Category Archives: Charities

Richard Armitage’s 2019 Holiday Message to his Fans,  December 25, 2019  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1271)

The talented  British actor  Richard Armitage has shared his 2019 Holiday Message to his fans via his Twitter feed: From Grati:  Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!   P.S.  For easier reading, below is the text of Richard Armitage’s 2019 … Continue reading

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Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday! RA 47th Birthday lead up with a Laura Day poster!  August 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1178)

This man, Richard Armitage, is to “sigh for”!  Even more so  with his 47th birthday coming up on Wednesday, August 22, 2018! Happy 47th Birthday, Richard!  Hugs! Thanks to Laura Anne Day for sharing this adorably chagrinned RA pix and … Continue reading

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Christmas Reminiscences,  December 24-25, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1128)

I have many fond memories of Christmas times when I was a child: 1) Snow falling fluffy and magical, snow angels, snowmen (below via DinnysChild), snow block igloos that we made on the front lawn (that fit 3 kids in … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage sends us “A little festive cheer” in his 2017 Holiday Message,  December 21, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1127)

As we send our family, friends, and online pals, words of holiday cheer, we always look forward to the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s Holiday Messages. And Richard’s thankful and heartfelt holiday message is just one example of the many … Continue reading

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Tally of “Change for Charity” Fundraising Efforts in Honor of Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday; and Something About Love’s 6th Blogiversary, August 25, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1091)

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, I/Grati had made my first donation of $22.46 USD to Childline on Richard Armitage’s Just Giving site, in honor of Rihis 46th birthday, via my Change for Charity Fundraiser. And since we started our Change … Continue reading

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A Fantasy Richard Armitage 46th Birthday Party Celebration on August 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1090)

The musings below belong in the realms of fantasy (“imagining things that are impossible or improbable”, OED) and wishes (“a desire or hope”, OED).  Nothing you read about below has or will occur—but wouldn’t it be fun if they would.  … Continue reading

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Updates about the “Change for Charity” RA Fan Fundraiser to Honor Richard Armitage for his 46th Birthday,  August 18, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1088)

The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday will happen in 4 days on August 22nd!   So various other RA Fan bloggers—such Guylty–have also organized various campaigns to involve his fans in fundraising and fun activities associated with celebrating … Continue reading

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Change for Charity Challenge:  Fundraising to Honor British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday on August 22nd, 2017, August 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1085)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday is coming up on Tuesday, August 22, 2017—the day after a solar eclipse.  Hmmm.  And with RA’s earlier character portrayal Sir Guy (below via RAnet, Thanks!), he is no doubt familiar … Continue reading

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Change for Charity:  Honoring Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday from our Hearts on Aug. 22,  July 26, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1081)

Each year, fans/admirers of the talented British actor Richard Armitage (handsome fellow at right, thanks to Dinnyschild) like to commemorate his birthday with sharing videos, essays across blogs, and fan art, etc.—and his 46th birthday is coming up on August … Continue reading

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Why?  Tears in Syria,   April 6, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1054)

I have no eloquent words to express my heartbreak about the deaths of Syrian children and families from a vicious and unconscionable Sarin gas chemical attack Tuesday morning that killed dozens of people just trying to live their lives–just like … Continue reading

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A Martin Luther King Day National Observance, January 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1030)

Today in the United States is a national holiday—Martin Luther King Day—a memorial observance and remembrance of the life and contributions to our society by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (and right). Born January 15, 1929—yesterday would have … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays to you and yours, December 23, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1019)

First for some razzle dazzle!  I updated a Richard Armitage *Purrrr!* wallpaper that I made in Winter 2015, and put a holiday spin on it!  Enjoy! I’m doing the low key holidays this year–necessitated by my health.  Which I don’t mind … Continue reading

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Serene Sunday! Richard Armitage’s Broadway World interview SD remarks viewed positively by Guylty, etc., November 27, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1006)

 As I look to my last day of the Thanksgiving Holiday rest on Sunday today before the new work week starts–well, I’ll have to do a few registration overrides for students from home today–I realize that Sunday is not always … Continue reading

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Soothing Slumbering Sunday:  Catching up on my sleep …, October 09, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #980)

Catching up on my sleep after a hectic university Homecoming week where I coordinated our annual alumni speakers panel of four alumni for an all day Friday itinerary of events around campus, culminating in their presentations and Q & A—followed by … Continue reading

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Wishing a very Happy 45th Birthday to Richard Armitage!   August 22, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #957)

Newborn babies  are just at the beginning of their lives.  And the future and possibilities are endless as to the journey that new little person will take through life, and the impact that they will have on the world around them. … Continue reading

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Guylty Pleasure organizes a fabulous charity auction fundraiser to celebrate Richard Armitage’s 45th Birthday, August 20, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #955)

Want to blend wishing the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage a fabulous 45th birthday with a charity auction fundraiser?  Then visit Guylty Pleasure’s blog page to find out more.  And thanks to TeresaA for pointing me to her link! … Continue reading

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They are all Our Children, UNHCR trying to Help Starving Syrian Refugees, January 09, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #858)

Though bloggers and others have already voiced their support for aid to Syrian refugees–and I applaud their efforts and made an earlier donation–I wanted to add my blog voice to this effort, as well. Seeing the news pictures yesterday of … Continue reading

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British Actor Richard Armitage Established a New Donations Page to Benefit “Action for Children” at Just Giving, October 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #813)

Apropos of helping others in need, the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (image right, courtesy of M.I. Rogers, from his Best Supporting Actor win at the 2015 Saturn Awards for his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in THBOTFA) established a … Continue reading

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Wishing Richard Armitage a Very Happy 44th Birthday on Saturday, August 22, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#799)

The birthdays of children are always excitement filled as they gleefully rip through carefully and brightly wrapped gift packages. This delight can carry far into our adulthood. But at some point, we care less about receiving gifts and take more … Continue reading

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“Urban and the Shed Crew” Image Evokes the Central Theme of the Film, June 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #764)

As Father’s Day approaches in the U.S., this RANet screen cap below of Urban looking through a tunnel/culvert at Chop from the recently released “Urban and the Shed Crew” (UATSC) teaser trailer, really speaks to me. For me, it is … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy! To Richard Armitage Sir Guy with Love! With Thanks to @NellinDreams and Kudos to Mabelalexa Tumblr, May 16, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #747)

As you know, I am quite fond of the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage’s [portrait by Sarah Dunn in 2014, right]–I should just start abbreviating that as TETBARA, Ha!– character of Sir Guy of Gisborne. Heck! I have a … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Reflections upon Giving from the Heart! January 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #688)

Organizing my charitable giving documents for my annual income taxes itemized deductions makes me think of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage. Uh I mean …his accountant character Harry Kennedy (original images below via RANet)–from RA’s guest starring role … Continue reading

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Reblogging Guylty–FYI: A Xmas Surprise for Richard, November 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#663)

Reblogging Guylty–FYI: A Xmas Surprise for Richard, November 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#663)   “FYI: A Xmas Surprise for Richard, by Guylty, November 25, 2014 Hi everyone, One of my shrine fairies has asked me to bring attention to a … Continue reading

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43rd Birthday Wishes for Richard Crispin Armitage, August 22, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #622)

A facebook friend of mine named Sueli shared again the image (right) that I had earlier shared from Richard Armitage France’s Facebook album (From the Esquire UK 2013 Portrait shoot video). And Sueli asked what we would do to be … Continue reading

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8 days until Richard Armitage’s 43rd birthday!!! RANet is collecting your messages by August 19th! August 14, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #620)

Dear Friends, Today is a multiple family member shared birthday–we have three of these in my family. And my birthday later in the year is one of these shared birthdays. And then it hit me! In 8 days, the guy … Continue reading

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