Category Archives: Friendship

Seeking peace amid pandemics and protests, June 03, 2020 Gratiana  Lovelace (Post #1300)

  As with many of us, I have been stunned beyond belief with even more killings of African Americans at the hands of the police in recent weeks—such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others–and the peaceful and other not … Continue reading

Posted in Black, Civil Rights, Community, Compassion, Covid 19, Friendship, Inspiration, Love, Pandemic, Peace, Protest, Respect, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Video, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish Friends!  December 22, 2019  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1270)

The December Holidays hold many secular and sacred celebrations that we all enjoy.  And the Jewish ritual of Hanukkah celebrates a miracle, born in strife, of the menorah lamp oil lasting 8 days—until more sacred kosher oil could be prepared. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Creativity, Fangurling, Friendship, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, North & South, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Thespian Thursday:   Hariclea’s blog links for her UATSC and Richard Armitage Experiences at NIFF!  April 26, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1160)

I really enjoyed reading Hariclea’s (of the Opera is Magic blog) extensive accounts of her Newcastle International Film Festival (NIFF) experiences in attending the events and film screening of “Urban and the Shed Crew”. So listed below are links to … Continue reading

Posted in "Urban and the Shed Crew", Children at Risk, Compassion, Courage, Dignity, Drama, Dreams, Empowerment, Family, Friendship, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Love and Relationships, Mentor, movies, Newcastle Int'l Film Festival (NIFF), Respect, Review, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling, Thespian Thursday, Urban and the Shed crew | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Easter/Holidays to You and Yours, April 01, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1155)

  Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter or Happy Holidays! For my hubby and I, I have a small sliced ham baking in the oven–crushed pineapple between every two slices.  Next up to be made potatoes and green bean … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Flowers, Friendship, Goodwill, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, happiness, Holiday, Husbands, Love, Love and Relationships, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 11 (PG-13):  Pillow Talk,  September 05, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1094)

An original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of the chapters will be PG-13 due … Continue reading

Posted in "Somerset: A Time to Love" by GL, Drama, Fiction, Friendship, Gratiana Lovelace, Love and Relationships, Richard Armitage, Romance, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

#CelebRAteLove and Friendship among our Richard Armitage Fan Friends on Valentine’s Day 2017! February 14, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1043)

Valentine’s Day this year is an opportunity to #CelebRAte Love among RA Fan Friends—with a little encouRAging inspiRAtion and logistics from Guylty.  Thanks!   And for me, a very big positive is the RA Fan Friends sisterhood of the exquisitely talented … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Fangurling, Friends, Friendship, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Holiday, Love, Love and Relationships, Portraits, Positivity, Quotes, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sexy, social media, Society, Something About Love, Valentine's day, Video, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

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

Posted in Charities, Christmas, Creativity, Family, Friends, Friendship, Gratiana Lovelace, Health, Holiday, Humor, Illness, Medical, Middle aged, Mobility, Music, My Life, RA Artwork, RelAxation, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Wonderful Wednesday! Many thanks to Lady RA Fan Friend TeresaA for Love3 Mementos,  November 16, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1,001)

Gifts come in many sizes, shapes, costs, etc.  And  I am usually on the giving end—especially when my nieces and nephews were little and there was fun to be hand plundering our local toy and book stores for treasures for … Continue reading

Posted in "Love Love Love" play in NYC, Comedy, Creativity, Drama, Family, Fangurling, Friendship, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, Love and Relationships, Richard Armitage, Society, Something About Love, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Thrilling Thursday!  And Grati’s blogging about Richard Armitage reaches 5 years, August 25, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #958)

I have to start with the thrilling part first—another wonderful Richard Armitage in Berlin Station wallpaper by the oh so talented artist Ann Boudreau (Thanks for sharing!): #RichardArmitage ~ Undercover Agent Daniel Miller … /̵͇̿̿/'̿̿ ̿ ̿̿ ** TY to … Continue reading

Posted in Berlin Station mini series, Blessings, Blogging, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, Drama, EPIX Berlin Station, Fangurling, Friends, Friendship, Hope, Humor, Love, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sexy, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Fun Day Sunday:  Valentine’s Day–“Love is …” February 14, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #873)

Today, Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love.  And to start us off, I’m sharing my newly created 2016 Richard Armitage Valentine wallpaper (below).  I hope that you enjoy it. When we are little children, love is simple—milk and cookies, our warm … Continue reading

Posted in Audible, audio books, Creativity, Fangurling, Friends, Friendship, Giving, Goodwill, Graphic, Hope, Love, Love and Relationships, poem, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Voice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Shed Crew Tuesday: LIFF Audiences to View UATSC for 3 Sold Out Shows! October 20, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #817)

Let’s hope that LIFF (Leeds International Film Festival) is a springboard for a wide international release for the film Urban and the Shed Crew (UATSC) starring  Fraser Kelly as Urban and Richard Armitage as Chop (left and right, respectively, in … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Courage, Drama, Friendship, Honor, Hope, Kindness, Mentor, movies, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Blog is Brought to you by the Number 4–as in My Years of Blogging, August 25, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #800)

A few days ago, a certain gentleman turned 44–and we all had a blast celebRAting it! I remember 44 with fondness–and some distant waving. More than that, I will not reveal. Ha! But today, I’m celebrating only one of those … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Creativity, Fangurling, Friendship, Graphic, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

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

Posted in Charities, Cybersmile Foundation, Fangurling, Friendship, Giving, Multi-Character RA, Music, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Happy Easter! April 04-05, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #727)

Original image courtesy of MS Office Clip Art.   “Mr Mister – Kyrie Eleison” in a video by hetead   and   “Mozart/Süssmayr: Requiem KV 626 (02/14) – Kyrie eleison” in a video by gabriella280659

Posted in Friendship, Holiday, Love, Music, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

FunDay Sunday: Happy International Women’s Day! March 08, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #715)

Today is International Women’s Day (image above c/o United Nations)! Today is about women–and the men, husbands, fathers, brothers, friends, and colleagues who support them.  Thanks to Angelika for the graphic, right. No matter your gender, you had and/or have … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship, Graphic, International Women's Day, Mothers, My Life, Observations about life, Reflections, Richard Armitage, Voice, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Sir Guy’s Atonement” (Book 3), Ch. 8 (PG-13): Reunion, February 20, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #706)

“Sir Guy’s Atonement” (Book 3), Ch. 8 (PG-13): Reunion,   February 20, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #706) [An Original Fan Fiction adaptation of the characters from the BBC’s Robin Hood; & a Sequel to “Sir Guy’s Dilemma” (Book 2) by Gratiana … Continue reading

Posted in "Sir Guy's Atonement" (Book 3), Creative Writing, Drama, Fathers, Friendship, Love and Relationships, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Spread the Blogging Love with Liebster Blogging Award Nominations, January 08, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #687)

  What better way to introduce us to more bloggers and their ideas, than to do a kind of “tag, you’re it” awards game of forwarding questions to feature other bloggers?   Love it! It’s called the “Liebster Award” (image right … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Creative Writing, Creativity, Friendship, Interview, Love, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Reblog: BOTFA Chicago Fan Event Dec. 20th… We’re Getting Close Now!!! December 15, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #672)

“BOTFA Chicago Fan Event..We’re Getting Close Now!! December 11, 2014 by Obscura Forenow I can hardly believe it, but the Chicago meet up is only just over a week away.  I’ve been conferring with the ever present and extremely diligent elf … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Five Armies, Creativity, Drama, Fangurling, Fiction, Friendship, Genius, Graphic, Majestic Monday, Middle Earth, movies, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Sir Peter Jackson, Something About Love, Storytelling, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Blessings, Charities, Compassion, Creativity, Fangurling, Friendship, Giving, Graphic, Holiday, Hope, Kindness, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Something About Love, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Thorin Thursday: Obscura is Planning a Windy City (Chicago) RA Fans Gathering to See The Battle of the Five Armies film, October 09, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #646)

The final The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (BOFA) will premiere in just two months. We will say farewell to beloved characters such as Thorin Oakenshield (spoilers in link) (image left,www.RichardArmitageNet.com) portrayed by the exquisitely talented British actor … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Five Armies, Fangurling, Friendship, Graphic, Middle Earth, movies, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit, Thorin, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fun Day Sunday: Grati Encourages Opening Weekend Viewing of Richard Armitage’s New Film, Into the Storm, in Chicago and Elsewhere, May 11, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #563)

Grati’s Interpretive RA Fan Syllogism: Film Industry Truism (major premise): Opening weekend ticket sales can make or break a film’s subsequent success.   With the reasoning being that the more people who see a film–and the bigger the box office sales–this … Continue reading

Posted in Drama, Fangurling, Friendship, Holiday, Into the Storm, Richard Armitage, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Fun Day Sunday: Richard Armitage’s New Film Role as Redemptive Mentor in Urban and the Shed Crew, March 16, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #530)

According to RANet (www.RichardArmitageNet.com), Richard Armitage has a new role in the film adaptation of Bernard Hare’s memoir, “Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew” (minus the Grimshaw in the title): Excerpted by RANet: “And from the Urban and the Shed … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Drama, Family, Friendship, Graphic, Hope, Kindness, Mentor, movies, Richard Armitage, Urban and the Shed crew | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

WCW: Three Simple Gifts of Love, February 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #519)

The title of this post might be a tad misleading–for love is neither simple nor relegated to only three examples or types of love.  But love in its many forms is certainly a gift. And my blog here is eponymously … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Brown, Blessings, Charities, Creativity, Family, Fangurling, Fathers, Friendship, Giving, Graphic, Health, In Memoriam, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, movies, Music, My Life, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love, SpReAd the Love, The Hobbit, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“SpReAd the Love” (STL) Acts of Kindness Campaign Kicks off for 2014, December 28, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #490)

A Blue Dandelion, an Ancient Armitage, and a “Boy” Artist walked into a bar ….  “You’d have thought they’d have seen it.” No, this is not what you’re thinking.   Ha! This is no joke, but rather a lovely way to … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Friendship, Giving, Graphic, Hope, Kindness, Love, Richard Armitage, SpReAd the Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments