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Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Quidditch - round 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?

c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with Voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour. Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?
b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddle's Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?
b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?
c. The father went to Azkaban

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?
b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Broother'. The brother buried there once owned what?
b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?
b. They though he would come to her rescue

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?
d. Snape talking to Dumbledore on a hilltop

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to talk to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?
c. Helena Ravenclaw.

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?
d. Victoria

Lily: lily_potter.jpg

Ron: ron3.jpg




Friday, 13 March 2009

Arithmancy Homework

The answer is 42...

(If you haven't read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that will be lost on you)

I really suck at Math and cannot do Sudoku at all.  Therefore, my answer is more creative!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Very Sorry Gryffindor Housemates

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.

Muggle world is demanding my attention again, so I need to sign off.  Will make sure I get this weeks homework done and in and won't let you down again.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Homework: History of Magic

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.

It was here that I had the good fortune to visit Tintagel Castle where Hengist of Woodford (the founder of Hogsmeade) spent many a time whilst he was King resting from battle.  Later, King Arthur and his wizard Merlin took up residence.

Tintagel was a wonderful stop on the way to Boscastle where I hoped to visit the Museum of Witchcraft - unfortunately it was closed until Easter.  Whilst in Tintagel I purchased a teach yourself Cornish book.  This will definitely help me with my Celtic studies.

On the way back from Cornwall to Hogwarts, I stopped at Glastonbury.  This is the muggle world equivalent of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley!  

There are many equivalents to Dervish & Banges.  My favourite is Starchild where I bought some moon incense and some candles as well as a new censer and offering bowl.  Rather than Gladrags Wizardwear, I went to Lilith's and bought a beautiful moon goddess cloak.  Rather than Madam Puddifoot's, I had a tea of cheese and fresh granary bread from a little tea shop on Magdelene Street that I've forgotten the name of...

Sunday, 22 February 2009

I've been tagged!

Blimey, so much has happened since I've been away.  Hopefully now I'll be able to catch up with everything that has slipped whilst I've been in Devon and Cornwall - but more about that later!

First of all my duelling and spoilee (for it is one and the same person!) has tagged me in Picture Tag.  So Cass, this is for you:  I haven't actually got six folders in my pictures folder but two, but this is the sixth picture.  It's a set of stitchmarkers that I've made to sell made out of Paua Shell in the shape of dolphins.

Secondly, I've also been tagged by Lizzie Wychwood.  So, Lizzie, this if for you:
  This is from the Public Pictures folder of my laptop (so I didn't end up with two of the same photos for tag!).  This was taken earlier in February when we had snow here in Lincolnshire.  These deer are on the Revesby Estate which is about 5 miles from where I live.  We were on our way to Horncastle to fetch the Saturday paper and had to stop and photograph the baby bambis!!!

So, now it's time to pass the tag on.  These be the instructions: 
1. Go to your pictures on your computer
2. Open the 6th folder
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.
6. Link to them and let them know they have been tagged. 
and as for who to tag - I think most people have been done!  So, it's a free-for-all, if you look at the post then you're it!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Quidditch - Round 1

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?
b. Snape

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

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Mad-Eye Moody
George Weasley
(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.
The Dursley's House

Apologies if this isn't correct - am on vacation in Cornwall and this is being done in a rush.  Not going to get home until late Saturday evening - no doubt I won't be finding the Snitch :o(

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Muggle Studies Homework.

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!

9 Letters

1.   suggested: It was suggested that I didn’t leave the dorm after hours...

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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!

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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!

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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...

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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

171.mules: donkeys

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

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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!

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