A Message from the “New Owner” to You

The Custodian has asked me to pass on a message to you all: “I am so overwhelmed – in a good way – with the wonderful sentiments and all the lovely and truly touching comments on my LOROS and RA ramblings, especially, of course, with respect to my personal hospice story.  We all have a story. I…

Milestone Post Number 2 #RA50Auctions

Goodness me. Milestones. There are milestones everywhere. Sooooo… the 50 birthday auctions are all live. The last one went online at 5.35pm. And since then my phone has been buzzing like a mad beehive with all the bid notifications. That can only mean one thing: We are passing the milestones at a rapid pace. Well,…

Spotlight on Crafters and Creatives #RA50Auctions

May I tempt you a little bit more? Yes, it’s got to be done. Because we have more thank yous to announce, another spotlight to turn on. It’s now our fabulous crafting donors’ turn. Yes, some have already been mentioned in yesterday’s donor spotlight. But our new baby – the fixed-price sale – needs as…

Spotlight on Donors and Donations #RA50Auctions

Now that Guy is out of the way (…), let’s give some love and attention to the part of the auctions that actually started this whole fundraiser initiative. I am talking about the fan item auctions, the idea for which I can’t claim for myself. The first auction of fan items in this fandom *that…

In Memoriam Fedoralady Angie

Life is full of joy and sadness, and sometimes those two extremes come close together. It is with great sadness that I have heard of fellow fan Angie’s unexpected passing, and I would like to take a moment to remember “one of us” who shaped the fandom early on and has left her mark. I…

Mark Your Calendar for the #RA50Auctions

Here’s something to shake up the stupor of silly season (more fittingly called „pickles season“ in German, Saure-Gurken-Zeit): Behind the scenes the first preparations have been set in motion. In a month’s time, the (annual) fundraiser in honour of Richard’s birthday will be coming up again. So it is high time that I give you…

2021 Armitage Weekly Round-up #19

Many thanks first of all for the interesting comments and replies you left on my fandom post the other day. It is always interesting to hear your views on our fandom. There were many replies both here and on Twitter, and in some cases I was (unhappily) surprised to read about struggles and insecurities that…

Fascination Fandom

A couple of days ago I had a really interesting conversation. I am still wondering why it happened at all, but the context is this: My son is currently travelling in South Eastern Europe with a friend. Master Guylty was calling from the Greek island of Samothraki on Sunday, and by way of conversation I…

Good Things Are A-Coming

I was looking for a reason to write a blog post today because I wanted to update you on something personal. You know what I am like – I dislike too much „I“ on my Armitage-centric blog. I am – figuratively – typing through my gritted teeth right now, because I also strongly dislike starting…