My lovely friend Tori gave me a Christmas present.
This is a generally awesome present for a Harry Potter fan, but it also completes a small part of me. You see, when I was 9, I bought this book:
It’s very funny to read now because it was released just after Warner Brothers announced that they would be making a movie out of the Potter books, so there were a few pages devoted to speculation about the movies. There are also pages in the book section with question marks over the covers, because only books one through four had been released.
I went through the book and circled all of the things that I owned. At the time I did own a Gringotts bank, which I still use today – I fill it up with spare change and empty it on my birthday to receive $30-40 worth of coins – but my bank wasn’t pictured in the book, so I had to circle this one instead:
Although I loved my own Gringotts bank very much, I secretly wanted this one instead because I liked how it displayed Harry’s vault in the chambers of Gringotts.
So now, thanks to Tori, my childhood dream has been fulfilled, and now I have not one, but TWO lovely Gringottses, so I can safely say that I am one up on Diagon Alley (although I still possess no Flouish and Blotts, so I think that maybe we’re even now).
Here are my two Gringotts banks. I use the new one for pounds and the old one for American coins :)