Category Archives: Hope

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 … 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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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 25: Tea for more than two, July 01, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1242)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 25: Tea for more than two, July 01, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1242) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 21:  Courting Couples, Part 2,  May 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1236)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 21:  Courting Couples, Part 2, May 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1236; and on Wattpad) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is … 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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Welcome to Spring wallpaper Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1227)

Though nearly a month past the harkening of Spring, Recent snow melts nourish the upward striving green grass. Bright sunshine and cool breezes touch every living thing, And hope for the newness of life around us, comes to pass. P.S.  … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 16:  Family Ties,  April 06, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1225)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 16:  Family Ties,  April 06, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1225) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from time to … Continue reading

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 “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 12:  A betrothal promise was fulfilled,  March 10, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1219)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 12:  A betrothal promise was fulfilled,  March 10, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1219) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, … 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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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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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Prologue, November 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1191)

“Expectations” (Book 2, “Encouragement” sequel)–Prologue, November 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1191) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);   [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from time to time  I … Continue reading

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WCW: Richard Armitage interview about new audiobook The Snowman, October 17, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1189)

Thanks to RANet’s tweet yesterday about the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s latest audiobook treat, The Snowman by Michael Morpugo: Richard Armitage talks Working on the Snowman Audiobook https://t.co/bB6PSfKKAy via @YouTube — RichardArmitageNet (@RAnetdotcom) October 16, 2018   Richard is … Continue reading

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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

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Sharing Joy–Richard Armitage Portraits by Sarah Dunn, April 22, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1159)

I love this portrait above of the talented British actor Richard Armitage laughing in 2014 (?) by the talented portrait photographer Sarah Dunn—as much for his shining eyes and laughter, as for this being a different angle from the other … Continue reading

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THTHT: A sweetly smiling Richard Armitage as Chop in profile from Urban and the Shed Crew (2018) delights, April 10, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1157)

Thanks to DurinLass for sharing this sweetly smiling and exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Chop in  “Urban and the Shed Crew” (2018) below.  He “is the very model of a modern major” movie star in the making!  Sighhh! … Continue reading

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Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday!  Richard Armitage and his shirt, etc., at NIFF 2018, April 03, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1156)

With all the great  NIFF 2018 Premiere of “Urban and the Shed Crew” Richard Armitage images from last weekend—and culminating on March 31, 2018–what was the burning question on my mind? What’s not to love about Richard Armitage, despite the … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 27 (PG-13, D):  The Right Thing,  December 30 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1131)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is 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 … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 26 (PG-13, D):  Hope,  December 28, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1130)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is 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 … 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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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 24 (PG-D):  Sacrifice,  December 17, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1125 and on Wattpad)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is 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 … Continue reading

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UATSC:  Could Something be Finally Happening with Distribution?  November 02, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1112)

  When Violet Dutchblogger (Thanks! )shared Chrissyinwm’s (Thanks!) screencap (see below): on Facebook yesterday/Wednesday–the British Actor Richard Armitage’s  “Urban and the Shed Crew” film (2015) that has not had a wide release—no release, really–I initially thought, Oh goody, they’ll release it … Continue reading

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“Hidden Figures–Don’t be delicate. Be vast and brilliant.”  April 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1058)

Last weekend when Liesbeth Lap shared this Shinedown music lyric quote and a beautiful dancing lady illustration (see below) on Twitter, the image and quote moved me. On one level, I like the sentiment about women being strong and independent.  We … 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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