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Peregrins and Pendulums  by Budgielover 28 Review(s)
Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 4 on 8/12/2006
LOL! Well, there's still a little hope for Frodo and Merry, though I think they're being perfectly ridiculous about "meeting lasses." Pippin is so cute! Who can resist a marriage proposal from an eleven-year-old? LOL! And those sausage stars sound scrumptious. One of these days I'm going to get all these recipes together and try them.
God bless,

Author Reply: You are probably familiar with the LiveJournal community Shire_kitchen, your majesty? I urge you to check it out if you are not - the moderates issue challenges which result in stories like this one, so you have the benefit of enjoying the story AND the recipe. Thank you for your review!

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 4 on 5/11/2006
You know...I just ate dinner...or so I thought until I read "steak and mushrooms" and read sausage stars recipe. :-P Mmmmmm! I think I shall cut & paste the recipe, that is, if you don't mind. :-)

This whole tale was a "precious little bit"! Pippin is soooo, and your Merry so conniving...I really enjoyed him! Frodo was no less a complete delight. Thank you for a sharing such a wonderful tale!


Author Reply: Please do 'cut & paste' the recipe - it is so easy and just delicious. Thank you for your kind comments - this theme is developing a life of its own. I just can't see Merry taking this lying down. His pride has been hurt. I think another installment will have to be in the works.

nobodyReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/7/2006
That recipie was GREAT! I tried it.

Author Reply: Hullo, Nobody! You're the first who has told me you made the sausage stars, and I'm delighted to hear you like them. My niece entered them in a cooking contest, and she won first prize! Check out the other recipes in the LiveJournal ( Shire-Kitchen 2006 Recipe Challenge - they are some of the best I've seen. (And have been added to my own recipe box.)

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/6/2006
Oh my! How could I forget the last chapter? But this one was even better!

He took her large hand in both of his small ones and knelt carefully on one knee. “I think you’re awfully pretty,” he told the lady sincerely. “And you cook so very well. Would you marry me, when I’m older?”

LOL! Little Pippin is just wonderful! Where his two older cousins are still discussing what to do, he simply acts.
I'm still grinning when I think of Pippin kneeling in front of that hobbit lady and proposing marriage to her :)

Well, at least Merry and Frodo will get a few of those sausage stars. That *is* an improvement!

Author Reply: Hi, Andrea! I loved that mental image of Pippin down on one knee, too. Who could look into that sweet, innocent face and not give him your heart, along with everything else? I fear that Merry is starting to notice how effortlessly Pippin steals all the attention away from himself and Frodo, and that quick mind is starting to churn...

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 4 on 3/30/2006
Nothing like a cute child to flirt with ;) All the fun of flirting and none of the risks! LOL

I love Pip proposing.

“Your pardon, masters!” she said, hurrying forward. “I didn’t know you were here.” She caught sight of Pippin, wedged between Frodo and Merry. “It’s the dear little lad! Hullo, Pippin sweetling!”
“She remembered his name,” Merry grumbled to Frodo as they enjoyed watching the lass sway back through the kitchen door.

Of course, he is the cute one ;)

Wonderful as always!! Stories that bring a smile to the face and warm the heart!!

Thank you, Budgie!

Author Reply: What a lovely, generous thing to say, Pearl. I treasure your remark, especially the part about 'stories that bring a smile to the face and warm the heart!' So many of my stories ... er ... aren't written like this one that I feel a bit guilty. (And of course, once I get the warm fuzzy feelings out of my system, I can go back to torturing our poor Ring-bearer.)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 4 on 3/30/2006
Poor Frodo and Merry--but I DO keep saying that, don't I? No, this time wasn't a great deal better than last time, except they did get some sausage stars to take home, at least! Oh, how hilarious!

Author Reply: *giggle* Notice the incremental advancement ... Merry and Frodo get ignored, then they largely get ignored but at least get some food ... maybe in the next segment, they won't get ignored?

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 3/30/2006
It's enough to drive a gentlehobbit to drink, having to compete with an eleven-year-old and his furry bear! Poor Frodo and Merry. How humiliating! Love it!

Author Reply: I swear, Larner, you have a positive gift for sparking plot bunnies! (Not surprising, really, considering how original and creative your own writing is.) I'm so glad you enjoyed this silly little snippet!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 3/30/2006
Having been through my own encounter with a squirrel at the tender age of three or four and having bled heavily as a result, I can certainly appreciate what poor Frodo has just been through.

And after the havoc wrought more by Pippin than the squirrel and Frodo, even, I can appreciate the desire to hide out and allow the relatives to go home.

Poor Frodo! He deserves the Undying Lands just for putting up with his cousins!

Author Reply: See, I'm catching up! *grins*

I'm sorry to hear you had an unfortunate encounter, yourself! This actually happened to a friend of mine, who like poor Frodo, was just trying to help. That was an interesting comment on Frodo's deserving the Undying Land for his cousins! Puts a whole new, very intriguing slant on things! Hummm...

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/30/2006
Oh, dear, small Tooks for visits are always interesting, and possibly dangerous at the same time. Loved Paladin's hasty retreat there. Wise Hobbit, Paladin Took, retreating while the retreating is good.

Bless both Frodo and Merry, for they have taken on a great sacrifice here, perhaps greater than they know. But it's well worth it to see Pippin enjoying the swing.

Author Reply: Hi, Larner! I love your choice of word ... small Tooks being 'interesting.' I rather imagine Paladin fleeing at top speed. I always enjoy watching adults fall all over themselves to amuse a child. I suppose when that child is Pippin, I can well understand it. I guess we would, too...

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 3 on 11/11/2005
*laughs hysterically* Oh...oh my goodness, this is just too hilarious! Ha ha ha! Poor Frodo and Merry, and the way those girls went on...oh! You're so good with Merry and Pippin. And the recipe sounds delicious! God bless,

Author Reply: Hello again, Queen Galadriel! I'm so glad you enjoyed this story. I love the idea of Pippin walking away with the spoils without even trying, while his grown-up cousins are ignored. Do give the recipe a try sometime - it's so easy and it's really excellent. My favorite kind of cooking!

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