After years of enduring the “YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED LORD OF THE RINGS?!” abuse (and trust me, there was plenty), I finally caved and watched the series a couple of weeks before I headed off to New Zealand (you know, the homework I had to check off the list before immigration would let me in?)
Ok, now I understand why everyone still makes such a fuss over the movies.. Simply put, they were really well done and way ahead of their time.
There was no way I could have missed out on visiting Hobbiton, and as tourist-y as this is going to make me sound, it really is a pretty darn magical place 🙂
And now I leave you with what I consider to be one of the best quotes from LOTR:
Po-ta-toes! Boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew. Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish.