Monday, July 20, 2009
Harry Potter weekend
Last Saturday the weather was, well let's say worse that you would expect in the middle of summer, even by English standards. As a result, we managed very little other than a quick visit to the supermarket, mainly to buy all the food I need to eat to lose weight. By Saturday evening, having given up on a last-minute respite from the wind and rain, we decided to bite the bullet and stay in with a DVD and a glass of wine.
Rather than just one DVD, we went all out and watched Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, followed by the rest of the Harry Potter movies. We did this two years ago, before Order of the Phoenix came out, so we thought it was time for another revision. It's always fun to watch sequels in one go, especially ones where the characters grow up with each movie and the story continues to unfold.
The only thing we hadn't thought of was that these movies are really long, well over 2 hours each, so in the end we did little else all weekend but watch Harry, Ron, Hermione and Co. get into scrapes - we drank cups of tea, cups of coffee, glasses of (very nice Merlot) wine, ate lunch, dinner and snacks, and all the time Hogwarts was there on the big screen. In the end we only managed to see four of the five films, leaving Order of the Phoenix, which is my favourite so far even though Sirius dies (sniff), to watch tonight.
Now that's something to look forward to.