Monday, October 15, 2018

Witches: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Today's October Prompt is:


Something magical happened last Friday, Adam and I surprised the girls with a trip to Universal Studios. His cousin from Ohio was down with their new baby girl and we all met up at the theme park to spend the day together. It was nice taking the day off and having the girls miss school. What was even nicer was that we bought seasonal passes that day too so now we have 15 months of Universal in our future.

This warbling witch featured in background of The Burrow as Molly Weasley's favorite singer. Molly reminisces about how her and Arthur danced to Celestina Warbeck when they were eighteen. 

Oh, come and stir my cauldron,
And if you do it right,
I'll boil you up some hot strong love
To keep you warm at night.

I actually did tea up when I watched her sing that song. But that should not be surprising at all. I cry like a baby every time I ride Gringotts or Hogwarts.

My own little witches cast lots of spells with their wands that day. And you can spy Adam's cousin's new baby Maisie just behind. She is so cute.

Any witch worth her salt shops for her potion making supplies at Mr. Mullpepper's Apothecary in Diagon Alley.

Diagon Alley also offers a menagerie for to shop for a familiar.

This sassy fiend was in the market for a new cauldron from Pottage's.

We had a witchy fun day and look forward to riding the Hogwart's Express into Hogsmeade next time we go. I am trying to save my sickles, knuts and galleons so I can get some Felix Felicis and a trinket or two next time.

Have you had any witchy fun lately?


  1. How fun! Perfect time of year for it too :)

    1. Thank you! It was fun and yes, the weather was great! Still a touch toasty but it will get cooler eventually. Honestly, the frozen Butterbeers are quite refreshing in the heat. <3

  2. Frrrrrozen Butterbeer... just yum. My mothers absolute favorite as well.
    What better way to play hooky then to run off to the Wizarding World!? Answer: THERE ISN'T ONE! Points for coolest mom definitely in your favor!
    I have yet to go and see the new addition of Hogsmeade and the Hogwarts Express so I'm itching to go and take my husband for his first visit to Orlando.
    Also, Congrats on the season passes!!

    1. LOL! Thanks you!!! The girls were supposed to be going to a museum near our home that they have been to anyway so we didn't feel too bad. It wasn't like they were missing assignments.

      I hope you guys can come and make it. The train ride and Hogsmeade are really cool.

      Thank you! My husband was planning on us buying them next year but I guess he got excited and couldn't wait. <3

  3. I'm so glad you had a wonderful day! I love those spontaneous little jaunts - those are also coincidentally the ones I remember from when I was a kid. My parents used to take me out of school for little trips as well, and I don't think I suffered for it a bit (I say to the teacher, with apologies!) So pleased you guys got passes, too - way to maximize those Galleons. ;)

    1. Thanks! I am hoping we can go through this ride of life with as much fun and adventure as possible with the girls. I have fond memories of my mom surprising me with a trip to the beach every now and again on a school day and it did me just fine too. <3

      I keep meaning to message you and ask what exact dates you guys will be here.

    2. We're there from this coming Monday, the 29th, to November 8th (or 9th, I can never remember.) Quite a while, actually, the longest trip we've taken to date. Gotta maximize the fact that I'm already flying and terrified. :) We've got a ridiculously tight, Type A kind of schedule on the go, but are there any times you might be around? It'd be super cool to meet up (heck, just meet!) but I get lame real life schedules and all that. ;)

    3. Wow! That IS a nice trip and you will have some decent weather for most of it too. Nice. I would love to meet up if we can at some point. Let me shoot you some dates and see if any fit for you. No worries if not. You guys have passes and we will be living there while you still have them so hopefully we can make it work out. <3