Monday, 18 December 2017

Dec 18th A history of magic and Lapland UK

Today we stopped off at the British Library's Harry Potter exhibition. Sadly no photos allowed inside but it was so well done! The exhibition is gorgeous. It has been designed to make you feel as though you might be walking through somewhere in Hogwarts. Separate rooms are themed on subjects taught at Hogwarts, JK Rowling's fictional school for witches and wizards. These cover potions, alchemy, herbology, charms, astronomy, divination, defence against the dark arts and care of magical creatures. Some of the display cases around the walls show genuine occult books, items and pictures; some show pages from JK Rowling's original manuscripts and notes for novels; some have interactive screens where you can do things like potion-making or tarot reading. There are also beautiful drawings and paintings used for illustrations in the books.

 Then, P, E and me went to LapLand UK. Our tour began bang on time, with the doors swinging open to reveal the woodland paths ahead. It felt as though we were stepping into Narnia. Our first stop was a fairy lit woodland glen where we were greeted by one of the elves. As we sat around the stage he talked us through the story of Lapland, explained the reason for our visit and shared with us the secret that every little pine cone grows into one of Father Christmas’s elves.

The girls had to help in the Toy Makers workshop by stuffing polar bears.
With the help of special glasses we could see the children's wishes.
Then we went to see Mother Christmas where we enjoyed a story and decorating yummy gingerbread!

The woodlands are magical looking! 

We enjoyed ice skating, although it was quite busy!

We also met a beautiful huskie!
When it’s your turn to see Santa you walk through a maze of wintery woodland paths, past his reindeer, to his log cabin home in the woods, where the girls helped him find their names in his ‘good book’ and he asked P about her starting Rainbows and E about her hockey.  Then they received a gift which, as you can see, high quality husky soft toy.

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