Monthly Archives: December 2011

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: PART TWO.

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: NEW ZEALAND, NORTH ISLAND, DECEMBER 2011. PART TWO: Sunday: December 18th…Gorges and Volcanoes. Our journey today took us south to Rangitikei River and Gravity Canyon. We took a detour along Gorge Road through some beautiful farm and green hills scenery. We found a different part of the Rangitikei Gorge and took…

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH:

A JOURNEY TO MIDDLE-EARTH: NEW ZEALAND, NORTH ISLAND, DECEMBER 2011. PART ONE: Thursday: December 15th…Renewing a Friendship. I arrived at Auckland Airport late afternoon. There I met my travelling mate Astrid, from the Tyrolean Tolkien Smial. We had met on two occasions before at Tolkien events in Europe and it was so good to see…

The Lord of the Rings

It is almost ten years since I went to see The Fellowship of the Ring at the Cinema. I remember sitting in the theatre, December 2001, anticipation was unbearable, the New Line symbol came on screen, the music was enthralling, Lord of the Rings appeared, and, then the visual came on screen with Galadriel’s (Cate…

Netherlands Newspaper Article

In October I attended The Tolkien Shop’s 25th Anniversary in Leiden, Netherlands. The shop is owned by my good friend Rene Van Rosenberg. From a newspaper in the Netherlands: 25 Years of Hobbits and Elves. The Tolkien Shop: still successful thanks to one author. PHOTO CAPTION: According to folklore Hobbits like bright colours. That is…