Tag Archives: The Hobbit

#Writers, what can you learn from modelling? #MondayBlogs #NLP

No, I don’t mean the catwalk type! This topic has been brewing in my mind for over a year, and when WordPress so kindly provided me with my handy dandy annual round up, it showed me that the most popular posts I’ve written are those on writing or publishing – as if there aren’t enough […]

The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made #airnzhobbit #lotr

It’s 2 years since I was in New Zealand, on the Lord of the Rings tour with Red Carpet Tours (highly recommended by me and no, I’m not on commission, just wishing I was back there again), so I couldn’t resist sharing the latest Air NZ in-flight safety video, modelled on The Battle of the Five […]

#LonCon3 – a varied progamme and George R.R. Martin talks

Loncon3 – panels As this was my first World SF Convention, I wanted to cram in as much as possible, and I took that to mean going to as many items of the near 1000 events on the programme as possible. Of course, by the third day I was panelled out, and started to miss a few […]

My dream holiday – New Zealand – Part Four

Wow, when I began this I didn’t realise it was going to turn into an epic, but as the holiday was – epic, that is – I guess I should not be surprised. Where were we? Oh yes, coming to the last few days of the Red Carpet Tour, next up was an incredible landscape in Alexandra, […]

My dream holiday – New Zealand – Part Two

Okay, where were we? Ah yes, New Zealand, North Island. Last two days on this island at and around Wellington, a city I would consider living in, and that’s saying a lot as I don’t like cities! We visited a beautiful private estate which was the location for some of the Rivendell scenes, notably where Galadriel […]