Thursday, 17 June 2010

Home! (and a sneak peek of Harry Potter at Universal...)

So, reluctantly (and rather jetlagged), I am home from Florida!

We had a bit of a crazy busy week, full of rollercoasters, shopping, swimming, the sea and lots of sun - and I wish we were still there. But now that I'm home, I can get back into the swing of blogging - every cloud eh?!

So I have a little giveaway that is going up tonight - nothing huge but I picked up a few bits in the States especially for my followers, and I hope you like them! Most of my own shopping is rather boring, but I may do a quick post on the handful of clothes, make up and nail varnishes I picked up :)

Anyway...back onto the main point of this post! A few weeks ago, the lovely Victoria at Lily loves Lola gave us a peek at the new section of Universal Studios Islands of Adventure - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - and I was lucky enough to go! It doesn't open officially until Friday, but we were given special early access thanks to Virgin Holidays :)

So we dragged ourselves out of bed to get to the park at 7am for breakfast in The Three Broomsticks and had a look around the park with some of the other special visitors. All I can say is wow - they have definitely done their homework and the details are spectacular! It is rather bizarre seeing snow topped buildings in the sunshine, and Hogwarts surrounded by palm trees, but you quickly get used to it as you guzzle butterbeer and experience Hogsmeade and Hogwarts for yourself.

So I shall leave you with a few photos to whet your appetite...and look out for my giveaway later on :)


  1. aww Florida <3 I bet you had the most amazing time... I went there when I was 6 and I absolutely can't wait to go back one day! xx

  2. I hadn't been for about 10 years and loved it! Definitely made me feel like a kid again :) x

  3. Argh I'm so jealous, I wanna go to the Harry Potter bit so badly! Hope you had an awesome time xx

  4. sounds like you had a brilliant time - i want to go xxxxx

  5. My gosh, it looks amazing! I love harry potter :) xx

  6. Thanks for sharing these pictures!:D Looks so much fun, I wanna go soon.:D
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  7. I would LOVE to visit that!! It would be so magical near Christmas when it's all dark and cold and you could snuggle up in a cloak of your own! Well if it was somewhere that ever got cold it would anyway! :D

  8. OMG! I want to go! I wish they had built it in the UK though, it would feel a bit more authentic! So jealous you went though!


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