Monday, 1 August 2011

Welcome to Hogwarts...

As you may or may not know, this week, I'm in the birth place of Harry Potter. Well, truthfully, that would only be true if I were in Edinburgh, sitting in 'The Elephant Cafe', but I'm in Scotland which is close enough!

Well, today, while holidaying in the land of Scots, something amazing happened. I received my Hogwarts acceptance letter. Really. Well, email. For the past two days, I've been panicking, desperately trying to get onto Pottermore. I don't have my laptop with me, so my 'Crapberry' (bless its heart) has been taking a beating from me refreshing the browser on it. Another problem I faced was that Scotland has the WORSE signal known to mankind! So all you people complaining about having to stay up until two in the morning, waiting for the clue, imagine doing that on a 'Blackberry', which doesn't work, and even when it does, you lose signal due to your geographical position.

Anyway, I succeeded, and I'm now one of the lucky 1 million people to have gained early access to Pottermore! Yes!

Now, the other part of my Harry Potter related story. After the Pottermore excitement this morning, we went to visit a castle. Don't ask me which one, I can't remember its muggle name, but I am absolutely convinced that it was Hogwarts. Baring in mind that I'm actually in Scotland, this amazed me! I have several reasons why I believe this.

Firstly, we saw a bat. In the middle of the day. I'm convinced that it was Severus Snape. Seriously.

Secondly, we saw a Darren Criss lookalike. For those who don't know, Darren Criss plays Harry Potter in ' A Very Potter Musical'. Anyone else seeing the similarities yet?

Thirdly, there was a tabby cat. Prof Mcgonnagal, anyone?!

And, finally, the sheer location of this place! It was built into a hillside, had a huge lake (the black lake?!), a huge, and I mean HUGE, forest to the side of it and beside it, there was a small village with one of the only train stations for miles. The black lake, the forbidden forest, Hogsmede, the Hogwarts Express?!

Anyway, this is why I'm starting to quite like Scotland, which shall now be known in my mind as 'The land of Harry Potter'. Beat that Universal Studios...

By the way, apologies for all spelling, grammar and layout mistakes in this post. As mentioned, I'm on my Blackberry, so can't do anything about it until I post it. I'll fix any mistakes when I get back...
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  1. I am so jealous you got to go to the Land of Harry Potter! Hope you post pics! :) I would love to go but I think the closest I will get is to Universal's fake land... maybe one day!

  2. I just got back now, so will hopefully post a few pics soon! I would quite happily swap with you! :)