Sexy SatuRdAy!  Cobblers to Accounting and Hurricanes! September 15, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1183)

Saturday mornings I tend to reconcile my checkbook before paying some bills.  So today  I need a bit of Harry Kennedy’s accounting mojo to spice up this tedious (Cobblers!) task. Purrrrfect!

Wishing you a lovely day! And I especially hope that our Carolinas friends are safe in the wake of Hurricane Florence (Cobblers!)! Hugs  & Cheers!! Grati ;->

P.S   Richard Armitage as Harry Cobblers gif thanks go to TeresaA. Hugs!

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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 station scene–that I have cued up on Netflix from the last time that I watched the whole series last Summer.  It is so sweetly romantic–yet tenderly passionate.  Sighhh!

Now if you want to, please share your “go to” Richard Armitage dvd, audiobook, etc.


Wishing you a lovely and hopefully dry day. Keeping friends and family on the East coast of the U.S. in our thoughts with hurricane Florence looming.  Hugs <3 & Cheers! Grati ;->


Image via Kitty, thanks!

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Richard Armitage warming up a rainy Sexy SatuRdAy with his iconically searing gaze, September 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1181)

It’s chilly and rainy in my area.  And the talented British actor Richard Armitage‘s iconically searing gaze—below, during a Fall 2016 Berlin Station promo–really warms me up!  *fans self* Sighhh!

Thanks to DurinLass for the RA pix  above, tweeted on Sep0518.

Wishing everyone a lovely day! Hugs  & Cheers!  Grati ;->

P.S.  And, I started writing again last weekend on the sequel to “Encouragement” (Book 1), “Expectations” (Book 2).  So I hope to start serializing “Expectations” (Book 2) in the coming weeks.  Thanks for your patience!


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THUD Thursday! Suave Richard Armitage dines in character, August 30, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1180)

Thanks to Julie K for tweeting this heart stoppingly suave pix of a recent Richard Armitage dining in character portrait!  Sighhhh!   *THUD*

Just a little something to brighten our day.  Cheers!  Grati  ;->

P.S.  And below is the Richard Armitage pix by itself, sighhh!:


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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 Top 7 Blogging Insights/Moments, they would be:

7. Receiving much love, encouragement, and help from seasoned bloggers like Judiang and bccmee in setting up my blog settings 7 years ago.  Thanks!  Hugs! & Love!

6. My spontaneously coming up with my blog name, Something About Love, because it described both the topics and the positive tone that I hoped to establish.  Again thanks to my gal pal bloggers for immediately saying, “That’s it!” for my blog title.

5. Having Richard Armitage–the talented British actor bloke, not the U.S. political figure–as a frequent, if not overriding, focus of my blog here.  Afterall, my blog motto is “The 4 R’s: Reading, wRiting, Romance, and Richard Armitage.”  My introduction to Mr. Armitage–in my initially viewing his romantic and swoon worthy turn as John Thornton in 2004’s North & South mini series–had come a mere 1.5 years before in February 2010.  Sighhh!

4. Discovering that with my SAL blog here, I can share essays, multi-media art, and my stories, etc.  Blogging gives me a sense of freedom, in sharing my thoughts with you–and in you sharing your thoughts with me.  Thanks for all the votes/stars as well!  The creative aspect of blogging is a joy!

3. As with my story writing over the years–with each story’s dozens of edits and versions that I make before I hit the publish button–I have gradually tempered my natural love of words over the years, to essays of one page and chapters of 5 to 10 pages, where appropriate.  And yet, I will on occasion let my mind and my pen flow with poetry, RA artwork, etc.  Though with my computer glitching and not letting photoshop work for several weeks now, I have a backlog of fan art that I want to create. Ha!

2. Embracing enthusiasm and positivity, in general, can be seen through my love of the exclamation point and in my being encouraging of others, respectively!  I mean really, period punctuation marks seem almost bland by comparison–such that the dollop on top that transforms a mere period into an exclamation is a welcome flourish.  Ha!  And as for positivity and encouragement, there can never be enough of a good thing.  ;->

1. You!  Thank you for your kind support and encouragement over the years!  It is much appreciated by me!  Here is to seven more years!

And for me, making friends around the globe–at home and on social media–really brings home the importance of recognizing that we are all neighbors in our world wide community, near and far.  What affects one of us, affects each of us.  And for my part, I wish for you every happiness that you wish for yourselves.  Cheers! Hugs! & Love! Grati  ;->

P.S.  By my continuing computer glitch, you have been saved/spared from me making accompanying 7th blogiversary themed art, such as: a Marilyn Monroe 7 year Itch dress wallpaper homage; a Richard Armitage image contorted into the shape of a #7; and a 7 wonders of RA wallpaper collage, etc.

A  Marilyn quote I like;

Does anyone have a mirror to reverse the image below into a 7? Ha!

Ah ha!  I found a work around (below):

This seems pretty wonder-ful:

Alright Richard, enough.  Ha!


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Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday! RA 47th Birthday lead up with a Laura Day poster!  August 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1178)

This man, Richard Armitage, is to “sigh for”!  Even more so  with his 47th birthday coming up on Wednesday, August 22, 2018!

Happy 47th Birthday, Richard!  Hugs!

Thanks to Laura Anne Day for sharing this adorably chagrinned RA pix and birthday poster!

Wishing everyone a lovely day! Hugs & Cheers!  Grati ;->

P.S.  And be sure to check out Guylty’s RA 47th bday charity auction (here).

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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 other Richard Armitage or his character smouldering in black overcoat examples that I gathered together here!  Sighhh!  Which of these portraits are some of your favorite RA smoulders over the years?

A. 2004 North & South epi3pix68—RANet cap


B. 2006 Sunday Times Richard Armitage portrait (by Jude Edginton)

C. 2007 Robin Hood S1epi11 promo—RANet cap

D. 2009 Spooks 8 promo—RANet cap


E. 2011 Hobbit Promo by Matt Holyoak-#13


F. 2012 Hobbit Promo NYC by Robert Deutsch–01


G. 2014 The Crucible John Proctor Poster Portrait


H.  2016 Berlin Staton Daniel Miller promo (viaIsabelle)


I.  2018 Ocean’s 8 Trailer Cap by YenneferIce via TeresaA


Wishing you all a fabulous day!  Hugs  & Cheers! Grati ;->

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