Hogwarts Express

  The Hogwarts Express is used by all Hogwarts students to arrive at Hogwarts. It is a kidnapped muggle steam engine, stolen in the 1800’s from Crewe to solve the problem of unobtrusively transporting hundreds of students to the school. There was initial resistance from pure-blood families against using a Muggle-built device for wizard transportation […]

JK Rowling

Harry Potter Name Origins

I know that J.K.Rowling puts a lot of thought into the names she gives her characters. Sometimes this is relatively obvious, for example Sirius is names after the dog star. However, some of them are a little harder to catch, and here at Potterflaws we are all about the details so here is a list […]

It’s the Harry Potter Christmas Quiz! (Books 1 – 3)

 Q1) How many Christmases does Harry spend at Hogwarts? a) Three b) Four c) Five Q2) Which of these does not decorate the Great Hall in the Order of the Pheonix? a) Golden bubbles b) Tiny icicles c) Shining stars Q3)  Harry’s first Weasley jumper is: a) Emerald green b) Blue with a yellow ‘H’ c) […]

Charlie Weasley

According to the Harry Potter wiki page Charlie Weasley was born on the 12th of December 1972, this would mean that he finished Hogwarts in 1991 (According to the wiki page he attends 1984 to 1991, because you start secondary  school in the school year in which you turn 12 [this holds consistent for other characters]). […]

Not a Flaw: Nagini

There’s a quote you may have heard: “Yes, it’s rather funny, really, that next to no-one realised the snake that Harry set free in Philosopher’s Stone turned out to be Voldemort’s final Horcrux, Nagini.” — J.K. Rowling Yeah, you may also have heard that it isn’t remotely true. The snake from the first book is […]

Hallowe’en Feast II: Pumpkin soup and Pumpkin, Cheddar & Pumpkin Seed Bread.

It’s Hallowe’en, so evidently what you need in a starter is all of the pumpkin. Soup and homemade bread are perfect for cold autumn nights. The soup recipe is adapted from Lorraine Pascal and the bread is from Delia Smith. Roasted Pumpkin and Chilli Soup: 1 small pumpkin 4 small cloves of garlic Olive oil […]

Not A Flaw: I

I don’t know what edition of the Philosopher’s Stone you have but perhaps you recognise that wizard at the top there. That’s the chap who adorned the back cover of the Original Philosopher’s Stone, little 9 year old me thought it was just a bad drawing of Dumbledore, my sister thought it was supposed to be Quirrell. I’ve […]