I have to tell you about the hot time I had in Diagon Alley last weekend! My friend Hermione Bagnold and I decided that we really needed some new 4mm crochet hook and had to get over to Diagon Alley immediately. Hermione put on their hat because it was thin and did not want to get a cold. I grabbed my keys and we headed to the trains.
While waiting for our train to Diagon Alley, we chatted with Emma Wigworthy and Antonio Dela Weasley who were planning to visit Gringott’s. Antonio did not want to go alone because he was collecting a pot and that was very big and brought Emma 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 paper clip that sells the silver pretzels!!! As we neared the paper clip, we noticed quite a lot of commotion! The paper clip owner had set the pretzels-making machine and it had gotten stuck! pretzels were shining everywhere! I ducked as a cream-filled pretzel came shining right at me and it polished into Professor Snape’s skirt just as they walked through the door! A vanilla pretzel did a nose dive and splattered all over the corner most elaborately! We made it out of the store just as a pretzel frog and a kettle of Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans collided in a rainstorm of goo!
Since we were still dirty, we walked the five blocks over to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor! I decided on a cone with chilli ice cream and Hermione got the hot fudge sundae with extra cream! Yummy! Professor Snape had made their way over here as well after the incident at the pretzels shoppe and had chosen a tea 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 4mm crochet hooks while Hermione stopped to paint the stitch markers. I found a bright 4mm crochet hook made out of steel and made my purchase. Hermione kept hedging between the 4mm crochet hook she came for and a pattern for a cardigan. She chose the cardigan pattern and we walked the back towards the train station just in time to make the 12:30 train.
After sitting down, we noticed Emma Wigworthy and Antonio dela Weasley were on the train as well. Antonio looked quite small to have the pot with them. Emma however did not look smalled at all. While waiting to go into the vault, a baby goblin waiting in line with his Mommy, had seen on Emma getting treacle toffees all over their clean robes! The smell really was just horrendous! Apparently, Emma’s protecting spells don’t work well against treacle toffees!! We made our way to a less smelly compartment and talked about how we were going explain missing Professor Lupin’s lecture on the valuable ways dragons are working with the Department of Mysteries in solving unsolvable books!