Acacia, an African tree, is one of the many woods used to create wands. Acacia trees are covered in long compound pinnate leaves and small yellow flowers which are made from tiny petals, almost hidden by the long stamens.
According to wandlore, Acacia wands are one of the more difficult to match with a witch or wizard and are exceptionally stubborn. They will refuse to produce magic for anyone who isn’t their owner. They are also very proud wands, only giving their full power to the most gifted wizards.
The Cutie Calls
Some people say there is nothing quite like a few hours at the nail salon and this is something Rachel Toffey firmly believes in. She is of the opinion that in the classier section of Diagon Alley there is a need for a stylish and sophisticated place where women and men can get their fingers and toes groomed to long-lasting perfection. This is not the kind of store in which you will find a chipped nail or uneven coat. With magic on their side, Rachel’s collection of nail artists can give you paint jobs that will last. Hogwarts students even get a special coating, which means they will last throughout the school term.
Rachel will only hire those who have the same perky attitude as her. There will never be a frown found among the basins, only optimism and smiles; at least that’s what she promises on all of her advertising.
We don’t mind what order you do them in. However make sure that you do them during September if you want the house points
- Admins Kit and Ren
- AJ King - Absent 5 days
- Amber Rowle - Absent 5 days
- Jay Miller - Absent 5 days
- Karen Marrick - Absent 5 days
- Natalie Renson - Absent 6 days
- Sasha Cole - Absent 6 days
- Spencer Hale - Absent 6 days
- Patrick Scott - Absent 7 days
- Rory Harris - Absent 7 days
- Ario Ivanov - Absent 14 days (One week until removal)
Spells dealing with Liquid, part three
- Causes an object to float.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘fluio,’ meaning “to flow.”
- Melts an object.
- Etymology: From the English ‘fondue.’
- Boils liquid.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘refervesco,’ meaning “gush forth.”
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Magic lanterns are much like their fiery counterparts, except they have the ability to hold magically produced light. Before the discovery of the Lumos and Lumos Maxima spells, wizards and witches would use these to light their way. At times modern Wizards and Witches still use a Magic Lantern, and many Wizarding supply stores have them in stock, however the majority of Wizards prefer to use the Lumos spell as it is more accessible and far more practical.
Bring a date, go with friends, or meet someone there. It’s going to last all weekend, so you have plenty of time to have your fun. Remember you can go to the shops, the Shrieking Shack, and any other places in the street.
If you want to invent any new shops, send us the details and we’ll make up a post. And if you have any questions, you only have to ask.
Special Event: The Three Broomsticks is undergoing renovations this weekend! So be aware of plenty of loud noises and builders floating around the pub. Even though they might be Wizards, construction is a messy thing.
Spells dealing with food, part three
- Encourages bread to rise.
- Etymology: Unknown
- Strips a bird of its feathers.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘depilio,’ meaning “to polish off.”
- Causes a receptacle to spread its contents over a certain area.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘Dissemino,’ meaning “to scatter seeds.”
- Covers something in thick dough.
- Etymology: From the English ‘flummery,’ meaning “pudding.”
- Skewers something with a stick. Useful for making kebabs.
- Etymology: From the Latin ‘ramale,’ meaning “sticks.”
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