Category Archives: North & South

Friendship SatuRdAy! #RichardArmitage character portrayals of diverse friends and colleagues bring us together, June 06, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1301)

Friendship and colleagues within and across diverse and inclusive communities, and social justice, have been much on my mind for most of my life and in my work and my community service projects during my long university staff career–and again … Continue reading

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Will Richard Armitage banish or burnish his heartthrob image in the play “Uncle Vanya”?  The London Sunday Times Interview,  January 05, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1275)

  The January 5, 2020 London Sunday Times has a new interview article with the talented and prolific British actor Richard Armitage –ostensibly as a promo for his new play of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya”  — that covers old and new … Continue reading

Posted in "Uncle Vanya" play 2020, Creativity, Dr. Astrov, Family, Gratiana Lovelace, Harold Pinter Theatre, Love and Relationships, North & South, play, Richard Armitage, Stun Day Sunday, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Thornton Thursday! John’s kisses to Margaret, July 18, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1248)

I loved in “North & South” (2004) when Richard Armitage as John gently caressed Daniela Denby-Ashe as Margaret’s face, then he tenderly kissed her with all the love he had in his heart for her. This was perhaps John’s one … Continue reading

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New 2019 Something About Love blog header, January 06, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1202)

Dear Friends, As you can see, I created and uploaded a new Something About Love blog header for 2019 (see below).  Its bookend images are of  the brilliant British actor Richard Armitage in characters as: Claude Becker (?) via JulieK … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Blogging, Creativity, Gratiana Lovelace, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Richard Armitage, social media, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

WCW—My “go to” Richard Armitage tv or film dvd, audiobook, etc.,  September 12, 2018 Grati ana Lovelace (Post #1182)

Do you have a “go to” Richard Armitage tv or film dvd, audiobook, etc., cued up so you can hit play easily, and then sit back and sighhhh? Mine is the last five minutes of “North & South”, the train … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton, audiobook, Fangurling, Gratiana Lovelace, Love and Relationships, North & South, Richard Armitage, social media, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Richard Armitage Smouldering in Overcoats, August 13, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1177)

There is something about Richard Armitage smouldering in his black overcoats—as himself, or in character–that melts my heart! Sighhh! Thanks to KatieC for sharing/tweeting (below) this 2006 Sunday Times Richard Armitage portrait (by Jude Edginton). And below are a few … Continue reading

Posted in "Ocean's 8" 2018 film, Fangurling, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, John Proctor, John Thornton, Lucas North, Melt My Heart Monday, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, smoulder, social media, Society, Something About Love, Spooks, The Crucible | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

THTHT–Richard Armitage characters diptych of John Thornton and Claude Becker by Mat Khal, May 29, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1166)

Two Richard Armitage characters, 14 years apart–John Thornton (left, North & South, 2004) and Claude Becker (right, Oceans 8, 2018)–one smouldering RA diptych by Mat Khal (Thanks!): Sighhh! P.S.  And here is the link for the “b roll” of behind the … Continue reading

Posted in "Ocean's 8" 2018 film, Comedy, Fiction, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, movies, North & South, Richard Armitage, Romance, smoulder, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Thriller, Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday, Video, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thornton Thursday—RAC May 2018 John Thornton calendar for us to enjoy!   May 03, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1161)

Thanks to RAC for sharing this lovely and stirring May 2018 calendar featuring the talented British actor Richard Armitage as John Thornton in his 2004 North & South mini series. Sighhhh! Have a gReAt day!  Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;-> … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton, Dreams, Gratiana Lovelace, Historical Fiction, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, smoulder, social media, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling, Thornton Thursday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

RAndom Richard Armitage *THUD* worthy moments!  October 01, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1102)

Some of my favorite British actor Richard Armitage *THUD* worthy moments for your consideration: His sexy smouldering gazes:   His sexy smiles and laughter: 3.  And his passionate kisses: *THUD*! Speaking of passionate kisses …       P.S.  Thanks to … Continue reading

Posted in Berlin Station mini series, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, Fangurling, Gaze, Gifs, Kissing, North & South, Richard Armitage, Smiles, smoulder, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fun Day Sunday!  Spring Flowers and Richarding, May 28, 2017Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1064)

With all of the lovely Spring weather we’re having in the Midwest, my mind turns to flowers–both in our gardens front and back and yet to be planted on my deck. Flowers are so cheerful. Our dark purple lilac bush … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Flowers, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Thornton, North & South, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Richarding, social media, Something About Love, Strike Back, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sexy SatuRdAy Richard Armitage Characters April Fools Prank,   April 01, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1053)

It’s the Friday night before April Fool’s Day, on Saturday April 1st, 2017.  And the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage and his various incarnations/characters are kicking back with his brethren for a guy’s night out into early morning that … Continue reading

Posted in Berlin Station mini series, Creative Writing, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, EPIX Berlin Station, Fangurling, Fantasy, Gary Fuller, Gratiana Lovelace, Holiday, Humor, John Porter, John Standring, John Thornton, Lucas North, Middle Ages, movies, North & South, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Spy thriller, Strike Back, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“A Christmas Carol Reimagined”, Ch. 05 End & Epilogue:  Christmas Day Beginnings,    December 25, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1020) 

 (An original fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Ben Scrooge, Danielle Denby-Ashe as Peggy Cratchit, Aidan Turner as … Continue reading

Posted in "A Christmas Carol Reimagined", Creative Writing, Drama, Fan Fiction, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, Historical Fiction, Holiday, Love and Relationships, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“A Christmas Carol Reimagined”, Ch. 04:  The Ghost of Christmas Future,   December 21, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1018) 

(An original fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Ben Scrooge, Danielle Denby-Ashe as Peggy Cratchit, Aidan Turner as … Continue reading

Posted in "A Christmas Carol Reimagined", Christmas, Creative Writing, Drama, Fan Fiction, Gratiana Lovelace, Historical Fiction, Love and Relationships, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling, The Hobbit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Something About Love blog by Gratiana Lovelace Hits 500,000 views!  July 16, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #939)

By the time you read this, my little blog here called Something About Love will have reached 500,000 views!  Ah!  Here we go:   I know!  I can’t believe it!  Neither can the couple at right by RCA.  Ha!  Shock (him)! … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Goodwill, Middle Earth, Multi-Character RA, North & South, NYC 2016 Play, Portraits, Raymond de Merville, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Happy National Kissing Day! John & Margaret Kissing Gif, July 06, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Tumblr Post #011; SAL blog post #934)

I had initially seen this lovely N&S John & Margaret kissing gif (see image below) on Reema’s Tempella Tumblr a few years ago when she kindly included a link to my first N&S fan fic “N&S:  Nurturing Love”.  Thanks again! … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Fan Fiction, Gifs, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Richard Armitage, Romance | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A few good men amongst Richard Armitage characters and such, May 19, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #913)

The scene opens with six gentlemen sitting around silently—so far –in a space that can best be described as 70’s chic.  The men—representing the talented British actor Richard Armitage as some of his characters are arranged in a three quarter round semi … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Creative Writing, Desolation of Smaug, Fangurling, Gifs, Graphic, John Standring, Love and Relationships, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love, The Hobbit, Thorin, Urban and the Shed crew | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Wild Wonderful Wednesday—Richard Armitage Character Gifs TheRApy,  April 27, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #903)

While I’m still trying to recover from whatever upper respiratory flu/seasonal allergy bug that has been invading my body the last three days, here are a few Richard Armitage character gifs I found–or were shared by others, Thanks!—for some Richard … Continue reading

Posted in Fangurling, Gifs, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Thornton, Kissing, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, Middle Ages, Middle Earth, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Spooks, Storytelling, Strike Back, The Hobbit, TheRApy, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

“David Copperfield” is the Newest Richard Armitage Audiobook; whilst RA’s 3 Georgette Heyer Regency Period Audiobooks Continue to Enthrall Me, February 11, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #871)

With Audible launching the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s latest audiobook narration–of Charles Dickens’ book “David Copperfield” (right) last Tuesday–I realized that here is another wonderful story to be read to me by Richard Armitage (below). Thanks to Kitty … Continue reading

Posted in Audible, audio books, Creative Writing, Fiction, Graphic, Historical Fiction, Humor, Interview, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, Regency, Richard Armitage, Romance, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Storytelling, Thespian Thursday, Video, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell: A Timeless Story of Love and Devotion, Wallpaper by Grati, January 11, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #859)

I watched episodes 3 & 4 of the BBC’s 2004 period drama North & South [left] Sunday evening again with the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage portraying John Thornton.  Sighhh! Elizabeth Gaskell  really knew what she was doing when … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Fiction, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Something About Love New 2016 Blog Header, January 04, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #855)

I worked all day yesterday on updating the graphics for my blog header. I like my overall design that I debuted in 2013. So there is no need for me to reinvent the wheel. Ha! And the exquisitely talented British … Continue reading

Posted in "Pilgrimage" film, Battle of the Five Armies, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Fangurling, Fantasy, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Proctor, John Thornton, Lucas North, Middle Earth, movies, North & South, Olivier Awards, Period Drama, Pilgrimage, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Strike Back, Television, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Thorin, Urban and the Shed crew, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Thursday’s RAndom Thoughts: What Would Richard Do? November 05, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #824)

Have you ever felt like life was whirling around you and you’re just a passenger on the train? I know, I’m mixing my metaphors, but you get the idea. Between work, home/hubby, and blogging/writing, etc., my life is very full. … Continue reading

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", "Pilgrimage" film, "Thorin's Journey: An Unexpected Love", Creative Writing, Drama, Fan Fiction, Fangurling, Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Thornton, Middle Earth, movies, Musings, My Life, North & South, Period Drama, Positivity, Power, Reflections, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

N&S: John and Margaret Loving Kisses Videos, November 02, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #823)

Lovingly kissing your beloved is a deeply intimate act. When you kiss someone, really kiss them, you put your whole being into it. Lips pressing against lips, mouths hungrily tasting each other, hearts entwining with each breath we take. Sighhhh!   … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, John Thornton, Kissing, Love and Relationships, North & South, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 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