Random header image... Refresh for more!

#MicroblogMondays 60: Harry Potter and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.


This weekend we went to a second Harry Potter festival.  This time the weather cooperated, so we got to wear our Ravenclaw robes.  This festival was a lot more crowded.  You’ve never seen so many wizards in one place.

We lucked out that our visit to Philadelphia coincided with the Rosenbach Museum in Center City displaying the original copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the 150th anniversary of the book.  It’s the handwritten copy that Dodgson presented Alice Liddell when she asked him to write down the story, complete with the original, pre-Tenniel illustrations.

You could only take a non-flash photo from 2 meters away

You could only take a non-flash photo from 2 meters away

It was very special that we got to see the book the day before St. Frideswide’s Day, who is the patron saint of Oxford and her story (and the church in Oxford connected to her) are entwined in the story of the book.  We celebrate St. Frideswide’s Day every year with scones and tea, which we’ll have after the kids come home from school.

What is the most amazing thing you’ve seen this week?

P.S. I wrote about St. Frideswide before this with the Alice tour of Oxford.


Are you also doing #MicroblogMondays? Add your link below. The list will be open until Tuesday morning. Link to the post itself, not your blog URL. (Don’t know what that means? Please read the three rules on this post to understand the difference between a permalink to a post and a blog’s main URL.) Only personal blogs can be added to the list. I will remove any posts that are connected to businesses or are sponsored posts.

1. Shailaja/ Moving Quill 11. Solo Mama 21. Kasey
2. Lori Lavender Luz 12. Anks 22. Suzy
3. One and Done? 13. Isabelle 23. Good Families Do
4. Middle Girl 14. Geochick 24. Jess
5. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 15. Baby Blue Sunday 25. No Kidding in NZ
6. the bespectacled mother 16. S 26. Mali (A Separate Life)
7. Infertile Girl 17. Jen (Days of Grace) 27. Traci York
8. Jessica 18. Jen B (Waiting for Baby Bray) 28. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
9. Failing at Haiku 19. deathstar
10. Shilpa 20. Mary Francis


1 Shailaja { 10.19.15 at 5:38 am }

The most amazing thing that I saw this last week was the way the whole family got together to watch a family movie. Grandpa, grandma, us and the kid, it was a weekend to treasure. Yours sounds pretty awesome too!

2 illustr8d { 10.19.15 at 7:38 am }

Frideswide’s story is rather amazing.

Most amazing thing? Probably old family pictures: my grandparents in their 20s, my mom taking a selfie long ago, disappeared worlds peopled with ancestors.

3 a { 10.19.15 at 8:25 am }

It was a week of a couple firsts for me – I turned on the light in my garage on my way to the car (usually I stumble around in the dark) only to be greeted by a good-sized centipede. I promptly smashed him, because he was headed for the door. He should have gone the other way. Then I had to testify in federal civil court, where there are only 6 jurors. Then I played laser tag. I was the high scorer on my team both times. Not amazing, but definitely new.

4 the bespectacled mother { 10.19.15 at 9:35 am }

The most amazing thing I witnessed in the past few days is the excitement on the kid’s face on meeting his grandparents, my parents.

5 Jenn { 10.19.15 at 9:37 am }

I love Alice in Wonderland! Most amazing thing I’ve seen this week is a scale that said my son gained 2lbs in under 3 weeks.

6 Middle Girl { 10.19.15 at 9:39 am }

Blue, vibrantly so, sky.

7 loribeth { 10.19.15 at 9:55 am }

Leaves that are finally turning — gorgeous fall colours! 🙂

(Also, in keeping with my #MM post, the Blue Jays coming back in the 7th inning to win the series vs the Texas Rangers last Wednesday, lol.) 😉

8 anks { 10.19.15 at 10:36 am }

I saw a gorgeous sunrise on saturday… I was a thousand feet up in the air and the golden pink sunrays illuminated the gray sea below me… That would have to be the most amazing thing I saw recently

9 Geochick { 10.19.15 at 11:08 am }

Very cool. Uh, I wrote about my amazing thing – the signs of highways reconstruction finally coming to an end!

10 Sharon { 10.19.15 at 1:14 pm }

We have had storm activity in our area, and it has caused some exceptionally beautiful sunsets. We always have great sunsets here, but these have been even better than usual. (My sons are actually noticing, and commenting, on the sunsets and sunrises now, too, which is really cool.)

11 Jen { 10.19.15 at 1:42 pm }

Watching a baby who couldn’t stand unaided three weeks ago toddle all across a room, change his mind, do a quick 180 and toddle all the way back. With a big, proud grin on his face.

12 Kasey { 10.19.15 at 6:07 pm }

I kind of can’t wait until my kids are big enough to do these kinds of things. Most amazing thing is really hard. I’m going to say it was watching my kids run around barefoot in the freezing weather because they hate to wear shoes in the sand at the park. That was amazing.

13 Suzy { 10.19.15 at 8:06 pm }

oh how exciting to go to a Harry Potter festival. My daughter gave me a HP wand last Christmas. Will have to read the books again!

14 Jess { 10.19.15 at 9:27 pm }

That is so amazing… Harry Potter AND Alice in Wonderland. I would love to see a picture of the Ravenclaw robes… Hmmm. I’m not sure what would qualify as a most amazing thing, other than maybe snow in mid-October? (I live in western NY, though, so that’s not really all that amazing.) Seeing teensy tiny things in my washing machine all at once was pretty amazing, though. Still no one to fill them, but seeing all of it in one place and preparing for a someday-soonish-baby is pretty amazing. 🙂

15 Lori Lavender Luz { 10.19.15 at 9:41 pm }

Wow — what a unique experience!

The most amazing thing I’ve seen this week is The Maybe Baby (Babies). I feel so lucky to have spent the day with her and her guys.

16 Mali { 10.19.15 at 10:26 pm }

How fabulous to see that book! I heard an interview with the man who translated Alice into Maori this week. It was fascinating, but wonderful to hear that he tested it out on his Maori-speaking grandson, who loved it.

The most amazing thing I saw this week … I was in a museum at an exhibition about the Napier earthquake in 1931, and watched a projection of the translation of the Morse Code messages that came in from a navy ship that was in harbour at the time. I got shivers up my spine, as they talked about the destruction and the fires. (I’m going to talk more about the earthquake on A Separate Life sometime soon.)

17 Traci York { 10.19.15 at 10:55 pm }

I hadn’t heard of St. Frideswide’s Day before – cool!

The most amazing thing I saw this week was a tossup between the incredible foilage surrounding our house, and the Patriots game yesterday. 😀

18 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 10.20.15 at 1:52 am }

Today I saw the first guitar that Kurt Cobain ever smashed. That felt impressive.

19 Mijk { 10.20.15 at 8:47 pm }

I just arived at LAX on sunday for my very first visit to the USA and well this is a weird week to ask me about the most amazing thing I’ve seen this week. It is all amazing. The big cloud of rain above Phoenix was funny for us Dutch we sang R.E.M. Loudly i. The car. Everywhere you go always take the weather!!! M

(c) 2006 Melissa S. Ford
The contents of this website are protected by applicable copyright laws. All rights are reserved by the author