2017 Armitage Weekly Round-up #30

Hello everybody – a little delay today. Not really because I wanted rest – but because I am babysitting my god-daughter (7) as her baby brother’s arrival is imminent. Very exciting… At the same time, I am also awaiting the arrival of my son. He is coming home today after interrailing Europe from Portugal to Croatia for the last two months, and I can’t wait to have him back. He has just finished school, received fabulous exam results, and has been offered his first choice of subject/university to start studying in Trinity College Dublin. Proud mama… 😊

So with a little delay, here is the customary Saturday morning Weekly Round-up, this week – of course – dominated by birthday wishes for Mr A. Enjoy!

  1. Flowers and Guy. A contradiction in terms? Beautiful fan art by igotanadixxon
  2. And here is another by lauraday61
  3. A really short AU!Thorin… thought up by omgtoomanyfandomsme
  4. Imagine this… I think that is the only reason I would approve of selfies for… Posted by tinkertailor1212
  5. Glady focusses on the essentials of a recent new photo…
  6. And here is a picture compilation by her of Armitage’s new work in the last 12 months – impressive
  7. A nice birthday edit by lauraday61
  8. Is this your favourite of Richard’s costumes? Picture set by queenoferebor1204
  9. A happy birthday card from totallyradioactive15
  10. LOL. Thegnotesot creates a little story from Hobbit BTS footage. Funny
  11. Oooh, I totally love riepu10’s set of gifs for RA’s birthday
  12. Fantastic! Look at these digital drawings by b-a-g-g-i-n-s-h-i-e-l-d for Richard’s birthday – brilliant
  13. Consbastony draws her favourite Armitage characters for his birthday
  14. Really nice graphics on this birthday card for Richard by riepu10
  15. life-is-righteous asks a question. Personally, I think there is a correlation between one and the other(s)
  16. Aquilea-of-the-lonely-mountain was travelling New Zealand last year and came across this wonderfully appropriate sign
  17. Simple, but nice – another birthday card by miniatureinternetsalad
  18. A moving birthday card by riepu10
  19. Moodyhedgie’s birthday picture for Richard
  20. Simple but nice edit for Richard’s birthday by mezzmerizedbyrichard
  21. Confetti for Richard’s birthday by b-a-g-g-i-n-s-h-i-e-l-d
  22. Modern!Thorin. Not sure whether I personally like that kind of look – but amusing to look *at*
  23. Love the colours in this edit by miniatureinternetsalad
  24. LOL – a What a Guy wants edit that really makes me laugh. By nfcomics
  25. And finally I leave you with the fantastic advice by badskippy – too true

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Now back to babysitting.

Guylty ❤️

42 thoughts on “2017 Armitage Weekly Round-up #30

  1. Wie schön, dass der Bub wieder heil zurück ist.
    Und hey Trinity! Fantastisch. A. kriegt heute noch ein Leuchten in den Blick, wenn sie von ihrem Besuch dort berichtet. Und ihr damals erworbenes T-Shirt ist im Dauereinsatz beim Sport 🙂

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  2. How cool that your son got into Trinity! Congrats! And interrailing for 2 months sounds fun, but yeah, can so imagine it’s good to have him back.
    Enjoy the babysitting, hope baby arrives healthy and happy. 🙂

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  3. Congrats to your son! (My first thought as a worrier mum… weren’t you worried about him away on his own travelling for two months?)

    Great roundup! Thanks for pulling it together. Not so sure about Guy-with-Flowers! I love the #7 birthday edit. And the Armitage Rd with No Exit in#16… how true! Also liking the final #25.

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    • I think I am too much of an adventurer myself and therefore didn’t really feel all too worried. He was travelling with three other lads, and interrailing is something that I always regretted not doing when I was his age. So I was keen for him to live my unfulfilled dreams… Plus, in the age of social media, free wifi and WhatsApp, I got several long phonecalls as well as messages and photos from him, so it felt as if we were able to get in touch. And finally – as a mum, you really know your child and you know how responsible, sensible and careful they are. My son tends to be quite level-headed and responsible, so I was lucky in that regard. ☺️
      Armitage Rd and no Exit – pretty much what stumbling across Armitage in one of his roles (and then checking him out on the internet) is like, eh? An apt description of the Armitage fandom experience 😂

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  4. I’ve had a fun time looking at all the things you found; especially love Paula’s gifs.

    Once again, congratulations on your son’s academic achievements. I’m glad he was able to travel safely. It’s exciting to enter university; a prestigious one, even more. He’ll continue to do you and your husband proud. I pray his experience is a positive one; that he’ll make good friends and find his professional calling.

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    • Thank you, B – he is so excited, and so pleased that he got what he wanted. The campus is 10 minutes by foot from where we live, so that is very convenient. And he is proud to continue a family tradition (his father studied in TCD, his grandfather teaches there, and there are numerous ancestors involved with the university.) The term will start in 3 weeks’ time.

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      • Yay! Tradition is a good thing. There’s still time for him to get ready for them and – more importantly for you and John Standring – time for him to still be your boy and have you pamper him. Once he’s gone…you know how it goes. Hopefully, in a few years, you’ll gain a daughter you like! 😉

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        • I’m really enjoying my young adult son. He is great fun to be with, and it is exciting to see the world through his eyes and his experiences. I know my importance in his life will diminish from now on, and that hurts, but I am certain that we have a bond that can not be broken.

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  5. Congratulations! All your family can be proud. The discovery of Trinity College was a big surprise to my family. He deserved this opportunity through his work his obstinacy his will. Je lui souhaite bon vent.

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      • Me too I am envious.
        My son will study next year in a computer engineer school, a good one, but half famous, 440kms far from home.This year the superior competitions of access to “Grandes Écoles” left many students aside, many of the others students have no adequate affectation that pleases them. So half of the companions of my son have to repeat their year. Nevertheless my son is happy to study in a black, continental: cold in winter hot in summer, sad town : Clermont Ferrand near the famous volcanoes central mountains, because he will study what he has chosen and loves the most…
        After Connemara my daughter modifies her wishes and wants to go on studying biology ( for a second year) at the university.

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        • In the end, it is most important to be able to study what they are really interested in. Never mind the place. I am sure he is going to have a ball even in Clermont Ferrand…

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  6. Congratulations to your son for his admission to Trinity. And congratulations to you for raising him. I’m sure you had something to do with that. Great roundup. I think the underwear is my fav choice for a costume. When it comes to Richard, less is definitely more.

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  7. That is fab!!! Gosh, the place is so fabulous!! I always dreamed of studying in one of these really old colleges 🙂 And then went to a very modern one when given the choice LOL But i bet he will love it there and you should all be very proud of him, as you are! And a bit of sibling rivalry is good for T ;-))) Nice to have him back though 🙂
    And the new baby is soooo cute!! 🙂

    Guy with flowers… his face would be.. LOL.. lovely cards though, it’s always such a nice occasion for creativity… sigh.

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    • Oh Guy himself is disgusted with romantic flowers, I am sure. But I suspect that if it was the dearest wish of a lady close to his heart, he would comply. Only behind closed doors, though…
      And dito re. old college. When I won a scholarship to Dublin way back in the day, I was disappointed it wasn’t grand old TCD but a concrete bunker in the suburbs 😂. Mind you, my own alma mater was founded in 1402, so it was pretty old in its own right…

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