We didn’t actually see any Hobbits during our tour around Hobbiton yesterday. For more about our Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, see our other blog here). According to Tolkien, who knows about such things, they are uncomplicated and ancient little people, shy of Big Folk and preferring well-ordered and well-farmed countryside. They are no more than four feet tall and seldom wear shoes because their feet have tough leathery soles clad in thick, curling hair. There were signs everywhere of their busy productive lives.
And wonder of wonders, I even found a Hobbit quilt! This treasure was tucked away in the pretty thatched Green Dragon Inn, where the Hobbits like to go and drink their ale and cider once all the visitors have gone home.