Two things I love come together: Harry Potter + Drinks.
I have several bookmarks which I match with what I’m reading, but my fave of the lot is this Harry Potter bookmark from over a decade ago. It’s quite battered now, but the best thing about it is that it features a birthday message from my mom. (This came with a Harry Potter book. God knows where my mom found the typewriter to write the message with.)
Was able to catch Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and it was cool to see some of the props they had used for the Harry Potter movies. I was also volunteered for the sorting ceremony, and it was verified that I’m a Slytherin (even Pottermore says so).
I spent a lot of time looking for an apt souvenir because, I must admit, I’m such a fan of kitschy things. So I went home with this Slytherin pen, which is perfect for all the cunning plans I must draw up.
When Bertie Bott said “every flavor,” (or every flavour, since he’s British) he wasn’t kidding. I rue the day I tried a bean without looking at the chart of flavors—and got a vomit-flavored one.
The flavors in the box are:
- Black Pepper
- Green Apple
- Rotten Egg
- Sherbet Lemon
HOGWARTS SCHOOL of WITCHCRAFT and WIZARDRY
First-year students will require:
1. Three sets of plain work robes (black)
2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
4. One winter cloak (black, silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupils’ clothes should carry name tags
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginners’ Guide to Transfiguration by Emetic Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set glass or crystal phials
1 set brass scales
Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS"
— Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling