Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quidditch round 3

1. When Rita Skeeter prints a bad articles about Hagrid in the Daily Prophet, which Professor teaches Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class while he is away?
c. Professor Grubbly-Plank

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?
c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first?
b. Viktor Krum

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?
a. Sonorus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedirc have to face in the first task?
b. A Swedish Short-Snout

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?
b. Troy and Quigley

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?
d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gif of a carriage clock?
b. A basilisk egg

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce for the end of Cedric's wand?
d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.
a. Yes

Picture Scavenger Hunt
A Basilisk
Mundungus Fletcher
Amos Diggory

second package

A few days ago, my second package arrived, Emma Wigworthy is really an awesome pal, I couldn't believe that I was getting so many goodies... And again, everything was lovely packaged with personalized paper.

Unfortunately, the jars of the jam and pickles she made for me were broken during shipping, but luckily she had everything packaged separately and neither the yarn nor the bag got stained.

The yarn is handdyed 100% silk in beautiful shades of green plus some handspun, handdyed silk/angelina in black with a hint of silver.

And the bag is lovely, lined with fabric that has some pockets for knitting supplies and a small pocket on the outside that closes with the cutest button, have a look at it yourself:

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Slytherin Magical Objects Challenge

* What two things could the penknife Sirius gave Harry for Christmas allow it's user to do?
unlock any lock and undo any knot

* What is the name of the shallow stone basin that contains a substance that looks like light made liquid or wind made solid?

* What is the most fabulous magic item of them all, that gives unlimited gold or immortality?
The philosophers stone

* What enchanted item transports a person to a preprogrammed location?
a portkey

* What is the thin flexible golden rod used to detect spells of concealment and hidden magical objects?
probe or probity

* What is the glass ball the size of a large marble usually filled with, unless the holder has forgotten something, and it turns red?
The remembrall is usually filled with white smoke

* What does a Sneakoscope do when someone untrustworthy is around?
it gives a whistling sound

* Where did Harry buy the two pairs of socks for Dobby, that screamed loudly when they became too smelly and flashed gold and silver stars?
at Gladrags in Hogsmeade

* What magical item did Ron, Ginny and Hermione use to mend, repair or bind things?

* What Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes item gave Hermione a black eye?
A punching telescope

* Magical Maintenance at the Ministry of Magic uses them to display spectacular weather effects in the underground levels.
enchanted windows

* What red smoking item explodes if not opened immediately?
a howler

* What device displays magical words that provide game commentary in purple letters?

* Rita's Skeeters fast writing assistant?
Quick-Quotes Quill

* Which banned joke item was confiscated by Prefect Hermione Granger?
Baruffio's Brain Elixier

* What is the standard magical means of transportation in Asia and the Middle East?
Flying Carpets

* What are the three ways to create an invisibility cloak?
Some are imbued with a Disillusionment Charm, some carry a Bedazzling Hex, and some are woven from Demiguise hair

* What is the name of the piece of jewelry that bestows wisdom on the wearer?
the Diadem of Ravenclaw

* Floo Powder allows the user to do what two things in the green flames of a fireplace?
to travel magically to another fireplace and to communicate magically between fireplaces - when they are connected to the Floo Network

* What device shows it's owner's enemies?
that's a Foe-Glass

* Name three games played with magical or charmed objects.
Wizard's chess, Quidditch, Exploding Snap, Gobstones

* Which magical object gives light only to its user?
A candle placed in the Hand of Glory

* What are the two things Dumbledore says the Mirror of Erised does not give?
neither knowledge or truth

* What object does Fawkes first deliver to Harry in the Chamber of Secrets?
The sorting hat - inside was the sword of Gryffindor

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Homework - Fleur Delacour

Fleur Delacour is a beautiful witch - her grandma was a Veela - who comes from France and visits the wizard school of Beaubatons there. She and some other students come to Hogwarts for the Triwizard Tournament, where she meets Harry, Herminone, Ron and Bill Weasley - her future husband. During the Tournament, Harry saves her sister Gabrielle. She is very dismissive at Hogwarts and criticizes everything there, loud enough to be heard by everyone. Due to her Veela blood, she is very attractive to men and boys, and she knows exactly about her beauty and that she has some power over men.

In summer 1995, she takes a part time job at Gringotts in London, to improve her english - and probably to get to know Bill Weasley better. About a year later, they become engaged. Their wedding is in summer 1997, and the very same day the Ministry of Magic falls to the Deatheaters.

Fleur helps Harry to escape from the house of the Dursleys by drinking polyjuice potion and faking to be Harry - as well as some other do. She fights at the side of her husband Bill and the other during the Battle of Hogwarts.

Bill and Fleur have 3 children, Victoire, Dominique and Louis.

Her wand has a core made from Veela hair from her grandma.

She has silvery-blonde hair, blue eyes and very even white teeth, her voice is described as "throaty".

Her name is french and means "flower of the court" if you translate it to english.

Her school Beaubatons is the best known school for wizardry in France, even though there might be others.

Veela are fairylike women with silvery-blonde long hair which is still moving even when there is no wind at all. Men affected by them will do the most silly things, just to get recognized. But when a Veela is angry, she will show an entirely different face, they transform into scary creatures with scaled wings and can throw fireballs on their victims.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Package #1 arrived

I couldn't believe my eyes, when the owls delivered this beautiful package yesterday... okay, it was a standard looking package, but the content was awesome.

Everything was wrapped in paper with "Especially for ..." (can't show you a pic because it was my Muggle name and I don't want to reveal it yet) and the Slytherin logo printed all over it and the content was lovely packaged and decorated too.

But have a look yourselves, what I found in there:

A sock knitting book, a beautiful set of stitch markers, lovely packaged set of dpns - they look like Knit Picks Harmony, but I'm not sure - a printed version of the "Durmstrang sock" pattern in a cover that closes with a magnet. Parts of the pic are blurred, because they show my Muggle name too

And have a look at those beautiful wrapped cans with Spotted Dick and English Custard - I don't have an idea what it is, but I'm curious to find it out. I love to get to know food from other parts of the world that I can't buy here.

And last, but not least, there were 3 beautiful looking bags filled with delicous candy, I already tried all 3 of them and can't name a favorite

Now I'm looking forward to the second package with my bag and yarn, but I'm sure it will be awesome too.

Thanks so much, Emma Wigworthy, this must be the best swap package I ever got.