Category Archives: Positivity

Soothing Sunday Smiles from Richard Armitage! September 12, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1412)

Sometimes all we need is a small hopeful smile to brighten our day. Thanks to FranJustFran for sharing this RA char image below! And here are a few more RAndom smiles to brighten our day (their file names contain who … Continue reading

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Guylty’s 2021 #RA50 Auctions for the LOROS charity for Richard Armitage’s 50th bday are live, August 18, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1407) 

  With the talented Richard Armitage turning 50 on August 22nd, 2021,  what are his admiring fans to do? And thanks to KatieC for the RA image below! Celebrate by making donations to one or more of his designated charities.  … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday:  Which #RichardArmitage character would you like to date? July 04, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1395)

If you could go on a date with your favorite of the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s many character portrayals: 1) who would it be? 2) where would he take you on your date? 3) and then …? I’ll start. … 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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It’s a 2020 Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special!  December 11, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1347)

“It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas …” as the song lyric goes. And Dawn French  as Vicar Geraldine (image below) and  The Vicar of Dibley company of actors will bless us with three episodes this holiday season—titled “The … 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 December 1st with Richard Armitage adding warmth! December 01, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1345)

Happy #December1st! And below is a Wintery tableaux of  the talented British actor #RichardArmitage to help keep us warm (my/Grati wallpaper edit): Wishing you a safe, healthy, & happy day!  Hugs & Cheers!  Grati  ;->  

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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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Hot Spiced Cider Sunday!  Love Richard Armitage’s 2020 smile, November 15, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1340)

  Love the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 2020 smile here below in my edit!  Sighhh! On drizzly & chilly pre-Winter days, Richard Armitage goes purrrfectly with some hot spiced cider & iced sweet cinnamon rolls, soft warm sweaters and … Continue reading

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Armistice Day 2020 and COVID 19, November 11, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1339)

  Armistice Day was declared at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, and the first world war came to an end.  The world sighed its relief and mourned the costs the war had … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage as Dr. Astrov embracing Anna Calder-Marshall as Old Nurse at end of Uncle Vanya film, November 05, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1337)

  Love this poignant picture (Grati edit) of the talented British actor Richard Armitage as Dr. Astrov embracing the talented Anna Calder-Marshall as the Old Nurse at the end of the “Uncle Vanya” film 2020! Thanks to Mariana Tomozei for … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Media Memorial Tributes,  September 25, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1329)

  Since the passing of Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (biography link, and official portrait below) was announced last Friday, September 18, 2020, memorial tributes of her life and her legacy have poured in for her dedication to … Continue reading

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Happy 49th Birthday to the talented British actor Richard Armitage, August 22, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1319)

  Happy 49th Birthday to the talented British actor Richard Armitage!  Below is his tweet thanks for his fans’ well wishes and charitable activities in his honor. Thank you for all the birthday wishes, the donations, the fundraising, the auctions … Continue reading

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Earlier Uncle Vanya 2020 play preview review is a real gem, July 12, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1309)

  I’m not sure how I missed coming across this wonderful gem of an Uncle Vanya in 2020 play preview review by mrmonstagigz from  January 15, 2020, but I’m glad that it was recommended in the Richard Armitage  in Uncle … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday!  Richard Armitage is truly ageless and timelessly talented, June 16, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1303)

  Love this #RichardArmitage #diptych by @MatKhal! Sighhh!  Richard Armitage is truly ageless and timelessly talented!  And the Peter Pan quote is priceless! ADDRESS: "second to the right, and straight on till morning" pic.twitter.com/yrqI2wnSWP — Mat Khal 🚀 (@MatKhal1963) June … Continue reading

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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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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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Celebrating my Something About Love 8th Blogiversary!  August 25, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post 1258)

I realized yesterday on August 24, 2019 that it was my 8th Blogiversary of blogging here on my little Something About Love (SAL) blog! Little could I have known when I started this blog that it would have such a … Continue reading

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Happy 48th Birthday Wishes to Richard Armitage–the Star in our firmament, August 22, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1257)

Wishing Richard every happiness that he wishes for himself. P.S.  Thanks to Telegraph.co.uk for the European Southern Observatory background stars image, found at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/picture-galleries/9581599/Spectacular-deep-space-images-50-Years-of-the-European-Southern-Observatory.html

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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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November 06, 2018–Election Day in U.S., November 06, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post # 1190)

If you have the privilege of voting in the U.S., please exercise it today. It has been a hard won right. And be an informed voter, know the positions, opinions, record, and experience of whom you’re voting for. And finally, … 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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Spy Day Friday:  Berlin Station costars Caroline Goodall and Richard Armitage set to interview each other about acting on March 31, 2018,   March 23, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1153)

  Goodall FB link  shared by UVeloce (Thanks!): Caroline Goodall of Kelly Frost fame on Berlin Station will be sitting down and chatting about the acting profession with her costar “the immaculate Richard Armitage” (who portrays Daniel Miller) on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Grati’s N&S Fan Fic “N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons” reaches 100K reads in Wattpad! March 11, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1151)

March 10, 2018 Dear Gratiana Lovelace stories Readers/Followers/Friends in Wattpad, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and beyond, My fan fic period romance novel (582 pages!) “N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons” –that I initially serialized from October 2013 to October 2014–has just … Continue reading

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Missing Emma Chambers who portrayed the sweet, loving, innocent, and wacky Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, February 25, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1147)

I always loved watching Emma Chambers playing Alice Tinker (below left; with Dawn French, below right, as Vicar Geraldine Granger) in the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley over the years when it was first broadcast and then in reruns … Continue reading

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