Tea & Cinnamon Toast Tuesday! Richard Armitage hopping perks up our morning, April 07, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1292)

Sometimes, a little Richard Armitage hopping behind the scenes for “The Stranger” is a delightful morning perk up with my tea & cinnamon toast!

Thanks to Cyn Dainty for sharing this StopinStockport gif!
Hugs <3 & Cheers! Grati ;->
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Wild Wednesday! Richard Armitage is on my “RAdar”, April 01, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1291)

I have always loved this Richard Armitage early acting career video, RAdar, by Angela Smith! Enjoy! Hugs <3 & Cheers! Grati ;->

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Tuesday Musings:  Home but not alone amid Covid 19 Pandemic,  March 24, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1290)


Like many of you—most of you, I hope—I have been staying home for over a week now, with doggies at my side.  I am fortunate to be able to work from home.  And they are long days, not stopping when the work day “officially” ends.  So I have not had time to get bored.

My hubby makes the forays to the outside world for food and such–since as an “essential” worker, his job requires him to be onsite.

And we are grateful to both have jobs and paychecks.  Though yesterday, my hubby had to negotiate staying on versus being furloughed and relying on unemployment pay.

Hoping you and yours stay safe and healthy.  Heeding the stay at home, self isolation directive is the right thing to do to hopefully stop the Covid 19 pandemic.  We are probably looking at months, not weeks.  But if we all pull together and do our part, we will hopefully get through this.

Hugs & Love, Grati  ;->

P.S.  And thanks to Eileen Furman Fraser for sharing the cute Winnie the Pooh illustration.

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Foliage Friday!  Happy 1st Day of Spring with Richard Armitage and his characters in nature!  March 20, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1289)

Happy 1st Day of Spring 2020!  The talented British actor Richard Armitage and his characters in nature is my theme today. Ha!

And to start us off, Richard as Daniel Miller in a Cherry Blossom Spring wallpaper from Cyn Dainty:

As Sir Guy, via Casey Silverstein:


As John Thornton sniffing a yellow rose of his Margaret’s bucolic Helstone, via Eileen Feirman Fraser:


Richard portrait circa 2013? via Anya:


As Lucas North, via Gonzo:


As Daniel Miller, via Laura Day:


As Thorin Oakenshield, via Arwen:

And as John Porter, via Laurie Michaud:


Thanks to those credited above for previously sharing these Richard Armitage and characters images!  Hugs!

Please share your favorite Richard Armitage/character images in the comments below.  Wishing everyone a lovely day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day—Richard O’Armitage  style!  March 17, 2020 Gratiana O’Lovelace (Post #1288)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“May the road rise to meet you, and the wind be at your back.” (a reference)


And with Leprechauns like this, we’re all Irish!

Thanks to Mat Khal <3 for sharing this delightful Richard Armitage  wallpaper!

Wishing you a lovely day! Hugs <3 & Cheers! Gratiana O’Lovelace

P.S.  And today is Day one for me of working from home almost all day.  Be safe everyone!  Hugs!

And in the U.S., don’t forget to vote!


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A Soothing Sunday with Richard Armitage offering to help around the house, March 15, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1287)


Wouldn’t we all love a partner who says to us as we’re reorganizing or cleaning our homes?:

“Love, You lie down and rest for a spell.  Let me take care of that for you.”


Then we get a kiss for good measure.


Especially, from this guy.  Sighhh!

And in praise for my own hubby, he is out getting groceries and such as I write this—and he loads a dishwasher superbly.

Wishing you a lovely day!

P.S. Image thanks <3 to: Danielle, Durinlass, & Arwen

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IWD 2020:  Women who changed our world in the last 100 years, March 08, 2020  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1286)

As we annually celebrate International Women’s Day this year on March, 08, 2020, I wish to also highlight some of the many women who have made a difference in our lives around the world in the past 100 years.

Speaking for myself, I will highlight below four of these influential women from the U.S.–though there are so many more to choose from.  And I hope that my readers from the U.S. and other countries will also suggest additional influential women biographies and their resource links in the comments below.  Cheers!

Margaret Sanger – a nurse advocate for family planning resources and women’s reproductive health, in part possibly inspired by her own mother’s 18 pregnancies with only 11 live births; though Sanger was not without her critics, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966, praising her work with minorities;

Eleanor Roosevelt – advocate for human rights, especially for women and children, which culminated in her participation in the United Nations “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” project;


Shirley Chisolm – A civil rights activist and the first Black woman to run for Presidential office in 1972  and who was elected to congress from the state of New York, serving from 1969-1983;

Prof. Maya Angelou – Civil Rights activist, author of numerous books, and a literary icon who famously wrote and performed the beautiful “On the Pulse of Morning” poem for Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration; as well as, her authoring a plethora of inspiring poems, such as Angelou’s stirring poem “And Still I Rise”;

And happily, TIME Magazine has also thought to feature influential women of the last 100 years.

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