2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #46

Last week I was thinking that Christmas this year is going to be quite different from the usual. An opportunity to do something different, including starting the preparations for it early – and enjoying it longer. Christmas baking, decorating the house with wreaths and vases of pine and fir, and lighting candles every evening. And…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #45

Brrr, anyone else have got this automatic reaction of šŸ˜¬ when the number 45 pops up anywhere? As in, “what has he done now?” Poor innocent number, tainted forever. Are you already in the Christmas present swing? I have been on a major spree lately. I had to get started early this year because Master…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #44

Without further ado – the weekly round-up Lathalea is still recording the reactions to the Hobbit DOS. Now on the appendices, part 4 Astrovian is going back toĀ O8 And since Astrovian has gaplessly giffed every single scene fromĀ O8, I am choosing another one – this one for the hilarious vanity of Claude Becker by way…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #43

Hello hello hello…ween over? As promised, here is the round-up, even if a day later.   Moxie-sketches thinks *that* is the best line fromĀ TH. What do you think? (I’m including this here for the fierce fan art, though ;-)) Starting off with the first of riepu10’s Halloween fan arts – Astrov (I’m scared) And following…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #42

Oops, I got distracted. I was getting this round-up together after breakfast this morning. And then I spontaneously decided to melt up all my candle stubs and make some new candles. It’s a time-consuming business, but cheapskates like me stop at nothing when it comes to reusing material *evillaugh*. Several hours later I have poured…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #41

Back to the Saturday slot. Have you seen the new interview with RA in today’s Times? [Note: Article behind pay wall. Look in the round-up below for a short-cut šŸ˜‰] Richard is really trying to get his image as a grump across… “I’m quite a socially distant person by nature. When I walk past a…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #39

This week I slightly dropped the ball. After kicking off the discussion about the fundraiser last week, I tried to keep up with the comments but still haven’t replied to each and every one of them. An ongoing project. I also need to reply to a number of e-mails that have reached me – they…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #38

Richard really has been throwing himself into campaigning for theatre lately. Well, with Covid wreaking havoc in an industry that relies on live events that are held in indoor spaces where social distancing is simply impossible, campaigning on behalf of the performing arts is badly needed and also very much welcome by those who enjoy…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #37

There we have it. Dublin is back in lockdown, more or less. Despite warnings and requests for cooperation, the rising Covid infection numbers did not motivate people to take more care and keep their distance. From yesterday, Dublin has been placed under stricter restrictions than the rest of the country. We are back to working…