twenty years.

Twenty years.

Twenty years since Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of Number 4 Privet Drive could claim that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

Twenty years since Harry opened his eyes in a cupboard under the stairs.

Twenty years since the post arrived on a Sunday.

Twenty years since we visited Diagon Alley for the first time. 

Twenty years since we were taken to Hogwarts, our home.

Twenty years since we began Transfiguration, Potions, Charms and History of Magic.

Twenty years since we flew over Hogwarts grounds and Oliver taught us all about Quidditch.

Twenty years since a troll was found in the dungeon.

Twenty years since we let the Golden Trio lead us on our first adventure.

Twenty years since we first had tea with Hagrid.

Twenty years since we put Fluffy to sleep. 

Twenty years since we outshined the Devil’s Snare.

Twenty years since the Winged keys and the giant game of chess. 

Twenty years since the troll, the potion and a Mirror. 

Twenty years since the first time we faced Voldemort. 

Twenty years since we first won. 

Twenty years and it still feels like just yesterday that we saved the Stone.

Twenty years.

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My first portal into the magical world - and I never returned.

This is a Swedish edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, printed in the year 2000 by AiT Falun AB and published by Tiden (first edition, third print). Cover illustration by Alvaro Tapia.

I got it as a Christmas gift from my aunt and uncle on Christmas Eve 2000. You can imagine how grateful I am that they chose to give it to me!

In the last picture you can see the whole of my Swedish edition Harry Potter collection. Even though I now prefer to read the books in the original (British) English, I still consider these the most precious to me since they are the books in which I first experienced Harry’s journey, and they definitely are the most important part of my library, period ♥⚡ 

Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Snape but it was Quirrel
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Draco but it was Ginny
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Sirius but it was Wormtail
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Karkaroff but it was Moody/Crouch Jr
Harry Potter and the Year everyone knew it was that b*tch Umbridge
Harry Potter and the Year it actually did turn out to be Snape
Harry Potter and the Year it turned out to be Harry all along.

Mommy Newt feeding his cute Mooncalves ;U; they are just so strangely adorable that i just can’t explain xD haha

and ps: i know i’ve been away for a LONG time and i’m sorry about that ;__; i’ll try to be more active and not stress so much about school!