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Finding Comfort in Beauty

Just a quick¬†one today ūüôā

I have so many other posts, some inspired by that mega conversation we had a few days ago, all floating around in my head, in need of constructing and scheduling.

They are coming, along with a mini tutorial and a post/message I want to dedicate to an online¬†friend who’s struggling.


This post was inspired by an exchange I had with Morrighansmuse regarding what we watch when we need to find some beauty to counterbalance the blues or some drama you may inevitably be dragged into.

Morrighan mentioned that Thorin was her go-to, and I can see why he would be, although I hope she might elaborates on the topic more in future.

Yesterday I needed to catch my equilibrium and take my mind off things, so I started with a few documentaries, but they didn’t engage me.

Then I thought surely The Forsyte Saga¬†would do the trick, but I just couldn’t focus fully and Damian Lewis’ Soames deserves my full attention ūüėČ


I found myself reaching for an oldie but goody.

Out came my trusted North and South DVD.


Isn’t there a limited to the amount of times you can watch it and be mesmerized by Mr Thornton?

How can I still find little details that captivate me.

I don’t know how you do it but, Mr Thornton, you make any bad day so much better ūüôā


So, what is your go-to viewing when things just aren’t going your way and you need a pick-me-up?

What lightens your mood when the dark clouds above your head don’t want to dissipate?

Talking about things that are an immediate boost in happy feels, anyone up for one of these?


I’ve tried to find the¬†author of this beauty, but to no avail.

Whoever you are, you’ve created something that most RA fans desperately want¬†and producers/companies don’t want to supply us with.

Update: Just found out it was Jonia who visualised my dream!

Please check out the whole post as she’s come up with many other wonderful suggestions!

On Richard Armitage, Time, and Procrastination

“Just once I want to wake up with more time on my hands than hours in the day.‚ÄĚ

I have a looming deadline, as the first chapter of my MA thesis is due Tuesday.

That’s 20 pages on the theory of fashion, including¬†the concepts of Barthes, Boucher, Carlyle, Simmel, Spencer, and Veblen.

Number of pages completed as of right now: Zero!

I have a rough draft (drafts seem to be haunting me of late), but it requires a general overhaul.

The whole situation is just winding me up.

It’s vital that I meet this deadline, because my university professor picked me personally to guide me through my thesis.

Guilt is a wonderful thing at times, and I just can’t imagine letting her down.

I feel ticktock pressure breathing down my neck.

The feeling of impending doom is ticking me off, just not enough to inspire me to sit down and write.

And here’s why:

When you’re a fan of an actor like Richard Armitage, there’s ALWAYS something to do.

First off, if you’re a blogger, and treat it semi-seriously, you will soon learn that it really is¬†a part-time job.

There are always posts to research, write, and schedule, like clockwork.

For me there’s a necessity to go back and correct any mistakes I’ve overlooked in posts, as I have very little attention to detail, and my keyboard ‘swallows’ letters.

It makes me cuckoo!

Replying to comments is the highlight of my morning, and I consider it time well spent.

Then I might get an idea and start fiddling with RA images, which sparks a new post idea, which completes the cycle of research, write, schedule.

Every click on a blog I follow offers a release from the tensions of any RL obligations.

There’s always something to look at, comment on, watch.

Once I do my blog rounds, it’s time to pop over to Twitter.

 I can kiss a few hours goodbye.

Rest easy you’ll come across¬†someone there¬†chat with, exchange views and observations.

Whenever I know I should leave, I just keep coming back for seconds ūüôā

The truth is, if I got paid by the hour for Richard Armitage admiration, I’d be a rich woman.

Don’t worry, Mr Armitage.

My love don’t cost a thing ūüėČ

With the amount of time we spend at work keeping abreast of RA news, I’m sure some country’s GDP¬† has dropped.

The truth is, the time spent interacting with the RA community is priceless!

It doesn’t feel like a time-waster.

We may not be out there saving the world, but I’d like to think we’re creating a wonderful RA reality, full of friendship and creativity.

Case in point: This post took close to 3 hours to complete *sigh*

And yes, I did have to go back and correct a mistake…

Oh dear!

They made Mr Thornton wait? How rude!

Can you believe RA was the first to audition for the role of John Thornton in North and South, but was the last to be cast?


Image: Armatige Fan Blog

Excuss me, but what was the hold up?

Was ther EVER any doubt?

By the way, it makes me wonder what other movies and series RA auditioned for, but didn’t get.

Do you think he would have been a good Sherlock?

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Image: RACentral 

I believe I have seen hell and it’s white, it’s snow-white.

I don’t know about you, but it’s close to -30 C which is about -22 F in my neck of the woods

We’ve had snow and frost…

¬†I wake up in the morning and think with a shudder that I have to abandon a bed I’ve spent the last 8 hours heating up…

Margaret says it best:  I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here.

Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness.

I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it’s white, it’s snow-white.

To remedy the frost I intend to keep myself warm with a nice cup of tea,¬†happy thoughts and a few hours with…

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