backlot cafe area they have a huge glass case filled with lots of different props that were made for the films, they include the money, Hogwarts letters, textbooks and the Quibbler. I also love the creature Workshop where you get to see among other things the animatronics such as the Monster Book of Monsters come to life!

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And then to top it all off the part that is ALWAYS my favourite the Hogwarts scale model that had been decorated with snow. It looked just WOW I got emotional as usual and goosebumps!! I had such an amazing time and I know that I will never EVER get bored of going there, I know that I have been lucky enough to go a lot and people say how can you be going again but honestly you do notice new little bits every single time that you visit!

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Hope you have a lovely Magical Day

Speak Soon

Natalie

@_natalie_blogs_

Nataliechurch@hotmail.com

 

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15.01-21.01.18 MY Birthday Week

Hello good evening and welcome to you thank you please now settle down lets review this week ( Netflix added Miranda series 2&3 and so I have re-watched them all and now my sassy inner Miranda has burst out-CHEEKY)

15.01.18 Today I had a free cup of tea from waitrose and I have to say it was pretty yummy! Yes that’s right I get excited over free tea!

16.01.18 Our car went in for a service today and when they tried to upload new steering data the files corrupted meaning we had to have a hire car for the evening so we got to drive in a Suzuki swift. Disclaimer I apologise if you own one of these and enjoy driving it but WOW I really didn’t like the car at all!!

17.01.18 My 30th birthday πŸ™‚ Today I truly learnt and appreciated just how loved I am, I am honored and privileged to have spent these 30 years with such truly amazing people.

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18.01.18 Today I cried a lot. Darren had spent months&mean 6/7months planning a surprise trip to Amsterdam for my 30th we set off to the train station but due to high winds we were delayed getting to London, Then once we got to London the Eurostar was delayed. Then we got into Brussels and our connecting train had been cancelled we spent 4 hours in the Brussels train station waiting for news to be told that all Train and Coach journeys to Amsterdam had been cancelled for Thursday and Friday as there was substantial damage to the train lines, tracks and highways. We had to then phone Eurostar cancel our train tickets for Sunday and beg them to get us on the earliest Eurostar to London luckily we were on the train within an hour of phoning and managed to get back home at 8pm gutted shattered and exhausted today I truly learnt that Mother Nature doesn’t give a shit about your plans never EVER underestimate her.

19.01.18 So when your meant to be waking up in Amsterdam but instead your still in boring old Peterborough you need some retail therapy!! Milton Keynes is a 45 minute drive away so we drove there for some shopping and a TGI’s then at night I watched my brothers newest band perform they were A-mazing.

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20.01.18 Today we decided even though it was a miserable day to go to Woburn Safari Park as I haven’t been (apparently I went when I was a kid but I can’t remember!!) So yes we got to drive round the animals that were just freely roaming about and I got to see some Penguins so I was super Happy!!!

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21.01.18 Today has been a lovely chilled day I have very much enjoyed re-watching Miranda and have realised that she is my spirit animal!! If you’ve never watched Miranda I urge you to immediately as it is AMAZING!! Today I tried a new Lindt flavour-strawberry and creme and it was LUSH!!

Speak Soon

Natalie

@_natalie_blogs_ (BLOG)

Nataliechurch@hotmail.com

 

 

04.01.18

January is already off to what seems a flying start, I think perhaps because I am back to work and routine it feels as though the time is going quickly. I am very excited for the year ahead I have some amazing travel plans, Plans that will tick off a few of my Bucket list goals and I’ve put some routines and changes to my lifestyle in place the benefits of which are already paying off.

I have changed up a few things on my blog that you may or may not have noticed I created a new Header image and I have updated my About me page I also created a contact me page so if you haven’t already go and check those out. You may also notice if you are eagle eyed and sit looking through all my old posts everyday(I don’t imagine why you would but you never know!) I have deleted some old posts, I am not deleting everything and it wasn’t a decision I made lightly I’ve just deleted posts that are no longer relevant, posts with clothes I no longer own or posts where it is quite obvious that I wasn’t happy or dressing in what I’d call my style and had obviously just put together an aesthetically pleasing outfit as apposed to a realistic outfit.

I am looking forward to the next few weeks I am visiting the studio tour(AGAIN POTTERHEADFORLIFE) for Hogwarts in the snow. Its my big 3-0 Birthday and I have a meal with all my favourite people planned. I am also heading off somewhere exciting for 4 Days to celebrate my birthday just me and the Husband.

Looking towards the rest of the year its shaping up to be a very exciting and eventful one with plenty of places to visit, plenty of food&drink to taste and plenty of events to celebrate with friends and loved ones.

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So with all the hectic planning of the year ahead today I finally allowed myself to rest up and my body has finally succumbed to this cold that seems to be making the rounds, So I got a good book put on my fluffy dressing gown and curled up on the sofa. I have also penciled in some blog post ideas for the upcoming year which I am very excited about I am adding some different types of posts to break up the fashion and shopping haul posts which are my main types of posts. I have also set up my bullet journal for January and I am happy with how it has turned out. So even though I am ill I have powered through(from the comfort of my sofa) and been fairly productive.

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That’s all for today my loves

Speak soon

Natalie x

Blogmas Day 8:Disneyland at Christmas

Hello lovelies I hope you are all well πŸ™‚ in today’s post I will be sharing with you a few pictures I took whilst I was at Disney (November 24th-26th) I wont share all of the Christmas ones that I took because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone that hasn’t already been!

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Speak soon

Natalie x

Autumn I love you πŸ

The air is crisp and misty, the wind rustles the leaves on the trees. The world is alive with colour reds,oranges yellows. Jumpers and cosy socks adorn our bodies as we make hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream and curl up in the sofa with a good book watching the rain against the windowpanes. I will always love Autumn here are a few pictures I took on a misty autumn morning this week (19th October) 

Speak Soon x

Down at the Pumpkin Patch πŸŽƒπŸπŸŽƒ

Happy Saturday πŸ™‚ Today I went to the local farm 5minutes from my house to pick up my pumpkin πŸ™‚ this has fast become an Autumn tradition and I am loving it. Hill farm is a family run business and it’s where I go to get my strawberries and pumpkins every year. This time around we went with my best friend and her partner and children it was so fun to watch the children’s faces light up as we followed the trail to the huge pumpkin patch πŸ™‚ It is a typical Autumn day today (21st October) windy overcast and raining (lovely in my opinion) here are a few snapshots of our pumpkin picking adventure

There will be a separate post this week all about me carving my pumpkin I haven’t fully decided what design I’m going to do this year!

Speak soon 

Natalie

October 2017 πŸ‘»πŸ’€πŸ’›πŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒ

Hello and happy first of October πŸ™‚ I am shocked that this year is flying by we are now into the tenth month!! September-december are honestly my favourite months out of the whole entire year πŸ™‚ so I thought I’d share my plans, upcoming blog posts and my goals for this month πŸ™‚

Plans πŸ“–

I am going to see goodbye Christopher Robin at the cinema on 5th I already know I will cry 😦

Then on the 14th I’m going to see my home town football team play (I’m from Peterborough so I’m watching POSH) this will be my third football match πŸ™‚ I also am watching my brother perform in his new band that night too

Weekend of the 21st me the hubby my friend and her children&fiancΓ© are going pumpkin picking πŸ™‚

23-27th is half term and I’ve got a shopping trip planned with mum and a day in York planned with Darren πŸ™‚

Upcoming blog posts πŸ“·

7Diy Halloween ideas

Pumpkin picking adventure

Day out in York

Autumn look book

Reading reviews

Goals ✳✴✳

Read 1book a week

Find a fitness routine that works for my free time

Try one new recipe

Try a pumpkin spice latte yes alanna if your reading this I’m going to try one I’ve decided it’s happening!!

Keep up with my journal

Before we know it it’ll be November which is fireworks night, mum’s birthday and……..a suprise all will be revealed in November πŸ™‚ xx