Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

So last weekend I managed to get a day off work to spend with my family and visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour. I realise I'm a little late in getting round to it, as it's currently celebrating its 1 year anniversary, but better late than never.

I didn't want to post too many photos and spoil it for those of you who haven't been, so here's a few of my favourite bits. I found it tricky to photograph some things as the lighting was pretty dark and I didn't fancy ruining my photos with flash.

It was really fun to see so many of the props, costumes and sets in real life, and I had to keep reminding myself that they were things actually used in the films.

It was amazing walking through 'Diagon Alley', it felt like I was on my way to Hogwarts, about to pick up some books from Flourish & Blotts and pick a wand from Olivander's! My favourite part was definitely the case in which all the letters, newspapers and posters were kept. I have a secret (or not so secret) love for typography anyway, so I found these great!

On the way out I had to pop into the gift shop of course. I picked up a Pygmy Puff keyring to brighten up my car keys, and my Dad kindly bought me a Gryffindor scarf. I was really hoping for a Hufflepuff one, but I wanted one I'd actually wear day to day and yellow sadly isn't my colour.

I had a browse in the sweet section, but at £7 for a chocolate frog I decided to pass. No wonder Ron couldn't afford anything from the sweet trolley!

I'd definitely recommend going and had a lovely day, it's a must for any Harry Potter fan, no matter how old.