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We like other people's celebrations and like to do something on that day if we can. If not we do something in the spirit of that celebration. So because we're not Scottish we thought we would have a Tolkein's Night instead. We couldn't do anything on the 3rd which is his birthday because of work and stuff. So on Saturday we're going to have an evening with Hobbit style food, pies and beer and stuff. We're quite geeky and have a Lord of the Rings boardgame. It's quite daft really but can also be quite fun. 

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Have a good time.  

Sometimes staying in with good company, good food and a decent board game is more fun than going out and far kinder to the bank balance too 

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2 hours ago, patsylabrador said:

We like other people's celebrations and like to do something on that day if we can. If not we do something in the spirit of that celebration. So because we're not Scottish we thought we would have a Tolkein's Night instead. We couldn't do anything on the 3rd which is his birthday because of work and stuff. So on Saturday we're going to have an evening with Hobbit style food, pies and beer and stuff. We're quite geeky and have a Lord of the Rings boardgame. It's quite daft really but can also be quite fun. 

I hope you're going to have a second breakfast too! 😁

I actually love having multiple breakfast dishes, like some toast early on, or a fruit shake and eggs and bacon or kedgeree or something like that a bit later! 

Apparently hobbits have 6 or 7 meals a day! x

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1 hour ago, redhotchick said:

Apparently hobbits have 6 or 7 meals a day! x

They must eat very low calorie food then! If I were eating 6 or 7 meals a day I'd look (even more!) like an Orc!

I usually get a McSween's haggis and have that with lots of tatties and neeps (and try not to think about what is in it - it is so yummy) and have a glass (or three) of malt! My Dad's side of the family are Jockinese and so is my BIL. He uses lots of wonderful Scottish words like 'piece' (his sandwich) and refers to my nephew as ' a clarty wee imp'. 

 

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Redhotchick, every now and again we have LOTR or Hobbit marathon days when we watch the three films of either story. I bought a Hobbit recipe book for those days. We start off full of enthusiasm but usually by lunchtime we don't want to eat any more. 

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I think that’s a fantastic idea!  I went to the Tolkien drawings exhibition in Oxford last year.  It was magical. 

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1 hour ago, Patricia W said:

I think that’s a fantastic idea!  I went to the Tolkien drawings exhibition in Oxford last year.  It was magical. 

Darn it! I didn't read about that until it was too late and would have loved to have gone - esp as it's only 20 mins away; grr!

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A hobbit recipe book! I will have to Google that! 

My appetite is rubbish. OH took me out for a special meal before Christmas.  it was multi courses, by the time it got to the main I was too full to eat it. I would have been happy to stop after the canapes! 

On a Sunday we sometimes break the courses up over the day, do we might have a starter at 1, dinner at 2, dessert at 6, and cheese at 8, or something like that! 

I like the idea of a hobbit day, but each meal would have to be small. I'm sure I could manage 7 small meals. 

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That’s that sort of rhyme that my late Dad would have come up with.  He taught me so many ‘naughty’ rhymes from his childhood.  Not really rude but shocking enough to make a kid giggle 

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