“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” Richard Harris as Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
I think this quote applies to all of 2020:
“Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” Michael Gambon as Professor Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light. Michael Gambon as Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
And just like that, Advent 2019 has come to an end!
The Fab Five had only one bag of pieces to add to Lego Hogwarts Castle today…#37:
There really weren’t too many details added since Saturday…mainly some more stained glass, and the roof and tower pieces:
Turkey joined the two parts of the set together, and even though we knew what they looked like separately, I think we were all shocked by how immense (not to mention beautiful!) the entire set is!
It was quite a project, and I think a fun one!
I finished off Advent with a Prosecco from Italy:
And of course I wore my standard Christmas Eve brooch:
Merry Christmas Eve Eve!
Here we are at the penultimate day of Advent already! Bag 36 of Lego Hogwarts Castle included pieces for the roof…tomorrow, it’s just finishing touches, and then the whole thing will be put together!
Tonight’s wine was a Cabernet Sauvignon from Chilé, which I enjoyed.
Since I have worn each of my brooches at least twice this Advent, Bunny let me borrow her newest brooch from Erstwilder’s current Christmas collection today…wasn’t that thoughtful of her, and isn’t it adorable?
I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve!
The start of the fourth week of Advent (can you believe how fast it’s gone by?!?), included bags 34 and 35 for Lego Hogwarts Castle:
Tonight’s wine was a Shiraz from Australia:
And I wore my Erstwilder Holly brooch today:
Today the Fab Five completed bags 31-33 of Lego Hogwarts Castle…there are only four left!!!
Here’s a look at my favorite details built during the third week of Advent:
Tonight’s wine was a Chardonnay from Argentina:
Since it’s the first day of winter, I went with a penguin brooch:
Bag 30 of Lego Hogwarts Castle included the pieces to build the Whomping Willow and the Flying Ford Anglia, plus the final minifig…Rowena Ravenclaw:
Tonight’s wine was a Merlot from Chilé. Before I started this Advent calendar, I don’t think I even realized that Chilé was a wine-producing country, but I’ve had a few varieties from there now, so not only have I enjoyed the wine, I’ve also learned something!
A basset hound brooch on a leopard print shirt…too much animal in one outfit? I think not!
Today bag 29 of Lego Hogwarts Castle was built, and while you can’t see the full details in these photos, it’s not hard to figure out just where Professor Umbridge’s office was added!
Tonight’s wine was a White Zinfandel from the US, which I believe is a first location-wise for this Advent calendar:
Since we went to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tonight, I figured a star brooch was most appropriate for today:
The Fab Five are in the home stretch of Lego Hogwarts Castle…they started the fourth and final instruction book with the steps for bag 28 today!
Tonight’s wine was another red blend from Spain:
I went with a duo of Christmas tree brooches for maximum sparkle today: