Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What do you mean - sent home!?

This has been the worst term. I have spent nearly all of it in detention.

Elanor and I spent whole weekends trying to lift the jinx or the curse or whatever to no avail. Whatever it is we can't remove it. Last time I got sent to the Headmaster I burst into tears and told him the whole sordid mess. By the time he got done poking around I felt like a science experiment. Then he announced I was to be sent home. I spent all of last week in his office writing my term finals and my father picked me up this morning.

My father is furious. He won't even consider the possibility of Summer Camp. He's not even sure he will let me go to spend a week with El this summer - or my grandparents in France.

The Aurors are taking all of my things to removed the curses that were put on them - everything I own! No wonder El and I couldn't fix it. Who would do such a thing? That's a good question. I don't know if I mentioned that I received a care package from my friends at Beaux Batons. It was lovely and had all my favorite treats in it. The package arrived while everyone was gone - so I opened and read the cards and letters while waiting for people to come to the dorm and share the goods. As near as we can tell the entire package was laced with the curses. They bounced out of it and all over. El had a couple of them on her things and we removed those pretty quickly (it does explain that day in charms class though) once we knew what we were looking for, but I was sitting in the middle of my bed with the box and everytime I laid something on my bed that didn't have a curse one just jumped on.

My father sent a howler to the Headmaster of Beaux Batons - I can't imagine how that was recieved. But I'm sure I don't need to tell you - I get any more care packages - the Aurors get to open them first - even if that means I lose all the good chocolates!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Owl has Landed

Queen Frysia has spoiled me royally.

And I'd love to show you - but my pictures won't load here - so please look at my ravelry projects page.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quidditch #3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicholas Flammel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Picture Hunt



Where the Wild Things Are (my favorite book EVER)

Saturday, April 11, 2009


We got half way to Hogsmeade when I realized I'd forgotten to use the reveal spell on my homework. We trudge all the way back up to the dorms just for that. I thought my roomie was going to kill me (she still might)


Who gave Harry an enchanted mirror?

Who said, “Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.”
Fred Weasley

Who said, “Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?”

What is Ron’s middle name and what was he given in the Will? Bilius; the deluminator

What does Hermione want to talk Mr Lovegood about and what is his first name.
She wants to ask about the symbol he was wearing at Bill and Fleur's wedding; Xenophilius

What is the name origin and what does it mean.
It is derived from Greek, "a person attracted to that which is foreign or alien"


I am going to Hogsmeade with friends today - first day since detention.

I have my shopping list and I am on my way to breakfast. I have a few things the pick up to put in the present for Penelope. I have that present nearly all together. I few rows of knitting and a couple hours of sewing and some spell casting.

Best get moving before all the bargains are gone!


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

House Quiz

1. James Potter and his friends have nicknames for each other - give three names and who they belong to
James - Prongs
Sirius - Padfoot
Lupin - Mooney
Pettigrew - Wormtail

2. What are the three Deathly Hallows?
Elder Wand
Resurrection Stone
Invisibility Cloak

3. What are the four items that belong to the founders of the houses at Hogwarts?
Ravenclaw - tiara (diadem)
Griffyndor - sword
Slytherin - locket
Hufflepuff - cup

4. What is the Hogwarts Motto?
"Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus," which means "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."

5. What is the Hogwarts school song (Book 1)?
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.

6. What does O.W.L. stand for?
Ordinary Wizarding Level

7. What exams do Hogwarts students take at the end of their 7th year?
Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test (N.E.W.T.)

8. What form does Snape's Patronus take?

9. Who takes over teaching divination after Trelawney is sacked by Delores Umbridge (Book 6)?

10. Who is Elanor Cadogan's boyfriend? What is his brother's name?

A long dark week.

I can't imagine that no one missed me!

I was sent down to the dungeon to do some more detention. No one told me there was a labyrinth down there. Then to add insult to injury, I was caught (still trying to find my way out, I might add!) after hours and I received more detention. I swear I think someone has put a jinx on me. No one can get this much detention unintentionally. It's just not possible, even the Weasley boys can't get this much detention and they are trying.

I have finished my detention for that - I had to scrub the potions tables and sort the ingredients cupboard. So if I can manage to stay out of trouble for the rest of the day I will be able to have an evening free.

Tonight El and I ARE going to go for a walk in a bubble and I'm going to get her to help me look for the jinx and remove it. I have been too tired to look for it myself. They finally removed the no-talking spell so I can finally ask for some help. I can't take one more detention. I'm weeks behind in my homework and studies. I'm exhausted and I will never get clean again EVER. I'm just going to sit here in the main room and try to catch up on Ancient Rune reading. I hope that I can manage to do that without getting into trouble.