I hope you're well and enjoying Halloween. We've had lots of tiny humans trick or treating tonight, mostly tiny witches and vampires but also an adorable fairy as well as a little angel :)
I spent Thursday afternoon making up lots of little treat bags for visiting trick or treaters, with sweets, lolly pops and Halloween balloons inside and we still have a few left over which no doubt Hubby will take into work in the morning and leave in the break room for co-workers as he always does :)
We had such fun over the weekend at work. We were all asked to dress up and on Friday I wore a dress with way too many petticoats, a hat with a veil, added my pearls and some bright red lipstick and I went all retro :)
On Saturday I wore a head to toe Hogwarts school uniform including my gorgeous scarf, a gift from my dear Hubby, bought when he attended Comic Con earlier this year (thank you sweetheart, I love it and you of course x)
In addition to my scarf, I wore black trousers, a white shirt, black v neck jumper, a House tie, a Hogwarts student gown and a fabulous velvet witches hat, another gift from Hubby (thank you sweetheart x) I also had a wand and a small cauldron :)
As any Potter fan knows it's possible to be sorted into school houses (and, of course, to have virtual wands chose us) at Pottermore. I was sorted into Gryffindor House but you might have noticed that Hubby bought me a Slytherin scarf.
My Hogwarts uniform simply had to be Slytherin honeys, to honour our beloved Alan Rickman so sadly taken from us this year. I owe my love of all things Potter to Mr Rickman since having lost my heart to him many, many (really many) years ago, I only went to see the first movie because he was in the cast.
Dear Mr Rickman brought the Head of Slytherin House, Professor Severus Snape, beautifully, heart breakingly to life. So, you can see why dear ones, there was no option but for me to be a Slytherin House student for the day and oh my what fun it was!
I lost count of how many customers asked me "where's your owl?" or "where's your broomstick then?" to which I'd smile and occasionally wave my wand in their direction, to be met with grins all round :)
Later in the afternoon an adorable wee boy, maybe around six or seven years old, was staring at me. After staring for a minute or two he asked me why I was wearing a witches hat. I told him I wasn't really wearing a witches hat because I'm not a witch yet, that I attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry so I'm only learning to be a witch.
He replied "no you're don't!"
"Yes, I do" I said "why else would I be wearing a uniform?"
Silence for a minute or so and I continued chatting to the wee boy's Mum.
"If you really go to Hogwarts what are you doing here then?" asked the wee boy
"Have you ever seen older boys and girls helping to pack bags sometimes?" I said. He nodded. "Well, if you're old enough they let you work a checkout too."
Silence again. Again I chatted to his Mum and again this very smart wee boy mulled over what I'd said.
"If you really go to Hogwarts where's your animal?" He said. "Everybody knows if you go to Hogwarts you get to have a pet.."
I reached into the little cauldron sitting by me at the checkout and lifted out my little frog and introduced him to my young interrogator. "This is my friend, Theodore Arbuthnott the frog" I said.
"Why isn't he moving" he said.
"He only moves for me" I said "and everyone knows we're not allowed to do magic outside school. It wouldn't do if a muggle were to see anything magical"
This darling wee boy looked at his Mum and said "Mum, I want to go to Hogwarts!"
:) I hope you've had a fabulous Halloween dear ones, till next time, smile lots and hug even more,
huggles always * xx
* If, like me, you're a Potter fan you'll know we take "always..." really seriously :) x