Scarves Aren’t That Bad…

… when worn by the right people… I mean, Claude Becker and the Armitage original… that’s almost identical!!! But yeah, I am deliberately leaving out the “mustard scarf of evil” as sported by Sir Guy… Can’t remember Lucas North ever wearing a scarf. He probably had bronchia of steel. But look, even Portah gets a…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #25

Ooooh, number 25. Let’s celebrate! New picture? I’m not sure what the source of this image is, but I like the natural hair colour in this. And I am laughing at the casual little scarf. So “artist”. Or German. That’s what my Irish children claim. They say you can always tell a German by the fact…

Happy Mail & 🌳🌲 for #FlatRichie

When you receive Sgt Portah in the post, that really counts as happy mail, doesn’t it? My mantlepiece in my study has been redecorated. One of Ani’s RA drawings had to make way for Sgt. Portah, courtesy of Kate. (You can actually see the insides of the card – which I selfishly kept to myself…

OT: A Different Kind of Father’s Day

Father’s Day is already over. But today is *my* father’s day. His 6th anniversary. I have never really liked the convention of remembering loved ones by the date of their death. It’s as if their defining feature was their passing – instead of their life. But I admit, it is a handy occasion to remember…

“Now And Then” – Richard to Star in LGTBQ+ Drama

Now, *this* is some exciting news. More so than yesterday’s “Quark” news. According to the Hollywood Reporter again, Richard is signed up to play the lead in an LGTBQ+ drama, taking the role of a middle-aged gay man who revisits his past and who works through his relationship with his mother. Says Richard: With Armitage…

So, The Priest Film Is On

It almost seemed forgotten – especially with the pandemic putting an end to all film productions for the time being. But now the Hollywood Reporter *exclusively* (!!) claims that the project is back on track – and put Richard right on top billing. I am kind of non-plussed by the news. Well, let’s say I…

Overdue #FlatRichie Logbook Catch-up

Before I get back to replying to the many comments that have accumulated over the last couple of days – many thanks for taking the time to respond, everyone; I appreciate your thoughts and replies very much – I want to catch up with Flat Richie. I had promised to go through the log book,…

Podcast Transcript and a Few Comments

After my whining and moaning yesterday – good to get if off my chest, lads, and thank you for entertaining my whingeing – I’ve decided to give candidness a little try. As I said, I’ve been chewing over my approach to my self-censoring blogging, and what brought it to the fore this time was actually…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #23

Why is it that with the easing of lockdown restrictions, the weather in Ireland promptly turns wet and cold? Murphy’s Law, I guess. So I am retreating into my craft room today, to face this mess.  The home improvements are continuing, and I have a sneaky plan involving the collected outgrown denims of the past…