Thursday, January 31, 2008

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Here's my links for the pictures for the scavenger hunt! The muggle Internet really is amazing~ you can find pictures of practically anything on that search machine called Google!

Mr. Ollivander:

Mad-Eye Moody:


World Cup Tournament (I wasn't quite sure what picture would work for this one, so I found a picture of the quidditch pitch that they built for the tournament. I hope this is acceptable!):

Dark Mark:

Quiddich - Round One

The games are starting~ I'm so excited! I wouldn't call myself a natural on a broomstick, but I do enjoy flying once in a while, so I'm looking forward to all the fun. :)

The quiz this time was better than I hoped~ I actually knew about half the answers off the top of my head. I had to do a little research in my textbooks for the others, but they weren't too hard to find. I hope I got 100! *crosses fingers*

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?
b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him

2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?
a. It vanishes after a few hours

3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?
c. Malfoy attached Harry when Harry's back was turned

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?

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?
c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort

6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?
d. 77

7. Amos Diggory works for?
b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures

8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts?

9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?
a. 30th

10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?
a. Navy Blue

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ravenclaw House Quiz #2

This week's quiz was tough! I hope I got 100% on it!

Triwizard Tournament

Hungarian Horntail

Mad-Eye Mooney? (I thought it was Moody…? This one has me stumped.)

Rita Skeeter







Saturday, January 19, 2008

Weekend relaxation.

This weekend I went into Hogsmeade to pick up supplies for stitch-marker-making. After reading some fascinating tutorials on the muggle internet, I’ve decided to make the stitch markers for my partner’s sock kit. I’ve never made stitch markers before, but I’m a Ravenclaw~ I live for learning new things. :) I spent the afternoon playing around with beads instead of doing my homework. Currently I’m experimenting with bending the wires so that they won’t catch on the knitting. I’m not sure how successful it’ll be, but so far the stitch markers are looking pretty good!

I sent an owl to Mother to ask what our family history books say about Elanor’s ancestor. It’s pretty thrilling to meet a relative for the first time here at Hogwarts~ and she’s my roommate, too! What a wonderful coincidence! It’s really interesting that we’re related, and yet we’re so different. Our common ancestor must go pretty far back~ Elanor grew up in the muggle world, while I’ve lived in the wizarding world all my life. I hope I can learn more about muggle electronics from her, as I’m pretty hopeless with them!

I believe there is another Cadogan in our year, a Gryffindor girl named Petunia~ I’ve seen her in the Great Hall once, but I still feel a little shy to introduce myself. Perhaps I’ll try talking to her the next time I see her.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Beginning of the Year Feast!

I had a blast talking to everyone at the Beginning of the Year Feast! The headmistress isn't anywhere near as intimidating as I thought she might be~ she's actually pretty cool!

Classes are rough going already, but extremely interesting. Professor Von Humperdink is a tough teacher, but I think I'm going to enjoy his class. He seems to be prone to nasty moods once in a while, but he makes up for it with his extremely soothing speaking voice. I wonder if he's ever tried singing? He seems like he'd be great at singing cheesy romantic ballads (shhhh, don't tell him I said that, though!).

Off to breakfast with Elanor and Gabriella, now~ let's see what today will bring!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Quiz time!

Classes have barely begun, and we have a quiz already! Luckily I spent a good deal of time studying before the term started (I'm such a Ravenclaw, huh?), so I think I did alright.

1. Name 4 housemates who have revealed their Patronuses and list the form their Patronuses take.
Minerva Kwikspell – Eagle
Patonga Pinkstone – Tiger
Perpetua Phoenixfire – Eagle
Avada Finch-Fletchley – Phoenix

2. Who attended the first meeting of the Ravenclaw Knitting Club?
Elanor Cadogan
Gabriella Clearwater
Fleur Lovegoods
Cassandra Hopkirk
Millicent Brocklehurst
Minerva Kwikspell
Enid Black
Allitrya Spelling
Mafalda Ackerley
Serafina Starfire

3. Name the housemate who likes to knit with peacock feathers.
Fleur Lovegoods

4. Name the Ravenclaw who spent the New Year at Hogwart's Costume Ball.
Emma Diggory

5. Which Ravenclaw got the first howler?
Lavender Ackerley (on 1/5/08)

6. Name 5 different types of wood used in the wands of Ravenclaws and name the housemate having that wand.
Walnut – Gabriella Clearwater
Holly – Patonga Pinkstone
Birch – Perpetua Phoenixfire
Maple – Fleur Crockford
Hawthorn – Elanor Cadogan

7. Who accidentally ate a toenail flavored Every Flavor Bean?
Serafina Starfire

8. Who cast a noise dampening spell before going to bed and then overslept?
Esmerelda Beanswallow

9. Besides the HSKS4 blog, on what blog will you find the Ravenclaw Anthem?
Minerva Kwikspell

10. Which housemate has a Muggle cellular phone?
Victoria Black

Let's hope I got 100%! Here's to starting off the term with a bang! :)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My swap partner!

I received an owl with my partner's details for the Sock Kit Swap, and I'm so excited! My partner is a first year as well, and she's a Hufflepuff~ that means that I'll get to knit up a little bag in yellow and black. I'm glad I got assigned to a Hufflepuff, since I do like their colors. I spent the day looking on the muggle Internet for yarn and pattern ideas, and I can't wait to get started!

I've finally chosen the classes to take this term after a great deal of speculation. I've decided not to take so many that I'll need the time turner~ I'm aiming for top marks in every class, after all, so I don't want to overwork myself and cause my grades to suffer. Here are the classes I've chosen:

Care of Magical Creatures
Defense Against the Dark Arts
History of Magic
Magic in Threadwork and Weaving

The only class on that list that I'm not looking forward to is History of Magic, but since it's compulsory, there isn't much I can do about it. Let's hope I learn a little charm to keep myself awake in Professor Binn's class.

Friday, January 11, 2008

First day fun!

Oh, dear~ My first day here, and I’ve already gotten myself into a tight spot. The common room is completely uninhabitable at the moment, and… I must admit… I might have had a little bit to do with the incident. (But, only a little bit!) I spent a good deal of the day helping the house elves clean up the water in the common room by hand. Perhaps I should wait for classes to begin before I attempt any more spells.

I visited Sir Cadogan’s portrait earlier this morning, and he was extremely surprised that I wasn’t sorted into Gryffindor. He actually went on quite a long tirade about it, and I felt obliged to listen to the whole thing~ he is my ancestor, after all. Sir Cadogan went on for a good hour, spending a good deal of the time yelling "But bravery is in your blood, my girl! Am I not the bravest knight the world has seen?!" or something to that effect (I admit I started tuning him out about five minutes into his monologue). To be honest, the Sorting Hat almost put me in Gryffindor, but it told me that I was equally suited to Ravenclaw, so I decided why not try it out? I have a feeling that I’ll be one of the most Gryffindor-ish Ravenclaws in my year, so I hope I’ll be able to make lots of friends from other houses!

I'm heeeere!

Hello, all! My name is Celestina Cadogan, and I've just been accepted to Hogwarts! This will be my first year, so I'm very excited for the new term to begin!

A little bit about me: I am a direct descendant of Sir Cadogan, whose portrait appears to have something of an infamous reputation here at Hogwarts. In his defense, his Hogwarts portrait was painted when he was an older man, and past his prime. According to the books on our family history in my father’s library, Sir Cadogan was an especially skilled horseback rider in his youth~ difficult to believe when one sees his Hogwarts portrait, I admit. Although I must say, his Hogwarts portrait self is a lot less… stoic… than I was led to believe in my childhood. :)

Please feel free to leave a note and say hi! I'm very excited to meet lots of new people during my stay at Hogwarts! :)