Category Archives: Holiday

#Juneteenth becomes a new U.S. Federal #Holiday Observance, June 18, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1391)

Commemorating and honoring Juneteenth nationally has been a long time in coming:https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-significance-of-juneteenth-americas-first-new-federal-holiday-in-decades And more about Juneteenth from my post last year about it, may be found here. Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & peaceful day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->  

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 08 Epilogue:  Wedding love and family joy, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 31, 2020 (Post #1357)

(All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize my … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 06:  Christmas Day Magic, Part 2, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 28, 2020 (Post #1355)

(All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize my … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 05:  Christmas Day Magic, Part 1, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 26, 2020 (Post #1354)

  (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020), [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 04:  Lunch &  family, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 24, 2020 (Post #1352)

“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 04:  Lunch &  family, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 24, 2020 (Post #1352) (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Prologue & Ch. 01, December 21, 2020 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1349)

  (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage answers his audiobook fan questions via Audible, December 17, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1348)

  Around this time of year, we all like receiving little gifts!  My favorites are hand lotions and hot cocoa packets. And here is another one for Richard Armitage fans—Audible will interview him using questions from his fans today: Audible … Continue reading

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Sexy Saturday!  Superman and Thorin are looking smoulderingly festive in Ann Boudreau art, December 05, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1346)

Love this Ann Boudreau (Thanks!) FannArt for the holidays, of the Man of Steele Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and the King Under the Mountain Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage)! #HenryCavill #RichardArmitage ~ ℳerry ℂhristmas in advance ! 🎅 ** Another Christmas … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020! November 26, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1343)

  May you know the warmth of friendship and love across the miles for this year’s Thanksgiving Holiday! My 2012 poem holds true for today in 2020.  Hugs, Love,  & Cheers! Grati ;->  

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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) Leprechaun the gReAt 🎩☘️HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY!We all Irish today ☘️🥳🍀#RichardArmitage Who thinks my post is out of place: we … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2020!  February 14, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1281)

Valentine’s Day is one of those special holidays that makes you want to either corner the market on chocolate and flowers to bestow upon your loved one—or receive them yourself—or roll your eyes because of the holiday’s rampant commercialism.   … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020–RichardArmitage style! January 01, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1274)

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year for 2020!    

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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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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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A Lucas North XMAS wallpaper edit blast from the past, December 04, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1269)

With only 21 days of XMAS Holiday shopping left, are you in a panic like the talented British actor Richard Armitage as his Lucas North character in my “blast from the past” wallpaper below?  Ha! As I have gotten older, … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Happy Easter!  April 21, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1228)

Wishing you and yours a joyous day! Wishing those with struggles to have their burdens eased. And wishing everyone around the world peace, love, harmony, and hope. Much Hugs, Love ♥, & Cheers! Grati ;->   P.S.  And I hope … Continue reading

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Thespian Thursday! Richard Armitage performing “The Christmas Hirelings” audiobook was a delight!  January 24, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1207)

Wednesday night, I finished listening to “The Christmas Hirelings” (cover art below)  audiobook from Audible and performed by the talented British actor Richard Armitage. It was a delight! The story is about a stubborn prideful father in his lonely old … Continue reading

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“Standring’s Christmas Wish”, Prologue – Ch. 1 Keeping to Himself,  December 25, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1200a)

“Standring’s Christmas Wish”, Prologue – Ch.1,  December 25, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1200a) (An original fan fiction story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace 2018;  All rights reserved); [(1) story cover, left] [As is my custom, I will illustrate my story with … Continue reading

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2018 Richard Armitage Happy Holidays wallpaper, December 24, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1199)

Dear Friends, I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! But you will have to wait for your gift from me until tomorrow, on Christmas Day.  It is a Holiday themed short story that … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s 2018 Holiday Message, December 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1197)

P.S. Thanks to Laura for the lovely RA holiday wallpaper, to TeresaA for caps of the RA Message, and to Richard Armitage for the kind and talented soul that he is!  May the Holiday Season bring everyone peace and joy! … Continue reading

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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

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THUD Thursday—Richard Armitage’s Valentine’s Day Selfie is soooo Dreamy,  February 15, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1144)

Richard Armitage’s Valentine’s Day Selfie is soooo Dreamy!   Happy Valentines Day ❤️. This floor is sorting out my back. pic.twitter.com/JWS1AkHBtv — Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) February 14, 2018   Oh My! My/Grati’s comment to him: So sorry to hear about … Continue reading

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Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday:  Richard Armitage as a sleeping Daniel Miller and Grati’s prep before Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1143)

Could the day before Valentine’s Day get any better than this image of the talented British actor Richard Armitage as a sleeping Daniel Miller  (below) from 2017 Berlin Station–with a Valentine twist by me?  Those muscles!   Sighhh! And the original … Continue reading

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Good bye 2017!   Hellooo 2018!  January 04, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1133)

I was going to be reflective on January 1st, but I was still finishing my 2017 original contemporary romance “Somerset:  A Time to Love”.  Ha!   Then I came down with food poisoning Tuesday, from some fruit, so I felt too … Continue reading

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4th of July!  Values we hold dear, July 04, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1073)

When I was a little girl, the 4th of July in the U.S. was a day for parades, picnics, and fireworks (safely).  We celebrated joyously!  Our family would go sit on the lawn of the company where my father worked … Continue reading

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