I have totally been loving building, framing and creating our Harry Potter Wall this year. It's so nice to have all our photos and trinkets in one place instead of all over the place. Especially things like our Butterbeer bowls and Studio Tour Passports, things that would end up shut away in cupboards. I selected a range of different frames and photograph sizes to mimic the adorned walls of Hogwarts filled with paintings. I've also started collecting round side plates with cats on to create a little ode to Umbridge, I mean who doesn't love cats.
There are so many quotes from Harry Potter that I absolutely adore and I use as many as I can on social media for specific situations.
Earlier this year our beloved great grandfather sadly passed away I used the wise words of Albus Dumbledore (I quote him a lot) “To the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
During the horrendous attacks in Manchester and London I wanted to acknowledge them but not make any grand political statements, I prefer to stay neutral on social media so of course I turned to Harry Potter.
We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix.
And last week my daughter Megan said goodbye to her first school and most of her friends and again I turned to Dumbledore. If ever you need a cool, calm, collected voice in a situation no matter how scary, Dumbledore is your man, he never fails to have the perfect mantra.
When I saw HIBS100 had a teamed up with Smart Sign, I knew exactly what I would have written on a sign. Harry Potter is peppered with quotes full or meaning and motivation that taken from the context of of fighting Death Eaters and he who shall not be named, make perfect sense in our muggle life.
These are my most favourite quotes :
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Either of these adorning our Harry Potter wall would make me incredibly happy.
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