SEPTEMBER 1st: It was Back to Hogwarts! *tears of magical joy* ••• I woke up to a busy ruddy weekend and a boring as anything work list ••• then my partner in crime, Sara walked into my office and said it’s Back To Hogwarts Day today and my brains were rattled pretty good when she showed me an Instagram video of the gathering at King’s Cross and the appearance of Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law!!! ••• we discussed how we would have fallen down on our knees and broken down into HUGE bawling crying fits had we been there! ••• hahaha! 😁 And I can only laugh at the thought of what non Potterheads would be going through at Kings Cross station when the lot gathered there and there was even an announcement on the microphone about Hogwarts Express leaving!!! 😭 ••• EMOTIONS OUT OF CONTROL!!! ••• I set up a little Back to Hogwarts display in my office/room myself! ••• It’ll be a very long time before I get to revisit Hogwarts so I can only cry!
YouTube VIDEOS OF THE KING'S CROSS STATION EVENT
SHOOING THE DAILY DEMONS AWAY WITH A CUPPA
••• we all need some courage to combat the monsters of daily life. It was a happy Sunday (in my head!) and I started the day with a cuppa Chai in the Gryffindor mug. It makes a big difference to me what I drink my Chai in and when it's a wizarding world merch mug then it adds to the awesomeness!
WELCOMED NEWT SCAMANDER TO THE FUNKO FAMILY
••• welcomed the Newt Scamander special edition Funko Pop to the family last month. It arrived with the package damaged and the head wobbling and accents chipped. It was so heartbreaking ••• fortunately the seller refunded the money •••
"BAGGED" SOME NEAT DEALS ON HANDBAGS, NIFFLERS, & FUNKOS FROM HOT TOPIC
••• Hot Cash 💰💰💰 ••• it came like an early birthday gift from Hot Topic and Sara and I flocked to our Potterhead shrine and swooped some seriously awesomesauce merch! ••• We found 2 Hogwarts handbags! *faints* ••• picked up Niffler plushies which we were dying over since a long time ••• AND!!! Grindelwald Funko Pops ••• oh oh!!! Dark Mark 💀 badges to sow on our DIY denim bags! •••ORDER OF THE PHOENIX READING CONTINUES
Mornings (7 am-ish) are for a warm bowl of oatmeal and reading HP. I am catching up from where I left off in the 10th grade (shame on me!). My return to HP fandom is the core part of reclaiming my life after it fell prey to worldly pursuits.
So, I am reading the bit about Harry's stay at the Black House. I am instantly taken back to the Wizarding World where I stand before Grimmauld Place and look up at the curtained windows waiting for the sulky faced Kreacher to peak at me. Alas! There shall be no visit this year.WIZARDING WORLD CANDY IS ABOUT TO HIT THE STORES! JELLY BELLY IS THE NEW HONEYDUKES!
The more candy they make available in the Muggle world the more magic goes around. We cannot have Honeydukes everywhere and Lolli & Pops has been my only other go-to for Chocolate Frog minis and 3D cartoonish wizard cards. It would be a treat to have these come out in common.FANTASTIC BEASTS TRAILER STUNS THE WORLD!
The Wizarding World you know, the story you don’t. Watch the Final Trailer for #FantasticBeasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, in theaters November 16. #WandsReady pic.twitter.com/ggybMcotOE— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) September 25, 2018