Friday, July 31, 2009

A Trip to Whimsic Alley

A few weeks ago Winnie, Bevin Rae and I made a trip to Whimsic Alley. We decided we were running low on supplies for Summer Camp and Hogwarts. It's never too late to plan for the next term! We stacked up on quills and parchment..along with some polyjuice potion, dragon's eggs, and crystalized pineapple. Whimsic Alley isn't quite as well stocked as the shops in Diagon Alley; it's kind of the 7-11 of wizarding shops!

We shopped so long that we just HAD to stop off for some food and beverage. Several hours later, we decided it was time to get back to Summer Camp. Wonder if anyone missed us?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Never Allow Your Cousin To Go To Camp With You!

I came back from a long walk around the lake with Counselor Whitmarsh only to discover that my cabin had been attacked by flamingos. At first I was confused. Why would anyone put flamingos around my cabin? Who could be so mean.

Then, of course it dawned on me!

There is only one person deranged enough to do such a thing...nasty prickly Thistle Lovegood! I immediately sent my wee owl Paisley home to tell Mummy and Daddy about Thistle. I hope they will finally be able to do something to protect me from Thistle.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Getting Reacquainted

It was initially quite a shock to me to see Lucius Whitmarsh walk into Summer Camp. I had never expected to see him again after he so mysteriously disappeared from Hogwarts. I had prepared the cabin for the new DADA counselor thinking I would be greeting and initiating someone totally new to HSKS.

I spent last weekend in deep discussions with Lucius, working through the reasons for his departure and I think we've come to a place of peace. He was very upset that his reputation had been besmirched and that his reputation in the wizarding community had suffered. Years of study have taught Counselor Whitmarsh more ways to bend an enemy to his desires than any Slytherin could dream off. He had intended to come back and make life miserable for those he blamed for his fall from grace. He had spent many months plotting to take back all that was rightfully his. His plan was that the puppet would become the puppet master! However, when our eyes met once again, all was forgotten. Life is so LUSCIOUS!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Camp Game #3 - Riddikulus

I hate to admit it, but I have a fear of heights. Unfortunately my caring cousin, Thistle, is aware of it and she goes out of her way to make sure I get stuck in high places. Do you know how many times she has lured my wee Paisley to the top of a tree or tower and trapped him there, only to force me to rescue him?

But, I've learned to overcome my fear!


I merely fall into a cotton candy cloud!

Friday, July 3, 2009


17-4, 14-1, 9-6, 3-3
18-2, 3-3
19-4, 11-2, 9-3, 8-5, 15-9
7-1, 11-2
15-9, 11-2
15-9, 14-1, 9-6
13-8, 18-2, 8-5, 16-3, 6-5, 16-3, 5-3!

"When in doubt, go to the library!" -- Ron Weasley


In the second volume of the HP books by JK Rowling, The CHAMBER OF SECRETS, we continue to learn the incredible adventures of Hogwarts student HARRY POTTER and his friends RON WEASLEY and HERMOINE GRANGER. Belonging to the house of GRYFFINDOR, they attend Defense Against the DARK ARTs taught by Wizarding celebrity GILDEROY LOCKHART, a none-too-bright fellow who cannot even handle pixies!

In The CHAMBER OF SECRETS, we also meet Dobby a HOUSE ELF for the first time. Determined Dobby seeks to sabotage the return of HARRY POTTER to Hogwarts and is pretty persistent but is unsuccessful. After a few weeks at school, the deceased Ravenclaw student who haunts the girls lavatory, also known as MOANING MYRTLE, shows HARRY POTTER and RON WEASLEY an old empty diary that dropped through her ghostly form out of thin air!

Many nifty things continue to happen for the next several months… we won’t go into all the juicy details right now… however, the ending is prime reading indeed!! HARRY POTTER finally kills Tom Riddle’s (a.k.a. VOLDEMORT) sneaky diary (which we now know is a HORCRUX) and saves the sister of RON WEASLEY, GINNY WEASLEY!!!

Oh! Of course, we must mention that the thickheaded GILDEROY LOCKHART unintentionally erased his own memory, so he won’t be back for book three, The PRISONER OF AZKABAN...