Category Archives: Love

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

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May is Ichthyosis Awareness Month: A guest post by Kitty, May 07, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1296)

#IAM2020 Many people get up in the  morning, do their hair, fix their face, dress and they’re set for the day.   But for some people w/ ichthyosis, grooming may need to be re-visited throughout the day to hydrate and … 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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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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Grati’s New SAL blog header for 2018 is a tweak, January 27, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1138)

I so loved the design that I made for my SAL 2017 blogheader, that I have tweaked it for 2018.  Ha! And Richard Armitage’s Fresh Faces interview  video (see below) and photo shoot in December 2016 for Broadway.com at the … 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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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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#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

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Love and other ballads for a Saturday afternoon,  November 05, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post#995)

I love to listen to baritone to tenor male voices singing or speaking.  My favorite male singer is Josh Groban.  But I am also quite fond of male singers Lionel Richie and Andrea Bocelli.  And today I feel like some music.   … Continue reading

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Yearning to listen to Richard Armitage read another period romance? Well “Romeo and Juliet: A Novel” by David Hewson is coming from Audible in December 2016, September 06, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #964)

Having just finished listening again to the Audible produced Georgette Heyer triptych of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage—with the image below of him recording Hamlet Prince of Denmark audiobook (image from Audible, circa 2014, via Simonne, Thanks!)– read … Continue reading

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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

Tears in Heaven:  For all who were killed or injured this week, July 08, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #935)

First, a moment of silence in honor of the U.S. citizens and police officers who were killed or injured this week—and for those around the world: “Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven (lyrics)”, a video by Stefani Berto   I … Continue reading

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“Forgiveness and Intention” are themes of Richard Armitage’s heartfelt message for Stop Cyberbullying Day, June 18, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #925)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (left)  in his June 17, 2016 Stop Cyberbullying Day 2016  message for his CyberSmile Foundation blog post, seemed to me to be distilled down to his essay’s final thoughts: “Never underestimate your words. Use them … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Compassion, Courage, Cybersmile Foundation, Fangurling, Forgiveness, Hope, Kindness, Love, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Smiles, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Voice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 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

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Sexy SatuRdAy: “Richard Armitage Beautiful Man” 2012 video by Mezzym01, February 13, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #872)

  February 2010 was my awakening to the exquisitely talented, kind, handsome, intelligent, compassionate, professional, and philanthropic British gentleman actor Richard Armitage with his mesmirizing performance as John Thornton in the BBC’s 2004 production of Elizabeth Gaskell’s love story “North … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Blessings, Blogging, Compassion, Creative Writing, Friends, Goodwill, Honor, Inspiration, Kindness, Love, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Period Drama, Positivity, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Romance, Sexy, Sexy SatuRdAy, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling, Thanksgiving, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 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

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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

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Tuesday Musings: Richard Armitage’s Characters Join Twitter, October 21, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #650)

After I was flabbergasted that Richard Armitage finally joined Twitter–and he is taking to it effortlessly, like a “duck to water”–I wondered how RA’s characters’ alter egos might fare in Twitterland?  So what follows is an impromptu RA Character discussion … Continue reading

Posted in "Lucas North, Creative Writing, Fangurling, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Love, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, The Hobbit, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Thespian Thursday–The Crucible Director Yael Farber Offers a Poignant Farewell and Gracious Thanks, September 04, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #629)

Found on Director Yael Farber’s Twitter account (Grati’s caps below), a poignant farewell and gracious thanks for the beginning of the final two weeks of The Old Vic’s production of The Crucible, starring the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage, … Continue reading

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Living with the Rare Skin Disease of Ichthyosis, July 27, 2014 Guest Post by Kitty (Post #609)

Hi, I’m Kitty. But some times I’m better known as Mawmie (grandmother) to two little girls who are quite possibly the most beautiful children ever created. Addison is 7 & 1/2 (right top) and JoElla is almost 4 (right bottom). … Continue reading

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Share Your Love to a Child in Need–Campaign to shower little ill boy Danny Nickerson with love via your birthday cards to him, July 23, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #607)

According to the article link shared by Celebrity Stylist Ilaria Urbinati on Twitter late Tuesday night, Danny Nickerson (right) is not quite six years old and has inoperable brain cancer. His 6th birthday is this Friday, July 25. Please consider … Continue reading

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 65: Baby Names, June 13, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #582)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 65: Baby Names, June 13, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #582) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South and its 2004 BBC … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", Creative Writing, Fan Fiction, John Thornton, Love, Love and Relationships, Lucas True North, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love, The Crucible, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

WCW: Gabourey Sidibe–A Beautiful Woman, Just Like Me and You, May 07, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #560)

Gabourey Sidibe is the talented Oscar nominated actress–for her title role in the 2009 film Precious–who is beautiful as a strong woman and role model for women and young girls. But don’t take my word for it, let her tell … Continue reading

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 53 (PG-13): Post Wedding Euphoria and Distress, May 02, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #558)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 53 (PG-13): Post Wedding Euphoria and Distress, May 02, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #558) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South … Continue reading

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