Helloooo! Hogwarts! After a few months of hiatus, which I honestly beg my reader’s forgiveness, I am back!
Okay, so, lets get back to the news and gossip from Hogsmeade. First and probably the top of all news on everyone’s lips is about the Quidditch Cup that is returning to the UK this summer. It looks like there will be a magical invasion at Brighton Bay this summer with the finals being host there in July. Act quickly, because camping spots will probably vanish quick.
Okay, so, a quick lay out of who all is in the cup, this is truly exciting for anyone who follows quidditch, and even those who don’t. It’s a great chance to demonstrate our pride in our country. So, here we go. There are four seeds, red, green, yellow, and blue. Here are the country’s in each one.
Red Group is Nordic Team vs. Mexico, South Africa vs. Korea
Blue Group is Costa Rica against England, USA vs. Sierra Leone
Yellow Group is China vs. Palau and Ireland vs. Brazil.
Green Group is Venezuela vs. Russia, and Cote d’Ivorie vs. Japan
(small side note, this is Palau and Sierra Leone’s first time in the top seeds!)
Now, our first game will be April 24 in Indonesia so tune in the wizarding radios and keep a close eye on the Daily Prophet for any news as to who won that match, Mexico vs the Nordic Team. Who is your pick to win this round? Personally, I think I’m cheering on Mexico. But, that’s just me. I think over all, my pick will be either England or Ireland. Though, Japan has a pretty amazing team as well.
Okay, so our favourite Feathersweet and candy mistress, which by the way, I am told that I am no longer allowed to propose marriage to because of you’re amazing baking skills, totally unfair, out did herself at Honeydukes. Did you see the candies that she created just for the Quidditch World Cup? She made edible miniature quidditch equipment in honour of the day. Allow with chocolate cookie brooms, Gumball Quaffles, Jawbreaker Bludgers, Gold covered chocolate caramel bonbons Snitches. If you tap them three times and say fly..they would float around you. They were all amazing, however, they stand in the shadow to Ms. Feathersweet’s honey-drizzled cakes.
Did anyone else notice that the Mordushku was at Hogsmeade, again. What is this, the second or third time this term he has made an appearance?! This time instead of harassing people where his son was at it was in the presence of a green haired, cheese smothered chip obsessed American woman who was last seen at the Ashworth Winter Gala. Wonder what they are up to? The head auror seemed keen to figure it out as well.
A certain under age lion was caught in Hogsmeade performing magic, vanishing the famous (and personal hero) Ms. Pest’s perfume eua de toadette, by ministry officials. Makes you wonder if he’s going to get away with it or will it be some sort of embarrassment. [editor’s note: after this was submitted for editing, a howler from the ministry arrived for the young lion. Seems a letter is being sent to the headmaster and the deputy headmistress as well.]
Finally, spring has sprung and romances abound. Even amongst those who are ‘just friends.’ Seems that a set of same gendered ‘just friends’ were caught locking lips. Are we witnessing the start of a romantic bloom or is it just a fling. Only time will tell.
Well, looks like that’s about it for this round up at Hogsmeade. Until next month people, keep counting down the days until we are free for the summer and start plotting how to convince your family to spend some time at the Quidditch World Cup this summer at Brighton Bay. Maybe this year, we won’t have any incidents with a dragon–I’m looking at a certain Ravenclaw about this one. Until next month, this is Plato Cato, signing off.