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Craft: Whomping Willow



Christmas 2018

I got five things related to Harry Potter for Christmas. Which is more than I expected to be honest. My wishlist is full of it, but usually, people don’t get that for me. Maybe they don’t know what I have and want to avoid double up on anything.

Four of the items was a gift from one of my best friends. She knows me so well. Cookbook, Ravenclaw notebook, and Funkos. It’s great!

The fifth item came from my parents and made me cry actual tears of joy.

The Lego Set, and not one of those little ones, but THE Lego Set. I had no words when I opened this gift. I could not wrap my mind around the fact that I now was the owner of this. Someone pinch my arm!? My brother and I have plans for building this while watching Harry Potter movies sometime in the near future.

#Ampersand2018 September Challenge

On instagram there are often monthly challenges. The point is to take a picture every day (or as you please) with a new prompt every day. I follow this great bookstagrammer, commasandampersands, and she post a new challenge every month, and I figured I would give it a go. I did not post a picture every day, but still managed quite a few.

It is supposed to be about all kinds of books, but I made it into a Harry Potter themed challenge. Who would have guessed?! It was fun to be creative, and take pictures, but not every prompt was easy let me tell you… Not every picture I was satisfied with, but points for effort right?

I wrote more on Instagram if you want to see them with more of a description, here I’ll just put the pictures and the prompts. My handle on insta is istrand.

// 1. School // 2. Letters

// 3. Local

// 4. Conquer // 5. Charity

// 6. Truth // 7. #housepride

Number 8 was a boomerang, so it is only on instagram. // 9. Flame // 10. Numbers

// 11. #onthebed // 12. subject

// 13. okay // 14. go-to

15. and 16. is not here, because I was away that weekend. // 17. pick // 18. ebook

// 19. dressup // 20. hour

I skipped number 21… // 22. adventure // 23. banned

// 24. sequel // 25. dreamer

26 is also a boomerang, and can be seen on instagram. // 27. mark // 28. nine

I was away on the 29th, so didn’t do it, but ended it all with // 30. wrap-up.

Remember that they all can be seen in better format on instagram (istrand).
Let me know which one is your favourite?

20th Anniversary Edition

Last year I bought the paperback versions of the “20th anniversary edition” of Philosopher’s Stone. This summer Chamber of Secrets came out, and I decided to buy both the Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets in hardback editions.