Merry Christmas, New Zealand style to our blogging friends and readers worldwide.  While you struggle through snowdrifts and drizzling rain – pity the poor outdoor cat faced with all this sunshine 😉

Walk alongside Waitangi Park, looking towards Roseneath and Oriental Bay.

Mum went to see the last Hobbit film ‘Battle of the Five Armies’, on Christmas Eve at the Embassy, where the first Hobbit movie was premiered, and took these pictures before heading in for a tasty summer supper at the cinema. It looks the same today on Boxing Day, just ask friend Rumblepurr who lives nearby!

One special treat was seeing part of Hobbit Costume Trail – Bifur,Bofur and Bombur. We intend to blog about this in detail in 2015 and show some of the wonderful work in close-up images. Many of our crafty friends will delight in the superb work of 3Foot7 Workshop – so here’s a taster.

With best wishes for a good Christmas
Harvey Button,
Harvey Middle Earth Monday Correspondent

Bifur Costume, The Hobbit
Bifur Costume, The Hobbit




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  1. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

    December 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    The weather over in this side of the planet’s not too awful this time around! No complaints! ;-
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  2. meowmeowmans

    December 29, 2014 at 3:52 am

    We think we would enjoy that kind of Christmas. 🙂 We can’t really complain … it was 50 degrees and sunny here, which is very warm for this time of year. 🙂

    Glad you had such a good Christmas celebration, sweet pals! Hugs!
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  3. Sweet Purrfections

    December 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    We had a nice, sunny Christmas here, too.
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  4. The Swiss Cats

    December 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    What a nice and sunny Christmas ! We had sun on Christmas, but we got today cold temperatures and a snow storm ! We hope you had a nice Christmas ! Purrs
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  5. Caren Gittleman

    December 27, 2014 at 7:16 am

    so happy it appears that you had a WONDERFUL Christmas!
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  6. Nerissa's Life

    December 27, 2014 at 4:26 am

    We must be havin’ a New Zealand Christmas up here in Canada. Christmas Day was in the mid to high teens (Celcius) and rainin’. POURIN’. Today, the sun is out and it’s super windy but and eight degrees. Not a trace of the white stuff in sight. Somebody forgot this is Canada!!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS my friends!

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  7. The Island Cats

    December 27, 2014 at 3:53 am

    We can’t imagine it being warm and sunny on Christmas. How cool! We hope you all had a merry one!
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  8. Brian

    December 27, 2014 at 2:24 am

    A hobbit holiday sounds like fun!
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  9. Summer

    December 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    We had a sunny Christmas here too, in Los Angeles… but it was still pretty chilly!
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  10. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    December 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Aiiieee!!! Don’t let Mom L know you saw the movie. She cannot go and is devastated. She hopes they release before the oscars. Hope you all found something you liked in your Secret Paws package. I tried to make sure Mom L and DadP used the list you sent Miss Paula. Happy holidays, Savvy and Sage
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