Nine Reasons Why You Should Spend Summer with the Lovegoods

Last year, we celebrated the summer holidays by giving you a list of reasons why you should spend summer at the Burrow. Here we are again at the halfway point of the summer holidays — we don’t know about you, but we’re counting down the days until we can get back to Hogwarts. If you’re looking for a way to pass the last month before boarding the Hogwarts Express once more, here’s why you should spend these last few weeks with the Lovegoods.

 

1. Traveling the World

Ever wanted to see more of the world? With the Lovegoods, you can do just that. You could get to travel to Sweden to search for Crumple-Horned Snorkacks. Though they may not have been found in the wild, that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Imagine being the person to confirm they are real (and all the Galleons that could come with this amazing discovery).

 

 

 

2. No More Detentions

Ever been pestered by Wrackspurts? Been in detention one time too many with McGonagall because you have yet again forgotten your Transfiguration homework? Then worry no more, as Xenophilius Lovegood has recreated the lost diadem of Ravenclaw — only this is the new and improved version that has Wrackspurt siphons to make sure that you are never distracted ever again. Who wouldn’t want one of these?

 

 

 

3. A New Look for a New Year

Luna is known for her eccentric style within Hogwarts, and if you’re looking for a new look for the new school year, she’s undoubtedly the best person to ask for help. Not only does she have an amazing sense of fashion, but she also makes a lot of her own jewelry, so spending time with her this summer would allow you to get some unique fashion pieces and accessories no one else would have. You’d surely be the talk of the school.

 

 

 

4. Helping Save the World

Many people may think that Xenophilius is a bit of an unusual person, and we won’t disagree with you there. That doesn’t mean, however, he isn’t an intelligent person in his own right. He is extremely knowledgeable about the odd and the strange, and maybe the knowledge he could pass on can help you on your own quest. After all, he helped the one and only Harry Potter to defeat He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named by telling him about the Deathly Hallows.

 

 

 

5. Learning Some New Dance Moves

Who doesn’t love a good dance? We know here at MuggleNet that there’s no better way to de-stress and keep healthy than by busting a few moves on the dancefloor. But if you think your routine is getting old or you just want to change things up a bit, then the Lovegoods have you covered. We all remember their excellent routine from Bill and Fleur’s wedding, and maybe if you ask nicely, they’ll teach you some of the moves.

 

 

 

6. Learning Interior Decorating

Luna’s well-known painting on her bedroom ceiling celebrates the people she loves the most. If you have ever wanted a huge mural of your friends on your ceiling that watch you sleep, or you just want to learn how to paint, there is no one better to ask than Luna. She’ll teach you everything that you need to know. You never know — maybe one day you can be part of one of her own masterpieces.

 

 

 

7. Work Experience 

If you’ve ever wanted to work within the publishing industry or try your hand at journalism, then the Lovegoods’ house is the place for you. Xenophilius runs the well-known wizarding publication The Quibbler, and if you have an article on eight uncommon uses for butterbeer or a fantastic beast we have yet to find, we’re sure he would be more than happy to publish it.

 

 

 

8. Seeing the Good in the World

Luna cannot help but see the good in the world, even if it is in her own unique way. No matter what, she doesn’t let anyone crush her carefree spirit, and maybe spending some time with her will allow you to see the world in that way too. With all that’s going on in the world right now, isn’t that something we should all strive to achieve?

 

 

 

9. Having Someone to Talk to

Sometimes, there may be things on your mind — things that worry you or keep you awake at night — and Luna may be one of the best people within the wizarding world to talk to. If you ever need to have a deep or serious conversation, then Luna is the person to have it with. No matter what, she will always take the time to listen to you and allow you to speak about what is on your mind. Who doesn’t want that in their life?

 

Luna and Harry

Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) and Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

 

What would you do if you could spend some time with the Lovegoods? Is there anyone you’d rather spend your summer with? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Jessica Thompson

Somehow, despite reading the Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire books first, I still became a huge Harry Potter fan and fifteen years later I am still crying over the books on a daily basis. Writing and sharing my love for all things Potter is a dream come true.