June 196911th June
Received owl from Dumbledore; there is a new teaching position at Hogwarts - and it caters to my specialty. Rather excited really.14th June
Hogwarts feels different; it has been rather many years since I walked through these doors, felt the raw magic of this place surround me. It is every bit as engaging of the senses as I remember but, well, I wonder if the excitement of my youth has been replaced with a wistfulness of the years, or whether my experiences give me an acuteness of sense that allows me to perceive the magic steeped in these walls with more precision than ever before.16th June
The library is larger than I remember. There are also a good many books here that aren't available in any other institution in Europe. I am certain I can further my studies here. I hope I can impress upon young minds the wonder of the thing, as I had impressed upon me in my day.21st June; Midsummer
Turns out I accidentally stole a library book from the Hogwarts library. The new librarian - well, new to me, anyway - in the form of Miss Rose Pemberton is, well, rather awkward. Or perhaps I am awkward around her. [Now I'm not frightened of this world, believe me
Went to visit the Hogwarts lake; always meant to before but there were always more important things to do. Unexpectedly met Grace Pemberton and her delightful canine companion out on the lake. She is uncomplicated unlike her mother. [Misty Eyes on a Windy Day
Grace was most insistent that I should return with her for dinner, in spite of my protestations. But I shall never underestimate the wit and brazen audacity of a fiery if well meaning eleven year old again. But on some level she was right, and I did attempt to stay for dinner. [No one I think is in my tree, I mean it must be high or low.
I rather suspect I need to avoid Rose for a few days.23rd June
Met a new member of faculty today after a rather embarrassing incident with a niffler trying to snaffle my pocketwatch. I should rather consider more protective measures. [[Library] Karma police, Arrest this man
Had planned to go to Hogsmeade with Rose, but she had to cancel. Have taken up reading again in the hopes of unlocking a few questions I need answers to. [[Library] Don't ask for favours. Don't talk to strangers. Don't ask me why.
Having spoken to Montgomery and now Rose, I find myself asking questions more than I have answers; I am less inclined to believe my wife's disappearance is what it seemed.27th June
Now I come to think about it, I don't remember speaking to Northgate about Sylvia's "disappearance". Have sent Bubo with a polite message.30th June
Message received by owl, suggesting I don't poke around in this any further in case I "disappear" too. Curiouser and curiouser.