Time to show off!
No, kidding, but I would like to show you some things that I’ve bought while in London. Most of these I bought while in the Harry Potter studios and some things I bought on the streets. I like collecting mugs and key chains from cities and countries I visit, so I had to get myself some of those.
The first things I want to show are the things I bought at the Studios. I’ve had my eye on these three books for a while and now I’ve finally got them. They are ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ and ‘Quidditch through the Ages’. The are side-books to the Harry Potter series; related to the series, but not about our three heroes.
Obviously, I also had to buy some Every Flavour Beans (or, as I know them: Smekkies in alle smaken) and a Chocolate Frog.
The Beans come with a leaflet on which you can find the flavours and let me tell you, some of them are really really nasty. One has vomit flavour and since I’m not a pussy, I had to try that one. It didn’t really taste like vomit (or at least, not like my vomit), but it was freaking nasty and I spit it out. Thankfully, there’s also some beans with cherry of strawberry flavour.
Sadly, the Chocolate Frog didn’t jump anywhere, but it tasted good anyways. I also got a card with a wizard or witch on it: my card has Albus Dumbledore on it. It’s a 3D card and I couldn’t really catch the card right to show off Dumbledore, so I don’t have a photo of him.
I also bought a collection of four little notebooks, each of them representing one of the houses. Since I’ve taken the Pottermore test twice (once Hufflepuff and once Ravenclaw), I didn’t really know which house I belong to. A few days ago, I took another elaborate test and that one sorted me in Ravenclaw, so I like to think I’m officially Ravenclaw now.
The mug I bought when I wanted to try the Butterbeer. Empty this time, obviously. It’s small, but I like it.
Probably the thing I treasure most. My Marauder’s Map mug. It’s huge and pretty and I am really happy with it. My only fear is that I’ll drop it though, as it would be a pain in the arse trying to get myself a new one (since I can’t just casually visit the Studios anytime).
So, so pretty. I loved that they had mugs which hadn’t had anything to do with the houses. They also had a Deatheater mug, but nah.
In the Primark on Oxford St., I found some shirts I had been looking for. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the Ravenclaw one, but I found this nice Gryffindor one, which’ll have to do.
I also found this Hufflepuff one, which I like a bit less than the Gryffindor one. Yellow doesn’t really suit me, but since I wanted the shirt anyway, I’ve decided it’ll just be another shirt to sleep in.
I present, the mug and key chain I collected while in London.
I also couldn’t leave London without any tea, so I got myself some. I love tea, though I’m pretty sure I don’t actually like my tea as strong as Englishmen supposedly drink theirs.
A lovely little notebook in which I’ll probably never write a letter out of fear of ruining the whole thing.
And postcards! Obviously, I’ve got some double, but I don’t mind. I like to stick them in scrapbooks or on my wall, as a reminder of the time I had when away.
That’s it! That’s all the fun stuff I bought when in London. I am a pretty typical UK fangirl, any red buses or telephone booths are enough to make my heart beat faster. I am pretty content with the stuff I’ve bought, though I definitely wouldn’t mind going back and getting even more.