Tag Archives: Family

Newsday Tuesday:  Richard Armitage to star in “Now and Then” also to begin filming in 2021, June 30, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1307)

  Adapted from the novel “Now and Then” (image above via GoodReads) by the late William Corlett, The LGBTQ+ British drama “ Now & Then” (THR, 2020) is—at its heart—the story of a Mother and son finding their way to … 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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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

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Richard Armitage and Julie Delpy receive wonderful review for “My Zoe” film, October 15, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1267)

Thanks to RABulgaria for tweeting this link to a wonderful review of Richard Armitage and Julie Delphy in their film “My Zoe”.  There are no spoilers about the plot in the review. https://www.filminquiry.com/tiff-2019-my-zoe/ Image capped  by me from TIFF website … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 24:  Going to the Sussex Village Faire,  June 24, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1241)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 24:  Going to the Sussex Village Faire, June 24, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1241) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left]  [As is my … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 23:  An unexpected development,  June 03, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1239)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 23:  An unexpected development,  June 03, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1239) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left]  [As is my custom, from time … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 21:  Courting Couples, Part 2,  May 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1236)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 21:  Courting Couples, Part 2, May 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1236; and on Wattpad) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is … Continue reading

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Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 20:  Courting Couples, Part I,  May 12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1235)

Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 20:  Courting Couples, Part I,  May 12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1235) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left]  [As is my custom, from … Continue reading

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Blessings for Baby Boy Sussex Birth, May10, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1234)

It’s a Royal baby Sussex boy!  Blessings!   And the newly increased happy family shares their joy!  Blessings again! Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 11:  Lord Duncan’s Childhood Memories of his Brother Lord Alfred,   March 03, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1216)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 11:  Lord Duncan’s Childhood Memories of his Brother Lord Alfred,   March 03, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1216) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 10:  Friendly Acquaintances,  February 24, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1214)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 10:  Friendly Acquaintances,  February 24, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1214) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from time … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 8:  Welcoming the Lindsays of York to Sussex Hall,  January 27, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1208)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 8:  Welcoming the Lindsays of York to Sussex Hall,  January 27, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1208)  (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s 2018 Holiday Message, December 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1197)

P.S. Thanks to Laura for the lovely RA holiday wallpaper, to TeresaA for caps of the RA Message, and to Richard Armitage for the kind and talented soul that he is!  May the Holiday Season bring everyone peace and joy! … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Child belongs to “Mary Poppins Returns”,  September 18, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1184)

I remember my childhood as if it were yesterday–though it was fifty years ago. The unfettered joy of living in the moments of each day. Fresh Spring grass threading through my toes as a toddler. Riding my chartreuse green stingray … Continue reading

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The U.S. immigrant family separation policy needs to cease, June 20, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1170)

The U.S. needs to immediately reunite the seized immigrant children with their families.  Anything less is inhumane and disgraceful.   Three of our former First Ladies weigh in on the Trump Administration policy of separating children from their families and … Continue reading

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Thespian Thursday:   Hariclea’s blog links for her UATSC and Richard Armitage Experiences at NIFF!  April 26, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1160)

I really enjoyed reading Hariclea’s (of the Opera is Magic blog) extensive accounts of her Newcastle International Film Festival (NIFF) experiences in attending the events and film screening of “Urban and the Shed Crew”. So listed below are links to … Continue reading

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THTHT: A sweetly smiling Richard Armitage as Chop in profile from Urban and the Shed Crew (2018) delights, April 10, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1157)

Thanks to DurinLass for sharing this sweetly smiling and exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Chop in  “Urban and the Shed Crew” (2018) below.  He “is the very model of a modern major” movie star in the making!  Sighhh! … 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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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 28 End:  August Wedding, & Ch. 29:  Epilogue, December 31, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1132)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 27 (PG-13, D):  The Right Thing,  December 30 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1131)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 26 (PG-13, D):  Hope,  December 28, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1130)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 25 (PG-D):  Meeting under Duress,   December 26, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1129)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … 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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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 24 (PG-D):  Sacrifice,  December 17, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1125 and on Wattpad)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 23 (PG):  Girls and Boys,  December 10, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1123)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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