Well, this month’s Hogsmeade turned into misadventure after misadventure for almost all of the students here at Hogwarts. The joyful anticipation of treats, cakes, and tea in combination of freedom of the castle was dashed into shreds of colourless, lifeless, joyless confetti that had already fallen. You see, about half of the shops that we have grown to know and love are closed. That’s right. Closed. Shuttered up. Even our beloved Honeyduke’s was closed! Whatever are we going to do now for our…uh…treats? Poor Ms. Feathersweet was nowhere to be found. I hope that our mad-werewitch problem didn’t attack her. Oh, how I missed her honey drizzled cakes this trip. I needed to stockpile them. They seem to be the only thing to ease this lion’s late night munchies.
So, big news. Our favourite news reporter, Mrs. Pest (and a personal hero) made an appearance. Stunningly, in all white. A bit out of season with the colour choice but a bold one. I applaud you, madam! Brava! She was all in a tizzy over the shops that were closed as she was seeking to purchase some new clothes (that I absolutely just know she would have looked stunning in them).
Anyways. The tea shop and half of the other stores in Hogsmeade were still closed up which did make this week’s rumour gathering a hundred and ten percent easier since most of the students who went to Hogsmeade spent most of this dreary day at the Three Broomsticks. The silver fox auror continued to sit in silence for most of today until he was joined with a former Huffle alum and a current student. The current student spooked and fled for a while almost taking out a former professor turned ministry employee only to be lead back in after a bit (of what I assumed) was a pep talk. Muggleborns are rather funny like that, not understanding that on occasion it is nice to escape the magical world for a slower paced–less dangerous–world. Needless to say the little bird and the auror seemed to know each other and had a nice long chat over tea and butter beer.
With our early curfew, there really wasn’t much to report this trip.
Though, the biggest thing that happened in this trip happened after almost everyone left. The Ministry passed the Werewolf Registration Act (which I am SURE someone else will be covering that in the next few days. Until next time, this is Plato Cato signing off.