Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Twenty One

This post contains images from the Harry Potter Studio Tour. If you are thinking of going on the tour and want it to be a surprise, do not scroll down.

I celebrated my twenty first birthday on February 8th, and I thought it was about time that I posted an incredibly overdue blog post about it.

My favourite gift on the day was this Alice in Wonderland cup from my sister, which is absolutely wonderful! I'm a little scared to use it just in case I ruin it, or break it. I was very surprised to say the very least.

My parents bought me this beautiful ring a couple of weeks after as I had to get it sized down to fit me. It has a certain Elvish quality to it and I adore it. I've never owned a ring that fits me before (all my Alchemy Gothic rings slide off) so I've been wearing this everyday since I was given it.

We also used my birthday as an excuse to go back to the Harry Potter Studio Tour last weekend. We went last October and we were itching to go back. I think it definitely requires a second visit, and luckily for me I have family who live close by. We noticed a lot more this time and we were there for a whole hour longer! It was Animal Actors week so we met Fang, Crookshanks, Trevor and Hedwig. I would love to go back to see the Christmas theme one day!

I posted here about my first visit to the Studio Tour if you are curious and want to see more photos, but I thought I'd share a collage of my favourite part of the tour, which is Diagon Alley!

Since it was a birthday trip, I bought a few things from the shop at the tour. I bought a wand last time, so this time I bought Crookshanks (you are never too old for stuffed animals, or at least that is what I am telling myself!), a chocolate frog and a Slytherin scarf and brooch (I was sorted into Slytherin on Pottermore, as was my sister!). I was debating buying Bellatrix's Death Eater mask pendant from the shop but it was incredibly expensive and decided against it. When I got home I looked it up online and found it for nearly half the price! It came on a black cord that wouldn't keep its shape (and was too long for me) so I've put it on a chain from one of my other necklaces until I get around to buying a separate chain for it.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week. Mine has been a little stressful so far with expensive dental appointments, assignment feedback and a lot of university work. I am very ready for the weekend!

Have you been doing anything interesting lately?


  1. Oh my goood I don't even know on what to comment first :D when I was a kid I thought that liking Harry Potter (or LotR) is uncool or geeky and now that I am an adult, I can't get enough of it (maybe because I stopped caring what people think:D) :D
    "Looks elvish" was the first that came into my mind, when I saw a picture of that ring, it's really stunning! :)
    It must have been awesome to see the Diagon Alley IRL :D And the mask is awesome!
    And immediately after reading this post I had to register at Pottermore and yaay I'm Slytherin too :D
    You celebrated your birthday in a really awesome way :)

    1. Haha, I think it gets worse as we older since we care less about what other people think!

      Thank you, I love my ring too!

      Diagon Alley is the best part of the tour in my opinion. There's just so much to look at/take in! Hurray for being in Slytherin! My sister is the only other person I know that was sorted into Slytherin - the rest of our family were all sorted into Gryffindor (with one Hufflepuff). We were all really bored on Boxing Day last year so we all took the quiz, haha!


    I just love you even more now! *Faints* I would love to see the HP studios at some point! And I love your ring! A very happy birthday to you Clair! hope you'll have an amazing year being 21 ;) x

    1. Hahaha! I'm glad you like it! You would love the HP studios! I really hope you get to go someday.

      Thank you lovely! I had a really great birthday!

  3. Happy late birthday! I adore that ring


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