The Golden Trio had to cope with lots of time apart (cry). But luckily they found ways to make it work when they weren’t off saving the world! Oh what fun!
1. Write to your friends:
With Muggle technology developing at frightening speeds, and the ability to just communicate via floo network just a pinch of powder away, the art of letter writing is slowly being lost. But it’s really heartening to receive a card or letter through your door/window.
If you have an owl or can borrow an owl that’s brilliant, just write your friends a nice long letter, pass it to your owl and send them on their way! If you don’t have an owl, that’s ok. The Muggle Post will take most letters, as long you as you put a stamp on them and address them correctly. You don’t even have to specify the room in the house or dwelling you’re sending a letter to! The Muggle Post will even send letters to wizarding homes, as wizards work in the post office! How exciting!
Luckily we don’t live in the middle of a Wizarding War, though another Muggle war is probably on the horizon. It’s unlikely, unless you’re incredibly important, that your headmaster has forbidden your friends from writing to you!
2. Meet up!
With Port-Keys being commercialised and most families owning brooms and a connection to the floo network, a meet up is not out of the question! However, if you’re a Muggle-born, especially with two non-magical parents, this can of course prove difficult! However never fear- train fares are ridiculously expensive, but check out coach trip websites for deals going to the major cities. We here at the Quibbler know the fomo that is felt upon seeing all our big city based mates chilling.
For real though, know that your Hogwarts friends are always a letter or a Howler if you’re feeling vindictive, away. You don’t have to be physically with them every minute of always to keep them close to your heart.
3. Do try to get on with some vacation work! As Hermione would say, being prepared is important! There is less than a year to summer exams!
In all seriousness though, the more you do in the vacation the better position you’ll be in. No one wants to be a Ron Weasley borrowing potions homework half an hour before its due in because you haven’t read the text book!
What better time to perfect your patronus or vanishing charm?
If you like you could even start gathering your next term’s reading list! Hogwarts often sends them out in advance, so beat the rush and try to snatch up some bargains!
4. Remember to take a break!
Hogwarts will always be home to you, but Hogwarts terms can be super intense! You deserve some time off. Regardless of where you are, and don’t ever let the Muggles get you down! Hogwarts welfare resources are still available to an extent, and most societies will still have points of contact you can reach out to! (Luckily Umbridge’s ban on society and club gatherings was lifted over 20 years ago now!)