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Happy Hump Day (with a few random pictures of Lucas)

Some of you may know that I’m somewhat enamored with the English language, both in my professional and private life.


There are words that have no equivalent in Polish, like “fortnight”or this useful expression:

Happy Hump Day!

The term relates to the day in the middle of the work week (so, Wednesday) and marks the time when it’s closer to the upcoming weekend than to the past one.

If you imagine that a work week is a hill, Wednesday means you’ve reached the peak and it’s all downhill from then on.

You can find a hump or two on a camel:

feeding a camelwhat? have you never seen a grown woman feed a camel like a mama bird?

Synonyms for the noun “hump” include the word knob and bulge, a protrusion if you like.

On a totally unrelated note, here’s a picture of Lucas North…


The Black Eyed Peas claim that “my humps” are my “lovely lady lumps”, which I would image refers to the fatty tissue of the breasts and bum.

The song doesn’t specify if this term applies to “lovely gentlemen lumps” too and I shall give this some thought before the next hump day…

vlcsnap-2010-09-27-23h36m58s65.png w=608&h=336Oh no, I was going to post an image displaying the anatomy of a camel hump, but this pic loaded instead… I’ll keep it this time…

Hump also has a slang meaning and refers to doing the horizontal tango between the sheets/getting jiggy with it (which is actually the new medical term for coitus and comes from the Latin jigglatum which means “I got lucky”).

Another unrelated Lucas pic, I really love those floorboards, do you think that’s ash?


There’s also the term “dry humping” which I’m pretty certain refers to the action of a camel standing under an umbrella on a rainy day.

Couldn’t find a picture of a camel with an umbrella, so here’s another unrelated Lucas pic…


Whatever your needs are, I hope you have a fabulous Hump Day, no matter what meaning of the word you adopt ūüėČ

Richard’s still running… And there’s another batch of crazy…

I’m continuing the Run Richard! project.

We’ve has some great ideas so far, you can check out the original post HERE and the first batch¬†HERE.

I’ll start of with Joanna’s idea which she sums up by saying:

¬†“ja przyczepiŇāabym¬†mu ŇāyŇľwy ;)

Translation (-ish): stick some skates on the man!

I think someone feels winter is coming…

Richard Armitage ice skating winter wonderland

And if Richard feels a tad frozen over, I can think of at least a handful of ways I could warm him up ūüėČ

On the topic of cold, Richardiana mentioned that:

“I‚Äôd really like to see him running towards something with such enthusiasm, even if it‚Äôs only a big bucket of chocolate ice-cream.”

How about an Ice Cream (Girl) Sundae?

Richard Armitage chocolate ice cream

Man, is this the wrong image to be fiddling with when you’re trying to watch what you eat!

Talking about forbidden fruit, Luciana shared the opinion of many RA fans when she said that:

“I imagine him running away from the producers of Fifty Shades of Grey‚Ķ ;-)

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank her to making¬†me have to¬†google “s&m dungeons” and such.

¬†What is seen cannot be unseen and some things are not going to get erased that quickly…

Richard Armitage Fifty Shades of Grey audition

I think he’s running the right way, right?

I’m no kink specialist, but I think I’d be afraid to spank Richard.

What if I damage that lovely bum!?!

Last but not least, Perry mentioned that running Richard is:

”¬†grace on wings”

Time to channel some Hermes (the god, not the handbags), me thinks!

Richard Armitage Roman god Hermes

I have it on good authority (meaning the internet…) that Hermes was a messenger¬†who was smart and¬†playful.

He’d have to have one hell of a sense of humour to wear those¬†kick-ass sandals!

I’ve had a great time fiddling with Richard, even if it was merely his image!

Thanks so much to all of those who have contributed, as always it’s the readers that make silly projects like these fun ūüôā

Due North: Lucas North

*Guest blogger alert!*

As you¬†may know from the lovely¬†Agzy’s intro yesterday,¬†the awesome¬†Armitage admirer¬†has granted me this exciting (and ever so slightly scary) opportunity to¬†be a guest blogger for¬†this week¬†of Armitage delights!¬† ^_^
So here I am – eeek!
It all came about with a spot of Lucas North perving *ahem*¬†rambling/general admiration for his beauty¬†–¬†one of my favourite/daily/hourly pastimes…Oh, Lucas!

What better, for my first post (EVER), to talk about that insanely beautiful spy!?!
(I can think of nothing. Except perhaps stroking that beautiful spy. *mind wanders*)

SO! (Take 2)
SPOOKS is my “go-to” RA viewage.
It’s what I turn to when I¬†need a bit of a pick-me-up; or when¬†I just *need* to see his¬†FACE!!
(I’m sure you all¬†get those¬†needy pangs!)
I cannot get enough of Lucas and his luscious legs. Boy, do I love his legs! But more about his legs later. (No, really!)

THUS (which is really a fancy “so”)
In the name of FanstRAvaganza4,
I invite you to take a trip down Lucas
Memory Lane with me….
I have picked 10 of my fave Lucas moments/attributes/ponderings/
swoon-er-iffic type stuff.
One for each letter of his name! Happy days!

If you’ve not yet¬†watched Spooks I should probably add a

So (last time, promise!), without further ado,
let’s¬†hop on the hot spy train:


First stop:





I remember seeing the BBC trailers for the new series of Spooks, and getting all excited by his wee FACE!
Oh, the anticipation!!
And then he arrived.
Dear Lucas North¬†was delivered back to Blighty after spending 8 years in a Russian prison. And Mr Armitage had lost over a stone in weight to meet the character’s description.
Oh, the commitment!!
They lifted that hood. He squinted as he adjusted to the light. He staggered over to Harry Pearce in his faded and frayed blue jumper…wee bit of stubble, hair¬†slightly greasy and tousled…looking tired, in need of nourishment and a decent cuppa!
Meanwhile, in my living room, I whimpered and whispered¬†many-a-thank-you the casting people of Spooks…

Next stop





One simply cannot discuss Lucas without mentioning his tattoos!
They are, like his FACE, a work of art! -_-
And they are EVERYWHERE (well, near enough; I’ll bet there are one or two others we are not privy to. ALAS!)
Now, I wouldn’t say I am a huge fan of men with lots of tattoos, indifferent really; but DEAR GOD, I was (still am)¬†in awe¬†of Lucas’s!
I think what I love about them is that they near enough “define” Lucas. They are not random tattoos he decided to get “for a laugh” or when he was drunk; they¬†were all¬†attained during his 8¬†year imprisonment and were integral to his survival.
“Tattooing is part of the culture in there, if you don’t do it, you don’t belong; if you don’t belong…you’re dead.”
Lucas to Harry, as he stood in that bathroom…washing himself…(oh my!)

So, in short:¬†I¬†really (reeeaaally) like Lucas’s tattoos.
Let’s all take a moment now to think about them…

Third stop on this journey is



CHASE ME WITH THOSE FINE LONG LEGS!                                              (Preferably whilst wearing snug-fitting jeans)


Agzy will know I am a lover of Armi’s legs.
They are just so¬†long and lovely…
They come up to *here* when mine only come up to <there>….ya know?¬†-_-
They are damn fine legs!

Lucas does a fair bit of running in the name of MI5, and I fully support it.
Tea has been known to have been spilt when he zooms across the screen, taking big strides as he goes in pursuit of the baddies. Or to get away from them.
Whichever, I just like all the running.
What’s also impressive, is that he can do all this running whilst wearing some rather tight-fitting jeans. They show off those fine legs without actually showing the legs.
And now, please enjoy a medley of (completely gratuitous) pics of Lucas & his legs.

Scheduled stop No.4 is




Mr Armitage can say it all with a look.
And a¬†flutter of the eyelashes. And, while we’re at it,¬†a raise of the eyebrows.
(Those beautiful eyes¬†really suit a¬†heavy application¬†of eyeliner too; but¬†er, that’s not¬†necessarily¬†relevant right now… o_o)

¬† There’s so much depth to the character of Lucas.
He’s intelligent and shrewd; enigmatic and complicated.
He’s constantly battling with an¬†inner torment¬†and – shush –¬†secrets!
And those eyes glitter with all his emotions and sensibilites.
I could watch Spooks on mute and still comprehend all his heartache.
(But I wouldn’t do that too often because it means I would be deprived¬†of that gorgeous voice…!!)
The eyes: They really do say it all.

Next station is




So the lovely Lucas wasn’t very lucky in the love department.
Okay, Elizabeta was rather sweet.
But then came Sarah. Humm.
Her¬†American accent was my main problem, it¬†was¬†just¬†so awful – as in, so obvious that it was a non-American actress attempting to do an American accent. And failing¬†–¬†that it really ought to have been enough to put Lucas off in my opinion.
(*Holds up hands* I just had to be honest there. I’m sorry! Sort of).
Next up, of course, was moody Meya. Or traitorous madam. Whatever works for you.

Now, what I really would’ve loved to have seen was¬†a wee romance between
Lucas & Ros.
They would have made an interesting¬†and rather sophisticated¬†couple, what with Lucas’s charm and chiseled good looks¬†& Ros’s frosty “bit of a badass”¬†persona.
Shame.¬†I think there¬†was a spark there… ^^

Which¬†leads me nicely to our next calling point…



…but I think “Pete” would have made a fine fianc√©!


Just a shame he was a fictional fiancé, eh?
Still, credit where credit’s due:
“Pete”¬†(AKA Lucas) did send flowers to “Jenny’s” (AKA Ros’s)¬†“workplace”.
He turned up for a “surprise” visit on her “first day”.
His fictional office only being “round the corner” after all.
And he even threw in a few kisses and told her “boss” that he was her fianc√©.
Okay, all was in the name of the wee undercover op that was being staged, but hey, you gotta love Lucas’s commitment. He really sold it!
And check out how chuffed Ros looks in the bottom right pic. Yes indeedie –¬†¬†she luuurrrves Pete too!
So let’s hear it for Pete!!
Woo to the hoo!
(P.S “Pete and Jenny” did look rather cute together! Aww!)

For the seventh stop, I bring you




Clue: a bucket of cold water may need to be thrown over me!

Lucas, being a troubled and complicated soul, has a lot of repressed anger inside of him, and when he has the chance to vent some of it – oh boy, he doesn’t hold back!
Now, I wouldn’t want to cross Mr North, but if he wanted to jump into a swimming pool to punch a bad guy out, (perhaps in my honour), then I am not going to stop him.
Jeepers, do I heart that scene!
No messing about – straight in the pool, fully clothed and out to get results.
And the result that I’m¬†not so secretly grateful¬†for is Lucas in tight¬†WET jeans…shaping his thighs and bum very nicely…very nicely indeed!
Job well done, angry Lucas!

On we go now to




My heart skipped a beat the first time Lucas spoke Russian.
First the tattoos, then the Russian –¬†all in¬†his very first episode!
Okay, so he’s been in a Russian prison for the last 8¬†years, and his ex-wife is Russian,¬†chances are the hot¬†spy is going to know¬†some of the lingo.
Even so, knowing that Armi¬†learnt to speak Russian for the role…¬†ugh, he is just too perfect!


And¬†not only were we¬†treated to Lucas speaking Russian, we also had Lucas pretending to be Russian…remember that wonderful episode…?


The penultimate stop brings us to




Okay, so Lucas tends to wear a lot of blue clothing.
We know he looks good in blue; the wardrobe department clearly know he looks good in blue. I’m sure the man himself knows blue is a good colour on him.
(Brings out his eyes, innit!)
But there was that out-of-office-hours item of clothing that Lucas seemed to favour; and it made an appearance in all three of his seasons as a spook.
Yes, that fetching black vest top.
Nice tight fit. Showed off the arms. Showed off the tattoos.
Looked good with his dark hair.
I approve of this black vest top.
Oh look, here he is putting it on…

(I really should have put those pics in reverse order…Lucas taking clothing off is much more fun. ^^)

Last stop now, kids! And it is of course




One can’t deny that Lucas North’s story wasn’t¬†a bloody¬†emotional one.
He arrived damaged. He’d been tortured. He’d suffered for his country.
No one was sure if he could be trusted.
He had to work hard to prove his worth to Harry & co.
And prove himself he did with his many bold moves, courageous acts, and save the day in his special Lucas way moments.
His journey was chock full of thrills and spills and edge of the seat action.

He ran around, putting those long legs to good use.
He drew us in with his piercing blue eyes and made us want to hold him and love him and all that jazz!
He spoke Russian and had lots of tattoos.

He breathed and blinked and everything.

You wanted him to arrive on your doorstep and say:
“You’re coming with me!”
(I wouldn’t even¬†stop to grab my coat).

He was pretty darn awesome.
And soooo beautiful.
Okay, so not everyone was a fan of Lucas’s “road to ruin”.
I was pretty heartbroken.
But come on, Armi embraced that “what the fudge?” plot twist and he
At the end of the day, whatever did or didn’t or should have occurred:
LUCAS NORTH, know this…

‚̧ ^_^ ‚̧

Well, if nothing else, I think I’ve proven that I could ramble on about Lucas North all day/month/year…
There’s¬†lots of things I love about my favourite spy, but I hope the handful¬†I’ve shared have made you smile ūüôā
I’d love to know your fave Lucas moments/scenes etc, so please share them if you so wish!

I reeeaaally love Lucas -_-
*runs away*

x x x x

*runs back*

One more thing!
Now you know that Spooks is my “go-to” TV viewage when in need of an Armi fix, I’m curious to know… What’s YOURS?
Are you devoted to Mr Thornton, or is Guy with guyliner your character of choice?
Are you happy with Harry, or are you a fellow Lucas lover?

Vote for yours here! (Ya know, if you fancy it… ^_^)
And if your fave isn’t on the list, please tell me all¬†about¬†him in the comments box.

Thanks for reading!!
Happy FanstRA4 everybody!! ^_^

Celebrate Richard’s Birthday with a slice of Armitage Cake!

Happy Armitage Day!

Happy Birthday Richard!

I hope you don’t sleep though this one.

Have a nice glass of bubbly to celebrate the amazing year you’ve had!

What’s a Birthday celebration without cake?

I don’t know if I ever shared what cake I had for my birthday last November.

It was designed by my sister Magzy, and boy, does she know her audience!

It comprised of 16 individual TV sets playing my favorite shows.

These included Poirot, Miss Marple, Sherlock, Deadliest Catch,¬†and my guilty pleasures¬†(don’t judge me!) Toddlers and Tiaras, Jersey Shore, UK X-Factor, just to name a few.

My sister has a crush on Gordon Ramsey ( don’t ask…), so this is what she dug into:

My BF Max has a crush on Vampire Eric, so he chose this:

I wonder if you spotted the piece that I ate?

Let me tell you before you ask!

Lucas was finger lickin’ good!

Creamy, chocolaty, and simple melted in my mouth!

The nature of our friendship is such that we can almost only share things virtually, so please tuck into this yummy Spooks cake!

BTW, I do wonder what my sis will come up with next year.

I’m hoping for a Lucas bum cake, if I’m honest!

That’s something I’d gladly stick my teeth into on my Birthday ūüôā

Talking about cakes, you HAVE TO visit one of my favorite sites.

Do yourself a favour and stop by!

Cake Wrecks is so funny, I spent 5 hours the first time I visited and I had tears streaming from my eyes, I was laughing so hard.

They present the most catastrophic cakes professional bakers can produce!

I really struggled to find the perfect wreck, as there are so many to choose from!

Here’s the inspiration for the cake, which the customer requested:

What she got is this:

Then there are the head scratchers:

Have a Yummy Armitage Day!

The Lucas North BaDoinkDoink Experiment

I’ve always stated that Lucas North, as played by the actor Richard Armitage,¬†has a bum you could bounce a coin off of!

I’ve decided to prove my point, therefore settling the issue once and for all.

This is The Lucas North BaDoinkDoink Experiment!

For my experiment I shall require:

One Lucas North, clad in tight denim jeans

One coin

I’ve decided to use a one pound sterling coin, party because the character is British,¬†but also¬†because this coin is heavy, and I’m anticipating that the bounce will be even more profound!

Let’s see what happens…

BadoinkDoink indeed!

I hope this puts the matter to rest.

Yes, you CAN bounce a one pound coin off Lucas North’s bum!

Neither Lucas or the coin were harmed in any way in the process of this experiment.

On standing next to Richard Armitage

Yesterday I rewatched Vicar of Dibley, with the lovely Harry Kennedy *collective swoon*.

There was one thought nagging at me.

When Harry was strolling hand in hand with Rosie, I could help wonder height-wise, how I’d fare next to Richard.

According to IMDB¬†Keeley Hawes, who plays Harry’s sister Rosie,¬†is 5′ 10″ (1.78 m).

Remember that this is info from IMDB, so you need to give or take 0,5 inch ūüôā

Anyway, that would make her more or less my height.

I think I’d look good standing next to Richard!

That’s quite a nice fit ūüôā

A few centimetres shorter is Hermione Norris who plays Ros Myers 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)

I’ve always like the chemistry between these two.

I think they had a great working relationship because each knew they could kick the others butt!

Then there’s Marian, played by¬†Lucy Griffiths, who¬†is¬†5′ 6″ (1.68 m)

Daniela Denby-Ashe, N&S’s¬†Margaret Hale is 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)

Dawn French, who plays¬†Vicar Gerry, is the shortest from RA’s leading ladies, at just¬†5′ (1.52 m)

By the way, I think Dawn had to stand on a rather large box to balance out this promo image.

The things we do to snuggle up to a tall dark handsome man!

Images: RANet

So, which leading lady is closest to you in height?

Would Richard have to bow down to plant a kiss on your lips?

Richard Armitage and the word ‘Bulge’


Such an interesting word.

One of its definitions is:

A protruding part; an outward curve or swelling“.

Most of us associate it with putting on a bit of weight and feeling that out trousers are filled to capacity.

That would fit another definition:

A sudden, usually temporary increase in number or quantity”.

In 1944 there was The Battle of the Bulge.

In astronomy a bulge is a tightly packed group of stars within a larger formation.

On a TOTALLY UNRELATED note, here a picture of Lucas North:

You know what can cause bulges?

Hands in the pocket:

Then there are those unexpected bulge dangers lurking about…

The most ‘British’ Armitage Character

I’m siting here, in my plastic Union Jack bowler hat and matching g-string undies, drinking a nice Earl Grey with milk¬†from my Kate and William mug, and thinking which Richard Armitage character¬†is most ‘British’.

This is a toughy, and I’ll tell you why.

It all depends on the criteria.

1. John Porter and Lucas North have both risked their life for Queen and country, which would make them the biggest patriots.

On the other hand, we have no indication¬†of what their motives were when they chose their professions (I’m conveniently¬†ignoring the whole Lucas/John aspect).

2. John Standring represents the farmer, who works hard to provide food for British masses.

No matter where you’re from, farming is a tough business.

It’s people like John that keeps that giant¬†machine called Great Britain going.

3. John Thornton is a member of the new middle-class of successful manufacturers, who helped Britain become an economic power.

He’s the¬†quintessential Victorian Gentleman.

5. Guy, just because I know you ladies¬†like the scoundrel, and nothing says British like leather pants and a noose…

He looks like the type to wear boxer shorts that read: The Sheriff went to London, and all I got were these crap pants!

6. Look-wise Harry Kennedy¬†¬†is the most ‘British’, with his striped¬†jumper, corduroy trousers, and floppy hair.

His personality could be described as the stereotypical yummines we expect from a British lad.

He knows his Jane Austin films, and loves the British countriside.

Philip Turner could be put in the same category.

As I said, this is a tough one, so give me your choices for the most ‘British’ RA character!

Who is the most stereotypical?

Who embodies the best qualities associated with a British gentleman?

Slipping into the bedroom like Lucas

I was planning to write a tongue-in-cheek post about how Lucas and Adam visited a sleeping couples bedroom in the first episode of season 7 of Spooks.

The truth is a similar thing happened to me a few years back, and I dare say it was nothing like on TV.

Of course, I’m no terrorist, and I would imagine the thief that visited us that night was nothing like Lucas, or Adam for that matter.

We were staying in a flat in Cannes, in the South of France.

It was very hot, and we decided to keep the windows open for the night.

The realisation that someone had been walking around while you were sleeping is terrible.

At first I was angry I hadn’t woken up. Now I can’t imagine how traumatic that would have been.

The stages you go through once the realization of what happened are quite interesting.

The first is embarrassment Рwas I snoring or farting.

Then you go through shame – it was hot, did my nighty ride up,? Was my bum was in full moon mode?

Then you go ‘ninja style’ – if only I had woken up, I would have beat the crap out of the thug and taught him a lesson.

Then it hits you that you wouldn’t have done a thing if you were faced with the individual, and you start feeling vulnerable.

Then, every time you watch Spooks season 7 episode 1 you re-live the nasty  experience.

By the way, our gentleman caller had less sense than Lucas, and did not wear gloves.

Alas, the fingerprints he left after touching the wall and then pressing it to the window did not interest the French law enforcement.

Viva the French Police!

Instead of copying the data on our phones, our French thief just took off with ours, as well as with the passport, wallets, cameras, jewellery, duty-free goods.

He was kind enough to leave behind the rent-a-car keys, and he did end up dumping our documents under a palm tree a few kilometers down the road.

¬†I hope that one day he’ll climb through the widow of a John Porter- type, who does wake up, and does teach him a little lesson ūüėČ

Not All’s fair in Love, Lucas

Call me cynical, but I believe that there are two vital rules connected to love nowadays.

I wanted to explore how Lucas North fairs.

How very dare you even suggest that I may be a tad obsessed with the MI5 operative!

Ok, yes, I’m nuts about him…

The first rule is to never EVER let yourself be filmed or photographed in an intimate situation.

I don’t care how wonderful ¬†your SO is, how important, romantic, trustworthy this person may be, the chances are that the tape will last longer than the relationship.

 Lucas was dating the American CIA (short for: Can Aggravate All) blonde Ice Queen, with no sense of decency.

She’d do just about anything to get her way, and bugging his flat was no big thing.

I bet the woman was nuts and paranoid enough to record all of her bed buddies.

All for the good of the US of A.

My second rule of love is to never EVER get a tattoo or your lovers name or face. EVER!

I guarantee the ink will last longer than your relationship… or both of your lives.

It’s true that Lucas’ tattoos served a different purpose altogether.

They were about survival, fitting in with the rough crowd, partaking in the daily activities of the harsh prison life.

Lucas never got a tattoo to ‘celebrate’ his relationship with Sarah, if that’s her real name.

I think she looks like a Cruella Debitch.

What tattoo would he get of her anyway?

Her image on his skin would just give him frostbite.

Maybe a praying mantise would be more appropriate?

I wouldn’t think having a tattoo was beneficial for a spy.

Wouldn’t that make you more memorable?

Then again, those tight Lucas jeans etched themselves on the mind¬†of every female who¬†cast her¬†eyes on them, so I don’t think staying low-key was high on Lucas’ list.

I wonder if anyone has got a Lucas tattoo?

Maybe a  Richard Armitage tattoo?

The thought is a bit frightening.

How would you feel if Lucas North got your name tattooed on his bottom?

He did, you know.

Here is the proof!

This whole posts¬†reminds me of a fan who got a David Brent from ‘The Office” tattoo.

By the way, if you haven’t seen The British Office, you must do so, immediately!

That is some scary stuff…

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