Potter Trail

The inspiration to Hogwarts, this private school has four houses, just like in the wizard school.

We were so many people wanting to do the tour we had to split the group in half. Our tour guide was called Will I think.

You might not see it but we tried to get the inspiration to Diagon Alley behind us in this photo. Not very successfully.

Here it is! There’s even a Harry Potter shop on this street now. We’ve walked down this street many times before, it’s lovely with all the colourful houses.
Hello lovelies! Happy Tuesday! What are you up to this fine day? It’s another sunny day here in Sweden. Yesterday wasn’t super eventful. I was in the gym in the morning and was yet again sweating like a mad person because it is so warm in there! Everyone else looked alright and then there was sweaty me in the corner hehe. I suppose I was one of the few in weights area doing a Crossfit style workout with different stations… In one workout I was doing double unders and thinking about how I before would’ve felt awkward doing things seen as a bit out of the ordinary in the gym, a bit conscious of what people would think. Now I just turn up the music and go into to my own world. It’s taken a lot of years for that to happen but it is intimidating at first and I think we’ve all had that fear of being judged. What you learn later on is that everyone is so caught up in their own training anyway that it doesn’t matter what you’re doing. Do your thing and enjoy it, don’t worry about what others think.

Yesterday I did weighted lunges with a barbell and those always get me, I can feel my glutes woke up because they are sore today! I love that feeling though. Another exercise which really wakes up my glutes too is jumping lunges.

Here are some pictures from the Pottertrail, a Harry Potter walking tour we went on in Edinburgh. Jamie and I are both really big Harry Potter fans. I don’t even know how many times Jamie has read the books by now but it’s a lot anyway! This walking tour is free of charge and all they ask at the end is for a donation. It starts at the Greyfriars Bobby Statue and it was busy around there! Loads of people from all over the world wanting to take part in the magic. We were lucky with the weather on the second day and that’s probably why it was so busy. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to do it in the cold snowy, rainy weather we had the day before.

Our tour guide Will was great and was so knowledgable about all things Harry Potter and Harry Potter’s relationship to Edinburgh. It was great how they also threw in some facts about Edinburgh along the way as well. We got to see the graveyard which was the inspiration for the graveyard in Goblet of Fire as well as the graves where J.K. Rowling got her inspiration for the names for McGonagall and Tom Riddle (Voldemort). The tour finished on the street which was the inspiration for Diagon Alley. It took about one hour and fifteen minutes or so and we enjoyed every minute of it! If you’re wanting to discover Edinburgh a bit differently, then this is for you. Perhaps more so if you’re a Potter fan.

Now it’s time for me to get going to the gym. I decided to go a bit later today so and have my breakfast and chill first before heading over. I thought I would sleep for a bit longer but nope that didn’t happen. Oh well, at least the sun is shining. I can’t wait to get outside.

Speak soon, M xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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