Now that the girls are both above fourth year they can visit Hogsmeade, so we arranged a visit to hear all about the Triwizard Tournament. Their father doesn't like Floo Powder, so he borrowed Hagrid's motorcycle. It gave me collywobbles, but we made it.
We met the girls at the gate to Hogsmeade...
did a little window shopping, and the girls got some sweets at Honeydukes.
Allie got a Chocolate Frog and they both got some Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. Unfortunately Katie got a vomit flavored one and refused to eat any more.
We settled in at the Three Broomsticks for lunch and a chin wag....
and they even had that Muggle brew, Boddingtons, that Father likes so he was chuffed.
Katie thought about trying to put her name into the Goblet of Fire, but after she saw what happened to two of those Weasley boys when they tried, she wisely refrained.
We heard all about the girls from Beauxbatons Academy and the boys from Durmstrang and even caught a performance. Apparently their presence at Hogwarts has created quite a kerfuffle; as much in the romance department as in the competition department.
This promises to be a smashing term!