Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Quiddich Round One

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?
a. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Dumbledore
b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him
c. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Sirius
d. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Cornelius Fudge

2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?
a. It vanishes after a few hours
b. It vanishes after a few weeks
c. It's only good in Ireland
d. It enchants you and makes you forget everything else

3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?
a. Malfoy had said something rude about Mad-Eye
b. He was teaching him 'constant vigilance'
c. Malfoy attached Harry when Harry's back was turned
d. He hated Malfoy's father

4. Sirius warns Harry to be careful around Karkaroff because he had been a Death Eater. Which one of the professors at Hogwarts, who also used to be a Death Eater, is frequently bothered by Karkaroff?(Answer is One Word, Last Name Only)

5. Voldemort could have used the blood from any foe to make the potion that revived him work, but he held out for Harry's blood. Why?
a. To show that Dumbledore could not protect Harry
b. To prove that Harry could not apparate
c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort
d. Simply because he hated Harry that much

6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?
a. 76
b. 73
c. 70
d. 77

7. Amos Diggory works for?
a. The Department of Mysteries
b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
c. The Goblin Liaison Office
d. The Committee of Experimental Charms

8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts?Answer: (One Word)

9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?
a. 30th
b. 31st
c. 1st
d. 21st
10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?
a. Navy Blue
b. Maroon
c. Emerald Green
d. Claret
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Mr. Ollivander

Mad-Eye Moody


World Cup Tournament

Dark Mark

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Pygmy Puffs Everywhere!

Um, I don't know how to say this..... Either Gus or Ernie (I'm not sure which one) is a female Pygmy Puff. How do I know this? Well, because of the dozens of baby Pygmy Puffs I found under my bed!!! Oh No! I don't know what to do with them all! If anybody wants a pet, please take one! (and make sure you keep them away from the others or we'll have even more little fluff balls to deal with!)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Handing in My Homework

"Hogwarts, Hogwarts. Hoggy

warty Hogwarts. Teach us

something please. Whether

we be old and bald or young

with scabby knees. Our heads

could do with filling with

some interesting stuff. For

now they're bare and full

of air. Dead flies and bits

of fluff. So teach us things

worth knowing. Bring back

what we've forgot. Just do

your best, we'll do the rest,

and learn until our brains

all rot."

Friday, January 18, 2008

Pygmy Puffs

I found a few lost Pygmy Puffs under my bed this morning..... I guess they must've still been here from when Fred and George Weasley went to Hogwarts! They are soooo cute. I named the pink one Gus and the purple one Ernie. They don't do much, but they're so soft and cute. I'm keeping them as my pets. Does anybody know what Pygmy Puffs eat?

Want to make your own Pygmy Puffs? There's a few free patterns on Ravelry (to knit and crochet!)

I'm going to make a few myself to keep Gus and Ernie company!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Blushing Yellow

Okay, okay, I admit it. I fell for the Canary Creams Prank. I'm a little embarassed because I should've known better than to take candy from a seventh year (they don't usually go out of their way to be nice to first years) I couldn't help it, I love candy, and well, it was just such a lovely shade of yellow. So I ate it, and yes, it's true, I turned into a giant chirping canary!

It didn't hurt or anything, and it only lasted for a few minutes before I molted and turned back into myself. I was a little embarassed though.... and I've had this overwhelming craving for sunflower seeds ever since!

Wow! Mini-Hogwarts

Look what I found! A muggle artist has created a mini-Hogwarts castle!
This is the coolest thing ever! It looks just like our school, you have to check it out!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Swap Partner

My owl arrived with my Swap Partner info the other day.
All I'm going to say about it is that she is in Ravenclaw and I've started making her bag. That's all I can say because I've made my initial contact with her and I'm sure she's going to be checking my blog to see if she can sneak any hints about her kit!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A Little Wet?

I heard a rumour in the halls today about a Ravenclaw girl. From what I've heard, she caused a bit of a magical mishap in their Common Room. At first I thought it was just another rumour, after all, I did hear the story from a Slytherin girl. But, when I saw a soaking wet cat go bolting through the Great Hall, I knew it must be true. According to the rumours, the entire Ravenclaw dormitory is soaked! I guess its not really funny but I can't help laughing, just a little bit.

Monday, January 7, 2008


I was invited to the room of requirement by a group of older students where there was a bunch of kids learning the Patronus charm. All I can say is "Wow". It was so amazing watching the different forms they can take. Not everybody was able to conjur one properly and it took me quite a while too but I finally did it. Mine was in the form of a beautiful Phoenix.

"Your Patronus would take the form of a Phoenix. Phoenix come from Egyptian mythology. When it is time for them to die, they build a nest and burn themselves, only to be reborn from the ashes. They can also heal through its tears and chants. The Phoenix is a symbol or ressurection and immortality. They are benign and benevolent and exist to protect, not destroy."

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Divination & Detention

I've been getting really excited about the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap that I signed up for this term. We haven't been assigned our secret swap partners yet so I haven't been able to get started. (We're supposed to use our partner's House colours for our kits) I really want to get started so today, in Divination class, I tried to "see" who my partner will be. I was getting pretty close to seeing an image in my crystal ball when I was caught by Professor Trelawney.
We weren't even supposed to be using the crystal ball today (it was tea reading day, booooring) but I sit right next to the supply shelf so I just, you know, borrowed one for a second.
Aaaanyway, to make a long story short, I didn't get to see who my partner will be and I got detention.... polishing all the crystal balls before next class, sigh.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I'm in Gryffindor!

It's official! The sorting hat put me in Gryffindor!
I was so nervous on the train ride, wondering what house I would be sorted into. What a relief when I heard the hat yell "Gryffindor!"
I started feeling a little homesick while I was unpacking my things but I set up a little Knitting Corner in the Gryffindor common room and it sure seems to have helped. I was surprised how many knitters there are at Hogwarts! I think I might fit in here after all.