Horse riding (especially on my beautiful big 'destrier' Bill), tall-ship sailing, medieval history, reading (mostly classics these days), travel... and Richard Armitage :D
Have loved Tolkien since I was a kid and am also a big fan of Peter jackson - since his very first movie "Bad Taste". I once rang him to tell him so - that was back in the days when he answered his own phone! (He was making 'Heavenly Creatures' at the time.)
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I first read it at Uni in the 70s where everybody was reading it. I've never been the same since!
Favorite Tolkien character:
Aragorn of course. Can't resist a gorgeous hero. I much prefer the Aragorn in my head (who looks very much like Richard Armitage) to the Viggo version.