Harry Potter style

Hello guys! I’m so happy to be back online, it’s been quite a while I know! How are you? Did you spend a lovely summer? I certainly hope so!Β  For my part, it was amazing and it went by SO fast (like all good things I guess…). I enjoyed being with my friends and family, I traveled a lot which made me SO happy and it was sunny and I could just take my time to cook yummy meals, read and watch too many tv shows.

Anyway, let’s get back on track and here’s to a new article! This one will be a bit different, I really hope you’ll like it. First, I’ll talk about….the latest…the long-awaited…the famous… : Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. And since we’re getting back to Hogwarts and breathtaking scenery, let me take you to one of my favorite city I’ve been to this summer : Cambridge, UK !

NYX IS READING πŸ“–

So I was in England and EVERY bookshop had wonderful window displays aboutΒ  Harry Potter and I could just see everyone buying that damn book, plus you know I devoured every book of this serie… I just HAD to get it. At first, I was a bit anxious ’cause I thought the serie ended perfectly and I really didn’t need a next one. But you know as a huge fan of Harry Potter I just couldn’t pass on the opportunity to get back to this magical world one more time and I must say I wasn’t disappointed. Of course, it isn’t a novel, there aren’t many descriptions of the surroundings and the feelings of the characters (I really missed that!) and yes you don’t really get back to JK Rowling’s writing style and yes it feels a bit like a fanfiction but seriously you NEED to read it and here’s why!

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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THE CURSED CHILDΒ 

1. Easy and fast read ;
2. Plenty of action, not a minute of boredom ;
3. It’s like you never left Hogwarts. If, like me, you don’t remember every little detail and you got scared you had to re-read all previous books, don’t you worry! Everything is well explained, you can totally skip Google on this one ;
4. Our beloved ship Hermione/Ron ;
5. It’s β€œalmost” like you’re watching the play. Apart from lucky Londoners, I don’t think a lot a people are going to make to trip to see that play, so yeah just get the book ;
6. Great focus on the kids. Seriously who isn’t a bit intrigued with what happens next?! ;
7.Β  We meet Draco again. Grown-up Draco? Yes please!Β  ;
8. Deals with child/parent issues and who can’t relate to that? ;
9. It keeps that fairytale tone and takes us traveling through time which we LOVE ;
10. ALL THE FEELS getting back to that magical world.

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NYX IS TRAVELING  ✈️

As you all must know by now, I went to England with my sister this summer. We visited a few cities and we had such an amazing time. We’ve been to England a couple of times before and damn I must say that I really missed it! So today, I’ve decided to talk about one of the cities we’ve been to during this trip, a city I really REALLY enjoyed and you’ll soon know why!

Cambridge, UK

Cambridge is situated about 50 miles (80 km) north-by-east of London. It is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England. The River Cam, bordered by meadows, flows through Cambridge from the village of Grantchester, to the southwest. The city centre is mostly commercial, historic buildings, and large green areas such as Jesus Green, Parker’s Piece and Midsummer Common. Many of the roads in the centre are pedestrianized.

King’s College

Cambridge is the home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and one of the top five universities in the world. The university includes the Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. The Cambridge skyline is dominated by the last two buildings, along with the spire of the Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, the chimney of Addenbrooke’s Hospital and St John’s College Chapel tower. Just like Oxford, Cambridge is made up of individual colleges, there are 31 today. St Benet’s Church, situated next to Corpus Christi College, is the oldest standing building in Cambridge.

Clare College

The River Cam running through the city centre is used for boating. In fact, the University and its colleges are well known for rowing. Parts of the Cam are also used for recreational punting, a type of boating in which the craft is propelled by pushing against the river bed with a quant pole.

Punting
πŸ“ WHAT’S NOT TO MISS?
  • Punting. I didn’t do it – not enough time and kinda scared haha – but seriously the best way to see all those beautiful colleges ;
  • The colleges. Okay, you can’t see ALL of them unless you’re super motivated so here’s a few you definitely should have on your to-see list: King’s College, Trinity College, Clare College, St. John’s College ;
  • The mathematical bridge. Hell, that’s a weird bridge… ;
  • The River Cam. Nice view on Garret Hostel lane behind Trinity College ;
  • The Bridge of Sighs. Best seen from a chauffeured river tour.

 

Did you read The Cursed Child? What did you think? Did you like it? If not, what bothered you the most about it? πŸ’¬

Already been to Cambridge? Did you enjoy it? Did you travel this summer? Where did you go?

Let’s chat in comments πŸ’¬

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27 thoughts on “Harry Potter style

  1. I’m so glad you liked The Cursed Child, as I’m one of those who did, too (yet I’ve read so many negative reviews about it)! Although I definitely understand why some readers may be disappointed with it, I personally was just glad to be able to visit the Wizarding World once more. I loved being able to see Draco again and his reconciliation with Harry, as well as getting to know his adorable son, Scorpius! πŸ™‚

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    1. I knooow, so many negative reviews! I’m glad i’m not the only one who enjoyed it 😊 And yes yes yes, so glad to see all that, it actually made me want to re-read all the books haha 😁

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  2. Ohh great post this month Nyx!
    I am so glad you enjoyed The Cursed Child (and I can also say there are still displays of that book in every bookstore in England!) I was actually lucky enough to see the play and I thought it was brilliant. It was great being able to go back to Hogwarts and see the next generations. The book is still on my to-read list so I’m hoping to get around to it sometime this month!
    Also those pictures of Cambridge look amazing! I’ve never been to that city before but maybe I’ll be able to make a trip up there at some point! If the city is as amazing as you say it is then it’ll definitely be worth a visit! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! Haha, I bet those displays are going to last until Xmas πŸ™ˆ You’re so luckyyyy, I wish I could see that play. Can’t wait to hear what you thought of the book 😊 Thanks, you definitely need to check this city out, it’s so pretty! Damn… it makes me miss England 😭

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      1. That’s all right! πŸ˜€
        Part me feels like they will still be there even beyond Christmas! I’ll be posting a review as soon as I’m finished with the book so you’ll be able to see what I think of it, and how it lived up to the events of the play as well.
        There’s so much in England I still have left to see, this is really just one of the cities that should be on my travel list! πŸ˜€

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  3. I’m actually really scared to buy a copy of the HP script, even though I have had multiple opportunities to do so! I don’t want to ruin the ending of the series itself! Also, you casually visited my home country! πŸ™‚

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    1. I totally get it, I went by multiples bookshops before I caved and bought it. I guess I just couldn’t resist! πŸ™ˆ I hope you’ll give it a try, it’s a fast read and it actually makes you want to re-read all the books. You’re so lucky to live there, I absolutely love it! 😍

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  4. My dad attended Cambridge, and my uncle did his PhD there, so we went a few years ago, and yes, we did punt! The matematical bridge, as well as the Antarcitic Museum is really awesome. It’s such a beautiful, classic town, and I hope that I can visit again. I have really mixed feelings on the Cursed Child, but it’s great to see a positive review. I haven’t read it yet, but will at some point probably.

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    1. Aww, you’re so lucky it’s such a beautiful city! 😍 Was is hard punting? It looked kinda difficult to stand on that small boat without falling right into the water haha! Hope you’ll give it a try, even you don’t don’t fall in love you’ll still have a nice time reading it! 😊

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    1. Can’t wait to hear what you thought, there are such mixed feelings about that book! If you have the chance, you really should 😊 Lucky! Greece looks so so so pretty! Did you have a good time? Thank you so much 😊

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  5. I LOVED The Cursed Child, glad you liked it too! Sure, it’s not perfect, but the feelings and the nostalgia were on point! My favorite characters were Draco (never thought I’d say that) and of course Scorpius ❀
    Cambridge looks lovely! I've never been there, but now I definitely want to visit it one day!

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  6. I thought the last HP series ended perfectly too! So I haven’t bought the Cursed Child – but I did read an excerpt and it does look good!
    CAMBRIDGE IS GORGEOUS THOUGH OMGGG – I’m so happy you guys got to go there! Its at the top of my ‘must travel’ list! The photos you guys took look gorgeous 😍😍😍

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    1. Maybe one day you won’t be able to resist anymore and you’ll read it haha πŸ™ˆ Awww, that’s sweet thank you so much! Hope you’ll go there very soon 😊

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  7. I hear Harry Potter is like a secondary national symbol in England, right behind the monarchy. I’ve heard such mixed reviews of the script…people either LOVE it or curse it to the black abyss. There is no in between. :/

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