So, yeah, I probably should have mentioned this earlier but it’s been quite crazy around here, so I haven’t been in the right headspace to do so. About a week or so ago I received the item I won in the auction of the 2022 December FundRAiser: the Thorin Oakenshield’s belt buckle necklace! It came in such a beautifully crafted box and it is perfect for discreet Richard Armitage fangirling. It’s really lovely and I’m very happy to be the new owner.
Not only did I receive this lovely Richard-themed Christmas item, a little over a week ago Mr E and I and two good friends of ours went on our yearly Christmas market trip to Germany. This time we visited Heidelberg, which is only 30 km south of where I used to live in the 1980s. We left on the Friday (the 9th) and spent two nights there, right in the center of the old town. My younger brother also came and met up with a good friend of his there but met us in the evenings. On our last morning (Sunday) we were even greeted with a dusting of snow, which made everything look even more magical.
On our way back, we also stopped by Heppenheim, where my dad used to work and where I lived for a bit with my family. We used to live in the yellow house in the first picture. The white house is the “Martin Buber Haus” where my dad used to work and where I have also worked in the little library that house used to have (I don’t know if it’s still there). The small town center/marketplace is only a minute’s walk away from the Buber Haus. It was really fun to get away for a weekend.
I addition to all this Christmas stuff, we also have Richard’s Christmas message which landed on Tiktok, and thankfully also on Instagram…
A few snapshots from that video. So cute to see him so happy and relaxed!
He suggests giving to Shelter this holiday season, supporting the homeless. Link is HERE if you are so inclined.
It’s been really busy and somewhat challenging of late, but these are definite highlights during this Chistmas/Richardmas season of lights.