Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me………
Yes, its true, today is the birthday of Pashbo Proudfeet. Quite co-incidentally, may I add, today is also the birth day of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. I therefore have been enjoying the day with more cupcakes then I usually do (and being a supreme cook, with kindred status in the cooking guild I can assure you that I do scoff more then my fair share of cake!!) whilst putting together the final planning for my great quest.
Ah yes, my great quest! Following on from my trek last year where I retraced the steps of Frodo Baggins on his quest to destroy the one ring, starting on September 23rd. Each night I stopped as near as I could to the same spot as Frodo, using the book “The Journeys of Frodo” as a guide, until I arrived at Lothlorien.
Having enjoyed it so much, I decided to again take the journey. So I am stocking up on Perfect Pies, and retracing the maps. Last year I think I made a slight mistake in terms of my approach to Hollin, which I will rectify this year. I also plan to use this as an opportunity to finish a few quests on the way that have remained unfinished.
I will write down my diary entries here each night, explaining where I am and sharing any adventures that I may have on the way.
Until then, I will celebrate with my daughter Ruby Rae at Bagend. Maybe even persuade her to accompany me for the early stages!