Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

The halls at Hogwarts were buzzing today! Halloween is such a fun holiday, especially for young wizards. When I was still at home, the most fun was seeing all of the Muggle children who came trick-or-treating... dressed as what they thought witches look like! Little did they know, a real witch had just given them a treat. Except for the few that might have gotten a trick. I may have *accidentally* dropped a handful of cockroach clusters into the big candy bowl!
I miss being home for Halloween, but Hogwarts was just as fun!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

One Super-Tired Owl!

Last week there was one super-tired owl waiting for me. He must've been exhausted along the way, because the package looked as though it had been dropped a few times.
Even so, "it's what's inside that counts" and the goodies inside were still safe, sound and wonderful!

I was waiting on this post until I had pictures, but I might be using the wrong photo uploading spell because it's just not working for me. I'll come back and add them later.

Opening this package was really fun... it seemed like every time I looked inside, there was something else!
An owl of my very own (won't have to share with my sister anymore!), a cat, and a snake...not an approved Hogwarts pet, but that adds to the fun! Also, some knitting needles in house colors!

A Hogwarts trunk full of goodies!

Loads of goodies- candy, a rubber witchy ducky, Slytherin stitch markers, lots of cute halloween towels/pot holders, some halloween socks, "The Little Box of Socks"--full of sock patterns, and a "Toobie". I could not for the life of me figure out what this was! Good thing Grandma Grubblyplank included the business card so I could go check it out! Maybe I'm the last to know, but it's sock yarn that's already knitted up, so instead of knitting it from a ball, you just unknit it from this Toobie as you knit it into a sock. At least that's my understanding...please correct me if I'm wrong!

And I better start knitting a little faster... a lot of misc. yarn was added to my stash by my spoiler, Grandma Grubblyplank.


Almost didn't notice the house quiz! And I think my answers may be too late. But I'll give it a go anyway...
Please post answers to this quiz by Friday night. If you finished the quiz from last week, your name will be entered into this weeks drawing but do not forget to post for this week!

1. Where did the first kiss between harry and Ginny occur?
a. The Gryffindor Common Room
b. The library
c. The hallway by the painted fruit
d. The Quidditch Field

2. Severus Snape made an unbreakable vow to whom?
a. Peter Pettigrew
b. Narcissa Malfoy
c. Harry Potter
d. Lily Potter

3. Why is Hagrid upset with Ron, Harry and Hermione?
a. They do not visit him anymore
b. They got in trouble with Umbridge
c. They did not take his class in their 6th year
d. They did not help bury Aragog

4. Who is the Half-Blood Prince?
a. Lucious Malfoy
b. Severus Snape
c. Tom Riddle
d. The Pepmobismal Queen Umbridge

5. At what age are you legally allowed to Apparate?
a. 14
b. 15
c. 16
d. 17

6. How long does it take to brew a batch of Felix Felicis?
a. One week
b. 3 months
c. 6 months
d. 1 year

7. What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow?
a. You get detention with Umbridge for the rest of your life
b. Your toenails turn green and fall off
c. You die
d. You never are allowed to eat chocolate again

8. Which one of your roommates snores the loudest?
I can't rat on my roommates like that!
9. Which Hogwart's student is secretly dating the new DADA Professor Lucius Whitmarsh?
10. Describe your favorite item found in Weasley's Wizard Wheezes!
Those little pygmy puffs are too cute! Although the love potions could come in handy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


No pictures this time, which is really just as well... I'll be posting some pictures this weekend. My awesome kit arrived yesterday. The lighting is not good in the dungeon, so I'll have to find a place suitable for photos tomorrow!

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
a. Rat
b. Frog
c. Cat
d. Lion

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
b. Butterbeer
c. Pumpkin Juice
d. Elf-Made Wine

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Smith
b. Gwenog Jones
c. Glen Jones
d. Glen Smith

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
a. 6
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4

5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
a. Cockroach Clusters
b. Sherbet Lemon
c. Acid Pops
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Mermaid
b. Blast Ended Skrewt
c. Hippogriff
d. Unicorn

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
b. Cloaks
c. Wands
d. Hats

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
a. 9 Galleons
b. 18 Galleons
c. 16 Galleons
d. 12 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
a. H.F.G.
b. H.E.F.
c. H.A.L.
d. H.K.D.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Searching the Skies

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for several owls that I know are coming my way.
-An order of yarn, including the yarn for my spoilee
-Another order of yarn, because yarn I contemplated but did not order went on sale the very next day. I decided that was a sign and couldn't pass it up!
-The package from my Gryffindor partner...she sent me a note to say it was on the way!!
-A package of magically-made doll clothes for a Muggle friend's daughter.

Other than that, I've been bogged down with homework and extra-curriculars. The good side of that is I rarely have the opportunity to see Olive around school...except of course for our weekly study sessions.

I enchanted my needles and made a tiny sock for a wee sock swap. It's my first tiny sock, and I must've mixed up the spell a bit, so I had to do some minor sock surgery.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My owl ate my homework!

This week's house homework is hard. I suppose it's not hard, it just takes more effort. It's an essay question and I've gotten quite used to the single word or multiple choice format!
I do have a study session with my smartypants sister Olive tonight. Maybe I can get her to "help" me.
In the meantime, I'm going to practice some of my Charms work.