Friday, June 27, 2008


I was lying in my dormitory, unable to sleep and noticed a little owl pecking at the window. Seems I've been tagged by Minerva Kwikspell! This is a fun little meme, and I'll sleep easier knowing that I'm helping Ravenclaw House by posting this week! (I've done this on my Muggle blog too, so this time around I answered as Olive)

Go to and type your answers to the following questions (one at a time) into the Search Box.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favourite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favourite colour?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favourite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favourite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Choose 1 image from the FIRST page of results, remember the image you choose doesn't have to be exactly what you were looking for - just the image you like best from the first page.

Copy your URLs to the Mosaic Maker here and publish your mosaic to your blog.

1. Olive, 2. toast bed (double divan), 3. Hogwarts Castle.., 4. Dressing room, now teal, 5. Harry Potter Dog at Barnes and Noble Cumberland, 6. Butterbeer, 7. A Bit of Ireland, 8. HOT FUDGE SUNDAE, 9. Little Professor Hand-held Calculator, 10. Magic Music Mayhem 2, 11. Determined Plumeria, 12. Tooting Bec Lido doors
1. Olive
2. Toast
3. Hogwarts
4. Teal
5. Harry Potter
6. Butterbeer, of course!
7. Ireland
8. Hot Fudge Sundae
9. Professor
10. Magic!
11. Determined
12. This one is funny... I looked up "knittingbec" and got no results, so I went for just "bec" (on my Muggle blog I went for just "knitting") and saw these doors in Tooting Bec... the funny part is that when I was first asked to make a username (I think on ebay?) I really wanted TootingBec...because I loved that underground stop so much that I had to have my picture by it, but TootingBec was already taken (by who, I can't help but wonder!)

Who to tag, who to tag? I'll try to look through some blogs tomorrow and see which of my classmates haven't answered yet!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Owls, Elves & Portkeys

Owls: There haven't been any owls flying my way lately (not even from my Grandma!) so I decided to take matters into my own hands. Yesterday I sent my sweet owl Marty off with an order to Knit Pickery. I had gotten word of a 40% off sale on their books & there were a few that I've been wanting. I ordered 50 Baby Booties to Knit, which has been on my wish list for a very long time, and The Best of Interweave Knits, because I'm dying to make myself the Marilyn sweater, and there are some others in there that I could see myself making as well. I was *thisclose* to putting the Charmed Knits book in my cart as well, but decided against it this time. Instead, I ordered some needles I need for some upcoming projects I have planned. That got me to $53.00 and you get free owling when your order is $50!
I also placed an order at another store for some yarn for those projects I have planned! So, owls should be coming my way soon!

Elves: Boy oh boy could I use a house elf right about now. I know they've been coming into the common room to start the fires each night, but I wish I'd be in there when they do... I'd love to see if I could convince one to give me some tips about how to keep my section of our dormitory clean. I feel so terribly about my mess...and the fact that my roommates have to live with it! I have a big pile of clean clothes, an even bigger pile of dirty clothes, and supplies for my Muggle scrapbook are strewn about!

Portkeys: In under 2 weeks, I will be taking a PortKey to Australia! I'm very excited, but nervous as I haven't signed up for my 2nd PortKey just yet. Need to do that today or tomorrow. I will go to the Gold Coast/Brisbane area first, then...don't forget to sign up for this PortKey! Sydney. I'm running in a Muggle marathon (but I'd love to see if I can sneak my broomstick in!) in Gold Coast, then sight-seeing and visiting a cousin studying at a school of Magic in Sydney.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?

a. Professor Snape

b. Professor Umbridge

c. Hagrid

d. Harry Potter

2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?

a. Diagon Alley

b. Little Whinging

c. Magnolia Crescent

d. Privet Drive

3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?

a. Elladora and Meliflua

b. Bellatrix and Elladora

c. Narcissa and Bellatrix

d. Meliflua and Narcissa

4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?

a. The Acquiring Spell

b. The Shrinking Spell

c. The Demolishing Spell

d. The Vanishing Spell

5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?

Answer: _______Dobby________________ (five letters)

6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?

a. Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Alastor Moody, Sturgis Podmore, Dedalus Diggle, Hestia Jones, Elphias Doge, Nymphadora Tonks, Mundungus Fletcher

b. Alastor Moody, Albus Dumbledore, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Nymphadora Tonks, Dedalus Diggle, Sturgis Podmore, Emmeline Vance

c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones

d. Remus Lupin, Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Sirius Black, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones

7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.

a. Yes

b. No

8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?

a. Lucius Malfoy

b. Bellatrix Lestrange

c. Regulus Black

d. All of these

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?

Answer: __________16_________ (Number)

10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?

a. 9

b. 8

c. 6

d. 10

Picture Scavenger

Post these pictures to your blog. They must either be posted or linked to from your blog in order to receive points.

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Bellatrix Lestrange

Nymphadora Tonks

Remus Lupin

Sunday, June 15, 2008


I got a great gift this morning from a friend who is moving away. She brought me a big planter full of... well, plants! My friend and I have eaten many lunches together and I often mention that it's not always easy to find the herbs we need in the produce shop in our little village. So, today she brought a planter full of rosemary, basil & mint! Now my mind is racing, trying to think of what I will make with my new herb garden (luckily, the house elves understand how I like to cook and don't mind if I experiment in the kitchen with them)! Professor Sprout is letting me keep it in a corner of the greenhouse, and it's hard for me to keep from walking over there just to smell just smells so good!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Birthdays at Hogwarts

Birthdays at Hogwarts are always a special treat... especially when there's a double birthday! You should see the "cake" that was in the great hall today to celebrate the birthdays of Megaera Black and Ceciley Fortescue! Talk about yum! I think it may just be my new favorite type of cake... I don't really care for frosting, and that cake solves that problem for me more effectively than scraping it off and giving it to someone else!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Not lost in the dungeons!

Don't worry... I haven't gotten lost in the dungeons, nor have any of the horrible fates that Professor Trelawney has predicted for me come to pass. I've just been terribly busy. But I have a feeling that everything will get a lot easier in just 42 hours! Maybe that will get me an A in Divination!
I did conjure up some simply magical cupcakes this morning for a function... the link to the recipe can be found on this blog: Bakerella

Friday, June 6, 2008

House Quiz

I'm trying to finish the House Quiz, but my internet is moving SO slowly! I figured I better quickly post so as not to miss the deadline while waiting for pages to load so I can read about my classmates!
I've been so, so busy. In the next few days, though, my job of helping Muggle students learn to read and do math will be over and I can just focus on my work at Hogwarts. I can't wait!