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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Hobbit House at the IIsle of Wight

It seems like my Dad isn't the only person building a hobbit house. There is one being built near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight too! Hobbit House, bed and breakfast Isle of Wight

This place is also interesting because they run courses teaching countryside and woodland crafts. Could be quite fun plus we might learn some skills that would come in handy at Amherst.

Bizarrely, I know the Isle of Wight very well, as we go there about 4 times a year to visit a Great-aunt. It is a lovely place, but especially down the far end where she lives it is like going back to the 50's. It is storybook England, full of rolling green hills and thatched cottages, lots of wildlife, many woods still, but then also with lovely beaches. Far closer to what I imagine the Shire to be like.

1 comment:

Kasmira said...

My husband went to a restuarant called the Hobbit House in the Phillipines. The staff was entirely composed of midgets and dwarves. He's quite proud of the tshirt he bought there. Sounds a little wierd to me!