Friday, May 1, 2009


Greetings from sunny LA. I took a private spinning lesson yesterday that I'll write more about when I return. It's been a great vacation.

I decided that I'm going to sit out the next swap. Summer is a super busy time with work and I just don't think I'll be able to keep up. Hopefully I'll return in the fall.

However, I am thinking of keeping this blog going on it's own. I'll have to ponder it more on the way back tomorrow.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Winding up

It's the last week of term and things are hectic with taking exams and packing. After the term is done this week I'll be heading out to LA for a short visit with a friend. I've never been to La-La-Land, so I'm excited. I will get to indulge my love of baseball by taking in a Dodger game one night and I'll be hitting the Getty and Griffith Observatory. It's been a great term.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quidditch Round 3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
b. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicholas Flamel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
c. Anti-summoning Enchantments

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
a. Another Death Eater’s back

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Saturday, April 11, 2009

An owl arrived for me

These past few weeks have been very tough for me because of my day job and schoolwork. However, I received a very nice package from Ophelia Crookshanks to brighten up my day.

I first allow my trusty companion Izzy examine everything I receive in the mail. She approved and then allowed me to check out all my goodies which include a golden snitch bag, a large sucker snake, a calendar, a pattern for mittens/fingerless gloves (which I think is one the best ideas ever), stitch markers, a bottle of soak, a lovely glass bottle and finally some beautiful yarn.

Thanks so much Ophelia!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Who gave Harry an enchanted mirror?


Who said, “Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.”


Who said, “Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?”


What is Ron’s middle name and what was he given in the Will?


What does Hermione want to talk Mr Lovegood about and what is his first name.

She wanted to speak to him about the emblem he wore at the wedding. And his first name is Xenophilius

What is the name origin and what does it mean.

Greek and means a love of strange things or of strangers

Friday, April 3, 2009

Hufflepuff Homework

1. James Potter and his friends have nicknames for each other - give three names and who they belong to.

James Potter - Prongs

Remus Lupin - Mooney

Sirius Black - Padfoot

Peter Pettigrew - Wormtail

2. What are the three Deathly Hallows?
The Elder Wand

The Resurrection Ring
The Invisibility Cloak

3. What are the four items that belong to the founders of the houses at Hogwarts?

Gryffindor - Sword
Ravenclaw - Diadem

Hufflepuff - Cup

Slytherin - Locket

4. What is the Hogwarts Motto?
Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon

5. What is the Hogwarts school song (Book 1)?

Hogwarts, Hogwarts, hoggy warty Hogwarts,

Teach us something please,

Whether we be old and bald,

Or young with scabby knees,

Our heads could do with filling,

With some interesting stuff,

For now they're bare and full of air,

Dead flies and bits of fluff,

So teach us things worth knowing,

Bring back what we've forgot,

Just do your best, we'll do the rest,

And learn until our brains all rot.

6. What does O.W.L. stand for?

Ordinary Wizarding Level

7. What exams do Hogwarts students take at the end of their 7th year?

NEWTs - Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests

8. What form does Snape's Patronus take?

A Doe

9. Who takes over teaching divination after Trelawney is sacked by Delores Umbridge (Book 6)?

10. Who is Elanor Cadogan's boyfriend? 
What is his brother's name?
Dean & Sam

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lovely present

I got a early birthday present from my swap partner- Ophelia. It had some lovely goodies including some lovely silk that I am going to try out with my new spindle which hopefully arrives sometime this week.