Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quidditch Round #1

1. Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from under the car?

a. Mr. Tibbles

2. Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?

a. Ignatius

3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?

d. 23

4. Apart from Harry, Ron and Hermione, who was the first person to enter the Hog's Head that showed an interest in Harry's Defence Against the Dark Arts classes?

b. Neville Longbottom

5. In the first Quidditch match of the year which player attempted to score first?

a. Angelina Johnson

6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?

b. Hydrangea

7. Why is Mundungus Fletcher disguised as a woman when he witnesses the DA (Dumbledore's Army) meeting in the Hog's Head pub?

b. He was banned from the Hog’s Head pub 20 years ago.

8. When Harry and Cho go on their first date to Madam Puddifoot's in Hogsmeade, what is it decorated with for Valentine's Day?

c. Golden cherubs and pink confetti

9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?

a. 38 and number 2 Laburnum Gardens Clapham

10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?

a. Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Chaos Rules

Last evening I returned to my dorm from the infirmary feeling a wee bit better, but still with a pounding sinus headache. All I wanted to do was cuddle up in my bed with my cushy pillows and velvet purple comforter. I climbed the stairs slowly trying not to jostle my head too much. I pushed the heavy door open, stepped inside, and my eyes flew open so fast I thought my head would explode! There was Minee surrounded by cauldrons (I think I saw mine there) and fibers galore. Every color of the rainbow was splashed on the walls, floors, trunks, bedding! She was standing in the middle of the circle of cauldrons with her wand orchestrating a dance of the fibers. I was totally speechless! The fibers were hopping from cauldron to cauldron, sloshing colors everywhere as they flew. Poor Luveday was cowering in the corner wide-eyed. She must have been wondering if everyday at Hogwarts is so full of activity! I do have to admit, Minee is quite enthusiastic about her potions! (And the results are fabulous!)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oh Woe Is Me

It hasn't been a good week for me around Ravenclaw House. I hope I haven't made any of my roommates upset. Spring around Hogwarts has brought not only fragant, colorful flowers, but too much pollen for my wee being. I have been spending lots of time with Madam Pomfrey trying to deal with allergies and now a possible sinus infection. At least I have Emma Wigworthy there to keep me company. She has such a wonderful bedside manner. The hot compresses have been wonderful, and she can make the most soothing cups of hot tea.

I've left Ravenclaw in the capable hands of Minerva Kwikspell. I know she's doing her job well because she even delivered my homework to me! I'm suffering incredibly and she wants me to do homework! She even stood over me while I did it! My answer to the House Quiz is:

Can you keep a secret? The headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix is at No. 12 Grimmauld Place.

Hopefully I'll be back in the game very soon. I dread to see what Fleur, Minee and Luveday have done to my purple corner of our dorm room. Fleur's peacock feathers have probably migrated! I'm sure Professor Lufkin is in need of further assistance settling in here at Hogwarts. There are so many more dark, quiet, secret rooms to show him through....

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The World of Wisteria

I guess it's about time I completed this week's homework assignment, isn't it? I am Wisteria Lovegoods (obviously). Everyone returning to Ravenclaw House will remember my sister, Fleur, who was Ravenclaw Prefect last term. I'm sure you've seen her wandering around Hogwarts. If not, just follow the trail of peacock feathers! I have a few other sisters, namely Lilac, Pansy, Violet, Heather, Iris, and Hyacinth, some of them have already graduated Hogwarts and some are still waiting for their invitations. This term Minee, Fleur and I have a new roommate, Luveday. I sure hope she can find her way through the maze of Fleur's peacock feathers. Just follow the fragrant aromas of all the Konfections that are delivered to Minee!!

The Lovegood family comes from the village of Dergotop, which is about 10 km south of the enchanted Moors of Neere. I really miss the misty mornings on the Moors but I do NOT miss Fleur's peacocks! So I surround myself with all the shades of purple I can find to remind me of the heather covered hills near our home. Mum tried to teach us how to make amulets and fill them with our native flora to protect us on the moors. But, unfortunately, herbology is NOT my strong suit and my attempts at protection amulets and potions mostly fail. ::sigh:: I may need to learn other forms of protection.

Like Fleur, I enjoy Tarot readings and other forms of divination, which WAS my favorite class at Hogwarts until the arrival of our new DADA professor. I am definitely spending lots of time volunteering to assist him and acquaint him with all the ins and outs of Hogwarts! Maybe he can teach me things that my mother wasn't able to teach me! It is a good thing to know how to defend ones self from the dark arts, right?

My family has always has always been involved with the magical manipulation of fibers. My great-grandmother, Agatha Wigworthy, was such an experience weaver, spinner and knitter that she ws able to knit a spell into the socks of the evil Umgubula Slashkilters and saved our ancestral estate. My family's shop, Lovegoods Fabulous Fibers, is well known for producing all the charmed knits you will ever desire, as well as the beautiful fibers for individual use. It's always fun to go into the shop and see all the looms busily kicking out a blur of yards and yards of fabrics, hear the steady hum of the spinning wheels spinning out magical fibers in flashing colors, and listen to the clicking of all the glistening needles knitting scarves, hats, gloves, sweaters and robes in Hogwarts colors. Please drop in to Lovegoods when you're in Diagon Alley. Mum will gladly take your orders for custom dyed fibers.

Well, I see it's about time to check in on our new Professor. He really does get hopelessly lost sometimes...

Monday, May 12, 2008

My First Official Assignment of the Term

I got a call from Headmistress Wartbobble over the weekend. I was not very happy about being given an assignment the weekend before the start of the term, particularly when it entailed showing the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor around Hogwarts. After all, I had purple pillows and rugs to put in the Common Room! But I grudgingly agreed to do it and took him to the dungeons. Wouldn't you know it, we got lost! It took me hours and hours to find my way out, jumping into the arms of Professor Lufkin every time one of the Hogwarts ghosts appeared. (Thank you, Nick!) It was an unpleasant assignment...but someone had to do it. The sacrifices I make for Hogwarts!!! Next I may have to show him around the grounds. There are some beautiful secluded spots..................