To Do Today:


7am: breakfast: honey-nut cake with marmalade, oatmeal and raspberry jam
8am: go to Merry’s
9am second breakfast at Merry’s: seed cakes and cheese, apple-tart and eggs
10am: go to Farmer Maggot’s place with Merry
11am elevenses: mushrooms and bacon (thank-you, Mrs Maggot)
12pm: travel with Merry to Stock
1pm: lunch at Golden Perch: pork pie and salad with A PINT!
2pm: go to Fatty Bolger’s with Merry
3pm: afternoon tea with Fatty: cold chicken and pickles, corn-cake and honey
4pm: travel with Merry to Bag End
6pm: dinner with Frodo: toasted mutton & roast potatoes
8pm: home to Tuckbourough
9pm: supper: bread and butter, tomatoes and cheese and jams and sausages


Day Nine

The Prompt:  Write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.” The fun of this prompt is to make it the “to-do list” of an unusual person or character.

Favourite all-time character: Peregrin Took (a.k.a. Pippin, Thain of the Shire I, Ernil I Pheriannath, and “Fool-of-a-Took” ).

Pere(grin) Took


Today (indeed, most days) I am a Took.
Ramble and bamble, I recklessly roar
through cavernous quiet, serious score,
swallowed by Willow who grows by a brook.

Today (in fact, always) I am a Took.
Bumble and stumble, throw pearls before swine,
bellow at fellows about when to dine
“borrow” the palantir to have a good look.

Today I am a Took (if truth be told).
I poke and I prod and try to disguise.
I query and question and challenge the wise.
My lack of forethought is thought to be bold.

Despite all the blunders, the Almighty still
uses my errors to accomplish His will




NaPoWriMo — Day Twenty-Three: Write  a sonnet.

What can I say?  I am reading LOTR again.
I really identify with Pip.  He is impulsive and rash, but good-hearted.
I am eternally grateful for grace (which redeems even us Pippins!).