Tag Archives: Positivity

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

Posted in Empowerment, Fathers, Goodwill, Gratiana Lovelace, Hope, Love and Relationships, Mentor, Newcastle Int'l Film Festival (NIFF), Positivity, Richard Armitage, Role Model, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday, Urban and the Shed crew | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Comedy, Creativity, Fun, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, In Memoriam, Laughter, Positivity, Smiles, social media, Society, Something About Love, Vicar of Dibley, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday:  Richard Armitage as a sleeping Daniel Miller and Grati’s prep before Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1143)

Could the day before Valentine’s Day get any better than this image of the talented British actor Richard Armitage as a sleeping Daniel Miller  (below) from 2017 Berlin Station–with a Valentine twist by me?  Those muscles!   Sighhh! And the original … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Daniel Miller/Meyer in Berlin Station, Fangurling, Giving, Goodwill, Holiday, Hubby, Humor, Husbands, Love and Relationships, Portraits, Positivity, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, sleep, social media, Society, Something About Love, Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday, Valentine's day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Grati’s New SAL blog header for 2018 is a tweak, January 27, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1138)

I so loved the design that I made for my SAL 2017 blogheader, that I have tweaked it for 2018.  Ha! And Richard Armitage’s Fresh Faces interview  video (see below) and photo shoot in December 2016 for Broadway.com at the … Continue reading

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Wild Card Weddings Wednesday:  Prince Harry Kennedy, King Oleron, and Richard Armitage,   January 24, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1137)

With all of the Royal Wedding fever with Prince Harry and now Princess Eugenie, I’m thinking of another “Prince” Harry–and maybe King Oleron, and the man himself, the talented British actor Richard Armitage–whom I would like to see at the … Continue reading

Posted in Dreams, Fangurling, Fantasy, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, marriage, Musings, Portraits, Positivity, RASelfie, Richard Armitage, Richarding, Smiles, smoulder, social media, Society, Something About Love, Weddings, Wild Card Wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Our “National Treasure” is the Declaration of Independence,    January 07, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1134)

I love when films like “National Treasure” (2004)—that are designed for pure puzzle solving fun, but also subliminally evoke a greater appreciation for our national history and provide a civics lesson—thus hitting one out of the ball park, with regard … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Declaration of Independence, Government Policy, Gratiana Lovelace, History, Human Rights, movies, Political, Positivity, Power, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Video, World events, World events. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“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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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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Happy Thanksgiving in 2017!  November 23, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1118)

Thanksgiving—either the holiday observance (below) or the act of being thankful—can mean different things to different people.  It’s all in the perspective. Some love to find humor and remembrance where they can in the holiday that usually involves ingesting foods … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, My Life, Observations about life, poem, Positivity, RASelfie, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

UATSC:  Could Something be Finally Happening with Distribution?  November 02, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1112)

  When Violet Dutchblogger (Thanks! )shared Chrissyinwm’s (Thanks!) screencap (see below): on Facebook yesterday/Wednesday–the British Actor Richard Armitage’s  “Urban and the Shed Crew” film (2015) that has not had a wide release—no release, really–I initially thought, Oh goody, they’ll release it … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, Drama, Gratiana Lovelace, Hope, Inspiration, Mentor, movies, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Urban and the Shed crew, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Mystery Blogger Award—Grati nominated by Esther, Thanks!   October 25, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1110)

On this past Sunday evening, I began browsing some of my favorite blogger friends’ blogs and I started off with Esther’s Book of Esther blog.  Well it turns out that her latest post mentioned that she had been nominated for … Continue reading

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Change for Charity Challenge:  Fundraising to Honor British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday on August 22nd, 2017, August 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1085)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday is coming up on Tuesday, August 22, 2017—the day after a solar eclipse.  Hmmm.  And with RA’s earlier character portrayal Sir Guy (below via RAnet, Thanks!), he is no doubt familiar … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday!  Richard Armitage Style!  June 20, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1070)

I’m not sure why I like diptychs–the two picture images grouping, usually showing a comparison or contrast of images (as in the Richard Armitage and character or other self images below ),      or another version of the same … Continue reading

Posted in Chop in Urban and the Shed Crew, CRAzy captioning, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Humor, Portraits, Positivity, Richard Armitage, Society, Something About Love, Strike Back, Thorin, Yael Farber | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sexy SatuRdAy Selfie!  Richard Armitage gives face time to supporting cyber bullying prevention efforts, June 17, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1069)

What a guy!  British actor Richard Armitage is smart, sexy, compassionate, talented, socially conscious, etc. And he knows how to take—and share–a really good selfie of himself, for a really good cause And bravo to him for continuing to highlight … Continue reading

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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

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