Wow.. I am actually blogging about something the same week that it happened. This is progress! You can tell I'm feeling a bit better can't you?!
We didn't manage to get away on a last minute break in the sunshine during Paul's two weeks off work, as originally planned, but we did manage a few days in Matlock, an overnight stay at a spa hotel, a weekend in Cleethorpes for a music festival, and an afternoon at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, so it's not all bad!
I visited four years ago so I was itching to go back and I wasn't disappointed. As well as the amazing sets and props that were there last time there was a lot of new stuff too, like the train station section with the Hogwarts Express! We really took our time looking at all the detail, reading the information boards, having our photo taken in a flying car, and generally having a ball.
I am as guilty as the rest when it comes to taking lots of photos and videos, and not always taking experiences in properly, so I have made a conscious effort lately to focus on what is happening around me with my eyes rather than looking through my camera or phone.
One thing I found about this trip, which didn't happen last time, was how manic a few of the areas were. At times it was impossible to see/read things because of all the cameras, phones and selfie sticks attempting to take in every little detail. Don't get me wrong, I like to take photos as much as the next person, but some people seemed to be viewing the whole experience through the video mode on their phones and not actually looking at things with their eyes. One lady caused a huge pile-up spending ten minutes perfecting the perfect selfie with one of the sets in the background.
Anyway, rant over. I will stop being a grumpy old lady now! If you haven't been here yet I suggest you book tickets ASAP because it's an amazing attraction with so much detail; well worth the £35 ticket price. I won't spoil it by posting too many photos because I want you to see for yourself!