Just got back from London and visited The Making Of Harry Potter. It was as good as I hoped and the kids loved it (well one of them did). The highlight for me was seeing Dumbledore’s office, although the lesson in wand technique will come in useful. The merchandise was amazing I’m sitting here surrounded by wands and note books drinking from a cauldron shaped mug. I even brought my wife’s anniversary present there. However the cost was astronomical, I think I have personally funded their next film.
As an aspiring author it really made me think. She started writing in a café in Glasgow as an unemployed single mum. She really believed in her book, which I think had been rejected by at least one publisher. When she was published, she was told it wouldn’t make much money. Now she is one of the most beloved and famous authors of her generation. I don’t seriously dream I’m going to have the success of J.K. Rowling, well ok occasionally after a few drinks I might. It is nice to think that one of us may become a successfully published author and we all started the same way by having an idea then taking the plunge and writing. Now on to writing chapter 10 ‘Accio chapter notes!’