To me there’s only one fantasy world where I feel most at home. Middle-earth was, and will remain my primary destination for the tired mind and heart that long to seek solace and comfort from the real world. Continue reading “Returning to Middle-earth: from one fantasy world to another”
Hunting the elusive creature
You pick up a copy of The Hobbit and start reading the first chapter.
Halfway through you encounter the following statement made by Bilbo Baggins:
“Tell me what you want done, and I will try it, if I have to walk from here to the East of East and fight the wild Were-worms in the Last Desert.”
Continue reading “On Were-worms”
Middle-earth sized celebration …
So another year has passed since my last birthday and lo and behold I discovered an unusual cake waiting for me on the kitchen table.
To say that I was impressed is an understatement. I marvelled at the intricate map and the tome-sized book-cake with the memorable fonts spelling out that magical 5-worded title. Continue reading “A LoTR-themed Birthday Cake”
I may have written some tips on how to tackle Tolkien’s works, but that doesn’t mean I’m an expert – in any way. On the contrary, I’m still in the learning stages and there comes a time where even I find myself in difficulty reading his texts.
Case in point is the section ‘Farewell to Lorien’, from The Fellowship of the Ring. Halfway through the chapter, Celeborn advises a possible route for the Company to take .
Continue reading “Reading a Tolkien Passage: Help!”