We all wish that we could jump into a book / tv series / movie – land, some are the places that dreams are made of, others are made of nightmare material but we still wonder what it’d be like to visit that place. Well I do anyways. So without further ado, grab your suitcases and come on fictional trip with me!
First off (I think this may be a popular one), i’d like to travel through the looking glass and visit Wonderland (not with Alice though!), purely for the description of it. I can imagine how beautiful it would be to walk through the field of singing flowers, hearing the wonderfully wise rantings of The Hookah-smoking caterpillar (aka Absolem in the animated films). After a long day of adventure, a cup of tea and a slice of cake with The Mad Hatter would not go amiss. I will always imagine Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, when I read it because he was so bloody great! And again “We’re All Mad Here” sums my house up quite nicely!
Next i’ll jump on the Jabberwock, where he would drop me off to Goblin King; Jareth’s Castle smack bang in the middle of The Goblin City. If you’ve seen The Labyrinth you will know what I Am talking about! For me, this film gave me the worse nightmares as a child, I didn’t like The Muppets either. But those flamingos that can remove their heads? Nope! Then why, you ask, would I want to visit there? Well my darlings, I would love to try and conquer the disorientating stairways in the famous Escher Room (Loved the scene of David Bowie having a sing song, swoon!) Even though I hated the film, I would love to walk every single step in that room, with David Bowie, obvs!
After the tour of The Goblin Castle, it’s straight to New York City. Everyone reading I am aware New York is not a fictional land BUT the person i’d like to visit is (I wish she wasn’t but I don’t have that power!). I’d like to grab a coconut latte and cake with Virginia Lewis. I don’t think this character is globally famous like Harry Potter but Virginia, Wolf and Tony’s travels with Prince Wendell turned dog by the Evil Queen as they try and save the 9 kingdoms from her evil reign. Everything about this made me so happy! (Please put it on your Christmas list for santa!) Basically the book and tv show is hugely based on The Grimm’s Fairy Tales! It’s perfection! Anyways, the book and show seemed to promise a prequel, do you think it ever came? It did not! So a little catch up with my girl V and i’ll know exactly what happened in her ‘Happily Ever After’, can’t just leave me hanging for 20 years and never let me know! #fangirl
After my New York visit (and a nap), i’ll be taking myself down to the car rental place to start my journey in search of Shirley Jackson’s Hill House. Although throughout the book The Haunting of Hill House was never identified, I bet I could find it (this is fictional so not really). I’d like to stay there for the night, because I think the ghosts are pretty lonely and just want someone to catch them up with the events of the world. Maybe Ii wouldn’t last the whole night but I bet I could at least stay an hour or so after dark! Eleanor was a lovely girl, she’d protect me…. right??
Finally, after a long few days of travelling around the fictional world, there’s nothing quite like going somewhere that feels like home. Where there is always someone to talk to, and home cooked meals! No peeling potatoes for me, I’ve got my wand! Have you guessed where my last visit is yet? Yes you’ve got it! How could I possibly not visit the warmest fictional family we have all come to know and love at their home, The Burrow? I’ve always loved the Weasleys, they are a beckon of light on a bad day. And I love the twins Fred and George, although I couldn’t tell you which is which…. well, if I visited after George loses his ear I can, or after Fred dies (*sob*). But death and maiming aside, I would love to cause a bit of mischief around the burrow and Hogwarts with this terrible (lovable) twosome! I’d love to sneak some of their puking pastels into Professor Umbridge’s tea, that would wipe the smile of her little annoying face! I wouldn’t say no to a cuddle with Mrs Weasley, she’s a sweetheart, but lets not forget she’s also a fierce Queen!
So that’s my top 5 on my fictional bucket list! Although, there are so many more trips I would make that we’d be here forever! What’s on your fictional bucket list? Let me know, leave a comment or tag me in your fictional post! Thank-you for reading!