My #NewYear reminiscence – #Hobbiton, #NZ

My contribution to the New Year’s retrospection this year is a self-indulgent re-run of the fabulous trip we took 4 years ago – the total geek-fest tour of the Lord of the Rings film sites on New Zealand.

Probably the best New Year’s Day ever, spent in Hobbiton!

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Outside Sam and Rosie's cottage

Me, outside Sam and Rosie’s cottage

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Brian, my partner, investigating the interior of a hobbit hole

Brian, my partner, investigating the interior of a hobbit hole

Steps up to Bagend

Steps up to Bagend

The door is invitingly ajar...

The door is invitingly ajar…

The party tree

The party tree

Alex (one of our party) tries out a doorstep for size

Alex (one of our party) tries out a doorstep for size

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The view back up to Bagend

The view back up to Bagend

Over the bridge to The Green Dragon

Over the bridge to The Green Dragon

Sign of the Green Dragon

Sign of the Green Dragon

Inside The Green Dragon

Inside The Green Dragon – alas, a distinct lack of hobbits

Serving up their own brew in The Green Dragon

Serving up their own brew in The Green Dragon

Shame we have to leave, but the day has to finish somewhere...

Shame we have to leave, but the day has to finish somewhere…

Now is it time for tea, or supper?

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8 comments

  1. Deb, looks like a fantastical journey, right out of a book! No doubt you’ll keep those memories close to your heart! Happy New Year my friend. 🙂 ❤

    1. It was totally magical, and I plan on repeating it at some point 😀
      Thank you, and to you too!

      1. Thanks for the share and wishes. ❤

  2. Oh my god, I am so deeply jealous right now! 😀Fab pics…. Did you get served in PINTS in the green dragon? 😀

    1. But of course!

  3. Awww so jealous! Lovely photos Deb

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