Thursday, October 30, 2008

Humperdink Has Landed!

I was helping out at Uncle Vincenzio's shoppe this afternoon when a grande old owl named Humperdink arrived bearing a package for yours truly from Fiera Firenze. Once I had removed the package that was tied to his legs, Humperdink was smothered with attention by Grammie Weasley. She made sure he was well fed and rested after his long journey. He and my owl Artimus seemed to get on famously. But now for my package!!!!

All the bits and bobs for magical fiber transfiguration. I've never had my hand at the Harmony wands, so I'm looking forward to that. Grammie says you can never have enough magic measuring sticks, she believes that evil fiber faeries disapparate them while we sleep.

Some Hufflepuff pride for my dorm room. And a fibery friend for my owl Artimus.

An awesome collections a Fiber Spells all in one book! No more assortment of parchment scraps to shift through.

A couple of Owl Dish cloths. The yellow and black is Shadow Knitting, which the muggle ladies at Uncle Vincenzio's shoppe call "magical." LOL! You ca nsee it better in the sideways picture.

I'm not real big on the dangly markers and such. So Fiera found some fun buttons and stickers.

I think cousin Ron will be amused by these.

Last, and certainly not least... a magical mug that reveals a secret message when a hot beverage is poured into it.
Many thanks to my spoiler Fiera Firenze for a great kit!

Hufflepuff Quiz #5

1. Who suprises Snape with a visit?
Bellatrix and Narcissa
2. Who is at Spinster’s End with Snape?
Peter Pettigrew aka Wormtail
3. Name two people beside Dumbledore that die in HBP.
Amelia Bones and Emmilene Vance
4. How many Horcruxes did Voldemort create?
5. Why can’t they keep a Proffessor in the DADA position?
Tom Riddle put a curse on the position
6. Who Makes the oak-matured mead?
Madame Rosmerta
7. Do you trust Snape as much as Dumbledore did?
No, he was playing both sides to see which would come out on top. Had Voldemorte not killed him I think he would have sided with the Death Eaters.
8. What year did Lupin start attending Hogwarts?
9. When does McGonagall talk about closing the school?
After Dumbledore's death
10. What does Malfoy use the Room of Requirement for?
To try and fix the second disappearing cabinet which brought the Death Eaters to Hogwarts. (And heavy snogging sessions with Crabbe and Goyle ::grin::)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz #4 - Part 2

Professor Remus Lupin was having a terrible morning, and it wasn't even breakfast yet. Someone broke into the Muggle Studies classroom the night before, hid a Boggart in the closet, and set loose 613 doxies. How did he know there were 613 doxies? Because each one took a bite out of his elbow as he tried to capture it, and Madame Pomfrey had to sleep each wound separately. And comment annoyingly about how Professor Horace Slughorn would've had the room cleared out with 2 waves of a wand.

It took forever to get out of the infirmary, and by then Professor Remus Lupin was in a foul mood. Luckily, he knew how to improve it: by finding the culprits and making him, her or them pay. Remus Lupin had overheard some students giggling in the hallways the other day about Antonio dela Weasley's stash of doxy eggs, so he had a good idea of who to interrogate first. Unfortunately for him, but rather fortunately for Antonio dela Weasley, the common room password had recently been changed to Chudley Cannons, so Remus Lupin couldn't enter. The Pink Lady looked up from her portrait and laughed at the cursing, frustrated Professor.

The old Professor Remus Lupin would have thrown a hissy fit at being taunted by a mere portrait, and blasted the thing all the way into the 6th floor girl's bathroom. The new Professor Remus Lupin went to 14 weeks of Anger Management classes, punched a lot of pillows, and took up Basket Weaving. And started subscribing to the Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes catalogue.

Professor Remus Lupin's first class of the day was Muggle Studies with the 3rd year Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws. It took them 2 hours to clean up after the entire carton of Portable Swamps that went off and clung to their robes, schoolbooks, and any exposed flesh. The students all knew that Antonio dela Weasley was planning to do something in Muggle Studies to get Professor Remus Lupin, so everyone blamed him for the prank and gave him the cold shoulder for 17 days, until Ursula Longbottom blew up the Flying classroom with a misplaced charm and became the new pariah-of-the-hour.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz #4 - Part 1

The List of Words...

1. Remus Lupin
2. Muggle Studies
3. 613
4. Horace Slughorn
5. elbow
6. sleep
7. Antonio dela Weasley
8. Chudley Cannons
9. The Pink Lady
10. 6
11. 14
12. Basket Weaving
13. Ravenclaw
14. Portable Swamp
15. Ursula Longbottom
16. Flying

Thursday, October 16, 2008


1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
b. Frog

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
b. Gwenog Jones

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
c. 5

5. What is Professor Slughorn’s favorite candy?
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
c. Hippogriff

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
b. Magenta

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
c. 16 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
b. H.E.F.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Professor????

This past weekend I was helping Uncle Vincenzio in his shoppe on Diagon Alley and there were rumours that a new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor had already been hired to teach next term at Hogwarts. While this isn't all that surprising, given that there has been a new instructor every term, it seems that the thing that everyone was talking about was "who" was hired.

From what the ladies in the knitting circle had heard, the new D.A.D.A. professor will be the younger sister of a former D.A.D.A. professor Dolores Umbridge. Up to now she had been living quietly in the colonies. Now she had returned to Britain and seems even more bent on achieving power and control than her older sister had. It seems that everyone is concerned with what will happen with Sarah Umbridge in a position of authority.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz #3

1. On what day does Harry run into Draco and Narcissa in Diagon Alley?
August 3rd

2. How does Harry get detention in DADA?
He tells Snape that he doesn't need to call him Sir

3. How does Ron get his spot on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team?
Hermione uses a Confundus Charm on the competition

4. When is the first Apparition lesson?
February 1st

5. When do Ron and Ginny breakup with Lavender and Dean?
Ron broke up with Dean????? ::grin::
April 21st

6. What Horcrux is hidden in the cave?
The locket of Salazar Slytherin

7. Who does Filch have a romance with?
Madam Pince

8. When is Voldemort’s birthday and birth place?
December 31st; London

9. What is Dumbledor’s favorite flavor of jam?

10. Who is “Mollywobbles” and who uses the name?
Molly Weasley; Arthur calls her that

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Madam Pince

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