Category Archives: Society

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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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 19 (PG-13):  In the family way, by Gratiana Lovelace, September 07, 2021 (Post#1411) 

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved);  [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 18 (PG-13):  Loving Tenderness,  by Gratiana Lovelace, August 28, 2021 (Post #1410)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved);   [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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Grati’s Something About Love blog celebrates 10 year blogiversary! August 25, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1409)

Today is my 10 year blogiversary for my Something About Love blog here.  Wow!  Time flies when you’re having fun, as the saying goes! Thank you to all of you, my friends across the miles and around the world, for … 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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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 17:  Newlyweds’ Dilemma,  by Gratiana Lovelace, August 15, 2021 (Post#1406) 

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved);  [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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A mesmirizing Richard Armitage images gif shared by franjustfran, August 11, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1405)

Wow!  Thanks to franjustfran for sharing this talented British actor Richard Armitage images gif! Mesmirizing!  And a non-caffeinated jolt to start our day! Good evening ❤❤❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/38W3UYqkHQ — franjustfran (@franca32554063) August 10, 2021 Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and peaceful … Continue reading

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Soothing songs in memory of Angie K. Long, August 04, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1404)

Angie K. Long’s passing is a shock and sadness to all of us.  Personally, I was stunned into disbelief and heartbroken to learn Monday of Angie’s passing on August 1st.  She was such a sweet and incandescent soul of joy … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 16:  Leave it to the ladies, August 02, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1403)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved);   [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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Look who’s turning Nifty 50 in August 2021!  Richard Armitage! August 01, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1402)

Every year fans of the talented British Actor Richard Armitage celebrate his birthday on August 22nd.  And with his birth in 1971, that means that he will be 50 this year.  My he looks so good from this previous year’s … Continue reading

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#ThorntonThursday! #RichardArmitage as #JohnThornton in #N&S2004 is a romantic hero for the ages,  July 29, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1401)

  The talented British actor #RichardArmitage’s portrayal of #JohnThornton in #North&South2004  is definitely a heart swooning  love story romantic hero!  Sighhh! Thanks for sharing, Mujer Tropical! https://twitter.com/chattypatra/status/1420697498465751040 And here’s the lovely North & South (2004) collage, since the tweet won’t … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 15:  A Lady Intrigues Lord Kitt, July 18, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1399)

  (An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved);   [(1) story cover below left]   [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage shines in shy Sir Guy gif, July 16, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1398)

Love this gif of an uncharacteristcally shy & very young looking Sir Guy of Gisborne as portrayed by the talented British actor Richard Armitage!  Sighhh! https://twitter.com/JanBlac89089506/status/1415938986074382338 Thanks for sharing the gif, Jan Black! And Richard was two years older above … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 14:  Another Wedding, July 11, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1397) 

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved); [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 13:  Making a Home Together in London,  July 05, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1396)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved);  [(1) story cover below left]  [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … 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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#RichardArmitage smirking heat as John Porter,  July 02, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1394)

I definitely feel the heat of the talented British actor Richard Armitage as a smirking John Porter in 2010’s StrikeBack! Yes!  It is you!  Sighhh! Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & festive long holiday weekend!  Cheers!  Grati  ;->

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 12 (PG-13):  Newlywed Heaven, June 27, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1393)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 11:  Bride & Groom, June 20, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1392)

  (An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors … Continue reading

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#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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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 10:  Wedding Day Danger Looms,  June 16, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1390) 

  (An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)   [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 09:  Courting Couple, June 12, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1389)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 08: Dowry and settlements negotiations, June 05, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1387)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved) [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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New Richard Armitage as HarryK June wallpaper and gardening musings, June 01, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1386)

  The warm and friendly smiles of the talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Harry Kennedy on The Vicar of Dibley in 2006 & 2007 start us off in June’s late Spring and early Summer season. Below is a new … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 07: The Henderson Ball, May 29, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1385)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved) [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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