Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts, and is a fantastic way to keep the Harry Potter magic alive year round, even when not reading the books! I’m so excited to be participating!
The Theme This Week: If you were a witch/wizard, where would you live?
“Hogsmeade looked like a Christmas card; the little thatched cottages and shops were all covered in a layer of crisp snow; there were holly wreaths on the doors and strings of enchanted candles hanging in the trees.“
Hands down, if I had to live in one of the communities in the books, it would definitely be Hogsmeade! I think if I was a muggle-born or a half blood it may be hard to give up my technological conveniences and hobbies (since electronics wouldn’t work in an area with such a high concentration of magic) but the idea of living in a community where magic was the norm and being able to live that lifestyle openly would be fantastic. It’s mentioned in the books that Hogsmeade is the last all-wizard settlement in Britain, and its close proximity to Hogwarts gives it a cool college-town feel, as professors and students often visit the village. I could just imagine having a cute cottage or apartment above one of the shops, and frequenting Honeydukes on weekends for treats and Scriveshaft’s for new quills!