Thriller Thursday—Berlin Station Season 3 Teaser Trailer Intrigues,   September 20, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1185)

Thanks to TeresaA for sharing the link on FB to the new Berlin Station Season 3 Teaser Trailer from EPIX!


Well, I’m intrigued.  I’m glad to see Richard Armitage (below, Leland Orser , Richard
Jenkins, Michelle Forbes,  Mina Tander, and Season 2 newcomers Ashley Judd and Keke Palmer all back for Season 3.  Though, I couldn’t make out Rhys Ifans anywhere—nor Emilia Schule.

And there also seemed to be a tall poofy light brown haired woman who I couldn’t make out in the shadows.  The lady seemed taller than actress Mina Tander—whom we also saw in profile—but it could also be Tander, in skyscraper heels. Ha!

And there also looks to be some newer and younger spy recruits.  They obviously want to bring in the 18 – 24 year old audience.  Ha!

All in all, I’m looking forward to see what they do with Season 3.  My BS3  burning questions are:

  1. Will Daniel and Esther continue their wonderfully frought and sexy relationship? I ship them, big time!  Ha!
  2. Where will Steven pop up next? And will him being the new spy data guru put him back in the game, or drag him further down the rabbit hole?
  3. Do BB and Robert have more itches to scratch? Love her strong woman leader character!  And Robert really came into his own in BS2.
  4. Will the spunky and wiser than her years April turn the tables on her spy mentor Valerie? A similar question for the pairing of Hector and Lena Ganz.
  5. And what will be the central conflict for the BS3 spies?  My guess would be something regarding an outside foreign government entity promoting the destabilization of the European Union—and involving the covert super data networks facility now run by Steven.

    P.S. And if you are playing catch up with the spy action, click here for a detailed Berlin Station Wiki of Seasons 1 & 2.

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Tuesday’s Child belongs to “Mary Poppins Returns”,  September 18, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1184)

I remember my childhood as if it were yesterday–though it was fifty years ago.

The unfettered joy of living in the moments of each day.

Fresh Spring grass threading through my toes as a toddler.

Riding my chartreuse green stingray bicycle with tassels hanging from the handle bar grips–and playing cards in the wheel spokes to make a fluttering sound as I passed.

Not worrying about yesterday or wondering about tomorrow.  Just living today.

And feeling safe within a cocoon of love.

Later, in growing into adulthood and assuming the mantles of responsibilities that are inherent in the pragmatic realities of everyday life, we can all too easily forget to live each moment well, savoring it, cherishing it—until in some distant  future we dust off a moment’s  memory to make us smile and remember..

And my childhood was certainly enhanced and shaped by many literary and filmic children’s classics— “Little Women”,  “The Sound of Music”, and  “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” to name a few—and none more so, than the 1964 film “Mary Poppins.”

Knowing that the “Mary Poppins”  film was being remade some 50 years on—well a sequel of sorts—I wondered how Disney would approach it, to tell the story anew and fresh?

Well, we have a glimpse of that answer in the trailer for the new 2018 film “Mary Poppins Returns” shared yesterday.  I hope that you enjoy the trailer as much as I did!  And I can’t wait until December for what looks to be another delightful and insightful film.  Cheers!  Grati  ;->

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Sexy SatuRdAy!  Cobblers to Accounting and Hurricanes! September 15, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1183)

Saturday mornings I tend to reconcile my checkbook before paying some bills.  So today  I need a bit of Harry Kennedy’s accounting mojo to spice up this tedious (Cobblers!) task. Purrrrfect!

Wishing you a lovely day! And I especially hope that our Carolinas friends are safe in the wake of Hurricane Florence (Cobblers!)! Hugs  & Cheers!! Grati ;->

P.S   Richard Armitage as Harry Cobblers gif thanks go to TeresaA. Hugs!

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WCW—My “go to” Richard Armitage tv or film dvd, audiobook, etc.,  September 12, 2018 Grati ana Lovelace (Post #1182)

Do you have a “go to” Richard Armitage tv or film dvd, audiobook, etc., cued up so you can hit play easily, and then sit back and sighhhh?

Mine is the last five minutes of “North & South”, the train station scene–that I have cued up on Netflix from the last time that I watched the whole series last Summer.  It is so sweetly romantic–yet tenderly passionate.  Sighhh!

Now if you want to, please share your “go to” Richard Armitage dvd, audiobook, etc.


Wishing you a lovely and hopefully dry day. Keeping friends and family on the East coast of the U.S. in our thoughts with hurricane Florence looming.  Hugs <3 & Cheers! Grati ;->


Image via Kitty, thanks!

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Richard Armitage warming up a rainy Sexy SatuRdAy with his iconically searing gaze, September 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1181)

It’s chilly and rainy in my area.  And the talented British actor Richard Armitage‘s iconically searing gaze—below, during a Fall 2016 Berlin Station promo–really warms me up!  *fans self* Sighhh!

Thanks to DurinLass for the RA pix  above, tweeted on Sep0518.

Wishing everyone a lovely day! Hugs  & Cheers!  Grati ;->

P.S.  And, I started writing again last weekend on the sequel to “Encouragement” (Book 1), “Expectations” (Book 2).  So I hope to start serializing “Expectations” (Book 2) in the coming weeks.  Thanks for your patience!


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THUD Thursday! Suave Richard Armitage dines in character, August 30, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1180)

Thanks to Julie K for tweeting this heart stoppingly suave pix of a recent Richard Armitage dining in character portrait!  Sighhhh!   *THUD*

Just a little something to brighten our day.  Cheers!  Grati  ;->

P.S.  And below is the Richard Armitage pix by itself, sighhh!:


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Grati’s Something About Love 7th Blogiversary, August 25, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1179)

7 (seven) is a lucky number for me.  Which is good, because today is my Something About Love blog’s 7th blogiversary!  Ha!

So what follows is a bit of whimsy–I hope–along with the nostalgia.   Ha!

And were I to mention my Top 7 Blogging Insights/Moments, they would be:

7. Receiving much love, encouragement, and help from seasoned bloggers like Judiang and bccmee in setting up my blog settings 7 years ago.  Thanks!  Hugs! & Love!

6. My spontaneously coming up with my blog name, Something About Love, because it described both the topics and the positive tone that I hoped to establish.  Again thanks to my gal pal bloggers for immediately saying, “That’s it!” for my blog title.

5. Having Richard Armitage–the talented British actor bloke, not the U.S. political figure–as a frequent, if not overriding, focus of my blog here.  Afterall, my blog motto is “The 4 R’s: Reading, wRiting, Romance, and Richard Armitage.”  My introduction to Mr. Armitage–in my initially viewing his romantic and swoon worthy turn as John Thornton in 2004’s North & South mini series–had come a mere 1.5 years before in February 2010.  Sighhh!

4. Discovering that with my SAL blog here, I can share essays, multi-media art, and my stories, etc.  Blogging gives me a sense of freedom, in sharing my thoughts with you–and in you sharing your thoughts with me.  Thanks for all the votes/stars as well!  The creative aspect of blogging is a joy!

3. As with my story writing over the years–with each story’s dozens of edits and versions that I make before I hit the publish button–I have gradually tempered my natural love of words over the years, to essays of one page and chapters of 5 to 10 pages, where appropriate.  And yet, I will on occasion let my mind and my pen flow with poetry, RA artwork, etc.  Though with my computer glitching and not letting photoshop work for several weeks now, I have a backlog of fan art that I want to create. Ha!

2. Embracing enthusiasm and positivity, in general, can be seen through my love of the exclamation point and in my being encouraging of others, respectively!  I mean really, period punctuation marks seem almost bland by comparison–such that the dollop on top that transforms a mere period into an exclamation is a welcome flourish.  Ha!  And as for positivity and encouragement, there can never be enough of a good thing.  ;->

1. You!  Thank you for your kind support and encouragement over the years!  It is much appreciated by me!  Here is to seven more years!

And for me, making friends around the globe–at home and on social media–really brings home the importance of recognizing that we are all neighbors in our world wide community, near and far.  What affects one of us, affects each of us.  And for my part, I wish for you every happiness that you wish for yourselves.  Cheers! Hugs! & Love! Grati  ;->

P.S.  By my continuing computer glitch, you have been saved/spared from me making accompanying 7th blogiversary themed art, such as: a Marilyn Monroe 7 year Itch dress wallpaper homage; a Richard Armitage image contorted into the shape of a #7; and a 7 wonders of RA wallpaper collage, etc.

A  Marilyn quote I like;

Does anyone have a mirror to reverse the image below into a 7? Ha!

Ah ha!  I found a work around (below):

This seems pretty wonder-ful:

Alright Richard, enough.  Ha!


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