RA Blog reunion day & hugs

Natazukii, over on Twitter, has organized a Richard Armitage blog reunion day for May 29th! That’s a cool idea, thank you for that, Nat. πŸ™‚ It just became May 29th here in The Netherlands an hour ago, so off I go with my post before I head to bed.

Natazukii’s blog was one of the blogs I used to frequent way back when because I loved all her “Stick-figure Richard” drawings. At that time I didn’t interact or react on message boards or blogs but I did really enjoy reading them. I became an Armitage fan back in 2006 but I was a ‘loner fan’, lurking on the C19 message board, where a lot of Richard discussion was happening, on websites, a few other message boards as the fandom split into more factions, and later on blogs as they popped up. Those blogs inspired me to start writing my own blog around 6 years ago. Mine is not solely dedicated to Richard, never has been, but he still pops up a lot and still remains my favourite actor.

So, if you ask, what I’ve been up to, all I can say is that I’m still happily married, the kids are getting big (18 and 16 now), I’m still working (albeit from home during this Corona crisis) and I’ve also been happily blogging. I’m still an Armitage fan but I also love very many other things that I blog about. I’m a late bloomer, always have been, so when I did finally start to blog, many of the Armitage bloggers I’d been reading were starting to slow down or stop. I don’t devour as obsessively anymore as I used to but I’m still pretty caught up with all the Armitage news and I’m still keeping out of fandom bust ups when they do happen (and they’ve been happening since the early days).

So, with nothing really interesting to report, I thought I’d just send out some lovely Richard Armitage hugs instead. Here goes…

… and then look forward to reading the blogs today during this reunion thing. I’ll be working, but hopefully in the afternoon/evening will have time to catch up. Here’s to the good old days and to all the wonderful Richard Armitage bloggers out there who made me want to become a blogger too. Thank you!

28 thoughts on “RA Blog reunion day & hugs

  1. Yay! So fun to read the first RA Blog reunion post. 😊 I LOVE the hug gifs… made me smile. It sounds like you are doing well. Have a great summer with your fam!

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  2. Esther I’m a late bloomer in everything and feel like a newbie in the fandom 2.5 years in now
    I love your blog because you are so down to earth and it is a safe haven for me
    I’ve met you and Rachel and Jane and Anne thru this fandom and cherish that!!
    Maybe we can try to have our own reunion down the road πŸ€—πŸ˜‚πŸ‘β€οΈ
    Have a great weekend

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          1. When we first went in 2012 neither of us knew ANY Dutch, and we thought it’s fine, they know English, but felt awkward not even being able to say thank you. Being able to read also makes travelling easier, as I can understand the signs by the roadside. πŸ™‚

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              1. I guess about once a year, when we’re passing through on our way to/from Sweden, as we have been driving there the last few years and usually take the ferry to Hoek van Holland. On the trip we were supposed to have taken in April, the plan was to stop at Keukenhof after getting off the ferry, so I’m sad we didn’t get to see it in person. We normally have at least one stop in the Netherlands, maybe two, because we like it there, and enjoy going to a local supermarket and see what interesting things we can bring back home with us. We tend to go to different places each time as well, to see more of the country. Whereabouts are you? πŸ™‚

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              2. Sounds good! Ah, Hoek van Holland. That’s a little over half an hour away from where I live. I never mention the exact town I live in on blog, but if you really want to know, you can contact me privately via the contact form. πŸ™‚
                I’ve only been to Sweden once, when I was 4 or 5. I don’t remember much, except that it was light really long (i wasn’t used to that, we lived in Israel at the time) and I didn’t want to go bed until it got dark.

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  3. Perfect blog post – an update, the interesting back story, and all topped off with a dosage of happy Armitage hugs. Couldn’t get better. A great read, Esther, and I am glad you joined the blog family when you did!

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    1. Hi Phylly! I only saw your comments today, they were caught in my spam filter. I trashed the other two (which were lovely as well) and just left the original comment up. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for reading, appreciating and commenting!

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