Friday In Focus Maryline VP

Posted 22nd April 2016 by Emma in FIF / 0 Comments

Hello, Happy Friday!!!! Today I am very excited to be joined by Maryline who is going to share the most romantic story with us.

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Getting a tattoo is something I’ve wanted for years. The mock-up tattoos I drew on my wrist at school varied from very punk rock stars (ahem) to lyrics or little love hearts. But none of my “designs” ever stuck. I kept postponing the idea as something I’d do someday.

Last year I decided I wanted a tattoo that showed or hinted at my love of reading and books. Books have always been important to me, but since starting the blog they’ve come to mean even more. Getting to share my passion every day with other booklovers, meeting the most amazing people and making friends for life…

After (useless) hours on Pinterest I kept coming back to one thing: Harry Potter. There’s nothing that symbolizes books or my love of reading more or better than Harry Potter. I fell in love with that series when I was 10 and not a year goes by without me rereading at least one of the books. And it seems with every read they come to mean something new or extra, depending on where I’m at in my life. It’s escaping to another world, it’s coming home. So the decision was made: a Harry Potter tattoo for me! From that moment on Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of my beloved characters would be with me every step of the way.


I thought a tattoo inspired by Harry Potter would be the biggest tribute I could give my favourite story, and the most meaningful to me. Until my birthday.

We were at home with my parents and brother celebrating; an intimate setting with the people I love most. I unwrapped the most beautiful wooden box with the Harry Potter initials engraved. A perfect birthday present for a Potterhead like me. And then I opened it.The Proposal

Thomas proposed to me, the ring being hidden in the Harry Potter box along with a quote from his favourite series, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit.

There are no words to describe how happy and in love I am, or how much Harry Potter means to me now. Those books will be with me for the rest of my life –  a life inspired by…

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