Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Quidditch Answers!!!

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 (even though we do find out it has more to do with d later on in the book/movie!)
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

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Please either post the pictures to your blog or link to where the pictures can be found.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

To help distract from the mounds of homework!

My favourite is the second one!! I love Coldplay (well almost as much as Radiohead, for some reason the lead guitarist of Radiohead reminds me of Kirley Duke the lead guitarist of The Wierd Sisters) of the there are a great muggle band, I wonder if they'd ever think of doing a gig with The Weird Sisters? Speaking of Kirley he is sooooo yummy and if I don't marry Oliver Wood I want to marry him! *sigh* he's so dreamy.... Enjoy and go go Ravenclaw we can earn more points of the house cup don't dismay we can do it!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Word Scramble MY FAVOURITE!!

1. RWIDZTAIR UANONETRMT triwizard tournament

2. NRNAGIHAU RAHNIOTL - Hungarian Horntail

3. AEEMDY ONYOME - Madeye Mooney (lol, funny that's what everyone calls Madeye Moody because he's a little Looney!!)

4. ARTI KEESTR - Looks like Rita Skeeter missing an e!

5. ELSAUAEPBNKS- Unspeakables

6. ULSFENFS - Snuffles

7. NEPSVEIE - Pensieve

8. RMUEIIPS -Imperius

9. TREUEEBTBR - Butterbeer

10. ROFELIBT - Firebolt

I really wanted to post this yesterday; however I had way too much homework and was stumped by number 8 and 2!! Being a dragon fanatic you'd think that would be the first one I'd get, gee that was a great challenge to keep a Ravenclaw on her/his toes.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Busy Bibliphile babbling 'bout books

So I've been really, really busy with homework. Me being a typical Ravenclaw geek and bibliophile to boot. I'm taking an extra credit class, it's Muggle Studies - Muggle Fantasy Literature. So far I've completed these books on the reading list

  • Diana Wynne Jones - Chrestomanci books
  1. Charmed Life
  2. Witch Week
  3. Magicians of Caprona
  4. The Lives of Christopher Chant
  5. and currently studying Conrad's Fate
  • Charles de Lint
  1. The Blue Girl
  2. Little (Grrl) Lost
  • Holly Black
  1. The Field Guide
  2. The Seeing Stone
  3. Lucinda's Secret
  4. The Ironwood Tree
  5. The Wrath of Mulgrath
  • Susan Cooper - Darking is Rising Sequence
  1. Over Sea, Over Stone
  2. The Dark is Rising
  3. Greenwitch
  4. The Grey King
  5. Silver on the Tree
  • O.R. Melling- Chronicles of Faerie
  1. The Hunter's Moon
  2. The Summer King
  3. The Light-Bearer's Daughter
  4. The Book of Dreams
  • Phillip Pullmand - His Dark Materials
  1. Northern Lights
  2. The Subtle Knife
  3. The Amber Spyglass
  4. Lyra's Oxford (extra)
  • Diane Duane - Young Wizards (she has some other fantasy YA series)
  1. So You Want to be a Wizard
  2. Deep Wizardry
  3. High Wizardry (currently in the middle of this one)
  4. A Wizard Aboard
  5. The Wizard's Dilemma
  6. A Wizard Alone
  7. Wizard's Holiday
  8. Wizards at War
  • Patricia Mckillip
  1. Changeling Sea
  2. Harrowing the Dragon
I'm sure there are more, but my eyes are all blurry now and it's time to get some sleep.

I've also started on my Slytherin pal's bag and it's turning out lovely, but it requires a lot of attention because it's a complicated knitting spell. I love working on it though and see it slowly come together! Well happy knitting everyone and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Feeling a bit blue

I'm so sad that I missed the beginning of term feast, but as I was making my way through the castle (ok I was a wee bit lost!) I turned a corner and got hit by someone practicing a Incendio spell. Good thing is they weren't that good, bad thing was that I had to stay in the Hospital Wing overnight and missed the feast!! Good thing is the nurse brought me up a plate of tasty things to munch on after she fixed my burns and regrew my hair. I have to admit my hair is looking fantastic and healthy now.

I'm working on my homework and I probably won't finish it till tomorrow. I finished a book from one of my favourite author's it was a Muggle urban fantasy. Esme (that's a picture of her isn't she beautiful!) has brought some goodies from home, including some more books to read that aren't text books, some yummy yarn and tea! I'm having a lovely cup of a hazelnut chocolate black tea as I'm writing this.

I've been knitting up a storm as well, tomorrow is the Ravenclaw knitting night and I hope that I will be finished all my essays and other homework so I can join along. I will be casting on for my Slytherin partner tonight and I can wait to see how it turns out I'll be trying a knitting spell that I've never used before! Wish me luck.

(picture courtesy of

Ravenclaw House Quiz Answers

1. Name 4 housemates who have revealed their Patronuses and list the form their Patronuses take.
Perpetua Phoenixfire -eagle
Fleur Lovegoods - Phoenix
Minerva Kwikspell - eagle
Ferula Vector - eagle
Lavender Diggory - wolf

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
Minutes can be found here.
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 Ackerly -- poor girl, but hey purple is not that bad of a colour ;-)
6. Name 5 different types of wood used in the wands of Ravenclaws and name the housemate having that wand.
Holly - Cassandra Puddlemere
Birch - Perpetua Phoenixfire
Hawthorn - Lavender Ackerly
Maple - Esmerelda Beanswallow
Apple - Electra the Enchanting

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 (a cellular broadband card counts right?)

Well all done, back to some reading and listening to an audiobook for me. I'm so glad that my father enchanted my iPod so it will work here! I love it here, but I also love Muggle technology! I'm listening to Diana Wynne Jone's The Lives of Christopher Chant.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

So classes were fun yesterday, I have finished all my homework already and that leaves the weekend for fun. I heard from another Ravenclaw that a first year drenched our common room before I got here. I'm really happy that was all sorted before I arrived! I enjoy sitting by the fire on a comfy armchair reading until one of the prefects kick me back up to my room.

Look what I found on a fellow Ravenclaw Perpetua's blog, it's not exact but somewhat close. It was fun give it a try. For the record, I HATE the nasty Bertie's Bott flavours give me tasty dark chocolate!. Also, Ancient Runes is not my worst class so far it's Divination, which is strange because I am a great with rune stones!
Harry Potter Meme of All Memes by Osaku
WandElm, 9", Veela Hair
Best CourseAncient Runes
Worst CourseAncient Runes
PetBarred Owl
PatronusMountain Lion
Quidditch JobBeater
Wizard CandyBertie Botts Every Flavour Beans (Mmm! Spinach!)
Profession After SchoolProfessional Quidditch Player

Friday, January 11, 2008

Platform 9 3/4

So I've finally made it to Hogwarts. I'm still very nervous, yet excited. Look what my mom bought for me on Etsy, she said she'd give it to Esme when it arrives. Oh she also got me this as a congrats for getting into Ravenclaw, it's so pretty! While browsing stores in Diagon Alley I saw this beautiful lace weight silk, too bad it's a bit too pricey for me right now.

Well I'm going to go and curl up in one of the comfy chairs in the Ravenclaw common room and read my Harry Potter history books, I've decided to re-read them because they are so exciting!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I got my wand!!

Today my parents took me and my brothers to Diagon Alley to get our school supplies. I got a beautiful owl. it's a Great Grey Owl (Strix Nebulosa) and I named her Esme (short for Esmeralda after a famous witch in another dimension with a strange planet called the Disc or Discworld it's held by a giant turtle and elephants plus it's flat!). I also got my wand see

Wood type: oak
Length: 11 inches
Core: Gryffon Feather

get your own wand!

I can't wait till classes well I have to go finish knitting my hat. Happy Knitting and Studying.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

First Year!!

Wow the my first year is coming up and funny thing is I know that I'm going to be sorted into Ravenclaw, there's no other house for me. Most of my family have been Ravenclaws, so there is not mistake about it that I will be sorted like them. I've never been to Hogwarts (via HSKS 4)