A nice hole in the ground in Hobbiton or out in the Wilds.
Archaeology. I'm currently studying Archaeology and it is largely because of my interest in Tolkien that I am doing so. Tolkien introduced me to his myths and history of middle earth and from there I because interested in the mythology and history of this world which led me to an interest in Archaeology. I want to be an experimental archaeologist one day.
Medieval reenactment. I am part of various societies who do shows in the summer. I like to fight with pole weapons, do archery or do various medieval crafts such as leatherwork, blacksmithing and weaving.
I also REALLY want to joust one day.
READING! Especially Tolkien! Also Discworld, Niel Gaiman and various other fantasy books.
Music. Every chance I get I play a tune on anything I can find. I play violin (fiddle), tenor banjo and irish whistle and I love traditional fiddle tunes. I want to pick up Bassoon and various medieval instruments.
Animal stuff, horse riding -jousting- , dog training etc. I am also a vegetrian and animal rights supporter. I could be called a tree hugger.
Art and crafts. Sketching, panting and drawing mostly. I also do medieval illuminations - gold leaf and the like.
Costuming. I can't resist the fun of walking around as a hobbit or wearing elven dresses. Much more fun than normal clothes.
Cartography: I love to draw Middle Earth maps.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I first read LOTR in full when I was about 12. I read the Hobbit when i was about 10 but It took seeing the movies of LOTR to inspire me to read the books. From then on I have been a total Tolkien freak!!!!!!!!
Favorite Tolkien character:
Peregrine Took! Hobbits love mushrooms and plants so what else is there really to need to know! They can also be awesome fighters. Hobbits just have such a peaceful and simple existence but a Took has a bit of adventure in them. Pippin has a great sense of humour too and is played by a fellow Scotsman.
Treebeard because he is an ent and once again loves plants but he is also a ferocious fighter when his mind is put to it. I love the symbolism of Ents Fighting Industry, if only the forest really did fight back.
Aragorn/Strider because of his pure skill with a blade and his courage.