10:19am January 28th
When adding Gillyweed to a levitating potion two steps before the buzzlesnort, as opposed to one stir after, the affects are increased twofold due to the pondscum activating the enzymes more rapidly. Would inform Potions Professor, only sharing genius with fools is a waste of precious breath. Speaking of fools, have discovered not everybody hates the snow. Students were congregating in order to... 'play' (see: perform ape-like impressions of the genetic offshoot Homo neanderthalis, lobbing snow in leu of their own faeces at one another).
No, Lily, water particles cooled to below freezing are not romantic - they are cold, wet, and uncomfortable, make growing ingredients supremely difficult, and travelling anywhere outside almost unbearable.
Due to an unfortunately scheduled Herbology lesson before lunch, will endeavour to have a headache - will willingly spend time in Black's company to do so. Have heard talk of piratical behaviour, and will attempt to avoid at all costs. It can come to no good.