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“I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding on to something.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Whose Service is Perfect Freedom part 2

For notes and disclaimer see Part 1.


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A/n The words of the oath (slightly altered) are taken from "The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.

Hulagu's culture is loosely based upon that of ancient Mongolia. A Noyan was a military commander or other high ranking official. Tengri was the supreme sky god.

Whose Service is Perfect Freedom part 1

Whose Service is perfect Freedom by Linda Hoyland

A young Easterling soldier is forced to swear an oath to Sauron.

Rating Part 1 - R. Part 2 PG

Warning contains themes including human sacrifice, which some readers might find disturbing.Readers wishing to skip dark themes can safely read part two.

The familiar characters and places belong to Tolkien and his heirs. Hulagu and his friends are my own invention. I make no money from writing this story.

"So to love you that we may truly serve you, whose service is perfect freedom;" Augustine of Hippo.-Book of Common Prayer.

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6 Months

I read that at 6 months kittens become responsive to herbs. Reuben is 6 months and 3 days and suddenly went crazy for a wrapped silver vine toy. He wouldn't let Harry near it. I've ordered catnip, silver vine and Valerian toys to see which he likes best. Harry only responds to silver vine and Valerian.



The LJ Icon make won't work on my this clunky laptop.

Could some kind person please make me a square icon from one of these photos now I just have Harry and Reuben.



The last photos of 2016

I just got round to posting these, enjoy.They are of Christmas activities, a pantomime and the ginger boys.



a gift from avon7




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The Trespasser

The Trespasser by Linda Hoyland

Rating PG

With grateful thanks to Raksha for plot assistance and editing and Deandra for editing.

These characters belong to Tolkien and this story was written purely to entertain.

A herb mistress has a fateful encounter with a stranger.


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An Online Pet Show

I thought those of you who are on Facebook and have pets might enjoy taking part in this.


It costs £1 a photo to enter payable by paypal. Every pet will get a rosette with special ones for the winners.

It is run by a friend of mine who has fallen on hard times, so entering is for a good cause as it will help provide for her beloved cats. I have entered my boys.

Hope you will check it out, I'd love to see friend's pets their too. Any pet is welcome.

The categories are
1: Pretty Girls
2: Handsome Boys
3: Cute Babies
4: Pets In Action
5: Sleepy Pets
6: Pets With Fav Toy
7: Mischievous Pets
8: Brightest Eyes
9: Nicest Smile
10: Anything Goes

Reuben the water baby

Reuben's current favourite pastime. Click on the picture to play, hope you enjoy.

I'm chilling out with mystery stories on TV.



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