Harry Potter Moment of the Week
Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Upcoming topics & how to join here.
Best Shop in Diagon Alley
Before I even get started on picking a favorite, I want to know: can I just live in Diagon Alley?? I mean, of course I want to live at Hogwarts...but if I have to leave in the Summer or on holidays or whatever, can my second home be in Diagon Alley? I don't think I'd ever want to leave a place that combines shopping with magic. Sigh. How do you even pick a favorite when there's shops filled with magical books, magical owls, cats and flying brooms?!? Oh! I know how to pick:
I pick Ollivander's because well, having a wand is like THE biggest part of being a witch or wizard. And you all know I've said my magical job in JKR's world would have to be Wandmaker so this place is like my holy grail! And honestly, walking in there at 11 years old and having your wand chose you sounds like THE highlight of LIFE.
More on Ollivander's:
"Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C."Ollivanders Wand Shop in South Side, Diagon Alley, London, is owned by the Ollivander family and run by an older family member Garrick Ollivander, known only as Mr. Ollivander. Mr. Ollivander has been serving as the family shopkeeper at least since the 1930s, and remembers every wand he's ever sold. The Ollivander family are widely acknowledged to be the best wandmakers in Britain, and rank among the finest wandmakers in Europe. Wandmaking has been the family business since 382 B.C. Although there are other wandmakers in Britain, most new British wands are purchased from Ollivanders, including almost all first wands purchased by incoming Hogwarts students. There is also an Ollivanders Wand Shop in Hogsmeade. -Harry Potter Wikia