I am not among those amazingly cool peeps obsessed with Harry Potter who, by the way, call themselves Potterheads . I am not to consider myself a Potterhead still even if I have completed J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series which accidentally sit prominently in our bookshelf. And after First Born played Harry Potter during a book parade in their school last first trimester, he had given my books too much attention that this mom would always remind him to take care of them. Not because I am a die-hard Harry Potter fan. It’s because the books are all hardbound and I quite invested on them. Still this does not make me a Harry Potter fanatic.
And so, on my birth month (which was months ago), I invited my best buddy Smash for an afternoon of chit chat and whatnot. I told her of this place called The Nook Cafe which serves the best butterbeer in town (or so they claim).
We paid a visit to the place.
The cafe seemed too unexciting, more like the hard post between Platform 9 and 10 at London’s King’s Cross Station. No muggles will ever take notice of it perhaps because of its ordinariness.
But wait till you enter —
The inside was too small that probably a group of ten students cannot fit sitting there. There were about three sets of tables with two chairs each. And beside those chairs was the small counter where transactions happen.
My Immobulus charm worked for us as it indeed caused those ahead of us to be immobile. We were able to transfer to the second level of the cafe after a couple vacated their spot. My charm that night was my then two-month old little munchkin.
Upstairs was a haven for this mama as the place displayed of books from J.K.Rowling to Rainbow Rowell, Veronica Roth, and Stephanie Meyer among others. There were also Harry Potter paraphernalia everywhere — the pentagonal box of frog chocolates, Quidditch broom, Hogwarts robes, and magical wands.
I was determined to try the butterbeer thus ordered the regular size (PhP100). The butterbeer, a popular wizarding beverage in one big tankard, tasted like the candy butterscotch.
And some of the food we ordered –
An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
Today though is a new year. Perhaps the magic of the new year will work for me.