The sun was finally shining, after a week of dreary ice cold rain it was a much welcome surprise. And so, on waking up that Saturday morning, Alexis decided to make the most of it and to head out into the world from her little cocoon of a cottage in Hogsmeade. Except that she didn't stay in the village, she headed south. Briefly she stopped by Hawkstoop to drop something in for Jeeves. She had made him a little something, he didn't celebrate his birthday but Alexis and Regulus liked to mark the occasion with little thoughtful gifts. She would pop back later with a cake.
For now though she headed off towards Diagon Alley, while it was sunny it was still cold. So with her best purple long cloak, over a bodiced dress, laced up boots topped off with smoked glasses she stepped into the busy shopping thoroughfare and smiled.
She had some errands to run, and the first one was a simple one which was to sort out the delivery of owl nuts and a little feather grooming kit for Lavender. So she headed towards Eeylops Owl Emporium & Magical Menagerie on the North side of the alley.
A brief glance to the various creatures outside and in the window, and headed into the depths of the store...