Author Archives: Gratiana Lovelace

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11

I’m Choosing Richard Armitage as my Fantasy Physical TheRApist,  March 27, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1051)

Now that the 27 staples at my left achilles tendon reattachment surgery site are out as of last week—no, that’s a good thing!  No more 54 pointy metal ends poking me with endless pain—I’m on the mend for a several … Continue reading

Posted in "Brain on Fire" filming 2015, AttRAction, Fangurling, Fantasy, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Health, Humor, Inspiration, Medical, Musings, My Life, Portraits, Positivity, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Sexy, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Guy + Porter: The Mind & Heart of a Warrior wallpaper by Grati, March 24, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1050)

It’s Guy/Spy Day Friday!  And though John Porter in Strike Back (2010) wasn’t a “spy” per se–he was a field agent. Ha!–he definitely had some shoulders. And all through RH3, I lamented the lack of Sir Guy of Gisborne revealing … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Creativity, Fangurling, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, John Porter, Middle Ages, Period Drama, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, smoulder, Something About Love, Spooks, Spy thriller, Strike Back | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

WCW: Richard Armitage–Flaunt it, if you’ve got it!  March 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1049)

 The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage often seemed to appeared reserved and quiet in early interviews (Robin Hood, etc., era), that he might have come across to some of us as shy. Or maybe that was just wishful thinking on … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Gaze, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, Interview, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Surreal Thursday:  Putting on my Dancing Shoes Again.   March 02, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1048)

As you know, I have quite the funny bone at times.  Perhaps I should say *facetious alert* now.  *wink*    And though not every situation that life throws our way is humorous, I seem to have an inexplicable inner tug to … Continue reading

Posted in Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, Husbands, Medical, Mobility, My Life, Observations about life, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

AdmiRAtion Saturday:  Richard Armitage’s Hands, February 25, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1047)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage has many qualities to admire.  But today, I am focusing upon his hands. Richard looks so fierce as Thorin Oakenshield wielding a sword (below: gorgeous edit by RAFrance, Thanks!)—his hand is out of … Continue reading

Posted in Audible, Beauty, Fangurling, Gratiana Lovelace, Laughter, Portraits, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Smiles, Something About Love, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Stirring my senses and calming my soul, February 21, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1046)

I am drawn to the color blue—as I mentioned in a previous post.  Mostly a dark indigo blue, but also lighter blues and in blues combination feel soothing to me. And the other day, I ran across a beautiful Van Gogh painting … Continue reading

Posted in Gratiana Lovelace, Health, Music, My Life, Peace, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Richard Armitage’s Sexy Over the Shoulder Smoulder in his “newer” IMDB profile pix, February 18, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1045)

I love the staying power of some images and looks that the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage has—as evidenced by the recent newer portrait accompanying Mr. Armitage’s IMDB profile portrait. This 2011 portrait of Richard Armitage from the 2011 … Continue reading

Posted in Gratiana Lovelace, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sexy, smoulder, Something About Love, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments