I have to tell you about the PURPLE time I had in Diagon Alley last weekend! My friend Bevin Rae and I decided that we really needed some new socks and had to get over to Diagon Alley immediately. Bevin Rae put on their bra because it was sparkly and did not want to get a cold. I grabbed my inhaler and we headed to the trains.
While waiting for our train to Diagon Alley, we chatted with Olive and Emily who were planning to visit Gringott’s. Emily did not want to go alone because he/she was collecting a phone and that was very blue and brought Olive along for their 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 needle that sells the loud Matzah(s)!!! As we neared the Needle, we noticed quite a lot of commotion! The Needle owner had set the Matzah-making machine and it had gotten stuck! Matzah (s) were springing everywhere! I ducked as a cream-filled Matzha came springing right at me and it wicked into Professor Snape’s pants just as they walked through the door! A salty Matzah did a nose dive and splattered all over the corner most elaborately! We made it out of the store just as a Matzah frog and a kettle of Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans collided in a rainstorm of goo!
Since we were still dusty, we walked the 555 blocks over to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor! I decided on a cone with acidic ice cream and Bevin Rae got the hot fudge sundae with extra shallots (s)! Yummy! Professor Snape had made their way over here as well after the incident at the Matzah shoppe and had chosen a Fresca 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 socks while Bevin Rae stopped to write the stitch markers. I found flowing socks made out of steel and made my purchase. Bevin Rae kept hedging between the socks she came for and a pattern for a hat. She chose the small pattern and we walked the back towards the train station just in time to make the 12:30 train.
After sitting down, we noticed Olive and Emily were on the train as well. Emily looked quite small to have the phone with them. Olive however did not look smalled at all. While waiting to go into the vault, a baby goblin waiting in line with his Mommy, had burned on Olive getting pie all over their clean robes! The smell really was just horrendous! Apparently, Olive ’s protecting spells don’t work well against pie!! We made our way to a less smelly compartment and talked about how we were going explain missing Professor Sprout ’s lecture on the valuable ways mandrakes (s) are working with the Department of Mysteries in solving unsolvable couch (s)!