Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Wilbur’s Travels Meets Harry Potter World

Despite being north of fifty years-old, my favourite ever book series is J K Rowling’s wizarding tales of good versus evil. Over recent years my muggle travels have coincided with some magical locations, so I have decided to collect my Potter themed posts together onto a dedicated page that can be accessed via this link. […]

The Jacobite

2017 Gone, 2018 Beckons

It is that time of year to reflect on travels undertaken this year and to look forward to what the new year will bring. All in all 2017 was very good travel wise. It started with a bang in January when I visited Cuba with Mrs Wilbur and regular travel buddy Hamish to celebrate Mrs […]

A Harry Potter Year

I admit it, I am potty about Potter! This year has seen me indulge in more Potter than is normal for somebody in their fifties. It started with a February trip to Edinburgh, when I dragged Mrs Wilbur to Elephant House Cafe, the proclaimed birthplace of HP himself courtesy of the then single mum Joanne […]

Potter’s Portugal

Most people know the story about how the amazing J K Rowling wrote the beginnings of the Harry Potter series as a single mother sat in the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh, often staying for hours on end with a single cup of coffee and writing the story on free paper napkins. Inspired by the […]

Wordless Wednesday, Livraria Lello, Porto

Harry Potter Paradise 

For £39 adults can become kids for a few hours with a visit to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. A few thousand square metres undercover have been transformed into a marvellous magical world frequented by wizards, muggles, fabulous creatures and grotesque goblins. The greatest part is that you are there to witness the actual sets […]

My Day In Edinburgh

With my good friend Chris moving to Leith, it was an excellent opportunity to spend the weekend in Edinburgh.  From Leith we caught the bus to the bottom of the Royal Mile and scouted around the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence. We satisfied ourselves with external images on this occasion. […]

Platform 9 3/4

I am a huge Harry Potter fan and am reduced to child like tendencies in the presence of anything HP.  I ventured to Kings Cross Station in London yesterday and was delighted to find a shop dedicated to the literary works of the wizardly tale.   Inside stood a veritable treasure trove of Potter paraphernalia […]