Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Quidditch Round One!

And so it begins! Here are the photos for the Scavenger Hunt for the first round of Quidditch:

Cedric Diggory

World Cup Tournament
Mr. Ollivander

The Dark Mark

Mad Eye Moody

And here are the answers to the Quidditch Round 1 Questions:

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 attacked 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. 2nd
10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?
a. Navy Blue
b. Maroon
c. Emerald Green
d. Claret

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hufflepuff House Quiz #2

I am feeling much better of late, thanks to Madame Pomfrey and her wonderful elixirs..and I would like to thank my fellow students for all their get well wishes..I think it worked it's magic!

I have been busy trying to catch up on my studies for all of the classes that I missed while I was ill. Wow..a lot of lessons and homework needs to be done, but in the meantime, here are the answers to the latest Hufflepuff House Quiz:

1. What does Mrs. Weasley do when she is angry?

She tends to explode!

2. Who picks up Harry for his visit to the Burrow?

The Weasleys, by floo powder. Arthur, Fred, George, and Ron.

3. What did Moody give Neville?

The book entitled "Magical Mediterranean Water-Plants and Their Properties"

4. When is Hermione’s Birthday?

September 19th

5. Who does Snape have pickling rats brains for detention?

Harry and Ron for yelling back at him.

6. Are Dobby and Winky at Hogwarts at the beginning of term?

No. Sometime after the start of term, Dumbledore hires them to work at Hogwarts after Winky was set free by Mr. Crouch.

7. Where do Harry, Ron and Hermione pick up sock for Dobby?

At Gladrags Wizardwear

8. Who helps Harry figure out the egg?

Cedric Diggory and Moaning Myrtle

9. Where does Harry have his first meeting with Sirius?

In the fire in the Gryffindor House Common Room. He talks to his head.

10. Who interrupts the above mentioned meeting with Sirius?


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Feeling Under the Weather

I've been spending some time in the Hospital Wing with Madame Pomfrey. She has been plying me with some potions that seem to be doing something... but I think I just need a sleeping draught and I should be fine. I heard some commotion about some students turning into Yellow Canaries..but that could be just something I saw in my feverish delirium..or is it?

I would also like to apologize to my swap partner, who is a first year Ravenclaw. Being here in the hospital wing has allowed me time to think about what I might be creating for you. I will be sure to send you an owl as soon as I get back to the Hufflepuff Dormitory.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I Have My First Test of the Term!

and I haven't studied! I hope I goes....

1. How many members of Dumbledore's Army are from Hufflepuff House?

Five. Hannah Abbott, Susan Bones, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Ernie Macmillan and Zacharias Smith.

2. Which famous member of Hufflepuff is related to Sirius Black?

Nymphadora Tonks and Sirius were second cousins. Her mother, Andromeda, was a sister to Bellatrix and Narcissa and they were all first cousins to Sirius.

3. What is the name of the Hufflepuff house member sorted before Harry in the Philosopher's Stone?

Justin Finch-Fletchley

4. Who shared a recipe for Yule Logs? I in trouble if I get this one was ME! Helga Lovegoods!

5. List the three Hufflepuffs that have listed in their blogs about their wands and what wood they are made of?

Cliodna Trelawney and her wand is made from Maple.

Bella the Beautiful (Shakleford) and her wand is made from Apple wood.

Antonia Marie dela Weasley and her wand is made from Mahogany.

6. Who was locked out after forgetting the password?

Petunia Acromantula

Friday, January 11, 2008

It's So Exciting!

Our Headmistress will be handing out our new assignments for this term within a few hours! I can hardly wait! Once their identity is known to me, I can begin my classes in earnest..Charms, Enchanted Kit Planning, Magic in Threadwork and Weaving, and more. I am really looking forward to this to do some more research in the common room!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Preparing for this Term

Well, after spending some time at Flourish and Blotts, I think I have all of the necessary books for this term. I've also stopped by nextdoor at Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions to purchase a new robe for this year. I think it fits quite well. (Everyone looks thinner in black!) I've started meeting some of my fellow classmates - Fleur Crockford, and Millicent Brocklehurst. We've met in the Great Hall for a lovely chat. I've also seen Esmeralda Beanswallow in the hallways of Hogwarts...grrrr...we've had run-ins in the past...some of which I don't care to remember. If I can avoid seeing her, so much the better! Thankfully, she spends most weekends at her family's diner or something there at your own risk, I say!

Well, the only thing that I need now is my new assignment(s) for the term. I am so excited! Perhaps I should start researching for my finished project???

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

HSKS4 Signups are Here!

I waited patiently by my laptop ready to hit the send button at midnight, but alas, there was no questionaire. But when I awoke this morning, lo and behold, it had arrived! So, I sent off my electronic owl and I will try to wait patiently until I know the identity of my new Swap Partner later this month. Until then....

Welcome to my new home! I will be decorating soon, but until then, pull up a cushion and make your bottom comfy while we sit and knit awhile!

Here is a recipe that I make for family and friends at the Holidays...delightful with a cuppa or a butterbeer..enjoy!

Yule Logs

  • 2 - 8 oz. tubes of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 - 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 lb. sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 - 2 tbs. poppy seeds

Unroll each tube of crescent dough into a rectangle, pressing to seal perforations. Combine cream cheese, sausage and salt; spread evenly over each rectangle of dough. Starting with the long side, roll each rectangle jelly roll style, then pinch seams together.Slice each log into one inch pieces. Place slices on a greased baking sheet, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.