Tag Archives: John Thornton

WCW Happy May Day with flowers from some Richard Armitage characters, May 01, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1231)

WCW Happy May Day with flowers from some Richard Armitage characters, May 01, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1231) Have you ever taken a basket of flowers and hung it on a neighbor’s/friend’s door knob as a May Day gift? Perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Creativity, Flowers, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, John Porter, John Thornton, May Day, Richard Armitage, Wild Card Wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

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

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

Posted in "N&S: John Thornton Love Lessons", A Novel, Creative Writing, Drama, Fiction, Fun Day Sunday, Gratiana Lovelace, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Period Drama, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Romance, smoulder, social media, Society, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

THUD Thursday:  Richard Armitage Style,  July 13, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1076)

I am a woman of a certain age and of certain sensibilities—of the Jane Austen variety.  I like my male romantic leads in stories that I read—and that I write—to be: effortlessly handsome yet not narcissistic about his appearance; as … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Fangurling, Gratiana Lovelace, Harry Kennedy, Humor, Jane Austen, John Porter, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, Portraits, Pride & Prejudice, Richard Armitage, Robin Hood, Romance, Sir Guy of Gisborne, smoulder, Society, Something About Love, THUD Thursday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Soothing Sunday!  A Collage of Richard Armitage Characters & Self Portraits, September 18, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #970)

These days, weekends are my respite from the hurly burly work week projects with due dates that overlap as a consequence of working at a university. So, I try not to schedule myself too much on weekends. I just go … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Graphic, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Proctor, John Standring, John Thornton, Love Love Love, Lucas North, Multi-Character RA, Pilgrimage, Portraits, Positivity, Raymond de Merville, RelAxation, Richard Armitage, Sexy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Sparkhouse, Spooks, Strike Back, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 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

“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

Sexy SatuRdAy! Richard Armitage’s Sexy Scruffy Style as Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, August 29, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #801)

What makes a man sexy? Handsomeness? Longish hair which you can run you fingers through? Clothes–or lack thereof? Bearing and deportment? Talent/achievement? Demeanor? Compassion toward others? Purpose driven? Humility? Sense of humor and fun? All of that–and more. And if … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Compassion, Courage, Drama, Family, Graphic, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Society, Something About Love, Urban and the Shed crew, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 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

FDS: My Heart Always Returns to Richard Armitage as John Thornton, July 19, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #786)

I watched the final episode of the BBC’s 2004 adaptation (image right) of Elizabeth Gaskell’s beloved story “North & South” last night–again. I have watched it countless times–especially the final train station kissing scene where the reticent lovers John and … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Drama, Fiction, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Period Drama, Richard Armitage, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Sexy SatuRdAy! To Richard Armitage Sir Guy with Love! With Thanks to @NellinDreams and Kudos to Mabelalexa Tumblr, May 16, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #747)

As you know, I am quite fond of the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage’s [portrait by Sarah Dunn in 2014, right]–I should just start abbreviating that as TETBARA, Ha!– character of Sir Guy of Gisborne. Heck! I have a … Continue reading

Posted in "Sir Guy's Atonement" (Book 3), audio books, Beauty, Charities, Creativity, Fan Fiction, Fangurling, Hope, John Porter, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, movies, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Sexy SatuRdAy, Sir Guy of Gisborne, Something About Love, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

RAndom NumeRicAl Musings of the Richard Armitage Kind, April 20, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #733)

Even a stalwart Richard Armitage fan girl like me has to have her priorities in their proper place.   So I spent most of my Sunday afternoon and early evening attempting to optimize the efficiency of my 8 year old laptop … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Creative Writing, Fan Fiction, Fangurling, Harry Kennedy, Humor, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Lucas North, North & South, Period Drama, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Sexy, Something About Love, Spooks, Storytelling, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sexy Saturday: Valentine Kisses & Such, Richard Armitage Style, February 14, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #703)

February 2015 marks the 5th Anniversary of my discovering the beautifully told tale North & South (right) with the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage in the lead role of John Thornton. Because of N&S and of him, my life … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Graphic, John Thornton, Love and Relationships, Multi-Character RA, Richard Armitage, Romance, Something About Love | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Fun Day Sunday: “New” 2015 Blog Header for Something About Love, January 04, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #686)

Something old, something new …  Well, my new 2015 blog banner isn’t part of a wedding ritual.  But it is part of my ritual each each to create a new blog banner/header for the coming year. And this year in … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Fangurling, Fun Day Sunday, Harry Kennedy, John Porter, John Proctor, John Standring, John Thornton, Memories, Multi-Character RA, North & South, Portraits, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Spooks, Strike Back, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Thorin, Vicar of Dibley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Sexy Saturday: Richard Armitage Selfies Delight Us, December 13, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #671)

In an era when people adopt pseudonyms to interact with other people online–myself included–it is refreshing to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage just being himself, witty, goofy, kind, serious, compassionate, friendly, naughty, charming, philanthropic, flirty, erudite, loyal, … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Five Armies, Compassion, Creativity, Flirting, Graphic, Honor, Hope, Humor, John Proctor, John Thornton, Kindness, movies, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Sexy, Sleepwalker, Something About Love, The Battle of the Five Armies, The Crucible, The Hobbit, The Old Vic Theatre, Theatre, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments