Monthly Archives: January 2014

Second Breakfast Club 26th January

And so ends another excellent breakfast meetup over second breakfast. Nearly everything ordered featured eggs prominently, but no two meals were the same – lots of differing tastes here! The topic for this month was “Review of Hobbit part 2: Desolation of Smaug and comparison between the books and the movie.” We started off with…

Middle Earth Address

Ever since I was young, when I had first heard the Tolkien radio plays, I had longed to live in the idillic world of Middle Earth. Alas, the stories of Bilbo are only a fantasy and the fun filled land of hobbits is just a dream. Only today I find out that I could live…

Desolation of Smaug movie poster – China

Check out the movie poster from the Desolation of Smaug for the China release. Tweet

Middle Earth Cushions

To make your house like something out of middle earth you don’t need to bury your house into the side of a hill or replace your your front door to make it round. Here are a few wonderful cushions you can use to deck out your sofa. Check out the designs at Rooby Lane Tweet

The Climate of Middle Earth

Have you ever wondered what impact climate change would have on the shire? With a new paper released last week you can get a head start. Dan Lunt from Bristol University has applied the climate simulator of the UK’s Met Office to the geography of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. It turns out that in the simulation…

How The Desolation of Smaug should have ended?

Here is an hilarious set of clips about The Desolation of Smaug. It comes complete with an alternative ending. Maybe with the length of the first two movies, this would have provided the best ending. Which one do you prefer? let me know by posting below. Tweet