This week is all love love luuuuuurv… Valentine’s Day is just ahead, and little love hearts are floating all around, already 💕. It’s not quite coincidence that it is this week that I am feeling the love, too. After the success of the #RichieHolidaySwap, plushie queen @_sinnamin organised a #RichieValentineSwap, and love-ly gifts were due this week. And I have really made a big haul, again. Look at what my swap partner Hariclea made for me:
What a fabulous idea – a custom RA fan book with lots of lovely pictures – and cheeky little comments to go with them. I was grinning from ear to ear when I read through my book. Hari really came up with some hilarious quips – like Guy celebrating his matching eye shadow and guy liner 😂 I love how unique it all is, with lots of hearts and glitter – and Hari in there, too, by way of her hand-written quips. (She invested dearly in it – sparkly hearts, and glitter pens, and even the little boxes she tidied her material all up in.
She’s way more organised and tidy than I am… ) It all came wrapped in a lovely little box containing chocolates and some romantic little tins for more shrining. How cute is that? Thank you Hari dear – I’ve been flicking through my book a few times now, and I am still laughing at the words you are putting in the chaRActers’ mouths… cheeky… naughty… funny!
And today, another gift has reached me – quite a surprise. Aaaages ago I met fellow fan Lemonjapp in London at the big fan meet on the occasion of the conversation with RA in the Old Vic. She had a little heart-shaped tin which she asked me to turn into a shrine for her. (It wasn’t that easy because the tin was tiny, an unusual shape and had no hinges.) In return she has now sent me this:
Bling!!! A bracelet that is made up of my favourite chaRActers. Wow – how cool is that? Guylty’s crown jewels are being added to. I have got a brooch too (made by sorely missed Agzy). Now, how could I wear RICHARD #cuterthanyou #wow #bae ARMITAGE (👈🏻 leaving this here as another piece of evidence how daughter-dear is messing with my auto-correct) on my ears???
Thank you to both the generous givers. Stunning gifts!
And lest you think that I am unaffected by the whole loveydovey Valentine’s mood, I am currently busy on the shrining bench, too. I am working with this:
More about the #RichieValentineSwap and from the shrining bench, soon!
Otherwise, I hope you feel the love, too. And maybe at least your ears are already on an eargasm with today’s release of David Copperfield narrated by OMG tots ma goats Sir Richard ‘lord of hots’ Armitage! #cute #hot #cuterthanyou #wow #bae ARMITAGE . I really have to do something about that auto-correct now…