Sometimes you just gotta swing by the gift shop, even if it does result in spending more money that is perhaps sensible. But who needs to be sensible when you can instead have a thoroughly good time, right? I have always enjoyed collecting souvenirs, and dotting them around my space is a wonderful way to relive some of the memories from brilliant days. Not every day goes as well as we would like it to and for those days I think it's important to surround yourself with things that make you smile.
Half way around the tour = Butterbeer time! This time I got mine in the uber-expensive tankard so I would be able to use it as a pen holder, alongside the Butterbeer cup I got last time I visited the tour, on my desk. Totally worth it. The mini cauldron now houses bookmarks on my shelf alongside a Pygmy Puff (who still needs to be named!) and some round spectacles that totally suckered me in as I was queuing to pay.
The crystal goblet is such a tactile object that serves no purpose really other than looking fabulous on my desk. Often dark magic is the most fascinating but mostly it's a reminder that sometimes it's necessary to make sacrifices or compromise to achieve something important.
Do you like collecting souvenirs from places you visit?
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