Dís, daughter of Thrain

Travel update!

So, so far I have seen Ithilien, the edge of Lothlorien, Fangorn Forest, Isengard, the River Anduin, Fords of Bruinen, Gladden Fields, the Misty Mountains, the Pelenor Fields and - my all time favourite - Edoras!

Pics to follow, when I get round to uploading them!

Unfortunately, I have turned my laptop on a grand total of about 4 times in over 2 weeks, mostly to look up campsites - meaning the chapter is still draft in my note book :/ Sorry about the long wait, real life is coming first for a little while … hopefully not too long though!

Love to you all xx

A message from Anonymous
Thank you so much for the updates! Your photos are beautiful and have totally made me start saving up for an adventure of my own!

Go for it! :D

Another pic of the tattoos me and my friend got - mine is the dragon (Smaug!) and hers says ‘whichever way you throw me I will stand’ (which is the national motto of the Isle of Man, where she is from, in Tengwar, one of Tolkien’s Elvish alphabets :) 

Another pic of the tattoos me and my friend got - mine is the dragon (Smaug!) and hers says ‘whichever way you throw me I will stand’ (which is the national motto of the Isle of Man, where she is from, in Tengwar, one of Tolkien’s Elvish alphabets :) 

sixpenceee:

I have never found such a mesmerizing scene

sixpenceee:

I have never found such a mesmerizing scene

Just a few pics from our New Zealand Road trip adventure so far - including our little van (officially named Joni by the hire company, renamed the Millennium Falcon by us) peeking out in one picture at the top!

New Zealand is, basically, stupidly beautiful … the best words I can think to describe it is hyper-real - all of the mountains are snow-capped, the lakes are a vivid blue due to glacier water and the rivers all have grey pebbled beds. It is like seeing the world in HD, though even that description does not do it justice!

A message from Anonymous
Good luck with your travels, I wish I was with you to see all of the LOTR/ Hobbit sights - make sure you post lots of photos! Are you going to be writing more prompts???

I always take prompts, even if I just save them to write up later!

Having a great time so far, though one of two hairy moments with the van not starting due to a flat battery :p Pics to follow! 

A message from Anonymous
I love your Smaug tattoo! did it hurt?

Not gonna lie, it did hurt! It is a manageable pain though - I was still chatting to the tattooist and not really showing much outward signs of pain, which I was proud of myself for, but my nails were dug into the chair the whole time! 

If I had to describe the pain (sorry if this sounds too graphic) I would describe the easiest bits as a sharp needle being scraped across skin, whereas the most painful parts felt like I was being gouged with a scalpel - worth it though, I think!

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