Enigma Quests School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Review

Essentially, the Enigma Quests School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is an Escape Room, based around the theme of Harry Potter

What is an Escape Room?

An escape room is a popular entertainment activity, where small teams of people, 3-5 roughly, are up against the time, in order to complete a mission to escape a room they are trapped in. Puzzles, challenges and clues are to be solved co-operatively to complete the mission successfully.

My Experience

I absolutely love Harry Potter (if you didn’t already know) and was absolutely thrilled to participate in this challenge with my 5 friends.

The location of Enigma Quests was highly accessible, being very close to Liverpool Street Station in Central London. As soon as we entered the site, I could feel my nerves and anticipation creep up.

The team at Enigma Quests were very welcoming and since I’m an early bird, we arrived early and chilled in the lounge – where we played multiple board games and helped ourselves to the refreshments available.

Once we entered the escape room (after our prep) we all desperately ran around attempting to find clues. At first we were all so confused but managed to figure our way around. The escape room was very challenging and required exceptional team effort. The challenge itself was absolutely thrilling and we all had an AMAZING time, especially as our first escape room experience.

I am also very proud to say our team managed to escape the room within the 60 minutes we had. We achieved an outstanding result, with 2 minutes remaining.

This escape room was well worth the £20 I paid for it. And thanks to Enigma Quests, I would happily participate in another escape room.

Hm, for my birthday in April, I’m possibly thinking about going to the ‘Snatch: A Million Pound Heist’ escape room by Enigma Quest, which is opening soon.

Suggestion for improvement

My time with Enigma Quests was brilliant and the only suggestion I can think of is an item of remembrance e.g. a certificate of achievement, to be given which would commemorate the achievement of teams. Or possibly a Hogwarts Acceptance Letter?

Enigma Quests Website: https://enigmaquests.london/about

 

Secret Santa

(In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Secret Santa.”)

“Mine own invention, my masterpiece; the crowning achievement of my career. Bottled good fortune. Brewed correctly the drinker of this potion will be lucky in all their endeavours, but be warned … excessive consumption is highly toxic and can cause extreme recklessness. Fans of Quidditch were quick to protest that a potion which gives the drinker good luck was hardly fair and use of my potion was banned, quite rightly, from all competitive events … except potion-making tournaments.” – Zygmunt Budge

A bottled potion,

Devoid of emotion,

No matter who it were gifted,

Their spirits automatically lifted.

Only if it were to be true,

A little drop not very hard to brew,

Had it come to my possession,

I would gift a dear friend – no question.

Felix Felicis or more commonly liquid luck.

Felix Felicis

Liebster Award

Liebster Award Thank you Evolving Ruminations for nominating me for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ (which I have received previously so I won’t be doing another post on that but thank you so much!) and the ‘Liebster Award’. I’m very grateful and I am so glad that you like my blog. Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:

  1. Post the award on your blog. (I’ve done it on this post)
  2. Thank the blogger who has nominated you: again thank you so much Evolving Ruminations.
  3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.
  5. Oh wait and I forgot you’ve got to nominate people!

Now here’s the hard part… 11 random facts (I’ll try to make it different from my previous ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ post):

  1. I love chocolate. Like L.I.T.E.R.A.L.L.Y.
  2. 5 Seconds of Summer are my boys.
  3. (Damn this is so hard) my favourite book is Harry Potter.
  4. ‘She’s The Man’ is one of my favourite films and the reason I say one is because I have loads.
  5. Ed Sheeran’s music is life. (I’m listening to him right now whilst writing)
  6. I cried when at the end of Allegiant (third and final book of Divergent).
  7. The first band I listened to was McFly.
  8. I like baking. Okay I don’t know if I’ve said that before but now you know.
  9. I’ve had dreams of working for Marvel which is weird or being a scientist like the ones in Marvel movies.
  10. When I was younger apparently I swung my Nan’s cat around by the tail. Now that I think about it I was such a horrible kid.
  11. I hate horror movies. They creep me out.

Answers to 11 questions: 1. What is your favourite dessert?

  • Cheesecake!

2. What’s the longest you’ve slept at a stretch?

  • Probably 15 hours.

3. Name at least 3 books that have impacted you (bonus points for why).

  • Harry Potter – it gives me hope, taught me to be brave and has shown me the value of friendship.
  • Divergent – taught me to be brave and live my life. Plus It has inspired me to have my very own bucket list.

4. What activity do you find most therapeutic?

  • Listening to music.

5. What is your favourite colour and the least favourite?

  • I honestly have no idea. But I love black, grey, blue, red … a lot of colours. I don’t have a least favourite.

6. Name one song that you find timeless.

  • Too many but I’d probably say an Ed Sheeran song.

7. What is your biggest achievement in life and why?

  • I don’t think I’ve got one. Yeah I’m pretty useless.

8. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

  • Make the world a peaceful place to live in e.g. no wars…

9. What are the top places you want to visit?

  • America, Australia, Argentina, Spain, Italy. I’d want to travel around the world someday.

10. If there is one thing that you would desperately want to do right now, what would that be?

  • Go zip lining.

11. Last but not the least, why did you decide to blog?

  • I participated in a summer course which required me to write and post and inspired me to create a blog.

My nominees:

TheHotMessBlog

Faith…Literally

Serena Eats.

Lucile de godoy, on life

Zen and pi

Space to Babble

xxwriterwomanxx

Ramblings Of A College Introvert

11 questions for my nominees:

  1. When did you create your blog and what/who inspired you?
  2. If you could have one thing in the world what would it be?
  3. Have you ever had any pets? If so, what?
  4. The funniest thing you have ever done?
  5. Do you like reading? If yes, what’s your favourite book?
  6. What’s your favourite film? Why?
  7. If you could visit one place in the world where would it be?
  8. You’re dream job?
  9. Your favourite pastime activity?
  10. Your most precious item?
  11. And finally… You’re most embarrassing moment?

One Lovely Blog Award

one lovely blog award Hey bloggers! I’ll begin by giving a massive thank you to conqueringanthropophobia for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I truly appreciate it and I am very thankful. Equally, thank you to everyone who has been reading my posts, liking them and commenting. It has also been a great pleasure to read the many blogs of fellow bloggers!

The One Lovely Blog Award Rules:

The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and also to help the new blogger to reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow bloggers who choose them. This award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  2. Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
  3. Share 7 facts/or things about yourself
  4. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog.

And now it’s time for the 7 facts about myself:

  1. Hm, this is hard. My favourite quote is “never judge a book by its cover.”
  2. My love for Dylan O’Brien is unhealthy. And so is my fascination with Harry Potter.
  3. I hate English but I write which is very weird.
  4. I’m a teenager at the age of 15.
  5. I like Spiderman, Batman, Captain America, Green Arrow, Iron Man… you get the point.
  6. When I was younger I wanted to be the first woman in the men’s football team. Don’t ask.
  7. I don’t know but there’s a bit about me on my first post so you can just pick one from there: https://xxjustmywayofthinkingxx.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/just-a-little-beginning/ ?

Here come my nominees! (Sorry I haven’t had a lot of time to be hanging around the site due to school. Ugh.) However, these blogs have caught my eye so check them out if you have time.

  1. TheHotMessBlog  — That ‘Autumn Favourites’ post got me drooling, keep it up! (Haha same theme)
  2. Faith…Literally — ‘The regular thoughts of an irregular teenager’ love it! & you’re blog is pretty awesome.
  3. Serena Eats.  — Yum! I love the ‘Switch: Better than cream post’ I think I need to visit that place!
  4. Lucile de godoy, on life — love the photo’s, keep it up!
  5. endeavour — I love you’re ‘Welcome Stranger’ post, it was amazing!
  6. Zen and pi  — I really like you’re posts, they are nice to randomly read 🙂
  7. Space to Babble — Let me just say this first; so I was checking your blog out & the first this I see is ‘I met Imagine Dragons’ and you can imagine my reaction :O I really love you’re blog.
  8. xxwriterwomanxx  — LOL I really like you! You’re posts are really random but nice and you seem super bubbly & it’s great!
  9. Okay, urm… I’m going to finish this off later. Hopefully! But does anyone know of any book blogs cause I haven’t seen any? Or a Harry Potter blog cause I really feel like reading one of those, for some oddly, strange reason.