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Celebrating National Poetry Day with Richard Armitage

To celebrate National Poetry Day in the UK I though it would be fitting to post Richard Armitage reading beautiful poems.

That voice was made to utter sweetness in our ear.

Honey, chocolate, velvet, silk…

Ever since hearing Richard read Yours by Ted Hughes I really regret he never had the chance to play alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in Sylvia.

I’m convinced he would portray the controversial poet Hughes amazingly.

A girl can dream…

Anyway, here are some of my favorite poems read by Richard.

Please check out the poem that I came across by accident To His Lost Lover by the other Armitage, meaning Simon 🙂

If there are any other poems you’d like to share please leave the links in comments and I will edit the post with your ideas 🙂

Want to lose weight? Have a cigarette!

As you may have gathered, I was a bit naughty with the title of this post because, like a mentioned earlier, I have given up smoking.

Nevertheless, I simply adore the Lucky Strike vintage advertisements that encourage you to smoke to lose a little weight.

My favorite slogan is: “your throat protection against irritation, against cough.”

I haven’t had a cigarette in a while and I still have a dry smokers throat.

Maybe I should have smoked Lucky Strikes instead of my usual favorite brand.

Back to the ads.

I actually had two authentic “It’s Toasted” ads framed as a present for my sister, and they are hanging in her study.


Lucky Strike cigarettes are perfect for keeping that happy mood too!

By the way, the reason why I’m confident I’ll never smoke again is I understand the lie used as a slogan in the following ad:

Just one more means going back to a packet a day.

No thanks!

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