1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?
4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Friday, 13 March 2009
The answer is 42...
Posted by Thalia Tinkwych at 13:57
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Am sending a huge apology to the rest of Gryffindor. I didn't get my homework in on time for last week. I haven't been able to post for most of the week due to being over-committed in the Muggle world. I haven't worked out the cipher either, which makes me doubly bad, and I don't want to cheat.
Posted by Thalia Tinkwych at 16:01
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend Hogsmeade due to being so forgetful at the end of the vacations to get my form filled in to give me permission :o( But, it didn't really matter as I was granted leave from Hogswarts for the week to visit muggle friends in Devon and Cornwall.
Posted by Thalia Tinkwych at 14:55
Sunday, 22 February 2009
3. Choose the 6th picture
4. Show the picture on your blog and write something about it.
5. Invite 6 new people to this challenge.
Posted by Thalia Tinkwych at 15:52
Thursday, 19 February 2009
1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday
2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody
4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
d. Rufus Scimgeour
5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx
6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
b. Sirius Black’s house
7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket
8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
d. Dolores Umbridge
9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye
10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup
(Actually this is only true for the first movie, all the others were filmed using the set at Leavesden Studios where it's just a mock up of the street. I have walked up the street when I was there, but we weren't allowed to take pictures.
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Boy was this one more difficult. Have spent ages finding the words and some definitions - and checking that they are correct. Will edit to add in the rest and make it look pretty tomorrow. For tonight I must sleep!
1. suggested: It was suggested that I didn’t leave the dorm after hours...
2. smuggled: I smuggled bottles of Butterbeer back to the dorm!
3. stimulus: Not losing housepoints was enough stimulus to do my homework
4. timeless: Wish my life was timeless so I had more time for knitting!
5. Deluise as in Dom DeLuise the actor in muggle comedy films.
6. diesels: Horrid trains that muggles replaced steam with.
7. digests: Eating millions of books and retaining all the facts to help with homework.
8. dilutes: What you do to Butterbeer to give to 1st years.
9. disgust: Look upon your face when meeting a Slytherin.
10. duelist: Me, with hats! But others with mittens.
11. Gielgud: as in Sir John and a great lovey actor.
12. guessed: How I came up with these definitions!
13. gussied: to dress/decorate elaborately
14. legumes: peas and beans and other healthy stuff...
15. Melisse: French Jazz label
16. mildest: The only form of punishment I'll cope with before crying.
midgets: Tiny people not to be confused with Elves.
17. misused: How magic shouldn't be treated.
18. smuggle: The hiding of Butterbeer.
19. Steidel: as in Chuck, Professor of Astronomy at CIT
20. Steidle: as in Brian, human rights activist
21. tieless: how I prefer to be so I don't get it trapped in a book.
22. tussled: My hair in the morning.
23. ugliest: Slytherin's with Toads!
24. delist: remove stock from exchange
25. deluge: the amount of homework given by Snape to Gryffs.
26. demise: the sad ending - such as the end of term :o(
27. desist: to choose not to consume
28. diesel: When getting dressed in the morning and finding trousers the cat has slept on "diesel do..."
29. dieses: musical interval
30. digest: the finishing off of eating in your tummy.
31. Diggle - Dedalus made shooting stars appear over Kent when Voldy disappears
32. dilute: an instrument I'd like to learn to play coz I like the sound of dilute music...
33. disuse: to neglect
34. duties: Prefect ones are not likely to happen for me!
35. eldest: I am the eldest in my family and the first to attend Hogwarts.
36. elites: fictional alien race in the Halo series
37. eludes: manages to escape
38. emslie: to try valiantly but inevitably cock it up
39. etudes: musical studies
40. Eustis: city in Lake County, Florida
41. Geisel: as in Dr Seuss
42. gidget: contraction of girl midget
43. glides: what I want to do around the dance floor at the Yule ball.
44. guests: people invited to the Yule ball.
45. guides: people who show the guests around the Yule ball.
46. guilds: Group of clever people who keep the traditions going.
47. guiles: craftiness
48. guises: goes trick or treating (didn't know this one till I looked it up!)
49. gusset: triangular piece of cloth inbetween two other pieces.
50. Gussie: as in Fink-Nottle in PG Wodehouse Jeeves & Wooster
51. gusted: the wind round the towers last night.
52. gustus: Latin for taste
53. islets: a small island
54. issued: I was issued with a regulation broomstick until mine came with the owls later in the week.
55. ledges: somewhere to put your elbows before resting your head in your hands.
56. legged: Ran off.
57. legume: a singular bean or pea!
58. Lessig: as in Lawrence political activitist
59. listed: Hogwarts is a listed building.
60. litmus: paper that changes colour in muggle science lessons.
61. lusted: What I did over the DADA teacher...
62. Meisel: as in german composer Edmund
63. melted: what I did when I met the DADA teacher...
64. messed: what I did when I met the, nope too much information!
65. midges: horrid bitey things.
66. midget: a tiny portion of something.
67. Miguel: spanish for Michael
68. Migues: tpwn in Uraguay
69. misled: what I will claim to have happened to me when I get into trouble.
70. missed: what I intend not to do with my homework.
71. misuse: what I won't do with my wand.
72. mugged: what happens to Slytherin's carrying cake.
73. mussel: a fishy mollusc.
74. sedums: leaf succulents
75. seidel: glass for beer
76. semite: southwestern Asian peoples
77. Sisulu: as in Albertina, South African anti-apartheid activist
78. sledge: form of transport in winter.
79. slides: what a sledge does.
80. sludge: what happens to the ground after the sledge has been on it.
81. smidge: just a tiny bit more.
82. smiled: what I did when I saw the DADA teacher.
83. smiles: what I hope he does back to me one day.
84. smudge: what's left on my face when I wipe away a tear.
85. stiles: wooden fency things to climb over.
86. studies: Muggle studies is a subject I study at Hogwarts.
87. suggest: I suggest no more homework like this!
88. suedes: loads of animal skins.
89. suited: Matched to.
90. suites: as in three-piece and comfy chairs
91. tedium: as in how I find some classes.
92. tissue: what you need to keep with you at all times.
93. tugged: what first year's do at sleeves of older and wiser people.
94. tussle: a small fight...
95. deems: to consider
96. degum: remove gum from
97. deism: believes god created the universe but doesn't get involved in the day to day running of the planets.
98. deist: believes in deism
99. Demel: chocolatier from Vienna
100. demit: to let fall
101. diets: things that should be banned.
102. dimes: used to pay for things in the muggle world.
103. duels: take place all the time.
104. duets: two people playing music together.
105. dulse: coarse edible red seaweed
106. dusts: something I can't be accused of doing.
107. edges: side of things to fall off.
108. edits: what I have to keep doing to this post to get my answers in.
109. edsel - type of Ford in 58, 59 and 60
110. egged: had eggs thrown at.
111. Eilts: german footballer
112.eisel: wine vinegar
113.elide: leave out
114.Elise: french/german version of Elisabeth
115.elite: what Gryffs are.
116.Elsie: female name
117.elude: to dodge or escape
118.elute: to wash out with a solvent
119.Emile: boy's name
120. Essie: female name
121.Estel: Aragorn II in LotR
122. etude: musical study
123. geist: german word roughly translated to spirit-mind
124. gelid: extremely cold
125. Giles: as in Rupert from Buffy (a muggle programme)
126. gilts: bonds issued by the government
127. Gleim: as in Johann Wilhelm Ludwig, german Anacreontic poet
128. glide: like sliding but more elegant.
129. glued: what I am to my knitting.
130. glues: what I use to stick things together
131.guess: what I'm going to do for the next homework.
132. guest: a visitor.
133. gugel: type of hood with a trailing point worn in mediaeval Germany
134. guide: small female creature dressed in blue that sells cookies.
135. guild: group of clever people with a skill.
137. guilt: what I feel when I don't do my knitting.
138. guise: trick or treating.
139. gules: red on a coat of arms
140. gusts: what wind does.
141.idles: what an engine does in a car on standby.
142. ileum: part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
143. isles: bits of land surrounded by water.
144. issue: a problem
145. items: things
146. ledge: somewhere to rest a pint of Butterbeer
147. Leeds: northern town in the UK
148. legit: shortened form of legitimate
149. leise: soft
150. Leist: as in Erich, german football player
151.Leite: portuguese surname meaning milk
152. Lemus: municipality of Finland
153. liege: feudal lord
154. limes: green fruits
155. lists: something I make then lose.
156. lites: unit of glass in a window (seriously!)
157. lutes: beautiful instruments
158. medes: alternative spelling to mead
159. meets: goes up to and says hello
160. meles: european badger
161.melts: what snow does.
162. Metis-Jupiter's innermost moon
163. Meuse-european river
164. midge: a small fly-abouty-bitey thing
165. midst: in betweenst
166. Miele: washing machine makers
167. miles: long way to walk
168. milts: mercy, grace, kindness
169. mists: foggy things
170. mites: more small bitey things
172. multi: more than one
173. mused: contemplated
174. musee: french museum
175. muses: one of the 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne
176. muted: hushed
177. sedge: grasslike plant
178. sedum: plant
179. seeds: what you grow to get plants
180. seems: appears to be
181.segue: smooth transition from one thing to another (one of my favourite words)
182. Selig: german name meaning blessed
183. Semel: as in Terry, chairman and CEO of Yahoo
184. semis: small Roman bronze coin
185. sides: edges of things
186. sidle: move sideways
187. siege: being kept locked in without chocolate.
188. sited: where something is put
189. sites: where something could go.
190. situs: location or position of a property
191.sleds: more than one sledge
192. sleet: horrid cold wet stuff
193. slide: fun slippy thing
194. slime: green snotty stuff
195. slims: something someone on a diet does
196. slits: puts long holes in something
197. slugs: shortened version of old Slughorn.
198. slums: where some people have to live due to political unrest.
199. smelt: melt down
200. smite: inflict a heavy blow
201. smile: big cheesy grin
202. Smits: as in Jimmy actor
203. steed: my trusty horsey
204. steel: metal
205. stems: green bits of flowers
206. stile: one wooden fency thing
207. studs: things to go in ears
208. suede: nice material to make a jacket out of
209. Suggs: Graham MacPherson, lead singer of Madness
210. suite: set of something
211.suits: posh clothes that are uncomfortable
212. Susie: girl's name
213. teems: moving in large numbers
214. tides: controlled by the moon
215. tilde: ~ a grapheme with several uses
216. tiled: paved with ceramics
217. tiles: the ceramics you pave with
218. timed: against the clock
219. ulmus: deciduous trees having simple serrated leaves
220. utile: useful
221. Deeg: place in Rajasthan, India
222. deel: the traditional dress of Mongolia
223. deem: hold a personal opinion
224. deet: insect repellent
225. deis: environmental impact statement
226. deli: place to buy scrummy food like olives and pastrami on rye.
227. deus: latin word for god
228. diel: 24hr period regardless of day or night
229. diem: as in Carpe Diem - seize the day
230. dies: unfortunate event that happens to us all at some point.
231. diet: horrid thing, best to be avoided.
232. digs: when searching for buried treasure it's what you have to do to the ground.
233. dime: a single piece of muggle currency.
234. dims: what you need to do to your wand when roaming around the corridors at night.
235. diss: put someone down, also a town in Norfolk, England.
236. duel: something I'm about to enter with my spoilee!
237. dues: membership fees
238. duet: two people doing something.
239. dust: something that lies around all over my room.
240. edes: National Republican Greek League
241. edge: something you don't want to fall off.
242. Edie: female name
243. edit: what I'm doing to this post to put the definitions in.
244. eels: squiggly wiggly things to be found in water.
245. eggs: lovely scrumptious things, especially the chocolate version.
246. Egle: Queen of Serpents in a Lithuanian folk tale
247. eide: Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
248. Elie: town in Fife, Scotland
249. elms: beautiful trees.
250. else: usually followed by a punishment I'll receive if I don't do the bit before the "else".
251. Emil: boy's name
252. emit: let a noise escape
253. Esme: as in Esme Weatherwax, one of the great witches of the Discworld.
254. Esse: village in Western Finland
255. Este: the spouse of Lorien and a healer (LotR)
256. Etsu: japanese name meaning delight
257. Gees-village in the Netherlands
258. geis: idiosyncratic taboo
259. geld: to castrate a male
260. gems: pretty shinies!
261. gess: strategic board game based on chess and go
262. Gest: as in David a strange orange creature in the muggle world.
263. gets: receives.
264. gigs: musical concerts
265. gild: decorate with gold leaf
266. gilt: female pig without piglets
267. glee: immense happiness
268. glue: sticky stuff
269. glum: what I am when I can't do my knitting
270. glut: overeat
271. Gumi: city in Gyeongsangbuk-Do, South Korea
272. gums: things for holding onto your teeth before the tooth fairy takes them.
273. gust: a bit of wind
274. guts: things inside that don't want spilling
275. idle: how to describe those Slytherin's that don't do homework.
276. Iles: town in Columbia
277. Imes: son of Urgal in Ilkarian mythology
278. isle: a single island.
279. isms: defines a system of beliefs
280. item: a thing
281. lees: sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
282. leet: cool, elite often written as 1337, said by some to be a bit geeky
283. legs: things between your feet and bottom.
284. leis: necklaces made of fragrant flowers in Hawaii
285. less: fewer than some
286. lest: unless
287. lets: allows
288. lids: put on top of things to stop stuff spilling out
289. lied: what Slytherin's did when they made excuses
290. lies: what Slytherin's tell
291. lieu: instead of
292. lime: a green fruit
293. Lise: girls name
294. Liss: village in north east Hampshire
295. list: number of things in a line
296. lite: not heavy
297. luge: toboggan
298. lugs: knobs, also a Nottinghamshire dialect word for ears.
299. luis: second letter of the Ogham alphabet
300. lust: one of the seven deadly sins.
301. lute: beautiful musical instrument
302. Medi: a Thracian tribe
303. mees: lunar crater on the far side of the moon
304. meet: to go see someone
305. meld: to combine two similar objects into one
306. mele: song or chant
307. melt: what happens to the things that meld together.
308. mess: the state my room is in!
309. mete: boundary line
310. mets: New York sports team that isn't as good as Sox!
311.mild: not too bad.
312. mile: a long way to go.
313. mils: measure of vibration displacement - a thousandth of an inch
314. milt: fish semen
315. miss: what you shouldn't really call Professor McGonagall
316. mist: foggy stuff
317. mite: small bitey thing
318. muds: refers to bone marrow transplantation procedures where the patient and donor are genetically matched but not family members
319. mugs: things you drink Butterbeer from.
320. mule: a donkey like creature.
321. muse: modern popular beat combo
322. must: grape sediment
323. mute: thing you stick in the end of a trumpet to make it quieter.
324. seed: something that grows into a plant
325. seel: sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons
326. seem: when something is like something
327. sees: looks into the future
328. seid: Old Norse term for witchcraft practised by pre-Christian Norse
329. Seil: one of the Slate islands
330. seis: six
331. semi: half
332. seti: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
333. sets: groups of something.
334. side: the edge of something
335. Sieg: river in Germany
336. sigg: type of bottle designed and manufactured in Switzerland
337. silt: a type of sediment
338. sims: annoying computer program muggles enjoy.
339. site: a place on the muggle Internet
340. sits: perches on a chair
341. situ: where something rests
342. sled: type of sledge
343. slid: what you did on a sled
344. slim: drastic measure you follow after Yule
345. slit: make a cut
346. slug: creature that leaves a slimy trail
347. slum: distressed looking houses
348. slut: anyone who goes out with the DADA teacher before I get the chance.
349. Smee: Character from JM Barrie's Peter Pan
350. smug: a word to describe Slytherins
351. smut: something Slytherins like, but Gryffs would have nothing to do with.
352. stem: green stick bit of a flower
353. Stig: mystical driving creature from the muggle programme "Top Gear"
354. stud: the DADA teacher
355. stum: unfermented grape juice
356. suds: soapy bits in the bath
357. sued: having people complain and want money from you
358. sues: the action the people above do.
359. suit: uncomfortable thing you have to wear when looking posh.
360. sums: horrid things involving numbers
361. susi: type of african violet
362. teem: mediaeval word meaning to become pregnant
363. tees: what you put your golf balls on.
364. teig: pastry or dough
365. tese: surgery to remove testicular tissue and collect living sperm for use in IVF
366. Tess: female name
367. tide: make of washing powder
368. tied: bound with ropes
369. ties: horrid things we have to wear around our necks.
370. tile: ceramic thing to be put on floors or walls
371. time: something I never have enough of.
372. tugs: little boats used to guide bigger boats into harbour.
373. used: already made use of.
374. uses: having a thing and doing something with it.
And that's that!
Posted by Thalia Tinkwych at 23:23