Tag Archives: London

Some Good News

So, I said in the previous post that I’d tell you what I’ve been caught up in.

Well, while I’m tempted to spin you a tale of being unexpectedly whisked across the world on some amazing adventure Indiana Jones style, or perhaps a saga of being utterly wrapped up in the joys of my book and how I’ve almost finished the first draft I think the truth will have to suffice. Continue reading

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Yesterday I Met My Hero

Not many people get to say that. Not many people have the honour of being in their hero’s presence and not many people get to exchange words with them.

But let me start from the beginning.

As you know from my post yesterday and probably the news that J.K. Rowling had a new book come out and she celebrated it at the Southbank Centre in London with a hoard of 900 fans. She spent the day itself on a plane coming down from Edinburgh and watched Men in Black 3 with her Husband and eldest daughter.

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Happy Casual Vacancy Day

Yes, it’s finally here!

Five years after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling will be launching a new book.

But it’s not just any book, it’s one that’s so far from Potter that it’s almost unbelievable it’s by the same author.

Over the past few days more details have been revealed. It’s not a fantasy or anything supernatural, it’s not a crime, mystery or thriller novel. In fact it’s hard to say exactly what it is. Rowling herself said that if it was to be summed up in a question it would be ‘what do we do with Krystal?’ yet what we do know is that this is NOT a book for children. Continue reading


Channel 4, Why Are You So Rubbish?

Paralympic Movement flag

Paralympic Movement flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been addicted to and absolutely loved the Olympics and it is an affair that has kept on going with the Paralympics. The events for the latter have been astonishing and Ellie Simmonds is my new hero. The sport has been tense and thrilling, Team GB inspiring and each gold medal moment is a moment etched in history.

I love it, I love the fact that I’ve been watching sports I don’t usually, during the Olympics I was an avid follower of the Taekwondo, the dressage and the show jumping, at the moment I love the swimming, wheelchair basketball and the visually impaired football. Continue reading


Any One Book #12

Yes, it is September 3rd at that means it is time to answer the question on everyone’s lips.

What is the book for this month?

Well, as usual I am spoiled for choice. There is much on my bookcase that remains unread. There is book five of The Song of Ice and Fire series, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility still remains and has been joined by Alice in Wonderland, The Odyssey, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and Interview With a Vampire. Continue reading


Daisy Award

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while, I even made a start on it but my phone refused to save the draft, so second time lucky I suppose.

I would like to say thank you very much to Sharon from Day in the Life of a Busy Gal who awarded it to me. Continue reading


WeekendNotes

Heya guys! I know I’ve been sort of quite lately, but I’ve been sort of busy with this and that (this being job searching and that being writing my book).

However, amidst the this and that I have started writing for WeekendNotes and I review a few things in London for them (at my own discretion). I don’t live in London, but I go there a lot and figured that I’d have a lot to write anyway.

So you can read what I have if you want, you can find it here. My first article published was one which I included in my Major Project so expect it to be full of Harry Potter goodness! I would also be incredibly grateful if you could subscribe to my articles on there as well. Please…..with  cherry on top.

Anyway I have a few blogs that I want to write so hopefully I won’t be quiet for much longer!


The Casual Occupancy

Okay, so on 27 September not only does The Casual Vacancy, by the one and only J.K. Rowling, come out but she’s also doing an event on the evening of the same day.

Rowling will be appearing at the Southbank centre in London at 19.30 during which time she will be reading from The Casual Vacancy, talking with BBC journalist Mark Lawson, taking questions from the audience and then doing a book signing. Continue reading


A Day in the Wizarding World

Once upon a time, not very long ago at all there was a bus. It was covered wheel to top in Harry Potter images and had the words Warner Bros. studio Tour London sprawled across it. It had the very important job of picking up passengers and carrying them 15 minutes aways to the Leavesden Studios that hid a magical world.

This magical world was full to the brim of sets and props and behind the scenes secrets of the hugely successful Harry Potter series. When it first came into view it made people feel like they had won the golden ticket to see the inner workings of Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Even the foyer had people looking around in awe. The walls were decorated with pictures of the cast and the windows of the souvenir shop looked like they belonged in Diagon Alley.

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BRB Just Nipping to Hogwarts

I am currently on the coach up to London (listening to a couple of songs by the Chemical Brothers from the Hanna soundtrack).

I’ve been up since half four and oh my god I’m knackered already. I feel like joining all the people that are asleep in the land of nod. There’s someone snoring behind me.

It’s kind of funny though because my mum is listening to music and every time she speaks to me she forgets to pause it and shouts instead, I don’t think the other passengers will be all that happy with her by the time we reach our destination.

Oh also, yesterday I got a Mockingjay pin (my boyfriend bought it for me) and it’s awesome. I pinned it to my bag, hopefully it dowan’t look too geeky, but hey I’ve been known to dress up like Professor Trelawny….

Anyway, I hope you will all have a good day and keep an eye out on twitter, I’ll keep you updated if I can work out this befuddling piece of tech (hey would you look at that a wannabe science and technology journalist who doesn’t know how to use technology!)

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