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  I absolutely adore Slytherin so when I got Hufflepuff on Pottemore I was a bit- shocked? embarrassed? awkward? smiley? All of the above. When I found out my common room was on the same floor as the kitchen, well that made my mood a bit happier.

 When I found out a guy named Dugald McPhail used to be a Hufflepuff it made me laugh but go ‘Hey!’ His last name sounds like your saying fail. Thats a bit downer…. but let me read on about Hufflepuffs on Pottermore… be back in a bit- but first did you know the founder of HOGSMEADE was a Hufflepuff? Awww yeah baby! 😀 Okay… I’ll be back in a bit.

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Haha. They’re making fun of Ravenclaws. It says, “Ravenclaws, in particular, assume that any outstanding achiever must have come from their house. I got into big trouble during my third year for duelling a Ravenclaw prefect who insisted that Bridget Wenlock had come from his house, not mine. I should have got a week of detentions, but Professor Sprout let me off with a warning and a box of coconut ice.”

Yes, that is what my prefect Gabriel Truman says. Yes he is MY prefect no one elses.

   Ooooh! It says we’re trustworthy and loyal and we don’t shoot our mouths off. Sounds like a Ravenclaw. AND no one intimidates us.

We’re amazing aren’t we?

 AND we’ve produced the LEAST amount of dark wizards! In your face- love you- but in your face Slytherin! 😀

GASP! I just read where my common room is. Here’s what it says – “the entrance to the common room is concealed in a stack of large barrels in a nook on the right hand side of the kitchen corridor. Tap the barrel two from the bottom, middle of the second row, in the rhythm of ‘Helga Hufflepuff’, and the lid will swing open. We are the only house at Hogwarts that also has a repelling device for would-be intruders. If the wrong lid is tapped, or if the rhythm of the tapping is wrong, the illegal entrant is doused in vinegar.”

Well that’s sweet isn’t it? 😀 I shouldn’t have told you that though cause now you can get into my common room…….

Read this. –

“You will hear other houses boast of their security arrangements, but it so happens that in more than a thousand years, the Hufflepuff common room and dormitories have never been seen by outsiders. Like badgers, we know exactly how to lie low – and how to defend ourselves.”

Do you think I ruined Hufflepuff’s chance of not having the dormitory seen by outsiders? You guys wont sneak in right? Thank you. 🙂

GASP! There’s apparently a passage way you climb through- and I should shut up now…. but the common room is supposed to be ” It is round and earthy and low-ceilinged; it always feels sunny, and its circular windows have a view of rippling grass and dandelions. ”

Cool right?

There is a lot of burnished copper about the place, and many plants, which either hang from the ceiling or sit on the windowsills. Our Head of house, Professor Pomona Sprout, is Head of Herbology, and she brings the most interesting specimens (some of which dance and talk) to decorate our room – one reason why Hufflepuffs are often very good at Herbology. Our overstuffed sofas and chairs are upholstered in yellow and black, and our dormitories are reached through round doors in the walls of the common room. Copper lamps cast a warm light over our four-posters, all of which are covered in patchwork quilts, and copper bed warmers hang on the walls, should you have cold feet.”

  Okay… I’ll be good at Herbology. Thats great? I guess… Will I still be good if I take a nap? Or will it actually be interesting…. Hmmm- I wonder

“Our house ghost is the friendliest of them all: the Fat Friar. You’ll recognise him easily enough; he’s plump and wears monk’s robes, and he’s very helpful if you get lost or are in any kind of trouble.”

 I saw him a bit ago! He’s actually a real sweet-heart.

“I think that’s nearly everything. I must say, I hope some of you are good Quidditch players. Hufflepuff hasn’t done as well as I’d like in the Quidditch tournament lately.

You should sleep comfortably. We’re protected from storms and wind down in our dormitories; we never have the disturbed nights those in the towers sometimes experience.

And once again: congratulations on becoming a member of the friendliest, most decent and most tenacious house of them all.”

That was the last thing Gabriel told me before giving me a smile and walking off. But I should probably let him know that I’m an EXCELLENT quidditch Chaser… #23 BTW. And I enjoy when I sleep comfortably and knowing I’m safe from storms…. and THANK YOU GABRIEL! 😀 I can’t wait to continue my journey of Hogwarts. I might give you guys an update soon!

TheNonBritishChick who is now a Hufflepuff, 🙂

        For my best friend’s birthday party, me and some others made cake pops. We got to make cute little things out of them  like lions, birds, bunnies, sheep, and of course for her brother, a Dalek from Doctor Who. But I, made a cake pop of Katniss Everdeen. I haven’t read the books and I’ve only seen the movie preview. I only knew she had two eyes, brown hair, lips, and a nose, and tanned skin.

     So, I dipped the cake pop in the yellow to have that be her skin. Then I dipped the top of her head and most of the back of her head in brown for her hair, and a bit of brown on top of her head. When that dried I put on candy eyes, a dot of yellow that stood out on her face as her nose. I think I had a brown swish for a smile too, but I’m not so sure. But anyways, my mom wants them out of the house, thinking they’re stale already. Truthfully, I think they’re still pretty good but she wants us to scarf em’ down so they’re out of the house! So today, so far I think I’ve had five cake pops… :O A lot right? But they’re yummy! Though back to Katniss…. I stuck a wide chocolate chip on the back of her head as in her hair is in a bit of a bun, and then I was done! But today, I ate Katniss Everdeen. In the form of a cake pop of course! I feel so bad that I ate her face….

 ….. :O I think she’s running away from me eating her face again! Sorry Katniss!

TheNonBritishChick 🙂

My mom, for lent has given up chocolate. Now, if we push that aside, here’s the story –

  For my best friends birthday we made cake pops that are so incredibly yummy. For dessert the next night, I had reached for the ice cream but my mom told me I needed to eat the cake pops before they go bad…. So of course I did! Though, they are covered in sweets, and they are dipped in what could be easily mistaken for chocolate. This is where my mo giving up chocolate for lent comes in…

She’d asked me if the cake pops had chocolate in them and I of course, had no idea so my mom called my best friend’s mom and she told her there was no chocolate on em’ except for the one’s that were coated in brown. The other colors were white, pink, and yellow. The inside flavor (the cake) was either chocolate or vanilla. I chose one of the cake pops and began eating. Until my sister points out when my mom is on the phone with my best friends mom, “She’s eating the one you can have!”  Whoops…. happily we were able to find a cake pop that would in some way have no chocolate…

Well, I was told to eat a cake pop! The picture of cake pops above look so good! I found it online… if you look cake pops up you’ll see so many! They really are delicious…

TheNonBritishChick 🙂