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Monday, May 26, 2014

Hobbits are alive and well

We didn’t actually see any Hobbits during our tour around Hobbiton yesterday.   For more about our Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, see our other blog here).   According to Tolkien, who knows about such things, they are uncomplicated and ancient little people, shy of Big Folk and preferring well-ordered and well-farmed countryside.  They are no more than four feet tall and seldom wear shoes because their feet have tough leathery soles clad in thick, curling hair.  There were signs everywhere of their busy productive lives.

P5250073 They enjoy the bounty of their gardens

P5250117They catch fish in the lake and hang then up to dry

P5258369They keep bees

P5250080They keep the home fires burning

P5250081And do their washing regularly

P5250084We had a peep inside one of their delightful little cottages

P5258385And walked over a cute little Hobbit bridge

And wonder of wonders, I even found a Hobbit quilt!  This treasure was tucked away in the  pretty thatched Green Dragon Inn, where the Hobbits like to go and drink their ale and cider once all the visitors have gone home.

P5258393 The Hobbits local, the Green Dragon Inn

P5250108  I wonder which little Hobbit lady sat and stitched this quilt?  Guess I’ll never know.

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