Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Friday Photo – The Elephant House, Edinburgh

Unfortunate news this week of a bad fire in the iconic cafe in Edinburgh where JK Rowling penned parts of her Harry Potter books. Hopefully it can be restored to its glory quickly.

UK Tour 2021 – Days 1 and 2 in Lincoln

With foreign travel off our agenda for the time being, we arranged to visit places in the UK that we had (mostly) not been to before. We first made for Lincoln, braving the Friday madness of the M25 & M11. I had pulled out a couple of aces for our stay – firstly by booking […]

Euro 2020 The Final – England v Italy

So we are close to concluding the 2020 tournament that is being held a year late. Is football coming home or will Italy being say arrivederci with the trophy in their hand luggage? After 50 matches (and 50 blog posts) we are finally at match 51. England & Italy are in a frenzy, Gazza will […]

Euro 2020 Match Day 13 – France v Portugal

Budapest plays host to the crucial match between the finalists from Euro 2016 France The Musée D’Orsay in Paris is my favourite art gallery in the world. Housed in the marvellous from Paris to Orleans railway station on the Left Bank of La Seine, it is choc full of famous paintings by the likes of […]

Sunday Photos – Leicester Square Statues, London

I have just visited Leicester Square in central London for the first time in ages and was amazed at the transformation. The square is most famous for red carpet movie premières and there is now a focal point to sit in the shadows of the flagship cinemas. There you can sit next to Paddington or […]

Harry Potter’s Portugal – Landmarks That (May) Have Inspired The Book Series

Harry Potter in Porto 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 […]

View down the Royal Mile to the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – E for Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a wonderful compact city with loads to do. There are many highlights of the Scottish capital which are very well known. Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace (the Queen’s Edinburgh residence), the Scottish Parliament, the Royal Mile and the many museums and galleries are all great, even though I could personally do without the bagpipers […]

Orthodox Cathedral, Helsinki

A Few Days in Helsinki – Part One

I recently had a work assignment that took me to the Finnish capital for a week, so naturally I tacked the weekend onto my trip with my sister Jackie joining me for a few days. Finnish History When you think of Finland today, you probably get thoughts of a peaceful nation with a fabulous economy […]

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. […]

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