This weekend was my first weekend in Hogsmeade. As a first year, I have heard many stories of the place so, I wasn't sure what to expect. Truthfully, it was just nice to be out of Hogwarts! I started my adventure alone in the hopes of meeting up with a few others later. I wandered down to Scrivershafts to get a new quill. With my new quill safely tucked away I headed down to Dervish and Banges. We have a wicked homework assignment this week History of Magic. UGH. I was hoping on getting some pointers about enchanting the wand to write while i dictated. As I enter the shop I was amazed at all of the things in the shop. Half of which I couldn't tell you what they did. Unfortunately, the man in the shop didn't know anything about enchanted quills other than the kind that wrote without ink. Whatever that's about. I did however purchase these. I was told they were made by goblins. I don't know about that, but they do remind me of Peeves, The Bloody Barron and Nearly Headless Nick.
Next, I went to Honeydukes, as did many from Hogwarts, because they were PACKED. I wanted some chocolate frogs but they were out, so I settled for Liquorice Wands. Just about the time I was ready to meet up with the others, I saw tons of people gathering around yelling. Then there was a huge explosion and purple smoke was everywhere. Well, I don't have to tell you I didn't stick around to find out what was going on. With a name like Riddle people often find reason to blame you for things, so you can see why I ran. I haven't seen or talked to the others since the incident so I don't know what went on but I am anxious to hear. I'll keep you posted.