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Elves to Middle-earth
Elves to Middle-earth
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Chris and Nadine are HUGE J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson fans!

Chris and Nadine are HUGE J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson fans. They both met and fell in love while wearing Lord of the Rings costumes. Chris is a literature/language arts teacher of middle school aged students. He has always liked fantasy literature in general. He shares Tolkien now with future generations and is doing his Master’s thesis on Tolkien. As a teenager in 2001, Nadine picked up Fellowship of the Ring and was changed forever. When Peter Jackson’s films came out she was immediately taken in by the costumes. She now make costumes, jewellery, props, armour, and more from all sorts of movies through her design business, Celtic Ruins Designs. This trip to New Zealand means so much to them. It is Middle-earth!

We’ve been home for a month!

On the Eve of New Years, we reflect on the amazing time we spent on the North Island of New Zealand, but we really can’t believe it’s already been a month!

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“Long ago, the men of the mountain swore an oath…”

We head off on an adventure to visit the Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, the location of the Dimholt Road in “Return of the King”!

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Rivendell, “Get off the Road!”, and more adventures!

One morning in Wellington, we donned Pippin and Legolas once more for an all-day adventure!

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Behind the scenes…

We managed to visit Weta Workshop and Park Road Post!

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Our time at The Shire, Hobbiton Middle-earth!

Walking into Hobbiton was the most surreal experience of our lives. The beauty and detail was overwhelming. You couldn’t help but start to well up with joy. It was breathtaking.

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Our journey to Middle-earth begins

Our first blog post on our adventure to and around Middle-earth

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Air New Zealand Fairy Grants Wish for Tolkien Fans to Come to Middle-earth

The couple met at Dragon Con in 2004 while dressed as characters from The Lord of the Rings and it has been their dream ever since to come to Middle-earth.

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