Gaming-wise, the Journeys of Pashbo continued over on Gilrain, with him taking a trip through the Old Forest as far as Tom Bombadil's house. I managed to get there without getting incredibly lost like I usually do! The great thing about when you try and do something like replicating the Frodo journey is that you notice the attention to detail that Turbine have paid to the general directions in the map, as well as all those great little references you get to small sub-plots in the quest lines.
Finally, over on Laurelin I finished the Dwalling claims with Chumbly. As I had said that I didn't plan for him to go too far outside the borders of the Shire, I decided to send him back to Michel Delving on completion. Future leveling will be purely achieved through Festivals and crafting. I then logged on to Thangpash the Dwarf and ran him through the first of the Nogland quests before getting so tired that I had to stop.
I'll finish my ale and head off to sleep me thinks. Whilst pondering on what I could have done with that extra 20%!