According to a recent post by Mark Sommer, Gollum (I mean Andy Serkis) said something quite scary as far as I’m concerned. The thought of a trailer for The Hobbit film raises the spectre of a looming deadline.
So far, writing these blogs has been a fun adventure as discoveries have been made and gems of information unearthed. I am trusting that more treasure will be found as we move along. You may have noticed that I try and give a sort of trailer for the next instalment at the end of each blog but in the last chapter, my fascination with gaining the cup may have caused me to take my eye off the ball.
I was forgetting what is supposed to be the scariest moment in most fairy stories—meeting the dragon. So my last trailer should have said something like, “Don’t miss the next chapter, folks. Bilbo lifts the cup and comes face to face with the dragon Smaug”.
As if to remind me, I heard a story on the BBC news yesterday about some land in Wales acquired for the National Trust because it was home to the Red Dragon. And there was something about a white dragon but I don’t want to mention that as things did not go well for England in the final play-off.
And in other news, yesterday, I came across an interesting pub name on Google maps. If you want to find a dragon in England, try the Green Dragon in Lincoln. Then put this post code “LN2 5DH” into Google maps and look on streetview. They have a rather cute model of a dragon fixed to the end wall. And there’s a nice photo on Google Earth.
But if you want a really scary dragon, look out for my next blog and prepare to meet Smaug the Magnificent!