28 February, 2008

HSKS4 Assignment

The headmistress set an assignment for the school to do a little research on Fleur Delacour. I've spent a few days in the hospital wing while Madame Pomfrey tries to remedy a rather ugly migraine and I'm still there. She won't let me do too much school work, but I'll write down what I do know about her.

Fleur Isabelle (Delacour) Weasley is part Veela, her mother was half Veela. Consequently she has no trouble attracting male attention with her silvery-blond hair and hidden charm. Her wand even has a Veela hair core, Mr. Ollivander finds this particular material to be an unreliable one however Fleur wand works beautifully for her due to her Veela heritage.

She attended Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in France under headmistress Madame Olympe Maxime. She submitted her name to the Goblet of Fire and was chosen as the Beauxbatons champion for the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Fleur had limited success in the tournament, although this was partly due to a bit of sabotage by Mad-Eye Moody/Barty Crouch Jr.

During the second task of the tournament in which she had to rescue her sister from the Black Lake she employed the Bubblehead Charm but was unable to retrieve her sister. (I remember reading somewhere, maybe J.K. Rowling's site, that Fleur's use of the Bubblehead Charm was a little jab at her character) Roger Davies was her escort to the Yule Ball that was held for the tournament.

Fleur decided to take a part time job at Gringotts Bank to help improve her English. Bill Weasley was working as a curse breaker for Gringotts at the time. Bill and Fleur started dating somewhere around this time, much to the dismay of the Weasley women. Fleur stands by Bill even after he is attacked by the werewolf Fenrir Greyback. This earns her the respect of Mrs. Weasley. She got married to Bill at The Burrow a short while after Albus Dumbledores death. They made their home at Shell Cottage where they help Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dobby and others in their fight against Lord Voldemort. Dobby is buried there by Harry.

Fleur fights against the Death Eaters and Lord Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts, along with her husband Bill and the Order of the Phoenix. She makes it through the battle and defeat of Lord Voldemort. Fleur and Bill go on to have three children. The oldest child, Victoire, was born on the one year anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.

18 February, 2008

Quidditch Round 2 HSKS4

Time for Quidditch round 2 for HSKS4. As usual, first the quiz questions, then the picture scavenger hunt.

1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville
b. Dean
c. Seamus
d. Harry

2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
a. rubber mouse
b. rubber chicken
c. rubber duck
d. rubber cat

3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn't have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
a. nail polish
b. eyeliner
c. lipstick
d. lipliner

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43
b. 44
c. 34
d. 33

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
a. Grey (Gray)
b. Black
c. Gold
d. Silver

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
a. Green
b. Hazel
c. Brown
d. Blue

7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
a. Lilac
b. Magenta
c. Mauve
d. Cerise

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
a. Tibbles
b. Snuffles
c. Scruffy
d. Padfoot

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
a. Hungary
b. Romania
c. Uganda
d. Luxembourg

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
a. cabernet sauvignon
b. bourbon
c. single-malt whiskey
d. gin and tonics

Picture Hunt:
Goblet of Fire- Madam Maxime- Dragon from first challenge- Viktor Krum- Madam Pomfrey

15 February, 2008


The Gryffindor Prefect reminded me that the Headmistress wanted us all to write about our trip to Hogsmeade last weekend. Always a good place to find a way to spend your allowance.

I only had a few knuts left after paying the owl that delivered some Muggle knitting supplies earlier in the week, so I didn't do much shopping. No trip to Honeydukes for chocolate this time. Instead a nice trip to the Shrieking Shack, and then a bottle or two of Butterbeer with a few friends at The Three Broomsticks. Madam Rosmerta always has the best Butterbeer. It was a cold snowy day so an afternoon by the fire in the pub was perfect and a nice change from the Gryffindor Common Room fire.

14 February, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

O.K. I know it's Valentines Day and I should have found a picture with hearts or something to post here, but pumpkins are so much more appropriate for Hogwarts.

The professors are all terribly annoyed today because as usual the halls and class rooms are filled with Valentine charms and singing trolls delivering telegrams. The Potions Master hasn't been able to raise his wand without poking a singing troll in the eye- he certainly seems to have many admirers...

05 February, 2008

Gryffindor House Quiz #2


1- Shell Cottage

5- Herbology

6- Snape

8- Wagtail /Warbeck*

10- Thestral

11- Azkaban

13- Phoenix

14- Bludger

15- Hogsmeade

16- Griffin


2- Expelliarmus

3- Transfiguration

4- Polyjuice Potion

7- Patronus

9- Whizz Hard

12- Voldemort

*As many of my fellow Gryffindors have pointed out, Both Warbeck and Wagtail fit for number 8. Also Warbeck would be more of a crooner than Wagtail, who sings for the wierd sisters. Since they both fit, take your pick!

01 February, 2008

My Patronus

I just perfected my Patronus Charm. It turns out that my Patronus is an otter. Who would have thought? Does this mean I belong in the water eating clams?
I also did a quiz about who my HP alter ego would be and it's Harry. I never would have guessed that, but I guess since my Patronus is like Hermiones and my alter ego is Harry I certainly do belong in Gryffindor.