Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My package is here!

In the words of our dear Hufflepuff brethren, Huzzah!

There's lovely hand-dyed yarns in a bulky and sport weight, three patterns (Firestarter, yay!), a couple of tins of mints, raspberry spoons, a photo album, a notebook, and a lovely Gryffindor colored knitted case. And here, with no further ado, are photos the photos from my spoilee, Madam Ferula McGonagall:

The box, fresh off the owl:

And the box is opened, revealing the treasures:

And here's everything

Friday, July 25, 2008

End of term 5

It's already end of term. Hufflepuffs win the House Cup - nearly a sweep of all quidditch matches. Need to get packed up from Hogwarts for break. I'm planning on finding some Muggle ice cream to treat myself to while on break ... now to decide on a flavor.

My Owl, Caractacus, is hoping for a visit from another owl or too while the last one make their rounds with packages (maybe mine, too!).

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quidditch - Last for HSKS5!

Okay then, here we go.

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?

d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?

b. False

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?

a. Emmeline Vance

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?

b. Marlene McKinnon

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?

d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?

d. Hufflepuff

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?

c. Yellow

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.

b. Padma Patil

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?

d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?

d. "Moste Potente Potions"

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Padma Patil
Hannah Abbott

Dumbledore's Army
Cedric Diggory

Robert Pattison is Edward in Twilight (Dec 2008)

Ready For Final Quidditch!

I went all quiet there for a bit - didn't mean to go off for a week (or so!) without any updates. Been busy as the end of term approaches, and making sure my little witch and wizard ready for their muggle summer camps.

Gryffindor halls and classes seem quiet as well, with fewer students at Common Room. I'm guessing it's because many were preparing their packages and readied their owls for deliveries. And I suppose some studied for their end of term examinations as well.

Final Quidditch is nearly upon us! Roar Gryffindor!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Assignmnt No. 4 - Solved!

"I am not weak," said Harry in a low voice, fury now pumping through him so that he thought he might attack Snape in a moment. "Then prove it! Master yourself!" spat Snape.

That was fun (but so hard!)...

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Did someone cast a spell on me that I was unaware of? It can't be.
Still puzzling over our most recent Gryffindor homework, a cryptogram.

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kem qj qkfa kb akjhnka kb menka faafsu qyfpb ey
f mjmbya "qkby pjxjrb ea! mfqabx gjhqbvw!
qpfa qyfpb.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pre Owl Checklist

I can't believe it's already time! Caractacus is getting ready to fly today to see Penelope Willow. He's excited since he's been idling away his time whilst I've been on the mend for the past couple of weeks. It was fun packing up last night, despite the lack of 'Puff colored packing paper, but still wrapped up!

I'm still taking it slowly, in and out of visits with Madam Pomfrey who has been ably monitoring my progress as my back recovers. Slowly.