Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quidditch Round Two

1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville

2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
b. rubber chicken

3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn't have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
c. lipstick

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
b. Black

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
d. Blue

7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
b. Magenta

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
b. Snuffles

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
c. Uganda

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
c. single-malt whiskey

Picture Hunt
Goblet of Fire

Madam Maxine

Dragon from first challenge

Viktor Krum

Madam Pomfrey

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ravenclaw House Quiz!

Woohoo~ I knew all the answers to these off the top of my head! Maybe I'm getting better at history, after all. :)

1. What is Professor McGonnagall's first name?

2. Who is the librarian of Hogwarts?
Madam Pince

3. What is Madam Rosmerta's job?
She owns The Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.

4. What is Rita Skeeter's secret?
She is a beetle animagus.

5. Madam Hooch is instructor of what subject?

6. Who is Parvati Patil's best friend?
Lavender Brown

7. What Quidditch position does Cho Chang play?

8. What is the name of Fleur Delacour's little sister?

9. Who is professor of Divination?
Professor Trelawney

10. Who wrote "A History of Magic"?
Bathilda Bagshot

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Valentine’s Day Preparations

This weekend I went into Hogsmeade to buy a Valentine’s Day gift for my boyfriend. I wasn’t able to find exactly what I wanted, however (although I did pick up some treats for myself at Honeydukes!), so I decided to buy some yarn on the muggle Internet and make a little plushie for him.

When I came back from Hogsmeade, I found waiting for me an owl from my secret spoiler! As if she had magically read my mind (and I wouldn’t put that past her, she’s amazing!), she had sent me a $15 gift certificate for KnitPicks! I’m going to put the $15 toward some much needed blocking pins, and a pair of size 13 Harmony needle tips (very helpful, as I own the Options nickel-plated set~ it's great, but it only goes up to size 11 tips). Thank you so much, spoiler! You really made my day! :D

I’m working on an afghan for my boyfriend’s birthday, so I’m going to use the chance to stock up on yarn at KnitPicks so that I’ll go over $50 and get the free shipping. I do love shopping for yarn!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Weekend Planning

I'm a bit late, but happy Chinese New Years, everyone! We're now in the Year of the Rat!

I've been swamped with so much homework lately, but I think I'm keeping up alright. I just got my results back on my latest exams, and I've been getting all As~ that makes me really glad! It means that I can afford to relax this weekend and work on my swap partner's kit. It's very convenient that this is a Hogsmeade weekend, as I was planning to pick up some more supplies for the kit. I've got a plan for the kit all figured out, but I won't say any more here so that I don't ruin the surprise for my swap partner. :) I'll have to ask Elanor and Gabriella what they're doing~ maybe we can all go into Hogsmeade together!

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Wow~ this round of quidditch was intense! That was my first time playing, and I was amazed by how into it everyone was! The snitch was very cleverly hidden in a place I didn't even think to look, so I'm afraid my efforts at flying weren't of much help to Ravenclaw. It was still lots of fun, though! And woohoo~ we went from last to 2nd place! That's really impressive for one round~ good job, Ravenclaws! I'm really looking forward to the next round when we can bump ourselves up to 1st place! :D

I got an owl back from Mother about Elanor's ancestor. :) It seems that it was a Caldwell Cadogan, back in the Elizabethan era, who was an extremely talented writer. He went off to muggle London to be a playwright, fell in love with a girl he met there, and never came back to the magical world. Mother insists that the plays supposedly written by a muggle named William Shakespeare were really written by Caldwell, and that Shakespeare was just his pen name. I do love plays, so I find this information very interesting! I wonder if I can find Caldwell's plays on the Internet (or would it be William Shakespeare's)? Perhaps they might even still be showing in muggle London, although they're so old now that they probably aren't anymore...