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Harry Potter Studio Tour: London Day 5

Thursday, January 9, 2020
I'm so glad we did the Warner Bros studio tour! It's a 2ish hour drive outside of London and a must for any Harry Potter fan. This is where they actually filmed all the movies and they have so much from the original sets. It was so fun to literally walk through the dining hall, see Harry's cupboard under the stairs, Privet drive, the bus, etc. etc. But, I think my favorite was the Forbidden Forest! I don't know, now that I write this out it's hard to choose just one!

They also had all the robots/props and it was so interesting to see them so up close! My favorite was the weird, naked baby Voldemort lol. 

I would say the only downsides to it are that it's definitely an all day type of thing and the food options weren't as expansive as Universal Studios in Florida. They did have butter beer, though! Also, it's definitely a museum, so don't go expecting rides/an amusement vibe like Universal Studios. There is one part where they have a "dragon attack" and it's pretty cool to see how they made it look so real using a screen, but that's as "amusement park" as it gets.

Overall, I'd recommend it if you are a super Harry Potter fan and want to know the behind the scenes of everything! And if you have enough time to spend a whole day on this excursion. We had enough time and I'm glad we did it! 


Weekend Scenes

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Friday/ I had my ideal work day: 5 clients from 9:00am-2:00pm. I am hoping to make that more of a thing this year, as I continue to build my client load. That night I got anxiety because the place we went for food was out of corn and I didn't want to eat meat... so Jake drove to Ballard so I could run into a dessert place, but when I went in it was all elitist with like a sign of rules on how to order?? So I got intimidated and left. There was weird/no parking and I was just feeling annoyed to live in a city. I was missing the open space feeling and ample parking of the suburbs. And also annoyed to be in my work neighborhood when I wasn't at work lol. But then I remembered Krispy Kreme existed and we watched Mr. Robot (which also triggered some anxiety for me the night before) and I felt better. Welcome to my unreasonable brain lol. 

Saturday/ Jake shipped orders for Dealing with Feelings and got our oil changed. I went to the Apple store and was told it would cost $475 "plus tax" to fix my laptop... oof. But, since it still works, I can plug it into a monitor and use it just fine! Oh, and we went to the cutest coffee shop, Sod House Bakery. I am definitely adding it to my list. We had similar annoying parking experiences, but whatever. I got a lot done with Dealing with Feelings, since I could hook my computer up to Jake's monitor. That night, we went to Round 1, a Japanese arcade, with friends! I make all my friends on Instagram lol. It was really fun. I was kind of sad that the Purikura machine didn't work that well, but we still got some pictures out of it lol.

Sunday/ I went to the full amount of church for the first time in a long time lol. We are now teachers of the 14 and 15 years olds and I am pretty excited about it! I have been feeling kind of crampy today, so Jake made us a delicious meal and I've just been reading and watching T.V. We are going to a friend's house tonight to play games, which will be fun! They play strategy games, which I knew nothing about until we played Pandemic with them a few months ago. Now I am hooked hahaha. We got Betrayal at House on the Hill for Jake's family and played during Thanksgiving, and then I convinced my sister to buy it when I was in Utah. (Which reminds me, I still need to back blog the last like 3 months lol. Maybe I will do it by month or week, instead of day by day.)

Next week I have a full week! I am at like 15 clients, in addition to doing things for Dealing with Feelings. I am hoping my new designs will get here this week, so we can get them photographed and on the website for pre-order. I really hope it does well! This little company is like, my ideal job haha. I would love to see like 2 clients a day and then run my shop. 

Being a therapist is such a long road lol. 

XOXO,
E

P.S. I have so much fun making quotes in photoshop. This week Australia has been on fire and it's been so sad (and really aggravating) to read everything about it. I posted that picture on my Instagram today and some guy commented that "that's why we elected Trump and eating meat is good" lol. I was like... "ummmmm please tell me how those things are good for climate change??" I am done lol.