Category Archives: England

Harry Potter Studio Tour Tips 2018

After a little wait here I am getting my thoughts on to paper (so to speak) on the fun of the Warner bros studio tour I went to last September (2017) – it’s probably impossible to find words good enough for just HOW great it was to visit as such a big harry potter fan, but it is amazing and I will tell you lots about it!

When we went, the studio had an extra exhibition of the wizarding wardrobes – it often has an added theme so its well worth looking out for them in case something especially suits you. The wizarding wardrobe meant that the place had extra costumes used in the movies in and I found it fascinating!!

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Visit to the Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter

Yesterday I had one of the BEST DAYS of my life, you may not know but I am a fan of Harry Potter, have been for many years and I love the fandom of it, I love the books, the  movies, the merch, the whole thing! It is a wonderful series of brilliantly written tales. 

I have so much to say about Harry Potter I could hardly know where to begin but I thought I would tell you a little over various blog posts of an amazing day out I had yesterday!

Yesterday ‘Man of Mine’ drove us to the ‘Warner Bros Studio Tour, the making of Harry Potter’

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Hygge times from March – enjoy the spring

Here is my Hygge times – well some of them – which happened as March unfolded, as we enter April it is spring showers and bursts of sun, make the most of appreciating every season and try to look for what you love about it.

During March one of my absolute favorite things has been my new MUG- an actual mug for my drinks themed to RED NOSE DAY.

Red nose day, for those who don’t know, is a charity fund-raising day which happens every two years in the UK, and it is supported by comedians hence the red nose.

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Let’s get Spring Relaxation

Lets get Spring Relaxation

Wanted to share with you the chance to see some gorgeous sights I have recently enjoyed with ‘Man of Mine’.

Spring is finally here, although I am still regularly wrapped up in a big coat and cosy hat, I am feeling spring-like when I get the chance to take in sights like this of the glorious English countryside.

Hope you will enjoy seeing these pictures we took, they were not taken all on the same day or even week, but you will get to enjoy some of the gorgeous delights nature gives. Hope they bring a spring flourish into YOUR day too.

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Festive Trees at Lacock Abbey

FIRST LET’S CATCH UP

Since starting in September 2016, I am more than happy how WhimsyandCosy has taken off.

New people can arrive all the time, in case you missed any posts the categories and archives are available, did you for instance enjoy the Wander through this English Village or Festive time Here

Talking of enjoying, hoping you may make my Zozie’s Leek and Pea Soup

Or… my yummy Pie

Also, as you know I love my reading too, What have you been reading? December reading was enjoyable for me, especially the book Mistletoe on 34th Street

TODAY’S brand new visit though, is of the festive tree display held at Lacock Abbey around December time….

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Lacock Abbey Gates

LACOCK ABBEY

I love trees, and the tree display inside the grounds of Lacock Abbey, in December, are something I look forward to seeing if I am lucky enough to get the chance.

The many trees – placed inside the famous Lacock Abbey Cloisters  – (made famous in part – in recent years- by the filming of ‘Harry Potter’) are designed by different  schools/groups/clubs/organizations/charities for the event.

It’s beautiful and calming, fun to walk around, and a joy to see.  I want to share my wonderful time with you all out there as well.

Lets go!

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Whitehall Garden Centre at Christmas

You don’t usually associate garden centres with being a destination aim at Christmas, but if you take the time to visit this particular one – Whitehall Garden Centre,  you will find you want to go back year after year.

To say Whitehall ‘go in’ for Christmas is a bit of an understatement, it really is so much more than the image of a garden centre at this time of year.

Anyone for choosing what is surely thousands of tree decorations?  want to choose Christmas lights to string along your house?  fancy seeing a Reindeer? … YES… you heard me right, a Reindeer… Fun for every age here.

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Lacock – Wander through this English Village

Oh how I enjoyed this little wander around the little village of Lacock, it is in England in the south. 

Often used for period dramas on television and movies because it is so pretty and old fashioned… with quirky buildings and interesting streets… it’s a LOT of fun to go for a stroll there.

Lacock, Love that village, it is popular tourist haunt as although small it has movie history (Harry Potter to Jane Austen) and it quiet, relaxing and calming in my experience. It does get busy at the most likely tourist times and seems to have tourist presence year round but it has a quality that generally charms.

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