Thursday, January 31, 2008

Quiditch Quiz

Oops I forgot post my answers for the Quiz....

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?

d. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Cornelius Fudge

2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?

a. It vanishes after a few hours

3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?

c. Malfoy attached Harry when Harry's back was turned

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?


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?

c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort

6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?

d. 77

7. Amos Diggory works for?

b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures

8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts?
Answer: (One Word

Neville Longbottom

9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?

a. 30th

10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?

a. Navy Blue

Mr Ollivander


World Tourniment


Dark Mark

Quiditch this and that...

Wow I have been so busy with my studies the past week. So much has happened around here. The Ravenclaws got into trouble and have to clean out bed pans by hand, even! EEEyuck.... I couldn't imagine doing that. Like I have always said, I would never make a good nurse.

Oh and no getting sick or you will be sent off to the hospital! Poor Madame Pompfrey is ill. How did this happen? I never knew she could get sick. She heals so well and has so many potions wonder what laid her up? I wonder if it is catchy? I mean I was there last week with my cold could I catch it!!!

I have been working on the bag for my swap partner. I hope it goes well. I am trying something new it's called felting. I have never tried doing this before. I mean knitting something big then shrinking it on purpose? What a brillant idea. A lot of the girls around Hogwarts say they have tried it and it worked out really nicely for them and produced a neat little item. So, I am trying this "felting" stuff out, of course having after reading all about it and doing tons of research on it. One can't be too prepared, can one? I really like my swap partner, Cassandra. She is a dear. We have been getting to know each other and she is a very sweet person. I am enjoying knitting for her and picking out the other things for her bag.

Oh and the most exciting news of all is the Quiditch match is starting Sat!!!! I hope I find the snitch. I soooo want to. Hufflepuff is still in the lead with the house points and I want us to remain in the lead.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Another Hufflepuff Quiz

Phew Hogwarts is keeping me on my toes. Here is one of our recent quizzes by our head mistress...

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?
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

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

No. Dumbledore hires them after Winky was set free.

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

At Gladrags Wizardwear

8. Who helps Harry figure out the egg?

Moaning Myrtle and Diggory

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

In the fire in the Gryffindor House Common Room.

10. Who interrupts the above mentioned meeting with Sirius?


Monday, January 21, 2008


Man oh man! I missed the first day of classes. I was stuck in the infirmary with a blasted cold! I felt so terrible. I so didn't want to miss classes but I guess it couldn't be helped. Some of the other girls said I didn't really miss much it was only the first day. I am all well now after drinking this smelly concoction. Why does medicine have to taste so terrible?

I am off now to dream about tomorrow. I am so excited to be starting up classes finally.

---- Henrietta

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Canary Cream

Oh Dairly, whatever you do don't eat a canary cream.... you will end up like this

The head mistress had a time rounding all of us 1st years together so she could fix us. I saw a box sitting on the table in the common room and it said for all you would like on the note. I should have noticed there was a lot of twittering up in the rafters but I didn't. It was a terrible few hours let me tell you. I vow to find the 7th year and get even!

---- Henrietta

My first quiz!

Our head mistress Miss Wartbobble wants us to complete a quiz. We get house points for it and I want Hufflepuff to win again!!!

1. How many members of Dumbledore’s Army are from Hufflepuff house? 3

2. Which famous member of Hufflepuff is related to Sirius Black? Bonus points for tell me how.
Nymphadora Tonks Her mother was Sirius' favorite cousin.

3. What is the name of the Hufflepuff house member sorted before Harry in PS? Justine Finch-Fletchley

4. Who shared a recipe for Yule Logs? Helga Lovegoods

5. List the 3 Hufflepuffs that have listed in their blogs about their wands and what wood they are made of?

Maple : Cliodna Telawney
Apple: Bella the Beautiful
Mahogany: Antonia dela Weasley

6. Who was locked out after forgetting the password? Petunia Acromantula the poor thing.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Course Listing

Here is my course list:

Ancient Runes
Care of Magical Creatures
Defense Against the Dark Arts
Enchanted Kit Planning
History of Magic
Magic in Threadwork and Weaving
Muggle Studies

Pretty impressive, I should say. I will have lots of studying to do along with knitting and everything else. I am looking forward to DADA and Flying class. Herbology and History of Magic not so much, though. They seem like they would be booooring. I guess you just have to take the good with the bad, as me mum always says.

I haven't run into my sock partner yet. I have looked around for her but since I got the owl about the swap. I haven't seen her. I hope she isn't laid up or anything. Hogwarts is fun and an exciting place to be right now. The halls are buzzing with all the excitement. I have met quite a few fellow witches that knit. We have been chatting and knitting around the fire most nights. I am sure this will change when studies start up.

---- Henrietta

Sunday, January 13, 2008

My partner

I got my sock partner today! She is Cassandra Hopkirk. A Ravenclaw girl. I have seen her in the main hall at meals but haven't spoken to her yet. I will make an effort today as I have time. I finally got flowers from my Orchideous charm. Lovely peach roses. My fav! Tomorrow me Mum is sending me my broom by owl. I totally forgot it at home. I could have sworn I packed it but I guess with all the excitement it was forgotten. I am glad I realized it before classes started. I wouldn't want to be stuck with one of the spare wonky brooms. I would probably end up on the other side of the world unable to stop it or something.

---- Henrietta

Friday, January 11, 2008

Everyone is so nice here at Hogwarts. Well there are still a few Slytherins that are kind of obnoxious but that's to be expected, of course. I received a note from Petunia the other day. She told me she would help me with anything I needed. She is a 2nd year student so she has a whole year at Hogwarts under her belt. I heard that the owls should be coming for my swap partner for my extracurricular knitting kit. I hope she comes soon. I am getting impatient, very unlike me. I must be excited. I think I will study my defense against the dark arts text book while I wait to tide me over.

I had one exciting lesson yesterday. I tired out the Orchideous spell. Penelope was teaching some of us 1st year Hufflepuffs. I can't quit get the spell down though. I don't get flowers I keep getting mushrooms that have this awful smell. Now my wand stinks of it. Not sure what I did and the others have assured me the smell with dissipate with time. I sure hope so. I had to stick my wand in its box and that in 3 plastic bags to cut down on the smell in my room.

I love you, Mum... don't worry about me. I am doing smashing!


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hogwart Tales

Oh my Diarly, Guess what happened today!!! Someone got ambitious in the Ravenclaw commons and their whole hall is soaked! I can't imagine. The poor girl. I bet she was embarrassed. If I was her I would keep it under wraps. That is a lesson for me though. I wont be dabbling in magics til I am told.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I got sorted!!!

I really don't know why in the world I was worried.... I got sorted into HUFFLEPUFF!!!! I have already met some of my house mates they are all really nice. I think though I spent more time talking to Ravenclaws then anyone else. They aren't a bad lot really, but the Slytherins, they are just plain stuck up! I went to introduce myself to a couple and none of them would talk to me! That's ok.... I will have more then enough friends to go around. OOOOH I almost forgot I signed up for some extra curricular activities, one of them being The Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. I get to conjure up a bag. I haven't tried doing that yet. It should be a nice challenge. I also need to find some charms and yarn in my friends house colors. That shouldn't be too hard to do. I think also I will put in a couple of goodies like some chocolate frogs and licorice wands just for good measure.

Oh I am so excited, classes start next week for me so I have a whole week almost to take my tests and sign up for the classes I need to take. This is going to be the best first year ever!

Off to Hogwarts

Today I am taking the train to Hogwarts. I am soooooooooooooo excited, as this will be my first year. I am also a little bit scared. My mum says that is to be expected. She was excited and scared her first time too. She has told me so many things about her time at Hogwarts though so that has taken the edge off of some of the scariness. One thing I am scared of is the sorting hat! I don't want to be a Slytherin. I come from a long line of Hufflepuffs and that's what I want to be!!! What if I am put in a different house!?! I am so nervous. I am sure I will faint when the headmaster puts the hat on my head. Oh, I have to go now, Diarly, my mum is calling! It's time to go to the station!!!