wellinghall: (Goldie)
Three good things for Sunday, Oxonmoot edition:
- a moving Enyalie, with a good choice of reading
- it was good to see so many friends over the weekend
- it has been good to get home again.
wellinghall: (Goldie)
Three good things for Thursday:
- TOTP 1982 is about to start
- raspberries from our own garden, mmm
- Oxonmoot starts in five weeks' time.


Sep. 12th, 2015 11:58 am
wellinghall: (Goldie)
Papers from Michael Flowers on Tolkien in East Yorkshire; from Murray Smith on South African influences on The Hobbit; and now Dimitra Fimi on Childhood in Tolkien's Legendarium. All very good, as would be expected from these speakers.

Two small books bought (ed Ian Collier, and by John Garth); and a good dinner, served slowly, in college last night.

Most importantly, friends (and one family member) met and talked to, although I hope to spend more time doing this over the next twenty-four hours.


Sep. 14th, 2014 06:22 pm
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
We are back from Oxonmoot 2014 - the 41st altogether, my 22nd in a row, and [livejournal.com profile] adaese's 36th in a row. I think the weekend went well - met lots of friends, god-children and father-in-law, bought books, attended more papers than I usually do, saw four libraries and three of Tolkien's houses, had two good dinners, saw the stunning LonCon 3 masquerade-winning costumes, and got to imitate the action of the Samaritan.

A longer write-up, and photos, may follow at some point.
wellinghall: (Tom Tower)
Last year, we went to Oxonmoot, the Tolkien Society's annual get-together in Oxford. This is a long-standing annual fixture for us; this year was my seventeenth in a row, and [livejournal.com profile] adaese's thirty-second. This year - as last year, and in 1997 - it was in Lady Margaret Hall.

Read more... )
wellinghall: (Ferret)
We're back again, this time from Oxonmoot. It was lovely to see you all there; the weekend was marred only by [livejournal.com profile] adaese's cold, and by works on the line.

ETA: Holiday photos here or slideshow here.

ETA2: [livejournal.com profile] adaese's icthyosaur eye is here:

Two more behind the cut )


Jul. 14th, 2010 11:17 am
wellinghall: (Northey)
[Poll #1592101]
(No, I don't know what a hamset is, either)


Apr. 20th, 2008 09:12 am
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
[Poll #1174069]

(I couldn't get it to give options by 1's. Please feel free to round either up or down, but only use 0 if you haven't been to any).


Oct. 9th, 2007 09:18 pm
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
Does anyone have any photos of the Masquerade?
wellinghall: (Default)
*waves to FList*
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. It looks as though we might have 10 - 15 people coming. Can someone who knows Oxford a bit better than I do recommend somewhere that isn't too far from LMH? There is, of course, the conventional trio of the Lamb and Flag, Bird & Baby and Turf ... are they accessible?

[livejournal.com profile] skordh, how are you on taking El into a pub? pub garden? I don't think we've got any more small children already on the list ... ?

ETA: Gardeners Arms, Plantation Road!
wellinghall: (Default)
Going to Oxonmoot and meeting people who are genuinely pleased to see me.

Thank you.

And now, it's been a long day and I'm tired, so goodnight, all.


Sep. 17th, 2006 07:34 pm
wellinghall: (Default)
A full report might follow later, but I wanted to give especial thanks to [livejournal.com profile] na_lon for the shoulder-rub, [livejournal.com profile] bouncy_elf for filling-in at the sales desk and [livejournal.com profile] rustica for being so patient while I was photographing her (stunning) costume.
wellinghall: (Default)
... for two weeks, as we'll be in Orkney. Even if I do get to a PC, I'm not going to want to spend my time typing!

See some of you at Oxonmoot.


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