Monday, July 28, 2008

End of a great term for HSKS5

The packages are arriving and people are starting to pack up their trunks and head back to their muggle lives for the rest of the summer. This has been an exciting semester at Hogwart's...never a dull moment as usual.

My spoilee Avada Abraxam of Gryffindor received her package from me about a week ago and it seems as though she really enjoyed the contents and I am thrilled about that.

My spoiler Allitrya Spelling contacted me earlier this week to let me know that she had mailed my package and I'll be looking for it to arrive in a few weeks. I say a few weeks because it takes about that long for packages to make it from the muggle world to this magical land that I am living in.

I'll post pictures, most likely on the ravelry board when the kit arrives.

See you all in the fall for HSKS6.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dumbledore's Army

Something very exciting happened today. I was awarded an Outstanding Badge as a member of Dumbledore's Army. This is truly a privledge and I am posting my badge in my sidebar with honor.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quidditch Round 3

It's hard to believe it's the final match of the term.

Quidditch ~ Round Three

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?
a. Europa
b. Fiji
c North America
d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?
a. True
b. False - though this could also be true. I don't think you can pull in your stomach without holding your breath....try it.

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?
a. Emmeline Vance
b. Dorcas Meadowes
c. Amelia Susan Bones
d. Bellatrix Regulax

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?
a. Alice Longbottom
b. Marlene McKinnon
c. Emma Fenwick
d. Dorcas Meadowes

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?
a. Terry Boot and Mandy Brocklehurst
b. Luna Lovegood and Ernie Macmillan
c. Cho Chang and Michael Corner
d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?
a. Gryffindor
b. Slytherin
c. Ravenclaw
d. Hufflepuff

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?
a. Pink
b. Peach
c. Yellow
d. It is transparent

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.
a. Hannah Abott
b. Padma Patil
c. Luna Lovegood
d. Marietta Edgecombe

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?
a. Splattergroit
b. Splittygrot
c. Spottygroit
d. Spattergroit (correct spelling - spattergoit)

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?
a. "New Theory of Numberology"
b. "A Compendium of Common Curses and their Counter-Actions"
c. "Acheivements in Charming"
d. "Moste Potente Potions"

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Padma Patil
Hannah Abott
Dumbledore's Army
Cedric Diggory
(Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?) Twilight

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Winding down

Snowy still hasn't made it to Avada, but I'm not worried. She had a lot of air to cover (Azerbaijan - Virginia - New Jersey). It would be nice if she'd arrive by the deadline of July 11th though.

This term is coming to a close already. It seems like it just started last week. We've had a lot of fun, and drama this term. I'm still trying to decide if I'll return to Hogwarts for HSKS6...

There's still plenty of time to decide. Til then, I've got another round of Quidditch to prepare for.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

No homework lately

This has been an incredibly easy semester over here in Slytherin House. We've had NO homework for a few weeks. I've been keeping my mind sharp by doing the homework from the other houses. I don't want my brain to wither away to witch dust!

The halls have been fairly quiet all over Hogwarts in fact. I think it must be this summer term. Many students disappear for a week or so for family vacations or just a quiet get away. I'd like to get away for a little while myself.