2018 Armitage Weekly Round-up #15

Hello all, I am back from my short trip, and I just want to get this round-up out there, even though it is already Thursday. The trip was fantastic – we had four days of sunshine, no rain, and temperatures around the 20°C mark. That’s it, Irish summer done. But oh, this country is glorious when it is mild and sunny. I travelled to the Northwest coast of Ireland with a friend, moving on to the Northern tip of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. A couple of impressions courtesy of iPhone:

 

Anyway, here’s the weekly round-up – late courtesy of flaky wi-fi.

  1. Thorinnnnn spotted some official TH merchandise. And I completely agree – what were they thinking????
  2. Thanks to mezzmerizedbyrichard for capturing this split-second gem
  3. Lego-martin is becoming one of my favourite tumblrs. This is so cool. Do you remember RA saying how he and Graham McTavish spent a lot of their waiting time on set??? Click and laugh!
  4. Here’s a Lego scene by thorinnnn – sweet!
  5. I don’t know why, but for some reason I always thought that this was a b/w picture? Anyway, that genuinely happy scene is always nice to post. Probably my favourite shot of RA by Sarah Dubnn. Seen at jassy2101
  6. Ok, since the fourth was with you on Thursday, here is the obligatory Star Wars reference: Richard and Star Wars. Although the jury is still out on the first image in riepu10’s set. Is that really RA?
  7. I have a feeling that this picture posted by deepestfirefun is a manip. But boy is it convincing. Casual, silver, precious *thud*
  8. Here’s a nice question for RA fans posted by zyxst: What do these chaRActers taste/smell like? My answers: a salty sea breeze, a crisp winter’s day just after it has snowed, leather-steel-and-forge, and gun powder. Your answers?
  9. More lego fun by thorinnnnn. So funny
  10. Ausschweifendemotte has some nice screenshots of the Wolverine BTS video
  11. Couldn’t agree with krumcake more! And now that we are talking about it, I am asking YOU what you think!
  12. Lucas North in glorious profile and talking on the phone, giffed by mezzmerizedbyrichard. Always a winner!
  13. Oh, and sorry for the double by mezzmerizedbyrichard, but this just goes straight to the heart
  14. Riepu10 combines static imagery with gifs. Nice!
  15. Another double, this time thorinnnnn, but it’s simply too good!

I have lots of stuff to catch up with. I haven’t finished Wolverine yet, and I really want to get started on a little summer project. Oh, and I have had some good news today from my major client. Looks like they might need me a bit longer than they thought, and they have asked whether I might be available after the initially suggested end of contract. Fingers crossed – I like the client, I know the work, and I can do with the income.

Cheerio,

Guylty ❤

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30 thoughts on “2018 Armitage Weekly Round-up #15

    • Yep, making hay while the sun shines… In both respects. We had the best of the weather, too, and really made the most of it with a hike every day and some interesting sights on the way.

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  1. Glad you have extra fundage coming in! Looks as if your Pop!Thorin had a better time at the beach than mine did and beautiful country!

    Thanks for the round up!

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    • Hehe, yes. I didn’t exactly ask for a raise (because I am quite happy with what they are paying, anyway), but I did make it clear that I had reactivated other clients already.

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  2. Beautiful country, it’s been nearly ten years since we were there – a return trip is well overdue! Glad to hear you had a lovely trip.
    Good news about the job, hope it all works out for you. 🙂
    Thank you for another great roundup, and for the link love. I don’t blog my original stuff all that often these days, but with hubby working away at the moment I can gif and edit to my heart’s content 😉 All I need is some inspiration and some new material to work with lol.

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    • When you come back, make it May or September to catch the nice weather. Ireland is absolutely gorgeous when the sun shines.
      And hehe, I am glad your hubby is currently working away so we are getting the benefit of that, too. I second your request for new material, though.

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      • We spent the whole month of September there, and we had just five days days when it rained – even then, it wasn’t constant.

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        • That’s the good thing about the frequent rain in Ireland: It never rains for long. You get a heavy shower – and then it ends as abruptly as it started, the sun comes through, and within minutes it looks as if it never even rained in the first place…

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  3. Really beautiful pictures, Ireland´s definetely on my list for future holidays.
    Great news from your client. Glad you can work for them longer.

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    • I can only recommend Ireland – and the photos up there are not even the best I took but only what I had ready on my iPhone… So there’s even more natural beauty to be found here…

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  4. Das sieht doch alles sehr sonnig aus… in jeder Hinsicht. Ich freue mich für dich und drücke dir die Daumen, was hoffentlich helfen wird, da du ja aus einem “Daumen-drück-vertrauten” Umfeld stammst. 😉

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    • Ja, die Sonne scheint gerade wieder – draußen, aber auch in meinem Gemüt. Hatte ein paar eher bedrückte Tage, aber irgendwie geht immer wieder alles weiter. Danke dir!

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  5. What a great surprise to log on and find all these goodies. Hmm, no Guy? Still, Lucas was sublime. Yet again, I’m railing at what they did to him. Even worse than ending up among the cold drinks. If he had to go, it should have been in a blaze of glory like our dwarf king or our favourite dark knight.

    Such beautiful scenery you have over there, and it was a rare treat so see Pop!Thorin again. I shall be crossing fingers, toes (and eyes?) that the work will come flooding in very soon. The not too taxing kind, but lucrative with plenty of luxury travel.

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    • I know, very little Guy this time. But well, lots of other heroes. Lucas’ demise is something I prefer to ignore. It was ignominious! Grah!
      Ireland is a beautiful part of the world indeed. And part of its attraction are actually the people. We had a number of really nice encounters that made our day.
      And yes, hoping for some kind of new work arrangement that will somehow continue the phase of stability that I had been experiencing the last three years.

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    • According to experience and statistics, the best months to travel are May and September. That’s when rainfall is the least. So if you can move your trip closer to September, you’re better off. Definitely avoid anything from late October to end of February. Otherwise: it’s a great, little country to travel in. I’d recommend you travel around, rent a car and go along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s coast road from the top to the bottom of the island. It’s stunning! And make sure you also book some B&B’s on your journey because that way you get the full Irish experience with friendly and chatty landlords/ladies. Oh, and do let me know if you book anything. If you are passing through Dublin, I’d love to meet.

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      • Thanks! We’ve been looking at some self-guided tours with car and hotels booked and it looks like Dublin would be a stop. It would be great to meet! I’ll let you know if/when it happens. (We’ve got to book an August trip to Toronto, first, for my niece’s wedding.)

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        • Sounds good! Dublin definitely should be a stop, but don’t stay too long. Two days are enough. Imho the rest of the country is more impressive, particularly the West coast. Don’t attempt to do the whole island in two weeks; just concentrate on one half. Then you have time to enjoy stops in stately homes, the castles, the coastline, the beaches, the churchyards and monasteries, the dolmens and ringforts – and the chats with the people you meet along the way. Irish people are generally friendly and very happy to chat. Hehe, and so am I, assimilated as I am, so we’ll have to meet, and I’ll give you a tour of a grand Georgian house that has still many of its original features and is much like a living museum 😉

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          • Good advice! We may only be able to do a week to 10 days, partly because we will be taking the (then) 17 year-old out of school. It will be his last year of high school. And then if the 23-year-old comes, he can’t miss too much work. I’ll let you know what happens.

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            • In that case, it is even more important that you don’t overdo it and not attempt to get the whole country in. Stick to only one half, possibly one quarter of the island and instead take your time there. Get out of the car to walk an hour every day to experience nature. Anyway, let me know closer to the time and I’ll give you even more unsolicited advice 😉

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