Happy weekend, everyone! I picked up Mr Guylty yesterday afternoon. He had a really long, good night’s sleep, and it is great to have him back home. Phew. Once again thank you for your kind wishes. If you ask me, they have made a difference! There’s more to this Earth than just what we can see and create with our own hands. There is an added dimension that allows the power of positivity to work its magic. Maybe you can call it the human spirit. In any case, and without sounding ga-ga, I believe that compassion and empathy work. At least for me. Thank you ❤️.
The obstinate parcel I mentioned in my last post, has also arrived. And it contains some amazing goodies for the auctions that you will very much enjoy, I am sure. The saga of receiving it, has actually had one positive effect. At least I now know which parcel carrier *not* to use for shipping Richard’s contribution to our auctions.
Yes, it will require courier shipping rather than ordinary mail service… there’s another hint for you.
Meanwhile, in the comments on the last post, we were still discussing RA’s enthusiastically secured and taped package. Which culminated in the idea that maybe, as a token gift, we should have some custom-tape printed for him. I mean, it surely will come in handy in many situations? Not necessarily for further donations to auctions (I do not want to develop any expectations – what applies to all of you, also applies to RA himself: There is never any obligation or expectation that people must donate items.)
The parcel saga continues, however, in that I know of further packages that are on their way from the US to me, sent to me well in time (and before I suggested that further donations may have to go into the December fundraiser) but for some reason stuck in some kind of parcel limbo… But we still have two weeks to go until Point Zero, so I am confident that all will be well. And as I always say: There will always be at least *one* more auction fundraiser 😉
But enough of that. Let’s get to our usual Saturday fun – the round-up, fiercely guarded by our dear leather man…
- Potential SPOILER but this comment from underwoodinc re. Stay Close sounds good
- I liked these sketches of Thorin by fishfingersandscarves
- Check out astrovian’s timeline for her visit of Edinburgh where she is walking in the footsteps of Mr Thornton
- Some anguished Guy in half-profile, courtesy of riepu10
- Goodness, no!!! Not another dead chaRActer!!! Richardarmitagefanpage posted an excerpt from The Sun where Richard Curtis talks about the vicar’s marriage
- Mininottingham has a work-out 😂
- Guys, check this adorable little cartoon by aninomori, on Richard’s surprise parcel. Too cute!
- A fan poster for The Stranger by drachedraws
- If you thought the mininottinghams couldn’t get any smaller, then OMG, look at this
- *giggle* Oh Mr Thornton, you poor, tortured fool… Posted by obi-wann-cannoli
- I love the way Thorin’s hair has been painted in this fan art by thunderstormscave
Too short a link list? I’ll give you a bonus picture from the surprise parcel by Richard. The poor man had to fill in the customs forms four (4!) times. Does this count as an autograph??? 😉
Have a great weekend, everyone, and stay tuned because the plan is: I’ll reveal the surprise donation two weeks before the auctions… sooooooon!