In December 2001 I saw Sir Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring at the cinema. Arriving at home, I almost immediately started reading my mother’s old and battered copy of the respective book - an edition published sometime in the 60s.
That is when the hobbits entered and enriched my life so to speak. As a result, you can imagine what a highlight it has been for me to visit the movie set of Bagshot Row and Bag End near Mata Mata. Despite the masses of tourists, it was wonderful to be engrossed in that world and to see it with my own eyes.