Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Off on another adventure!

Well, fellow students! I know that there was much halabalou over the assumed romance between me and Professor Black. I'll have you all know that behind everyone's back the actual romance was between myself and Sir Hevling Von Humperdink!

The break over this last two weeks allowed us to spend a little more dedicated time with each
other. We've decided to wed! I know, I can hardly believe it myself. My new husband has family in the States and I've accepted a position at the Salem Witches' Institute.

It was fun being here and teaching at my old stumping ground and I enjoyed you all immensely! Headmistress Wartbobble, thank you for giving me the opportunity to see Hogwarts once again in it's wonderful glory!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Snotch Hunting

Some say they are no good at it while others proclaim to be the champs. Well, if you've found yourself here than I would say that you are rather cleaver. So, besides find the Snitch I will feed you another little tidbit *GRIN*

I, Miss Mandy Finch-Fletchley, am the same person as the author of the next site that you will visit in your hunt for the Snitch. If you didn't know already then I'd say that you are in for a surprise.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Quiddicth ~ Round Three

Picture Scavenger Hunt

A Basilisk

Mundungus Fletcher

Amos Diggory


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?
c. Professor Grubbly-Plank

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?
c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first?
b. Viktor Krum

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?
a. Sonorus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedirc have to face in the first task?
b. A Swedish Short-Snout

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?
b. Troy and Quigley

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?
d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gif of a carriage clock?
b. A basilisk egg

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce for the end of Cedric's wand?
d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.
a. Yes

Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

Please, please forgive me for not posting this week! I put my nose to the grind and the next thing I know it's Saturday again!! I know there are really only 4 weeks left of this swap, so I will try my level best to give more back to the swap and to my house especially. Alright, with that said I'm off to finish my pals bag. I had to set it aside to take care of other knitterly things last month, but it shouldn't take me too long to finish. Ciao!! I'll leave you with a Sims trailer for The Goblet of Fire.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lesson Catch-up

I've been far too busy with life!!! My lesson plans have definitely suffered, but not to worry! I've spoken with the headmistress and none of your grades will suffer because of my lack of teaching. I'm even to understand that some of your Enchanted Kits have already been put in the mail. Good, good! Way to go, you eager students!! I'm am sure there are also quite a few of you that are still in the process of putting your kit together - I know I am! So, here is a little lesson catching up:

Stitch Markers -

Tutorial #1

Tutorial #2

Needles -

Ebay - FlyingWhale Seller

Ebay - Gate2Asia Seller

Something Magical -

One of my favorite shops is Allivan's. They carry an assortment of wands, wizard staffs, robes, candy and more! They ship quickly and their items are always first rate. If you want to totally throw your budget out the window you can always purchase a potions stand!

The other place that I'm partial to is Whimsical Alley. They have the little extras at a reasonable cost and do not have a purchasing minimum! It's great. Plus, don't forget - you can purchase a little House patch to add to the bag the you are making.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quidditch ~ Round Two

Picture Hunt

Goblet of Fire

Madam Maxime

Dragon from first challenge

Viktor Krum

Madam Pomfrey

1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville

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

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?
c. lipstick

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
b. Black

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
d. Blue

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

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
b. Snuffles

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
c. Uganda

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
c. single-malt whiskey

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Busy, busy, busy!!!

With sudden alarm I realized that I had not posted this week! Please forgive me. As soon as I remembered I rushed in here to leave a note. Unfortunately, I never did get to my lesson on stitch markers. I'll have to do double duty next week for sure, as well as answering the Quidditch questions. Oh, well. That's what I get for getting so distracted.