Sunday, 19 December 2010

New Potter Book, A MUST for our Christmas Lists!!!! And a giant snowman!

I just commented on Julia's blog about this fabulous book as it has some fab Honeydukes photos she could use as inspiration for her new shop

Then I thought Id best tell all of you so you can quickly hint to your families about it while you still have a few days ! I know Michelle, Kat, Jamie , Janice, Debbie, Nikki, Nicky, Julia, Ewa, and many others will just adore this book!!

I was out shopping with Emily before the snow hit us and saw this book, 'Harry Potter Film Wizardry'
Its one of those big books stacked with pictures, info, behind the scenes photos , lots of things that come out!!

Heres the description

Immerse yourself in the world of the spectacular Harry Potter film series, and learn why Yule Ball ice sculptures never melt, where Galleons, Sickles and Knuts are really "minted", how to get a Hippogriff to work with actors, about the inspiration behind Hogwarts castle, and why Dementors move the way they do. Written and designed in collaboration with the cast and crew that brought J.K Rowling's celebrated novels to the silver screen, Harry Potter: Film Wizardry delivers an enchanting interactive experience, transporting readers to the wizarding world by sharing filmmaking secrets, unpublished photography and artwork, and exclusive stories from the stars. Full of removable, facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movies, this collectible volume offers a privileged look at the Harry Potter films and the talented group of Muggles that has made true movie magic.

I had a quick flick through and Emily then grabbed it from me and Im hoping she bought it for me he he!!

It looks great so get those hints in while you can, lots of inspiration in there for all our houses, shops and roomboxes! If you are abroad and cant get it I think Amazon sell it.
We have been pretty much snowed in since Wednesday. The snow hit hard while I was at Reillys school play and it was really difficult getting home. Its just got heavier and heavier ! Here is a pic of the giant snowman John built with the neighbour and children ( sorry about the Chelsea scarf Janice!!, Im an Arsenal supporter myself!)

And some pics of Bella who just loves it. We cant get her indoors! You can just see where the she is in the snow!

John built a huge wall of snow to stop having to chase her round the cars to get her in but it didnt stop here, she just ploughed through it!!

Hope you are all coping in the snow. Im panicking a little as still lots to do, all the food to get and no sign of it melting!!

Happy Christmas to you all!


Michelle's Mad World said...

Soooooooooo many thanks for telling us about the fabulous book! I just bought it from Amazon. :o))))) Oddly, although the book was only released in Oct 2010, Amazon had no copies...I bought a new copy via one of their 3rd party sellers (if you know what I mean!). I can't think why they had no copies, maybe there wasn't many copies released in the UK or it was VERY popular and sold quickly?! I can't wait to receive it! :o))

I see that London and the Home Counties had a very severe weather warning yesterday! You've had about as much as we did last time. We only have about 2 inches or so this time...but more is due tonight and tomorrow and in the week! I hope it changes it's mind!

Not such a good idea having a white dog in clean snow! lol lol She looks like she's having lots of fun! :o)))

Stay warm!
Michelle xxxxx

Julia @ bearcabinminiatures said...

Thanks for the tip off about the book Kate, you may of saved the day, my eldest daughter is desperating looking for a xmas pressie for Meg and that would be perfect.. Meg can't enough of Harry Potter and always has her nose stuck in one of \HP books. I have just emailed her the Amazon link!

Bella looks great in the snow :) We are pretty much snowed in too, I have just spent the afternoon sorting presents and rejigging who is having waht, cos I may not be able to get out for the kids to buy their presents to each other!

Stay warm,
Julia xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Michelle, i was in the Sussex Stationers which is a branch of the British Bookstores but thanks for telling me you can get it in WHSmith and Waterstones too as others may want to order from there. I cant wait to see it! We had the snow bad last time too and now its back just the same, its incredible! xxx

Julia, you will be nabbing it if you buy it for Meg! Emily said to me just now she wants her own copy as shes had a sneak peek and says its fantastic with so many pics she hasnt seen before and all the pull out bits! I should be wrapping too but so many of my orders online havnt arrived Im getting slightly worried! xxx

The Old Maid said...

Oh this is great! Hope it will be published here too. Thank you so much for the news!
Bella surely is having fun in the snow.:)

Debbie said...

Fabulous book Kate, I hope Santa pops it in your stocking for you. I'll have to see if I can get a copy after Christmas, its my Birthday in January. Love the Snowman, bet that kept John and the kids busy.
Bella is so gorgeous, I'm sure our Merlin would fall in Love with her. We had another load of the White Stuff last night, and I have to say I wish it would go away now..

Jill said...

That book looks amazing! Thanks so much for the tip-off. I may have to hunt that one down!

That Bella is absolutely adorable!!! So cute! Congrats on the new addition to your family!


Eva said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family date Kate!

Ara said...

Looks like a fantastic book! I hope Emily got it for you too so you can tell us more! Your puppy is so cute! Ours got to play in snow for the first time last year and had a blast! It's rather rare down here - lol!

Creepy_Creations said...

Isn't that book fantastic!! I received it for my birthday last month! Mine has a red cover though. I love all the goodies in it!!

The snowman is too cool! It looks huge!! I can see you got a lot of snow!! Bella does look like she's having much fun!

Happy Holidays!

Kat the hat lady! said...

I got the book it's fab :-) It's also available from and also at Waterstone's.Glad to see your little dog enjoying the snow. Pickle loves the snow and catching snowflakes ha ha ha!

Eva said...

Dear Kate,
all my best wishes for you and your family for the coming year with health and good times.

Janice said...

Hi kate. Just to let you know I had to order this book straight away but it was too heavy to bring away with me. Shame! But I have it to look forward to when we return from this never ending adventure!
Last few days in Borneo now and I am at last able to get internet access and am doing a bit of catch up.
Hope you and your family had a good new year with your extra family member! You are a glutton for hard work but I am sure the children will get many years of love and fun from your pretty doggie.
Am exhausted but have at last reached a swimming pool in which no horrible creatures lurk!