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Confessions of a Gossip Rag Reader

Confession time…

*takes a deep breath and whispers*

I shamelessly and illogically love reading celeb gossip…

There, I’ve said it!

Yup, I almost daily check out UK tabloids, flip through ridiculous rags that cover stories about the likes of Jordan (heading for her third divorce), Kim Kardashian’s awful dress sense (makes me feel a tad better about myself), the Royal family (that Kate is adorable)…

I read Daily Mail… well…. daily…

So yes, I am one of those people who punch the air when they see that Mr A is mentioned (which doesn’t occur that often).

It doesn’t happen often but when it does, it’s this strange crossover between the Armitage Universe as I know it and the dirty world of the tabloids.

So when I see a paparazzi pic of Richard, I can’t help but love it.


I make myself feel better that it’s not a private pic, so that’s OK, that the press was probably invited to snap away on set as a means to drum up some interest in the project, but still…

I’d hate for him to feel hounded (although, as the last installment of The Hobbit is heading our way, I doubt it’ll ever come to that) and I’m more than content to get my grubby hands on images that are shot either by professionals or at a red carpet event.

But then I see a picture like the one above and something stirs in me, something that makes me want more… more candid pics, more images where Richard is caught off guard, a peek into his day when he doesn’t have his project promo hat on.

Hell, the heart wants, right?

Richard Armitage Chip Leeds film set

Look out Richard, it’s BEHIND you!

The photos that have hit the fandom (hard) answer interesting questions (cat vs. dog), provide material for contemplation (fatigue/hangover/jet lag/got out of bed too late?), but there’s something much more important to chinwag over.

Richard Armitage potted plant

Let’s play a round of:

What plant is growing from Richard’s shoulder?

Is it a bird, is it a plane?

I think it’s an orchid (Orchidaceae) with yellow/golden flowers.

They seem like a popular choice in hotels and offices, so it’d stand to reason  one would be growing out of RA’s shoulder in this candid shot.

I hate to boast but I’m actually a bit of an orchid specialist, just call me Ms AgzyM Green Fingers.

Yup, I posses 4 (count them! FOUR!) orchid pots residing on my window sill that I need to protect as Magzy is always threatening to chuck them, and perhaps with good reason (she cannot see beyond obvious beauty).

Woof Armitage flower

People think it’s the flowers that are the main feature, but I’ll let you in on a secret.

Not one of my orchids is blossoming, not even close.

Who the heck needs some beautiful colourful flowers when you can have pots full of dodgy leaves!

All four of my orchids have put all their bloody energy into their leaves which still manage to look a tad shrivelled up, and have disturbing brown stems sticking out.

Who needs orchid flowers if you can have this:

(not my picture but certainly could be if you doubled the pots, did I mention I have four of these stunners?)

Although I think I’m right with my analysis of the type of potted plant in question (I haven’t read/watched Christie and Doyle stories since I was 10 for nothing!) I’d very much like to hear your opinions.

If you have other suggestions, make sure you link a picture 🙂

Marilyn Monroe je ne sais quoi

I’ve just watched “My Week with Marilyn“, starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn.

I think she played the part very well, capturing her mannerisms, looks, gestures.

As good as Williams was in her portrayal, it made me wonder what was that special element that Marilyn possessed which made her who she was.

It’s visible in each picture she graces.

As much as I loved Marilyn in full make-up, it’s in those candid pics that she truly sparkles.

Marilyn Monroe

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