Harry Potter Geek Gear Haul βš‘

Hi guys πŸ‘‹πŸ»

So, late last year I got an awesome glass cabinet for all of my Harry Potter Merch!

If you’ve been around here before (or you know me) you’ll know that I’m a massive Harry Potter fan.. ⚑

So this is very exciting!! Any Potterheads on here!?!

I will be doing a post on here, of my HP Cabinet once it’s as I want it, so keep your eyes peeled for that πŸ‘€

Let’s get into the haul…

There was a sale on Geek Gear and I just couldn’t resist buying a few new bits that I didn’t have.

Mini Skele-Gro Bottle πŸ’€
Umbridge Cat Plate πŸ’
Yule Ball Invite 🏰
Neville’s Remembrall 🌟
Hogwarts Crest Print β€πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’™

I love that the items came packed in (what I assume is intentional) Weasley Wizard Wheezes coloured packaging πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

I can’t wait to add these to the cabinet.

The print is going up in our room, with our other ones.

And I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for more cool HP merch, because now I have a cabinet I can never have too much haha 🀣🀣


Have you guys got any cool HP Merch recommendations?

Or personal favourite pieces?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

A Book Haul: Xmas 2020 πŸ“š

Hi guys πŸ‘‹πŸ»

So, this is my last post with the word Christmas in, honest!

Here is my book haul. I was very lucky to receive quite a few lovely books for Christmas this year, my ideal gift, so I thought I would share them with you.

It’s quite a mixed bag so let’s take a look…

  • Ant and Dec Once Upon a Tyne

I LOVE Ant & Dec, they are my absolute faves so I was super excited to receive this. This one I requested, so I hoped it was on it’s way. It’s really funny so far.

  • Finding Love at the Christmas Market by Jo Thomas

I had seen this one advertised and heard alot of great things (plus I love a cute, warm, festive story) so I was pleasantly suprised when my sister got me this. I’ve finished it and it was as lovely and heart warming as I’d have hoped. Perfect for Christmas & Blue January!

  • ‘Still Friends’ 25 Years of the TV show that defined an era. By Saul Austerlitz

I can’t wait to start reading this. F.R.I.E.N.D.S is my ultimate fave TV show and my lovely friend bought me this for Christmas, knowing I love both books & friends. Definatly onto a winner with this one.

  • Collectors editions of: Peter Pan By J M Barrie, A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens & The Railway Children by E Nesbit

I discovered these in my local indie bookshop. They are absolutely beautiful. The covers are amazing 😍 I have wanted to add some classics to my collection for a while so I picked these out and my Mum and Dad gave them to me for Christmas.

  • I also got two illustrated Harry Potter books; ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ illustrated edition & ‘Quidditch through the ages’ illustrated edition

If you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know that I’m a MASSIVE!!! Harry Potter fan, so I was super excited to add these to my collection. I had asked for the illustrated ‘Goblet of Fire’ but I wasn’t expecting the ‘Quidditch through the ages’ illustrated version… IT LOOKS AMAZING.


Did you get some books for Christmas?? How are they??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Blogmas Day Fourteen: My Harry Potter Christmas tree βš‘πŸŽ„


So, a couple of years ago I had a Harry Potter themed tree, but then disaster struck and my second tree broke (sad times)

This year, my twin sister who also loves Harry Potter, created a Harry Potter themed tree and it made me reallllly want one again..

Plus, we went to the HP tour and they had so many Christmas decorations that injust couldn’t resist. See yesterdays post for the ones I picked up.


I used a plain 6ft tree, and added some plain/glittery red baubles as a base (I’m going for a Gryffindor theme, Obv.)

I purchased some Gryffindor ribbon at the HP tour and I made this onto bows… I popped them on first.

Then I added my Harry Potter baubles that I already owned, and my new ones from the tour (see yesterdays post)

I had house baubles of the 4 house colours, 4 clear house baubles filled with gold glitter, purchased this year and a large glittery Hogwarts Crest bauble that my mum got me a few years ago.

These all came from Primark.

Finally, I added a few little extras that I have in my collection, some HP glasses, a couple of tickets for the Knight Bus and the Hogwarts Express, as well as a few little characters (Can you spot Ron & Dobby?!)


All in all, I’m really happy with how it came out.

And now our room looks super festive too πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Blogmas Day Thirteen: Harry Potter Decoration Haul βš‘🌟


Hi guys πŸ‘‹πŸ»

So, ever since Primark started selling Official merch such as Harry Potter, I’ve managed to pick up some really cool baubles at Christmas time.

This year I have bought some lovely clear baubles. They are a set of four and each has one of the different house crests printed on it. They are filled with gold glitter.

They look really pretty and go well with my red and gold theme.

Also…

At the Harry Potter Warner Bros tour in London, last weekend, I picked up some more decorations.


Let’s take a look…


They sell ribbon that comes in four colours, one for each house.

I went for Gryffindor as that’s my favourite house.

You can use it to either drape around the tree as tinsel or tie it to make little bows, to decorate your tree.

I went for bows.

I also picked up a couple of other baubles, at the tour.

I went for a couple of Gryffindor themed ones.

I really had to hold back because there were so many awesome ones.

I went for a red Gryffindor bauble with a lion topper.

This is really cool.

I also picked up one of the stain glass effect house shields.

Gryffindor of course. I think these are really pretty and were probably the most reasonably priced ones tbh.

A great little stocking filler for any HP fans. They are available in the fours houses too.

The final one I picked up was this…

It’s a general Harry Potter one. Its has a ‘H’ for Hogwarts on a little Crest, with a Hogwarts silhouette, on the front. It is a clear bauble, so it goes nicely with the Primark ones I bought (mentioned above).

It is filled with little shavings of confetti that are the house colours.

Super pretty.


They did have a Hogwarts castle in a snowglobe style, which I kinda wish I had bought, but it looked rather heavy.

They also did some other more specific ones such as the little Yule ball outfits.

They had a Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry Crest topper, for the top of your HP tree… again very tempting but I have another idea for the top of mine, that I used last time I embarked on a HP tree.


Check out tomorrows Blogmas post to see my finished HP tree, complete with these baubles and decorations on it.


Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Blogmas Day Three: Christmas Tree Brownies πŸŽ„πŸ«


The great thing about Blogmas is I can try out loads of yummy recipes (for research purposes of course, you’re welcome 🀣)

So, yummy recipe no 1 is coming at you today!!


β€’ C h r i s t m a s β€’ T r e e β€’

β€’ B r o w n i e s β€’


As always I used a BBC Good Food recipe as they are usually pretty fool proof and delicious.

The link is here .

These came out so well, are super chocolatey (I always add extra chocolate πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ) & look how cute they are!!

I’m not as great at the finer detail when it comes to decorating things like this but, even I could do this haha! and I love how they turned out.

These would be great for a Christmas buffet table (and yes I am still having one even though there won’t be many of us, because come on 2020 or not… it’s Christmas & who doesnt love a buffet!!)

They would also make great gifts.


Here’s Day Three of my HP advent calender!


Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

My Harry Potter Marathon βš‘

So, one good thing to come from being ‘locked down’ is that I can finally tick something off my bucket list, something I’ve wanted to do forever… a full Harry Potter marathon. All 8 films, back to back.

Lets do this.

26th April 2020 – 5.15am – 11.45pm

I popped my HP themed, comfy clothes on, made my self a HP themed breakfast 🀣 (Yet, I went all in!) And I made sure I had plenty of snacks for the duration, inc homemade flapjack πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

All set.

I made notes about my favourite parts of each film, as I watched, which I thought I would share here too.

Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone

  • Its just so sweet and (mostly) innocent and magical.
  • Its our introduction to the magical world.
  • That shot of Hogwarts over the lake, as the first years sail across in the little boats. The music, the panorama, the first shot of that magical place. Don’t tell me it doesn’t choke you up, because I wont believe you.
  • Hagrid telling them everything he shouldn’t; ‘should not have said that’
  • Christmas at Hogwarts ❀
  • and just the general nostalgia it brings of when me and my twin sister used to play Harry Potter. A lot of it was focused on the first book. We made Daily Prophets and everything y’all! It was very serious.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • The Weasleys! And being introduced the magical yet so human and normal Burrow.
  • Dobby!
  • Ron freaking out because of the spiders; ‘Follow the spiders? Why couldn’t it be follow the butterflies?’
  • The blind Basilisk- poor boy. (Disclaimer, no I’m not a Slytherin I just feel bad for the corrupted, injured creature)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

(Disclaimer: This is my least favourite film, sorry)

  • Remus Lupin & Sirius Black
  • The back story of the Marauders (Which is even better in the book… obv)
  • Beaky, the little sweatheart.
  • The time travel aspect is cool and clever.
  • HERMIONE PUNCHES MALFOY (See, told you I’m not a Slytherin)
  • But, as I said, not my favourite as the directorial change sees a lot of changes to this film that to me makes it stand out and not flow as well within the series, in terms of appearance and layout continuity, as others.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(One of my absolute favourites and the first one me and my twin sister went to see on our won 7 + times #sorrynotsorry)

  • THE HAIR. If Harry Potter and the goblet of Fire was a Friends episode it would be; ‘The One where none had a haircut’.
  • The Tasks!
  • OH THE ANGST.
  • That scene… any avid HP fans will totally get the crazy, hilarity of this…

HP GOBLET OF FIRE

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

(Disclaimer…..)

The award for the worst character goes to…

HP

‘Hate is a strong word, but I really, really, really don’t like you.’ (I also hate you Umbridge)

  • Getting a little bit more of the Wizarding World history and back story via the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Seeing inside the Ministry of Magic for the first time. What at set! #tilegoals
  • Dumbledore’s (badass) Army
  • Fred and Georges epic, ‘in your face bitch’ style exit from Hogwarts.
  • My favourite quote courtesy of Kingsley Shacklebolt… ‘You may not like him, Minister, but you can’t deny, Dumbledore’s got style.’

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

  • Finding out about the horcruxes. These are one of my favourite bits if the book. I love the Gaunt family history toooo (Suddenly Chapter One of the Goblet of Fire makes perfect sense, AM I RIGHT!!)
  • Harry on Liquid luck is one of the best Harry Potter scenes, period.
  • Aragog’s funeral, classic; ‘ Here lies Aragog, King of the Arachnids… His body will decaayyyyyyyy but his spirit will live onnnnnnn.’

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt1 & Pt2

They are basically just one REALLY long film because they are the same book.

  • Part 2 is better than Part 1 (Just sayin’)
  • Shit gets REALLLL DARK.
  • My favourite parts of part one are them collecting the horcruxes.
  • My favourite part of part two is most of it.
  • I love Christmas at Godrics Hollow.
  • The Battle of Hogwarts… ‘I’ve always wanted to do that spell’ (Badass Maggie G)
  • ‘NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH.’
  • And then there’s… FRED. HEDWIG. DOBBY. and so many others 😦 
  • 19 years later. I can still remember seeing this film so clearly in the cinema and when this came on I wanted to cry because the final line of the book….’All was well’ is awesome, they did it! But also, its the end.Β 
  • I just have to mention… The Harry & Hermione dancing in the tent scene… MEGA CRINGE, CAN’T WATCH. COVERS EYES. FAST FORWARDS. Ok, lets move on.

[FYI: Fave books 1 &7 Fave Films 1, 7 and 4]


 

Yay! I finally got it done. I’m so chuffed I finally managed to do this. You’ve got to make the most of the situation you are in. Nailed it.

Do you agree with my notes? (Be nice) Or have you got anything to add?

What are your favourite moments from theΒ  film?

 

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

 

 

World Book Day πŸ“š

As a child I always loved reading, but steadily, over the years it has grown to be my most favourite of hobbies.

And there is most definitly one book that I can attribute alot of that joy to…

As J.K Rowling so eloquently put it; ‘I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.’

Never has a story, characters, A LOCATION (because we all wanna be at Hogwarts, let’s be real) captured my imagine like the ones in Harry Potter.

…It’s the comfort of something you know so well… a constant, magical source of enjoyment, imagination, comfort and belonging that sometimes you can only get from immersing yourself in a wonderful story.

So, thanks J.K πŸ‘πŸ»

& just remember; ‘The stories we love best do live in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.’ βš‘β€πŸ“š


So, if you havn’t recently, pick up a good book, go to your local library, start that one you’ve been meaning to for a while, read that childrens book they’ve asked you to read 100 times because you never know, it might just change your/their life… and if it doesnt you’ll still have a lovely time in the process.

Until next time,

Roseanne ⚑

Blogmas Day Twelve: Advent Calender update πŸŽ…πŸ»

So as you may (or may not) have seen from my first Blogmas post of 2019 ~ Blogmas Day One I have the Lego Harry Potter advent calendar (such a child I know, but Lego is awesome and so is Harry Potter SO THERE!!)

I thought I would do a little update on how the Christmas scene is progressing and show you some of the bits you get.

It is really cool.

Behind each window is either a figure or a part to the Hogwarts Winter Christmas Scene.


Let’s take a look!


The scenes coming on well so far…

There is an exterior part and an interior part.

My favourite bit to build so far was the mini Hogwarts express.

It’s so clever how they’ve made all the different bits, especially the snow covered Christmas trees!

I love all the little details, like the food, goblets and candles for the house tables. The house banners are really cool, I’m hoping you get one for each house!

I also really like that Harry and Ron are in their Weasley Christmas jumpers.


What advent calender do you have?


Ho Ho Ho

Roseanne πŸŽ…πŸ»

What I got for my birthday!


As you may know from my previous post ’28 πŸ₯³’ I recently celebrated my 28th birthday.

I love reading/watching peoples ‘What I got for my birthday’ blogs/vlogs so I thought I would do it again this year.


**Disclaimer**

I’m not boasting, I really just like to show my appreciation for my presents and remember them when I look back on my posts & I know some people like these kinds of blog posts too.


Let’s get started.

My main birthday present from my husband Tim was my coffee machine.

I’ve wanted one for a little while but it’s a bit of a luxury so I haven’t bought one, my birthday seemed like a good opportunity to add it to my list and I was very lucky to get one.

Tim bought me the Nespresso Lattissima One.

I love it! Especially the milk frother as it makes delicious lattes, my favourite coffee. πŸ˜‹

My sister bought me these cute glass mugs to go with it.


I love reading! So I always welcome receiving books for my birthday.

Mrs Hinch’s book was on my list as I like her, her insta is hilarious!! My older sister got me this one.

My work friend got me a little book all about Mindfulness as I really enjoyed the positivity of my ‘Mindfulness March’ challenge.

& Tim chose the book ‘The house across the street’ for me as he thought I would enjoy it 😊


I LOVE bath stuff, especially Lush bath bombs! And I got a good little haul this year. I cant wait to try these all out.

One of the most exciting bath bombs I got was ‘The Comforter’ it’s my absolute fave Lush product as the bubble bar but now it’s a bath bomb too πŸ™ŒπŸ»

I also picked out these lovely bubble baths when me and Tim were in Tesco just before my birthday. They smell incredible.

Fruity and honey/vanilla scents are my ultimate fave when it comes to bubble bath and these are just amazing, they almost smell good enough to eat!!

I also got lots of lovely shower gels and a super cute polka dot travel toiletries bag that can hang up in the shower, pretty & practical!


I got a couple of Harry Potter bits for my birthday too.

I got this cool book from my brother in law which has all the different character wands in it and lots of information about them which is really cool.

I also got this cute little coin purse from my Mum. This is perfect for travelling and when using a smaller bag, plus its in the shape of a golden snitch, what’s not to love!


Along the lines of Harry Potter, my lovely husband Tim bought me and Sarah a Harry Potter activity themed day out in London. We will be having Magical Harry Potter afternoon tea and attending a magical potions cocktail class in the evening. Its going to be so epic, I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!! ⚑⚑

I’ll pop the details below incase you are interested in that kind of thing:

‘The Cauldron’ Cocktail potions class

The Potions Room Afternoon tea


I also got lots of yummy chocolatey treats…

& a great selection of new nail varnishes including some pretty pastels, summery coral and colour changing heat/cool gel nail varnishes.

& the standard birthday pyjamas.


I love my Auntie presents from my favourite little people too πŸ₯°


I hope you enjoyed having a little look at my pressies.

Here’s to my 28th year!

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

A Harry Potter Primark Haul βš‘πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜

Last weekend I went on a day out to London, and what sort of day out would it be if it didn’t involve a trip to a Primark.

If you’ve followed my blog for a little while you may know that me and my twin sister LOVE Harry Potter and we have been meaning to visit the Tottenham Court Road Primark for ages so, no time like the present.

& yes the Harry Potter section is as magical as we’d imagined and yes you need to go, NOW!


So.Epic. ⚑


So, as this is a haul…

Let’s take a look at what I picked up!


HP T shirt nightie, Β£5

Gryffindor Pride Longline Nightie, Β£7

Gryffindor & HP shoeliners, Β£2.50 per pack of 3

A Gryffindor prefect badge πŸ™ŒπŸ» Β£1.50

(For my friends impending arrival!!) Gryffindor Baby outfit, Β£11


Whilst in London we visited the Harry Potter shop on Platform 9 3/4 at Kings cross station… (also incredibly epic!!)

So I’ll include the couple of bits I got that too.

I’ve wanted one of these (that isn’t incredibly itchy and made of wool!! for so long.)

‘R’ Ron Weasley jumper, Β£35

Time Turner necklace, Β£8


I hope you enjoyed that little magical haul ⚑

Two of ny favourite things combined πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚