This came in thanks to Tiggy, who saw it in the Wellington paper” The Dominion.”

A jolly and very loud hobbit, Frodo, was overheard, by a surely overpaid Diary spy in Oriental Bay’s exclusive White House restaurant, complaining about production difficulties and a promotion for LOTR which had brought him, Viggo Mortensen and others back to Wellington. The interest for our spy was how anyone could be in a complaining frame of mind while dining on the restaurant’s Oysters Kilpatrick.”

(Well, a twelve-hour flight would do it to me – T)