Thursday, January 31, 2008

quidditch #1

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him

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?Snape

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)

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I had no idea that it would be so cold here.
Seriously, is -14 below a real temperature? Wind chill factor. aghhh...

Please, no more of this endurance of will. Mothernature, you win.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Rav waiting list....

You signed up on January 16, 2008
You are #88884 on the list.
1442 people are ahead of you in line.
5640 people are behind you in line.
92% of the list has been invited so far

I am 11 years old and I feel grey hair coming out.....;(

Gossip du Jour

Penelope Pinkstone's dairy???? the Griffindor girls are really up to no good but it is rather funny they were spying on Ms Mandy.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I am grumpy because we are in LAST PLACE for house points. GGGRGRRRRR

I am tired because I had to leave the dorm at 3:30 this morning to work with the Magical Creatures and it is another below zero day. I know it is my choice to do extra but 3:30???? isssh

I had fun in Perpetua's room the other day playing Guitar Hero, it is FUN and that turned into a late night!! I wonder if I can talk my mom into sending my guitar so two people can play at the same time. There is a song on there by the group KISS- titled Rock-n-Roll all night and Party everyday. Kind of fits into Ravenclaws theme.....;) WE all should learn it, it is a rather catchy tune.

I wish my dogs were here to snuggle with me while I take an afternoon nap, they just aren't the same.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Too Cold 1-23-08

And so, another week has started at Hogwarts, being 11 and away from home has taken sometime getting use to. I do believe I had an easy time with it since my best friend Gabriella and my cousin Celestina are also my dormmates. I would really like to know how the Sorting hat knows so much, then again it will be a Hogwarts secret never to be told....

It was cold this weekend and being outside with the animals was hard. I am glad Esmeralda always has something warm in our commons area, it helped me thaw out. Today, it is not any warmer and I am sitting here in my finger gloves and eyeing my hat.

I spent Sunday indoors working on tote bags for the Secret Swap. Gabby and I have people from the same house so we are sharing the work. Last week we made stitch markers, next week who knows.

Quiz#2 was hard 5 &10 were the hardest for me. Most of the answers were in the table of contents, lucky me to have seen that otherwise I might still be working on it.

I am going to see if Perpetua is done with homework and see if she wants to play Guitar Hero. We are funny things Muggles. 8)

Quiz #2

1. RWIDZTAIR UANONETRMT==triwizard tournament
2. NRNAGIHAU RAHNIOTL==Hungarian horntail
3. AEEMDY ONYOME==madeye mooney--moody
4. ARTI KEESTRE==rita e skeeter
5. ELSAUAEPBNKS==unspeakables
6. ULSFENFS==snuffles
7. NEPSVEIE==pensieve
8. RMUEIIPS==imperious
9. TREUEEBTBR==butterbeer
10. ROFELIBT==firebolt

Number 5 was hard for me. I went to bed last night around 11pm mad because I could not figure it out, I woke up mad too. After doing word play for another hour this afternoon it finally came to me.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


What a busy week for a first week. The homework is barely manageable but somehow it all gets done with some free time. I was talking with Serafine Starfire last night about her canary incident and she it happend all at once no hint of anything nefarious. Those sly 7th years, my thought is it must of happened to them so they think it must be ok to have it happen to someone else.

We had a spector come into the Ravenclaw common room last night. Being a spector you can guess it was rude to the point that our Prefect needed to contact the Headmistress so now we too have a "protection" charm put onto our room.

There was alot of talk about bags for our Swap Partners. 50/50 split between knitting and sewing it.

I took a fall down a moving staircase this afternoon. It started to move just as I was stepping on to it. It is swollen a bit and hurts so I am not doing to much walking this afternoon. I do hope the swelling goes down for this weekend. If it is not too cold, I want to help with some of the Magical Creatures to get a better understanding of them. They are SO different from the muggle animals that I know.

Since my day started at 4am with Magical Creatures, I am feeling tired so I am going to take a nap before our evening meal. I had better set an alarm charm to wake up.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Mother sent me an Owl to let me know the chocolate I bought for my swap partner was eaten last night by my dog Isis. I sent it home to be safe from me, guess that plan did not work out. Mom heard some noise going on in my room and was wondering what one of my cats might be playing with. No, cat just a dog pushing an empty tin
around trying to lick it to the last drop.

Professor Humperdink has such a nice speaking voice with an accent I can not place a country to that I zoned out completely during class. His voice reminds me of a muggle actor smooth as silk with a nice rumble tenor.

Herbology is fun nothing better than playing with plants, dodging spewn puss, sharp needles and dirt. Ah....what fun.

Time to find me an afternoon snack while I do homework.


1. Name 4 housemates who have revealed their Patronuses and list the form their Patronuses take.

Fleur Lovegoods - Phoenix
Cassandra Hopkirk - Eagle
Fleur Crockford - Hydra
Patonga Pinkstone - Tiger

2. Who attended the first meeting of the Ravenclaw Knitting Club?

Elanor Cadogan
Gabriella Clearwater
Fleur Lovegoods
Esmerlda Beanswallow
Cassandra Hopkirk
Millicent Brocklehurst
Minerva Kwikspell
Enid Black
Allitrya Spelling
Mafalda Ackerley
Serafina Starfire

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

6. Name 5 different types of wood used in the wands of Ravenclaws and name the housemate having that wand.

Hawthorn - Elanor Cadogan
Ebony - Fleur Lovegoods
Maple - Esmerelda Beanswallow
Walnut -Gabriella Clearwater
Tulip - Emma Wigworthy

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

Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday--kind of grumpy

I am grumpy today because my dorm-mates pulled a prank on me and had me believing that today was the start of the term.

It was such a restless night and the dreams were kind of weird too. I was out shopping for tights and shoes and then I was back at my Muggle school trying to get into my locker and when I opened it up I was back in my Mom's kitchen.

So, now I am out of sorts not only with the day but with my "cousin" and my "friend".

Yes, it was a good prank. Now, I have to go to Divination in 15 minutes because I thought it would be a good thing to do since I need all of the help I can get with it. Perhaps the Professor can figure out the meaning of my dream.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Time for a visit

I am going to visit my Nanny today before she goes to play bingo. She lives in Bury St. Edmund. Nanny was a knitter when she was younger but as time progressed her vision is no longer what it used to be and she has lost her desire to knit but at 90+ I can understand.

It is funny to hear her go on about "the girls" and her winning and how much they go out during the week.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Have you all seen the new Potions Professor Crispin Black???!!!
I have always liked potions but I do believe I am going to enjoy it even more. Miss Mandy Finch-Fletchley was talking about him so, I had to do what I do best.;)


Gabby and I are going into Hogsmead to go shopping for our Swappartners. I am excited. Yes, it does not take much for me to get excited. I love games and surprises and I like to pull pranks and get someone on the hook pull them along in a tall tale especially when there is someone working with me.

Gabriella and I did that last night is was so fun.

Well, I have to admit I had a vision last night I was thinking of how I was going to make my bag and it came to me in a dream. So maybe I am not a complete failure in Divination.

Time to roust Gabby's butt and go shopping. I will bring treats back to share in the Common Room, I will put them in a tray by the fire place.

***We are back from shopping and the dark chocolates are out for the taking. ENJOY!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wands and Owls

I have my SWAPMATE. I am excited!!!!

Wood type: hawthorn
Length: 11 inches
Core: Kelpie Hair

get your own wand!

Hawthorn – Hawthorn is one of the three sacred Irish trees (along with Oak and Ash) and its wands have what could be considered a dual personality. They produce strong spells for those to which they belong. Equally effective for Dark magic as it is for good, the possessor of this wand has the potential to wield great power. The duplicity of legend runs deep in the wood of the Hawthorn and therefore it is excellent for protective and defensive magic as well as Charms. Those who possess this wand usually have strong powers of divination and heightened intuition.
Hawthorn’s personality is passionate.
Element: Fire

Kelpie Hair:
Kelpie hair comes from the mane of a Kelpie, a water demon commonly found in Britton and Ireland, who often takes the shape of a horse. The most famous Kelpie is referred to by Muggles as the Loch Ness monster. Kelpie's are adaptable creatures, and thus the wand is a good core for most types of magic, but especially water magic

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wet, wild Wednesday

There is water everywhere as everyone in our common room can see. A spell gone wrong so there is no dry place to sit except our rooms.

Some of the better spell casters are going to try a 'warm air' spell to hurry things along. I am going to stay away from it because who knows what will happen next. This is going to be quite a year being with all of the Ravenclaw's never a dull moment with clever, talented smart people.

I dropped a stitch in the 1st row of my last set on my sleeve. So now I need to undo 6 rows, which is not such a bad thing considering that I have watched some of my other knitting friends undo half of a sweater or an entire sock.

Time to make the Cardamon cookies for the Party tonight.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


I spent most of Monday working on Divination. Professor had me try meditation, that did not work for me I took a power nap. Did not see anything while napping either. I am going to have to admit that this is just not my "gift" and will stick with herbology and potions.
It was a good idea to come a bit before term to work on this but next term I won't.

I spent the evening knitting with Gabriella in her dorm room. We had some butterbeer and carrotcake. I would not recommend eating the two at the same time, SUGAR overload.

Today was a relaxing day which I spent reading and walking outside.

Time for eats. My most favorite thing to do!

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Today is going to be a fun day. I have plans to study with a housemate. I think we are going to work on Potions.
Divination is just not working for me. Tea leaves look like blobs on the bottom of my cup. My crystal ball remains clear and would like nice on my window ledge. I am not going to stress about it because Herbology is my slider class and Potions is related in a sense to herbology.

I would like to work with Fleur C. and try to do a Patronus. Maybe Wednesday at the party we can try it.

I am going to knit for a while and then go explore some more. I was a bit lost yesterday and then the caretakers Cat showed up so I followed it back to our dormitory. That cat creeps me out.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Saturday, I feel rather decadent not having to do my normal Saturday chores that I do at home. I can picture my dad "terrorizing" the dogs with the floor sweeper.

It is nice and sunny with the temp at 20 degrees right now with the chance of it getting warmer.

I am going to ask some of my house mates if they would like to go for a walk if we don't get to go to town.

Friday, January 4, 2008


It is Friday and that homework is amazing and I am hoping to go to Beanswallow's this weekend to have some wonderful warm liquids. It has been too cold for me and it will take a while for me to get use to the snow and cold.

My sweater is coming along nicely, I started on an arm and have from the wrist to the elbow done. I have broken down my after school time into hour blocks so that I get to spend time with all of my favorite hobbies and friends.

I am like the rest of the students excited and waiting for the sock knit swap to happen. In the meantime, I guess I should study up on Tarot and Tea leaves.

I wonder if there is any ingredients left over for a butterbeer?

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Just finished sending my sign up post. I am excited.

The training wheels came off yesterday. My friend and I went to the yarn store where I purchased a pattern and yarn for a sweater. I have been saving my punch card points and what would have been a semi-pricy purchase turned out to be comfortable purchase.

We came back to Ravenclaw and started to knit. I will be a very busy knitter this year.