Saturday, 28 July 2012

Which would you rather?

A couple of weekends ago I made one of my infrequent trips on the London underground.

The train was crowded and there were no seats.

For the first time in my life I was offered a seat by a young woman of about 19 or 20.

I smiled and thanked her but explained I was only going one stop.


have I reached an age (early 50's) where younger folk will give up their seat for me?

That's pretty devastating.

Or have I put on enough weight to look pregnant?

That's pretty devastating too.

A friend laughed and asked which would I rather?

After deep consideration I decided I'd rather be old.

What would be your choice?

Andi xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Last Thursday we spend the day at the Harry Potter studios.

Absolutely fabulous for any HP fans.

 Which we are.

Lots of pics.  Hope you enjoy seeing them.  Particularly for those who can't get there.

Harry's bedroom under the stairs at Privet Drive

Diagon Alley

This took my breath away.  You can see the scale of it if you look at the guy on the left.  This model was used for all the long shots of the castle.  The detail was unbelievable.

The Great Hall

The Burrow.  The knife on the table on the right was chopping the carrot. 

In detention.  (I wish!)



Who couldn't love him?

Daughter poses in front of the Knight Bus

Godrick's Hollow

The Griffindor Common Room

Yes, they actually sold Butterbeer and it was delicious.  
Hard to guess the ingredients, but my guess is Cream Soda, caramel syrup with a dash of vanilla.

At the staff table in the Great Hall.  These are the actual robes worn in the films.

My alter ego Sybill Trelawney

A thoroughly grand day out.  Obviously there's a lot more than I've shown you here, but I hope you enjoyed seeing the pics.

Andi xx