It now appears that the rumour about European Lotro getting a never ending extension was no more than a rumour. Welcome back week ended last night.
Now there are several threads on the forum asking "But wasn't welcome back week supposed to last...?"
No official word on the issue from Codemasters or its CMs but that doesn't excuse me for having jumped on an unfounded rumour and spreading it further. I am just going to hide under a rock for a bit and pretend it never happened. Ok?