Hooray, I am having the first of a string of holidays. I am off this morning on a little trip over to the West of Ireland, accompanying my visitor who has booked us into a holiday flat in the picturesque little town of Westport. Wi-fi willing, I will still be slow to react over the next four days, but I will have a couple of posts scheduled to keep up the momentum of the RA Challenge ♡. I am surprised how much fun I am having with that challenge. And with posting every day. The latter is something that I have always refused to do over any length of time (a week here and there for a charity drive the honorable exception). For exactly the same reason that I now find it so utterly irresistible – I love the constant on-blog-chat, and I feel the strong pull of that little orange dot on the bell symbol that notifies me of new comments… Thing is, I probably wouldn’t be able to keep up with daily posts if it wasn’t for a ready list of topics that I have to write about every day. But well, I am enjoying it while it lasts… Only six of them to go, though 😥…
Well, once that is over, I may have more time left for another of my vaguely RA-related schemes. My sewing project came to a stand-still because I had run out of fabric in early March. I could’ve re-ordered my fabric, but I wanted to wait with another shipment until I had designed the third version of my fabric design. In the meantime, I stacked up on lots of sewing material – I ordered new wax cloth, bought lots of lovely trims and ribbons in Germany, and a trip to Ikea yielded new scissors and thread. AND I finally got my third design done. The printed fabric showed up on my doorstep yesterday, and now I am itching to sew another batch of bags for another round of gift-bombing fun. Fingers crossed that I get to it upon my return on Wednesday.
Right, after all this, let’s dig into the spoils of this week’s tumblr dive.
- Guy Day was yesterday, but heck, it’s *always* Guy time. Check out lyledebeast’s Three Reasons Why I Love Guy of Gisborne
- Not sure whether this is just a filter or a digital drawing, but this vaguely cubist picture of Thorin by ausschweifendemotte is beautiful
- Forgive me if I am losing track of the RA Challenge posts on tumblr – here is #9 by mezzmerizedbyrichard – and it is always worth while being reminded of the funniest scenes…
- Miss Quick Response strikes again – no sooner is Richard seen with green parka
reminiscent of German 1980s TV detectiveand Sinnaminie creates a new plushie. I have to say, in this case fiction is cuter than reality…
- Riepu10 takes her extraordinarily useful gif filmography to part 3 – from Shakespeare Retold to Spooks
- Hehe, orangesinnumerable seems to have a similar obsession with gloves as I do (see my post from yesterday) – here’s a handy gif
- And she tops it off with hands-UP the strongest forearm porn since 2013
- In lieu of all her other answers to the RA Challenge, here is totallyradioactive15’s numbers 15 and 16
- Nfcomics is as cheeky as always. Hint hint. What a Guy wants…
- A moment with Francis Dolarhyde that makes my heart strangely miss a beat, captured by riepu10 – just that wide-eyed amazement when Francis understands something…
- Ok, I admit – since #20 in the RA Challenge, I have been obsessed with NS fan fiction. I welcome this gif set by thedamnstars
- In the same vein, I was looking at this gif set, thinking “oh, Margaret only reaches up to John’s shoulder”, when I noticed that that was exactly the point of this gif set by the aptly named loveofromance
- Ok, last one, I swear: Riepu10’s character study of Mr Thornton… *swoon*
- I hope I haven’t already linked to number 25 of clematis70’s RA audio quiz
- For some reason I really didn’t appreciate this photo of Richard at an EPIX event 2016. I am glad marrasquutamo has reposted it
Hope you have enjoyed that!
Due to my absence, I have scheduled #26 of the RA Challenge ♡ for tomorrow.
And now keep your fingers crossed that my freshly healed toe will actually see some action on my trip to the West. I want to get some beach walks and hill hikes in, tick off a few castles and prehistoric monuments from my membership card for Irish Heritage, and enjoy the great Atlantic outdoors…