End of an era
Carl and I saw the last Harry Potter movie last night.
Harry and friends are a similar age to Jack and his friends, so it’s been more than a little weird watching them all grow up – Harry and his friends in a much more public manner!
Isabel has read and reread all the books many times over. I’m glad that we have them all in hardback as they have had a lot of use. Carl and I read the first five to the children in the evenings as part of their bedtime reading. Funny, though – we would alternate who read depending on lots of other things, so I don’t have a sense of all of the books at all! I also remember a road trip to Queensland when I read the book aloud to the children while we travelled the less spectacular highways.
And Harry Potter has just done the most wonderful things for children reading. The photo above was taken after Isabel and I spent a morning in the Canberra Centre many years ago. One of the HP books came out that day. The mall was full of children and adults of all ages hungrily reading the latest installment. Face painting. Wizards. Crystals!
I would like to spend one summer reading all of the books in one go. Perhaps I’ll do it this summer while camping. That’s if I can wrestle them off Isabel.
We also went to see HP at the Dendy Premium. First time. Weird as well. I love the seats and reclining back and putting my feet up. Truly luxurious. The staff bringing around food was strange though. I found it a little distracting (people at the left front has a lot of food and drinks). It had touches of Roman Empire about it – reclining back and eating. We ordered an Asian snack platter of fresh and fried spring rolls, coconut prawns, wontons. Then an ice cream and coffee. All a bit strange after a gin and tonic while we waited and placed our order (complete with timing of food…yes, snack platter, then ice cream then coffee, all 30 minutes apart). Next time we thought we would just go with the beer and wedges options – get them to bring a beer out every hour or so.
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