Thursday, July 21, 2011
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Amazing illustrations from Brooke Weeber are also something we love!
Harry Potter - obviously. Very little else has been going on in my head this week except for harrypotterharrypotterharrypotterharrypotterHARRYPOTTER. It's been a particularly productive time.
This photo - from when Sophie and I went iceskating. Even though I was really bad at it and fell and hurt myself, it was such a fun evening. I found the photo on my camera when I was looking at the photos from Harry Potter, and I love how happy and wintery we both look.
Ell-Leigh and our friend Jazz had enough wits about them to make tracks fast, the rest of us hung around, gave appalling and hilarious interviews, before wearily heading home. What had us out so late, our feather covered selves drawing the attention of news crews?
Why it was the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2 premiere of course! Having never gone to one of the midnight screenings in the past, I was determined to attend this year and not miss my final chance to show my loyalty to a brilliant series.
Since booking our tickets a few months ago we have been making plans for costumes, researching butterbeer recipes, re-reading books and losing it over trailers. It felt like we were a part of something big, knowing that so many fans were doing the same across the world, and were comforted know that they shared the bitter-sweet feeling we had about the ending of such a large part of our growing up.
Being friends with a brilliant costume maker has it's benefits, and while I had to fight off a bit of self conciousness (I was...quite extravagently dressed: see photos), I loved the Hedwig costume Sophie (the Hippogriff) put together for me. Together out group consisting of Harry (of course), a Thestral, a Hippogriff, Hedwig, Snape and Luna Lovegood couldn't help but feeling a tiny bit pleased with ourselves as other fans asked to pose with us for photos and cinema staff gave us complete poster sets as prizes.
The movie itself, as you might know, was pretty wonderful. My staying awake throughout the whole thing after midnight is a pretty telling testament to that fact. We saw part 1 at a showing earlier in the night, something I highly reccommend, and I thought the two halves complemented each other perfectly.
After a few tears, a LOT of sugar and caffiene, well deserved cheering and a couple of rounds of 'Snape, Snape, Serverus Snape DUMBLEDOR', we were ready to head home. The crazy journalist, though, had other ideas, demanding our interviews (who could resist such costumes?) which were honestly pretty terrible (the main part which made the news had Sophie delighting in 'seeing Harry Potter naked!' as the best part of the whole movie). If I can find the footage, I'll post it up, though I think we'd all prefer to obliviate that part of our memory for the evening (one and only corny Harry Potter reference COMPLETED).
It was a pretty amazing evening, and as I sit here polishing off the left over lollies, I'm pretty glad I went, even if my sleep patters are ruined.
More on Harry Potter to come tomorrow...
Monday, July 11, 2011
Art vs Science
On saturday, Lauren, her sister, our friend Jas and I hit the Valley to see Art vs Science. It was an incredible show. Their music is brilliant and fun and live they really created an amazing atmosphere - I literally spent the majority of the gig with a gigantic grin on my face. When we went out to "The Official Afterparty" the DJs played some really great music to dance to and we partied down til the early hours of the morning.
Started watching on saturday. Am watching final episode of the first season now - talk about intense! Such a brilliant tv show, and so many brilliant story twists, so many incredibly crafted characters, so many attractive actors and actresses. Needless to say, to anyone who has seen it, the famous 10min video of Joffery being slapped is entirely necessary viewing right now.
Garlic Na'an Bread
Ah-mazing. I've only recently started to eat Indian take-away, and I have to say, I'm a totally in food-love with garlic na'an, especially when it's warm on a cold winter night!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
This Week I’ve Done:
Lots and lots and lots of work.
A little bit of tax (I love doing my tax. It’s so satisfying. Honestly. Hoorah for tax time!).
Some baking: Spinach, Parmesan and Thyme Muffins.
Some arty-ness: Amazing exhibition of Burmese works.
This Week I’ve Eaten:
Many ice creams.
Many Spinach, Parmesan and Thyme Muffins.
This Week I’ve Seen:
Pulp Fiction. Well almost…I slept through the end.
Inglorious Bastards. Well almost…I also slept through the end…
She’s All That – Blast from the past of awesomeness much?
This Week I’ve Learnt That:
The more you need to call someone the higher the chances are that they won’t be at home.
Leaving muffins under the grill and then forgetting them and leaving the room ruins the muffins. Every time.
The harder you work at work the easier it seems to stay at work.
Punctuality isn’t always appreciated, and some people just won’t know what to do with you when you turn up on time.
Ironing is not my strongest point.
This Week I’ve Been:
This week, I’ve decided to get a bit real, look at where I’m at and decide where I need to be heading. It’s time for perspective and plans.
What have you done this week?
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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