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…

Mostly OT Updates

OMG, the excitement doesn’t end. Or rather – whatever goes for excitement these days. So here comes a little update on the grievances and occurrences that have been keeping me distracted for a moment or two this week. This morning we had four plain clothes detectives in my house, searching one of the premises that…

Entertainment Ahead

Just a couple more days until Richard’s Korean sci-fi drama is released on Netflix. It’s not big time my genre, and let’s face it, he’s not going to be the main focus of that film, but I’ll give it a go. Can’t say that his facial shrubbery convinces me, but well… Bonus points for Irish…

Happy Christmas, Nonetheless

The bread for breakfast tomorrow morning is proofing. A Christmassy gingerbread dessert for dinner tonight is cooling in the fridge. The gifts for my favourite supermarket employees have been handed over. The presents are wrapped and under the tree. In many ways, the run up to Christmas 2020 has been much less stressful than usual.…

A Whole Week of Fun! #2020DecemberFundRAiser

Mark your calendars, here comes the official announcement! Following suggestions, requests and demand, there will be a December Fundraiser to brighten up the dark winter month. See it as a fun Christmas countdown that will start at the beginning of the month: We are going to kick off the fundraiser with a number of 3-day…

Halloween RAPS Raffle Results

Hot… hot… hot… off the press We’ve got two winners for the two 2020 Halloween RAPSes. Randompicker has spoken, and The Great Bite (right) will go to Helen, while the Mini Boo goes to Ilaria. Congratulations, ladies. (I think I still have your addresses, so you can expect a package, soon :-)) As always –…

Hello Again, So Nice To See You! #RABlogReunion

When Nat tweeted at the beginning of May and suggested a RA blog reunion to find out what people had been up to, I initially did not think the call for the blogging event was addressed at me but at all those bloggers who I remember from my early days in the fandom and many…

Service Sunday

Hello everybody. First of all many thanks for sharing your tips regarding hand care. It really helped me to find a solution for my current skin problem. Keeping your advice in mind, I dug out a mega tub of medicinal skin cream my hubster had been prescribed last year for a persistent dry patch on…