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Warner Bros. Studio Tour- or HARRY POTTER STUFF EVERYWHERE, GUYS! LOOK!

Living in London has its perks. Being able to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour on a whim is one of them.

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So, yeah. That’s me at Privet Drive. No big deal. Just chilling with my HP friends.

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And look. It’s me on the awesome bridge that was in the films but I can’t really remember it from the books but who cares because it looks old and I THINK NEVILLE WAS IN A SCENE ON THIS BRIDGE!

(In case you didn’t know, Neville is super well fit now. And I am a fickle woman who will take my heart away from Rupert Grint at the first sign of some fit, northern, Neville charm.)

I don’t want to give everything away about my visit, because then if you go, all the surprises will be ruined and that just will not do. What I can say is that it was truly magical (if you’ll pardon the pun…)

You get to see all the amazing sets from the films, costumes, artworks and models. And some of the props still move, like potions stirring themselves and stuff. Awesomeness.

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My favourite parts were the Great Hall, the Burrow and a really small section detailing all the written props that were created for the films. It’s incredible how much detail went into everything- and I think that’s what impressed me the most about the whole tour. These films were not made on half measures- everything had to be perfect.

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Diagon Alley was good, but that teeny, tiny part of me was annoyed that the shops weren’t real…(I’m a hard girl to please.)

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Honestly, before I visited the HP Studio Tour I wasn’t a massive fan of the films. Seeing how much time, effort and dedication went into making them definitely gave me a new perspective.

 

 

The shop was shit though. £8 for a chocolate frog?! MERLINS PANTS YOU MUST BE DRUNK ON FIREWHISKEY IF YOU THINK I’M PAYING THOSE KIND OF PRICES.

‘Les Mis Is Les Waste Of Time’: An Argument

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Pitchforks at the ready.

Whenever I tell people I didn’t like Les Mis they look at me like I’m a complete sociopath.

‘What do you mean, you didn’t like Les Mis?! Les Mis is 3 hours of AMAZINGNESS SHOVED IN YOUR FACE THROUGH YOUR EYES.’

Okay, Les Mis fan. That’s my first point. It is 3 hours long. Lord of the Rings was bad enough, but at least that kept me entertained with some orc killings and big elephants.

‘But it has SINGING! THEY ALL SOUND TREMENDOUS! DID YOU KNOW HUGH JACKMAN COULD SING?! DID YOU?!’

Yes I did. And I agree that the singing was lovely. Hathaway knocked it out of the park. Jackman shed his Wolverine claws in one gigantic high note.

But when Russell Crowe sang about killing himself for 10 miserable minutes, I just wished he’d get on with it. JUMP RUSSELL! JUMP!

‘You like history, Katy! It’s about France and the revolution and stuff! HISTORY WOO!’

Is it though? Is it actually? Or is it more about the incompetencies of one police man who kept a man in jail for 20 years for stealing some bread?

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‘Eddie Redmayne is fit though, yeah?’

Eddie Redmayne’s character is an idiot. I think we can all agree on that. This lovely girl is his BFF, secretly loves him (but is actually quite brazen about it, mooning at him ALL THE TIME) and he goes off with the first blonde he sees with a bonnet.

He also fights with his mates for ‘freedom’ from oppression. All the while, his grandfather is shaking his fancy rich head and saying ‘It’s only a phase. He’ll be back when his mates are all dead and he’s run out of rent money for his Parisian hovel.’ And guess what? That’s exactly what he does!  He sings a song about an empty table, and then he goes back to his big fancy house and drinks champagne and marries Amanda Seyfried. The injustice.

‘It’s based on CLASSIC LITERATURE THOUGH. CLASSIC. LITERATURE.’

Being an English graduate, I can tell you that not all the classics are good. Some are shockingly bad. Just because you can buy Les Miserables in the classics section in Waterstones doesn’t mean it is a cracking read. It just means it’s well old. I mean, in 100 years, will Fifty Shades be considered a classic?

‘Did you like any of it then?!’

Well….I quite liked the little boy. You know, the one with cockney accent? (Another reason to be annoyed, as they were in France….) Anyway, he ended up dying. Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman were awesome though.

So, to summarise….watch the first 25 minutes with Hathaway in it because she is amazing. Then have a nap, because the rest of it is rubbish.

When Life Gets You Down

…don’t go rollin’ with the homies. Homies be totally buggin’.

This Is How You Get A Girl To Marry You

Just point and scream like a mad man but look fit in a suit. And make sure it’s Christmas. And that’s final!

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Dancing- Salt n Peppa Style

I was Kate. She was Ginnifer. We’d had some wine and sung a lot of karaoke. We tried to replicate these sweet moves from the worst film I think I have ever seen (bar this dance scene, obviously.)

2 hours later, we’d successfully learnt the first 10 seconds.

It is now my life ambition to learn this dance in full.

“You can’t just ask people why they’re white!” Or What Mean Girls Taught Me

1. Fetch is British slang. And it’s a good thing. Apparently. Though I don’t think it ever caught on over here, so I’m not sure where Gretchen Weiners heard it. Maybe when she went on the world tour with her dad promoting Toaster Strudle.

2. Live everyday like you’re Glen Coco. Because Glen Coco gets 4 candy canes. If I got 4 candy canes, I would be so happy I would probably go to Taco Bell to celebrate. Though not if I was on an all carb diet. Duh.

3. “Don’t have sex. Because you will get pregnant. And die.” Probably not the best way to stop teenagers knocking boots, but hey, in this day and age you’ve got to try anything!

4. It’s perfectly acceptable to dress like a slut on Halloween. In fact, if you don’t dress like a slut for Halloween you are probably one of the uncool kids. Here is proof that I was (and still am) an uncool kid:

Hells yes.

5. Some people can give an accurate weather forecast with their breasts. Or at the very least, if you can’t be bothered to go look out of the window, they can tell you if it’s already raining.

6. Big hair= big secrets. “That’s why her hair is so big, it’s FULL OF SECRETS!!!!!!!!”

7. “On Wednesdays we wear pink.” I love this. I wish it was a worldwide rule. And if you don’t wear pink, you can’t sit with us at lunch. Sorry.

8. Word vomit is not as messy as actual vomit, but it does cause just as much mess. Okay, that point wasn’t explained very well. Word vomit isn’t actual vomit, so you won’t need a toilet bowl and one of your friends to hold your hair. But word vomit does cause social awkwardness/ruined friendships/face palm moments that should be avoided.

9. Joining the Mathletes is social suicide. Paradoxically, Kevin G is a total badass.

10. Tina Fey is amazing. If you take away only one thing from Mean Girls, that should be it.

Nail Art: Ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner BATMAN!

Getting my fangirl on…

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The First Rule of Fight Club....BROKEN

And the second one too! COME ON GUYS!

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The new trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie- this is the cutest zombie dog ever!!!