Friday 7 October 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

~*~I solemnly swear that I am up to no good~*~

Well I saw this film ages ago but never done a blog post on it. So here it is.


And sad.

My childhood ended right there in the cinema in front of me.

I cheered when Molly Weasley killed Bellatrix, I cried when Fred Weasley died. I laughed when Mcgonagall said 'BOOM!' to Neville. I punched the air when the bridge collapse with the Death Eaters on it.

In short; I loved it and already pre-ordered the DVD off of Amazon.

The book franchise was what made me want to read. Up until Harry Potter was unleashed into book shops, I'd only read Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl and then one day in 1999, my teacher at school read us this new book she'd found and loved called Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It changed my life. Shortly after Harry's first Quidditch game in the book, my Mum had been forced by me to purchased Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets. Eager to get me into reading something other than a battered copy of Fantastic Mr Fox, she let me have them. By the time my teacher had finished reading the first book, I'd finished the second and had bought Prisoner of Azkaban the day before.

I was hooked.

My copy of Philosopher's Stone is very worn out, the spine in peeling and the books have a thinned bottom right corner from page turning. As each book was released I got it that very day or the next day at the latest. My Mum had to fight (not like punches and everything, but you get what I mean,) for the last copy of Deathly Hallows at our book shop and she won :D (GO MUM!) My friend Jackie finished it in under three days. It took me five as I had to stop to locate tissues after each person was killed of. I cried the most at Dobby and Fred's deaths and I loved Dobby from the first book and the twins are my favourite characters. My poor sister on the other hand suffered five days of not being able to read the book as I refused to share it, and me walking into her room in tears saying 'you're not going to like this bit,' and walking out again.

But seeing the last part of the film where Harry has his family with Ginny and Ron and Hermione were a family as well was just....wonderful. But once that scene ended I knew I wouldn't have the excitement of another film release date or seeing the trailers on TV anymore. It really was over.

I've been part of this Pottercoaster for 11 years now and still read the books over and over again and watch the films with my friend Jodie. She's never read the books but has seen the films, so it's always interesting to get a text from her saying, 'Why is he doing this? What does that mean!!!????' And being able to explain it to her in so much depth I'm sure I bore her to death with my explanations. Since reading the books, I've managed to take on the Twilight series (Potter is still far better) and currently on Lord of the Rings, (only on Two Towers after 2 months), and so many more.

Also there's a Potter related book out this month called: Harry Potter Page to Screen. Check it out here.

Love Tania xxx

~*~Mischief Managed~*~

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Last Minute Party

Okay so yesterday I blogged and vlogged loads earlier than usual so I kind of lied and said I was relaxing yesterday. I ended up going to a party I had originally declined to attend, but as my schedule cleared up for the night, I debated for half an hour on going or not.

Eventually after some persuading Mum to take me there, I was on my way!

My friends Billy and Rob persuaded me to go and, BAM there I was, 40 minutes later at Michael's party. Trying to find the location was a little hard as it was in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by fields as it was at their home with a sort or barn attached - there was even 2 huge ponds (also called the lakes by some of us). There were even lambs there! I was covered in hay by the time I got back home. It's now all over my bedroom floor :) I'm glad I went as I had loads of fun and took many pictures! Here are just a few of them:

Katie and Helen in the boat
Rob in the boat
Amy very drunk on the floor
We had lots of fun. All I can say is alcohol and boats are not the smartest idea ever especially in the dark! Michael's parents even cooked a whole roast dinner for all of us party people, and there were at least 40 of us at the peak of the party. I arrived about an hour into the party and people arrived after me, so by the time everyone was there, we had all split off into groups- the barn group, kitchen group, deck group and then there were about 3 different lake groups.

Eventually we kind of all mixed around with each other and then people started leaving as it got later into the evening. I left about two hours before the party finished, but by then there were only about 20-ish people left in all the locations!

And that was it! So glad I went, and got to hang out with all my friends - lots of good memories from this adventure!

Love Tania xxx

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

~*~I solemnly swear that I am up to no good~*~


I am a huge fan of the series, but I really don't like the cinema, so I decided I'd wait until DVD release day to see it. So I watched it yesterday for the first time.


It was fab and, as I got the 2-disc version, the special features had some deleted scenes, so they did actually film a few scenes that were cut from the film - which would have made some parts a little easier to understand. If you've not read the books it won't make hardly any sense. Like how/why Bathilda Bagshot is actually Nagini in a meat suit, or how the Snatchers found the trio after they left the Lovegood household. If you haven't read the books you are missing out!!!

I can't wait for the next one to be released, but I might brave the cinema for the final part of my fave book/film series. I still remember going to see Philosopher's Stone in 2001 after reading the first two books. It was the best film I had ever seen.

Fast forward 10 years and I'm anticipating the final film. I want to see it, but at the same time it's the end of a decade of Potter and there won't be a date next year for me to get excited about.

Love Tania xxx

~*~Mischief Managed~*~

Saturday 15 January 2011

Lauren's Party

My childhood friend Lauren, turned 18 yesterday, so she had a party at the nearby pub to celebrate. We all had an amazing night - and I have incredibly sore feet and a really sore throat (caused by singing Don't Stop Believing at the top of my voice along with the other party people!), and a small headache!

Cara, Billy, Me, Rob, Helen, Katie

Billy, Me, Rob
(some girl on my DaikyBooth told me that this pic reminded her of the Harry Potter cast)?
The birthday cake

Jackie and Me hanging out!

Rob on the toddler toy at the park
It's amazing what alcohol does.............
What an amazing night!!

Love Tania xxx