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Follow up on Housewarming/Tea Party Social

posted Jul 18, 2021, 8:38 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Agago Longleaf 

We would like ta thank all the guests that came ta our housewarming/ tea party social!  It was a wonderful time for all!!  Tis the fun loving folks that show up that really make the party.

We gave away three rare tea 'n tart packages for raffles;  all were rare home brewed teas, homebaked tarts with fresh brewed ale and homegrown pipeweed.  Miss Anerra won the white tea & strawberry-rhubarb tart raffle.  Fidgit won the green tea & bilberry tart raffle.  And the winner of the mostest rare tea wuz Branstan winning the Black tea & cherry tart raffle package.  Door prize wuz several pots of flowers that I crafted and the winner wuz Miss Sprinkle Sparkle.
Music was played by many folks, and tales were told and poems recited.  It was held at our new kinship house in the Shire Homesteads, Weedhallow, at 5 Harrow Road.  We had a small theatre stage which was perfect for the performers,



We had lots of food, a picnic blanket sit-in fer conversations, a nearby fire pit with a roast beastie and fresh stew.  Our house wuz open fer walk throughs.

We had a wonderful selection of pets including adorable farm and personal pets.  We briefly left the property fer a 'pet walk', takin' the short cut thru the neighborhood market area.  

We heard from two neighbors, Drucilia and Feaniell.  They sent us postal greetings and many nice houswarming gifts.  Miss Acorne also gave us lovely housewarming gifts.  

 The bestest thing wuz I got ta introduce my long lost cousin from Lyndelby.  Pozee Longleaf!!  She has purchased a standard house beside our kin house.  We are delighted ta have her.  She is goin to be workin on some good tales, and we have a duet together in which we hope ta play some music from time ta time, called the LONGLEAFS!!  We were able ta play a few tunes together at the Housewarming.

 

Cousin Pozee has many skills one of em is fortune tellin'.  So fer two more raffles some lucky folks got ta have their tea leaves read by Cousin Pozee.  It was Gammer Boggins and Peppy Bristlebrush.  Gammer's fortune told of a blessin ta be put upon her by a hound dog with orange spots near ta Needlehole.  She is supposed ta become blessed by much cheese, and may perhaps become one a the Shire's most sucessful cheese folks with a stand set up in the farmers market.  Peppy wuz also ta be blessed near Frogmorton by a talkin frog with long eyelashes.  Fer as we know, this has actually happened.  Tho he stated he was afeared ta kiss the frog in question.  Cousin Pozee sez kissin wuzn't required, just an encounter, so it looks like Master Peppy will be havin' exceptional luck on Fridays fer the rest a his born days.

Our guest list wuz:
Gammer Boggins
Engelbrecht "Piper" Goold
Fidgit
Branstan
Candy Kane
Nannie
Anerra Happyheart
Grufforic
Sprinkle Sparkle
Peppy Bristlebrush
Lillypop Sweettart
Acorne Oakley
Taffy Apple
Cloverlilda
Wisa Berry
 

Warm summery Hobbit Hugs
Agago & gang

Piper Goold and Auri Neeves Say "I Do!"

posted Jul 18, 2021, 3:43 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Engelbrecht "Piper" Goold 



On Thursday morning, July 8, Engelbrecht "Piper" Goold and Aurikel Neeves were wed on Buck Hill in a small family ceremony presided by the Master of Buckland Saradoc Brandybuck. The happy couple will reside in Goosevale in the Southfarthing of the Shire where the bride's family has a small farm. Family members present were the bride and groom's widowed fathers--Greis Neeves and Angilberct Goold--the bride's older brother--Rostig Neeves--and the groom's three younger brothers--Warinbert, Childebrand, and Theolind Goold.




Hobbit Historical Field Trip – Girdley Island

posted Jul 18, 2021, 3:24 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood

Slow island

The Brandywine River. Eastern border of the Shire. Ruins near the riverbank tells stories from times past, even before hobbits came to our homelands. Join us for a night of history, tales and roast sausages over the campfire!

Date: Sunday July 25th
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30 PM servertime))
Location: Meet by the Brandywine Bridge (Shire side). We’ll walk to Girdley Island and start the tales and lectures about half an hour later.

Where does the Brandywine river come from, and where does it end its long journey? Did the river really freeze once, so white wolves could attack the Shire? Whatever possesses the Bucklanders to go swimming or mucking about in boats? Answers to these questions, and more, may be given during this historical field trip in hobbit lands. There are no guarantees, though!

We will meet by the Brandywine Bridge (Shire side), before heading up-river. Our target is Girdley Island a little to the north, famed recreation spot for Bucklanders, with promises of good fishing and little in the way of furry wildlife with sharp teeth. Once there, our local historians will present stories, tales, poetry and/or songs related to hobbit lore. Food WILL be served.

Want to know more about hobbit history? Then come along! Bring your fishing rod too! Oh, and sturdy clothes that yer not afraid of getting a bit wet…

((OOC

The historical field trips have been running irregularly since 2009. They combine a few lectures/stories of hobbit lore with a trip to locations of hobbit interest. If yer want to know more about hobbit and Shire history, this is yer chance. Remember that our historians often go for a tall, exciting tale more than strict lore accuracy, though!

Given the subject matter, this is very much a hobbit-preferred event. The odd loreseeking dwarf, man or elf interested in hobbit lore is welcome along, but wouldn’t you rather just roll a hobbit alt for the evening?))

A Murder Mystery Night

posted Jul 6, 2021, 6:13 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Clumbo

Solve the mystery...
Examine the clues...
Discover the culprit...

You are invited to attend a dinner and game night!
The game is afoot, and the game is a murder most foul!
....not really though! Don't worry! No one has been hurt. It's all just pretend!
You see, I have crafted a playable game for us where we all use our powers of deduction, investigation, and Hobbit-sense to be the first to discover the culprit of the "murder", and I am very excited to share this game with you all!

Presenting: Clumbo's Murder Mystery Night!



When: July 10th, 7:30pm ((UK, 2:30pm server time))
Where: 4 Myrtle Court, Downfurrows, Shire Homesteads
What: A lighthearted murder mystery game

The night will start off with some tasty nibbles while everyone shuffles in, meets and greets. I will explain the rules. Then, the game shall begin in earnest.
We will become detectives (do feel free to dress up in a sleuthy or spooky outfit!) and we'll take our turns making moves, taking guesses, and solving the grand mystery.

If you love a good mystery, or love a good fun game that calls for a thinking-cap, please do come along! I think, and I hope you may enjoy yourself!

((OOC: No prior knowledge necessary! It will be quite similar to the board game Clue/Cluedo, but played in physical game-space. It is for relaxed fun and enjoyment, not overly competitive in nature. I'll explain how to play for everyone just before we begin. Hope to see you there!))

Grand Summer Picnic

posted Jun 27, 2021, 5:20 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood

Pie pleasures

Joy of joys, the summer is here! And summer means time for food and drink! Well, so does the rest of the year too, but there’s one thing summer surely brings. Picnics! Get ready for this year’s Grand Summer Picnic!

Date: Sunday July 4
Time: 7:30PM ((UK/BST, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: On top of The Hill overlooking the party tree in Hobbiton, where the summer pie races used to be held.

We are pleased to invite all hobbits and good friends to this year’s summer party and picnic. Activities to look forward to include music, dancing, games, food and drinks, fireworks and competitions! And who knows, maybe them lazy Songburrow Strollers can be lured out to play a bit too?


The pies roll further

Lobelia’s Hill Pie Rolling Run returns! After earlier successes, we just had to arrange a follow-up! Wear fancy costumes and throw yerself into the chase of the pie, but remember – it is not always a question of finishing the race first ter win!

Why this run, though? Local legend has it that Bilbo Baggins once had a picnic with invited guests on top of The Hill. The times were good and the hobbits were jolly, until someone noticed Lobelia Sackville-Baggins walking determinedly towards the crowd. The ensuing escape was spectacular, with hobbits streaming down The Hill, making use of all possible and some impossible shortcuts.

They even say that one of the picnic pies started rolling down The Hill, not stopping until it hit The Party Tree. It was eaten soon after by the escaping hobbits, which improved their moods no end.

The legend may not be 100% correct, but it is to celebrate this occasion that we arrange Lobelia’s Hill Pie Rolling Run during the Grand Summer Picnic!

For rules, see below!

((OOC:

This is certainly a hobbit-preferred event, but well-mannered dwarves and good friends from taller persuasions may surely pop around too. Just don’t block the view of the locals once the concert starts!

Pie run rules  in this video ))

The River Celebration

posted Jun 27, 2021, 5:07 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Grufforic Furrow 

~Do you hear the river’s song?~


What? River Ceremony

When? 07/07/2021 - 7.30 PM UK / 20:30 CET

Where? 4 Myrtle Court, Downfurrows (Shire Homestead)


Every year the Furrowfolk of the Shire hold a celebration in honour of rivers and it’s maidens. 

This year we extend our invitation beyond our kin and we welcome all (honorary) hobbits!


We would appreciate it if you would come dressed in white or blue, to honour the river and its purity. We will also award a prize to the best River Maiden outfit!


The agenda for the night goes as follows:



-Opening Ceremony-

The opening ceremony will take place at 4 Myrtle Court, Downfurrows, Shire Homesteads.


River Poem: A river themed poem will be read by “Summertime-Bard” Grufforic to open the night.


River Dance: The Furrowfolk will be playing a traditional River Dance tune that will surely get your feet moving!


Costume Contest: The hobbit with the best “River Maiden inspired” outfit will win a lovely robe.


Community Performances: Would you like to sing a river themed song? Or perhaps read your very own river themed poem or story? Please inform Grufforic so we can reserve a spot for you!

-River Feast and Birthday Bash-

After the ceremony we will be heading right next door to 5 Myrtle Court where plenty of food and drink will await us! This part of the celebrations allows for plenty of socializing, but also for those who require a nap to do so.


Brandywine Extravaganza: Do you like Brandywine? So do we! Let’s appreciate the Brandywine River and Brandy wine at the same time.


Birthday Bash: The river celebrations coincidentally take place on Grufforic’s birthday. Be sure to wish him a happy birthday!


We hope to see you there!



Bi-weekly stroll: from Brockenborings to Oatbarton

posted Jun 12, 2021, 7:39 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Grufforic Furrow

The Greenhill Lads proudly present:
The Bi-weekly stroll through the Shire!



This time we will gather on sunday the 20th of June, 7.30 o'clock at the Bullroarer statue in Brockenborings.
We will stroll through the Greenfields until we reach the lovely town of Oatbarton were we'll take a small tour.

We hope to see you then!


Kind Regards,
Grufforic Furrow


The Grand Hobbit Rohan Visit

posted Jun 12, 2021, 7:32 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

By Lina Willowwood 

Pony party!

Many hobbits have sneakily bought houses in far-away Rohan. It is time to go on a visit!

How about a relaxing morning fishing? An exciting afternoon pony-racing? A scary evening dodging snow-baths? Snooping through grand houses and yards, then having a party at a huge mead hall? That sound proper hobbity, right? Right! Even though we’ll do it in a faraway land…

So, we’d like to invite everyhobbit along for a visit to the Deorend homesteads down Rohan way. Join us in Bree, and we’ll point yer in the right direction to the party. Bring yer fishing poles and be prepared for fun and feasting! Welcome!


Date: Tuesday June 22
Time: 7:00PM ((UK time / 2PM servertime))
Location: Meet at Bree West Gate, then to Deorend homesteads in Eastfold Hills, Rohan (via the Broker’s office in Bree)

((OOC:

How to get to Deorend, yer might ask? Simple! Visit the Broker’s office in Bree, use the visitors’ ledger there, and yer will be able to visit the homestead. There should be no level requirements getting there, and the homesteads area is safe for everyone. Also, we’ll start out from the West Gate in Bree and walk towards the Broker’s house, so join us there at the start of the event if you don’t know where it is.








The visitor’s ledger at the Bree Broker’s office



There will be some competitions (fishing, pony racing or similar) during the event, but mostly for fun and laughs.))


The Badgers “Trouble the Tooks” rehearsal

posted Jun 12, 2021, 7:21 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush

The Thain protests in vain

By Lina willowwood 

Tooks and Thains, beware…

The Brandy Badgers are Tuckborough bound!

The Brandy Badgers never really play concerts, but them’s pretty good at having public rehearsals. And they’re just burning in with songs they didn’t manage to put into the Greenfields musical earlier this spring. So expect a lot of songs yer haven’t heard the Badgers play before. And the odd surprise! And certainly a few old Badgers favourites!

Come to dance, have fun and make some Took heads spin! Them certainly never had Badgers play in their village before!

Date: Monday June 21
Time: 19:30PM ((UK time, 2:30pm servertime))
Location: Tuckborough, village center, The Shire


((OOC:

This will be a public rehearsal with all the Pet Shop Boys songs we didn’t find room for in the Greenfields musical last month. We’ll likely play a few other songs as well.

As usual, we love it if lots of hobbits come to listen and chat with us. Taller folks are very welcome too, but make sure yer don’t block the view of the hobbits!))



A Housewarming tea party social in Weedhallow

posted Jun 8, 2021, 2:20 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Jul 18, 2021, 8:41 AM ]

By Agago Longleaf 

Finally got around to getting things rolling on the housewarming party. You see, the Purple Pipeweed Parlor band has moved from Oldfurlong to Weedhallow. Basically it is a social ((RP)) event, with 'dinner' music (lighter music with no vocals) so we can socialize.  Story telling and poetry are welcome.  Dancing is encouraged. Open theatre stage, so smaller bands, duets and solo's are most welcome.  Pets encouraged, but preferably small domestic or farm types.  A short neighborhood pet walk is planned.  Musical interaction with kite flying.  Home brewed ale and tea.  Home baked tarts.  Farm grown pipeweed.  Did I mention the raffle? There will be one or more with a very special prize too!

Inhabitants of Weedhallow have received personal invitations (except for the kinhouses, as we do not know individual names there yet, but they are also welcome!) In fact, everyone, regardless race is welcome!

What:    a housewarming tea party social
Where:   5 Harrow Road, Weedhallow
When:    June 26, 19:00 ((UK time, 2pm servertime))

I hope you can make it to the party too!!!

Warm Hobbity hugs
Agago Longleaf

p.s. To read about all that happened read this.


((OOC details:

RP event, all races welcome.  Open mike, round robin outdoor stage with 'dinner' music.  (Softer music with no vocals since it is a social event).  Very casual.  Bands can play 4 songs, if another band wishes to play next they may assemble off the steps of the stage.  No set schedule.  Same for poets or story tellers.  You will receive a party package when you enter (or as soon as we can get to you).  One of us will put you on a list with a  number for raffles through the evening.   You won't have to worry about keeping up with any number or take any action to enter.  Come help us celebrate our new home.  Sponsored by:  Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band ))




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