And we have a new Shire May Queen!  - Gazette Issue 5 - 1425 S.R.

But will we have a king tomorrow?? I believe I paraphrased a well-known song there..  But first things first:
This year's Shire May Queen is known to you all as Granmama! She won the election this year, despite her senior age. In fact, all candidates have been around for many a year now. But what happened when Nannie wanted to announce the King? None of the candidates was present! So Nannie decided to keep the results of that election to herself. It looks like there will be no Shire May King this year. Miss, now Princess, Almi, the other candidate who was at the election, promised Queen Granmama that she'd help here with her tasks at any Royal request.

Not much is known about our new Shire Queen, so I have written to her requesting an audience with the purpose of interviewing her on behalf of our readers, so that you may learn more about who she is and how she sees her new function.

May is a month of anniversaries. There is the Anniversary Festival centered around fireworks and invisible books, but there is also the eleventh anniversary of Green Dragon Friday, centered around ...


 19:30Grand Summer Picnic
More info soon


 19:30Night of the Muses
Michel Delving, Eldar Monument
 19:30 Green Dragon Friday
Bywater, Green Dragon Inn
 19:30 Hobbit Market
Michel Delving, Crafter's Square
 19:30 Hobbit Market
Michel Delving, Crafter's Square
 19:30Night of the Muses
Michel Delving, Eldar monument
 19:30 Green Dragon Friday
Bywater, Green Dragon Inn

For more events and information make sure to check the Hobbitcalendar!
All the above times are UK time. To get Servertime subtract 5
  • Summer poetry competition By Jadite Bumblefoot  O the summer time has come  and the trees are sweetly blooming  and the wild mountain thyme  grows around the blooming heather.  Will ye go lassie, go ...
    Posted May 29, 2019, 3:15 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Rubysue's Farewell Adventure By Lina Willowwood  Our dear friend Rubysue has sailed into the west. We will meet do the things she loved. Fishing, adventures and an ale at the inn.  Date: Saturday ...
    Posted May 22, 2019, 1:47 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Nawagrim's and Pycella's Grand Friendship Ceremony (Not a wedding) By Pycella Woodberry  Hullo dear hobbits of the Shire! There has been a lot of talk of two hobbits getting married, namely Miss Pycella and Master Nawagrim. Now, weddings are ...
    Posted May 16, 2019, 6:48 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • The Royal Interview By Peppy Bristlebrush  Last night, I met with the new Shire May Queen, Granmama. We had a nice conversation at a table in the Ivy Bush and enjoyed a few ...
    Posted May 18, 2019, 7:31 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Badgers' "Little Delving" Rehearsal By Lina Willowwood A quiet and quaint village. Time passes slowly in Little Delving. Until the Brandy Badgers come to shake things up!  Date: Monday May 13th Time: 7:30PM ...
    Posted May 8, 2019, 1:55 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Green Dragon Friday 11th Anniversary! By Lina Willowwood  Green Dragon Friday is 11 years old , and we must celebrate! Welcome hobbits! Bring all yer hobbit friends! Add yer drinks to Potty's tab! Date: Friday ...
    Posted May 8, 2019, 1:45 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Fabled Fifth Forest Featurin Festive Frolicking and Factual Fantasy! By Acorne Oakley  Hiya!  It was great ta see so many of ya at the April OAKS ...  Ya brought yer families....gammers, gaffers, aunties, uncles....and cousins galore   *giggles*  We ...
    Posted May 5, 2019, 10:15 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Shire Queen (and King) Nominations! By Nannie  Right me dears, now the fun begins!  Here are the lovely mature lassies that have been put forward fer our possible Queen of the May. Read on!  Miss ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2019, 10:53 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Bring ALL yer family ta the April OAKS ta hear Harfang By Acorne Oakley  Hiya!  HEY!   Did ya feel what happened not so long ago !?!  I woke up early one mornin about a month ago and decided ta go fer a ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2019, 6:49 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • More information about the Search for the Singing Spring Badgers By Peppy Bristlebrush  Just a few more days and we'll know whether Singing Badgers really exist... or not.  Meanwhile the scholars of the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2019, 6:35 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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  • Swans – Food or Menace? By Toadflax Nosely  While it still remains to be seen whether the recent increase in the number of swans frequenting the villages of the Shire is the result of fowl ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2014, 4:04 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • On the various types of flour, their properties, and their many uses By Rosafina Diggle  When you reach intro your pantry for the flour, you will most likely be reaching for barley flour, the most common grain grown and milled in the ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 1:17 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Pondering Potatoes By Rosafina Diggle  Gentle readers, while I am not an expert on the subject of *growing* taters, I am here now to share some of my techniques on *cooking* taters ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2013, 8:28 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Rosafina's Pie-Crust Secrets By Rosafina Diggle    Now, anybody with a bit of hobbit-sense can follow a recipe, and we've all got plenty of that, or at least I should hope so ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2013, 8:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Banana strawberry pie This extraordinary banana-strawberry laden pie will make you want to have seconds after elevenses. A special ingredient is the "banana"... a yellow berry from a tree-like herb that ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2012, 8:20 AM by Byronbrand Stepwise
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  • Song - Jewel Lake By Pete Proudfoot (aka Onionfarmer Pete)  A pond fed by a linn, west of Old Sandson’s farm, where a small stream runs north to the Bogs, growing on the ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2018, 8:27 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem Harnkegger Games 2018: Of love and trickery By Lina Willowwood  Of love and trickery  Lotho was a feeble lad, his arms as thin as splinters  Not exactly handsome, with a laugh that made yer wince  Everybody knew ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2018, 8:51 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem Harnkegger Games 2018: Hama stood By Braag, Son of Balin   Hama Stood  In darkest days, The Rohirrim were mired       With Grima, Isengard conspired   A glamour cast on Thengel-Son    Had led the Mark to brink ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2018, 12:06 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem Harnkegger Games 2018: A Pipeweed Poem By Agago Longleaf  A Pipeweed Poem  Tall and stately green  Best sight I ever seen  Swaying in the breeze  Pretty as you please  Rooted firmly in the groundPlanted neatly ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2018, 4:46 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • From Bywater to Bag End, A Journey By Brambleblurr   " Happy anniversary ladies and gentle-hobbits !   Before i introduce myself, i'd like to thank amid everyone present, most esteemed Lina for her genuine hard effort, dedication and ...
    Posted May 4, 2018, 4:44 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - A hole in one By Ponso Pondhopper   A hole in one   We are but plain and simple folk,   And ‘Hobbits’ be our name;   We have a most congenial look,   And shun heroics and fame ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2018, 11:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - The Took Who Married a Fairy By Pycella Woodberry  Roses are red, violets are blue,   And this is a story that might not be true   It’s about a Took who, once in his life,   Loved ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2018, 8:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - King and Queen By Simbolo Rumblebelly   What would the night be without the stars?  That we may admire from afar  And what would the day be without the sun?  That it may shine ...
    Posted May 7, 2017, 2:16 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - the Silly Dragon By Pycella Woodberry   The Silly Dragon   Once there was a land far from here   And there, many dragons dwelt   They spat fire and ruled the skies   Hoarded treasures and enjoyed ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 4:17 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - A hill never climbed By Ponso Pondhopper   The other day I took a stroll,  With no particular aim in mind.  To pass some time, my only goal;  Perhaps to see what I could find ...
    Posted May 7, 2016, 2:31 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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A thriving community of friendly hobbits, bustling with activity. Home and namesake of the Bramblebury Gazette and the Museum of Hunting and Fishing.

The quiet village of Elderglen is situated in a peacefull mountain valley in the Southfarthing. Home of the Elderglen Games.

Situated perfectly amongst the hills and vales of the River Har & Har Lake is the small, Southfarthing village of Harville.

Nestled among mature apple trees, cedars and ancient Shire oaks, the tiny village of Oldfurlong is located in the Southfarthing.
Home of the OAKS (Oldfurlong Amazing Koncert Series)

#Home, home, sweet home, sweet home
There’s no place like home, oh there’s no place like home#
Songburrow is the home of the Songburrow Strollers.