Saturday, March 22, 2008

Whew...What a Trip

Well I've safely made it back from Italy. My bottom was quite tired and sore from the long trip on my broomstick, but it was well worth it. I completed my muggle marathon, was one of the last few people to finish, but I finished it and that's all that matters. And when I got back to Hogwarts a few days ago, look at what was waiting for me:

An owl had come for me while I was gone, delivering my swap package from my partner. I quickly opened it up and found inside...

There were all sorts of great goodies in there: 2 patterns (including one for a toe-up sock I've been wanting to try), 2 skeins Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Flame (one of my favoritest sock yarns), some beautiful handmade stitch markers, a set of KnitPicks Harmony Wood DPNs, some Bertie Botts Beans and various other types of goodies :-). And it all came in a French Market Bag. Thanks so much Ferula, it was a great suprise to come home to and I absolutely love it!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quidditch Round Three

Knock em dead Gryffindors!

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?
a. Professor Trisonikly
b. Professor Snape
c. Professor Grubbly-Plank
d. Professor Meshdeh

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?
a. The son of Fridwolfa the Giantess
b. The Truth About Rubeus Hagrid
c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake
d. Half Giant at Hogwarts

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first?
a. Fleur Delacour
b. Viktor Krum
c. Cedric Diggory
d. Harry Potter

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?
a. Sonorus
b. Sonafy
c. Lumos
d. Sonatus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedirc have to face in the first task?
a. A Hungarian Horntail
b. A Swedish Short-Snout
c. A Welsh Green
d. A Chinese Fireball

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?
a. Troy and Moran
b. Troy and Quigley
c. Quigley and Moran
d. Lynch and Connolly

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?
a. 4
b. 8
c. 10
d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gift of a carriage clock?
a. An intruder
b. A basilisk egg
c. A bomb
d. A Blast-ended Skrewt

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce form the end of Cedric's wand?
a. A bunch of flowers
b. A fountain of wine
c. Twittering birds
d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.
a. Yes
b. No




Mundungus Fletcher:

Amos Diggory:


Friday, March 7, 2008

Another Week Gone By...

I can't believe I'll be flying off on my broomstick next Wednesday to Italy where I'll be completing my first muggle marathon. I've come a long way since last November when I started off training at 2 miles. I made my way up to 22 miles and on race day it'll be 26.2! And no, I won't be using any magic to help me in the race. I will compete just as all the muggles do, by using my good ol' legs. Wish me luck!