I have to tell you about the smart time I had in Diagon Alley last weekend! My friend Waverly Trimble and I decided that we really needed some new needle cases and had to get over to Diagon Alley immediately. Waverly put on her belt because it was clever and did not want to get a cold. I grabbed my purse and we headed to the trains.
While waiting for our train to Diagon Alley, we chatted with Buttercup Dumbledore and Selena Starfire who were planning to visit Gringott’s. Selena did not want to go alone because she was collecting a broom and that was very colorful and brought Buttercup along for her excellence in protecting spells.
The train arrived and off we went. Our seats were very comfortable and the train sped along towards Diagon Alley and we were there in a flash! Before heading to the Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe, we went into a glass that sells the sturdy chocolate pies!!! As we neared the glass, we noticed quite a lot of commotion! The glass owner had set the chocolate pie making machine and it had gotten stuck! Chocolate pies were flying everywhere! I ducked as a cream-filled chocolate pie came flying right at me and it striped into Professor McGonegal’s sock just as she walked through the door! A lime chocolate pie did a nose dive and splattered all over the ceiling most elaborately! We made it out of the store just as a chocolate pie frog and a kettle of Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans collided in a rainstorm of goo!
This was lots of fun, and made for a funny (if odd) story!
Since we were still happy, we walked the 13 blocks over to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor! I decided on a cone with lemon ice cream and Waverly got the hot fudge sundae with extra caramel! Yummy! Professor McGonegal had made her way over here as well after the incident at the chocolate pie shoppe and had chosen a birch beer float.
After that, we passed Gringott’s and headed to Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe! I tried not to look at the beautiful skeins of silk and bamboo and wool and instead, headed toward the needle cases while Waverly stopped to run the stitch markers. I found a purple needle case made out of steel and made my purchase. Waverly kept hedging between the needle case she came for and a pattern for a wash cloth. She chose the wash cloth pattern and we walked the back towards the train station just in time to make the 12:30 train.
After sitting down, we noticed Buttercup and Selena were on the train as well. Selena looked quite shiny to have the broom with them. Buttercup however did not look shiny at all. While waiting to go into the vault, a baby goblin waiting in line with his Mommy had played on Buttercup, getting pinot grigio all over their clean robes! The smell really was just horrendous! Apparently, Buttercup’s protecting spells don’t work well against pinot grigio!! We made our way to a less smelly compartment and talked about how we were going explain missing Professor Snape’s lecture on the valuable ways hippogriffs are working with the Department of Mysteries in solving unsolvable witches!