Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Back from Muggleland

I spotted a sign on the Muggle road on the way back from Mendocino (a quaint coastal town), that said "Hogwarts Highway" and I must say I found it quite confusing as I didn't expect to see it. Perhaps it's a not well-concealed portkey? Anyway, I had a very good break away and now am ready with new purpose for the swap. Here's my Quidditch assignment:

1. Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from under the car?

a. Mister Tibbles

2. Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?

a. Ignatius

3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?

b. 23

4. Apart from Harry, Ron and Hermione, who was the first person to enter the Hog's Head that showed an interest in Harry's Defence Against the Dark Arts classes?

b. Neville Longbottom

5. In the first Quidditch match of the year which player attempted to score first?

c. Angelica Johnson

6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?

b. A hydrangea bush

7. Why is Mundungus Fletcher disguised as a woman when he witnesses the DA (Dumbledore's Army) meeting in the Hog's Head pub?

b. He was banned from the Hog’s Head pub 20 years ago.

8. When Harry and Cho go on their first date to Madam Puddifoot's in Hogsmeade, what is it decorated with for Valentine's Day?

c. Golden cherubs and pink confetti

9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?

a. 38 and number 2 Laburnum Gardens Clapham

10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?

a. Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Fred and George Weasley (Together)

Hog’s Head Pub

Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley & Harry (Together)

Draco Malfoy

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Time away from Hogwarts

I'm taking time away this weekend and will leave dear Caractacus, my owl, in the school Owlery. I'm travelling on a Muggle-like giant owl, called an airplane (thank goodness for Muggle Studies!). I'll post when I get back (or if I can borrow an owl where I'm going - I hear there's very few available where I'm heading)...

Head into the Common Room on Monday night at 9pET/6pPT.

Roar, Gryffindors!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

First week of classes

The second years are making great strides in Transfiguration this term, I'm pleased to report. However, the first years have achieved a new low in misfires, including Miss Wigworthy's attempt to change a twig to a broom. I'm hoping that Madam Pomfrey can take out all the splinters from Miss Wigworthy's hand. I suspect she'll be improving greatly, and soon.

Gryffindor house is a bit quieter than usual, and I assume that's due to student focus on classes. We'll be having a meeting in our common room on Monday at 9p ET, and another later in the week, but earlier in the day to accomodate time zones (perhaps Weds., at 5pm?) Off to review this week's lessons. And to get those feathers out of the hall. I didn't mean to leave those behind.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dratted pixies

Just a quick note to you all to apologize for missing tonight's meeting in the Gryffindor Common Room. I'm sad to report that I'm having a bit of a problem with Cornish pixies which requires immediate and all of my attention. I've left a snack for you to nibble to make up for my absence. I'll see you all back in the common room soon - I'll be dropping in to see anyone's about tomorrow.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Roar, roar!

Calling all Gryffindors! The term has started, and I hope you're checking the main HSKS5 page, as well as your HSKS5 provided email accounts. We're already accumulating house and personal points, so keep checking the blog to make sure you aren't missing any assignments.

Please join us in the Gryffindor common room, on Wednesday night (just two days time!) for our first get together. Please contact Miss Morgana Black, our Prefect, or me if you need the password. It is no longer 'Balderdash'. I'm still looking for votes on when we should have our weekly Common Room meeting - there are 24 of us, and only 8 votes posted!

And students should note that it is less than dignified to intentionally obtain a detention with our new (cough, yummy, cough) Defence Against the Dark Arts professor. Remember what happened last term.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Caractacus is back!

I have a swap partner! I have someone to spoil. Hello Penny Ballycastle!

:off to find a tasty snack for Caractacus:

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Waiting for Caractacus

My owl Caractacus is out and about and I'm waiting on his return with news of my swap partner. Good thing I found him some nice lunch prior to his departure today, as he'll be flying a long way to gather my message and bring it back to Hogwarts. I'll bet he'll be seeing other Hogwarts students owls on his journey as well.

OHN (Other Hogwarts News): With the start of term, I'm moved into Gryffindor now, after the Sorting Hat seemed to suffer a malfunction (which I know it's not capable of) and sorted me from Ravenclaw. I will miss my 'Claw friends and I will do my best to help our Prefect, Miss Morgana Black. Off to write up my Transfiguration class plans. I'm wondering which students I'll be seeing in class ...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

It's time!

Let the swappin' begin...