#EarthquakeAid for Turkey and Syria

Guylty has organized an impromptu charity sale of Richard Armitage items to benefit the victims of the terrible earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. All details on Guylty’s blog HERE.

I’m reading this an hour after the sale has gone live and see that some items are already gone. I have donated some magnetic bookmarks to the sale…

… and as I type this, those have not all be sold out yet. So, if you are so inclined and can spare a small amount, pop on over to Guylty’s Etsy shop and pick an item or two to benefit the #EarthquakeAid. Thank you!

Our Xmas Present for Richard is on the Way #DecemberFundRAiser

What a great end result for our December FundRAIser! The funds have been transferred to LOROS. Read all the details on Guylty’s blog below.

Guylty Pleasure

Hello! I come bearing glad tidings. The time has come to not only disclose the proceeds of our December fundraiser, but to also let you know that the deed has been done and the donation has been made. So the important bit first:

What a proud sum, so elegantly even 😉. How did we do that???? Well, here are the accounts for the fundraiser.

The auctions on eBay made a net profit of €2,103.35. The fixed-price sale on Etsy generated a net profit of €1,042.17. These are all net profits, i.e. the money that was transferred to me by eBay and Etsy. They already deducted their fees at source. (More about that below) We additionally received donations to the tune of €884.91. From the net profits of €4,030.64 we had to cover the postage costs of €575.81. These also include customs fees which I had to…

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The Fixed-Price Sale Is Now Live #DecemberFundRAiser

The fixed price sale for the December FundRAIser has just gone live. The announcement on Guytly’s site is HERE. Direct link to Guylty’s Etsy store is HERE.

I had a few placemats made for the occasion…

…lots of ’em, so they’re not selling out as quickly as some other items are, but in the 15 or so minutes since the sale has gone live, other stuff has already sold out, so take a gander quickly if you want to snap something up!

Modified to add a quote from Guylty’s text: “Note: Some items will be published in 2 batches. If you miss out on something that appears to be sold out, come back tomorrow morning when batch 2 goes live!”

The Richard magic mug

Guylty’s 2022 #DecemberFundRAiser has just gone live and it’s time to reveal the item that I have donated.

A few months ago, I came across an option to have your own personalised magic mug made and I thought, “Ooh, wouldn’t that be cool for some discreet Richard Armitage fangirling”! I couldn’t resist and had two made – one for myself that I’ve been using regularly and one still nice and pristine and new in its box. I’ve put the latter into the #DecemberFundRAiser auction on Ebay so that a fellow fan/well-wisher/Richardite can enjoy such a mug as well.

So the smaller box inside that bigger box that I showed in a blog post the other day…

… contains this mug! It looks like a nice and simple black mug…

…. but once you pour hot water into it, the magic happens and our Rich appears!

I chose three images for the mug (click on images to enlarge)…

As you finish your drink or the liquid cools down, the mug reverts to black again.

In recent weeks I’ve been using my own mug a lot for my cups of tea and am loving it. The mug is not dishwasher or microwave safe, so to keep the coating well, it needs to be handwashed. I’m sure Richard doesn’t mind being handled with care. My own mug did accidentally once find its way into our dishwasher but it luckily came out OK. So, it won’t explode or anything if you do so, but better not to. Richard deserves a long and sturdy life, after all.

You can bid on the new, unused mug HERE and I will send it out to the winner at the end of the week after the auction ends. Good luck to all bidders!

My sincerest apologies!

I received an e-mail from one of you wonderful readers in the US who had purchased a coaster in this year’s Richard Armitage Birthday Fundraiser and encountered a problem upon receipt.

She reported the following: “There was a USD 17.40 postage due charge attached to the item. According to my postman, because the item was rigid, it needed to be mailed as a package rather than as a letter.”

I have never had problems before including something flat in an envelope with a card or letter and I really hope other recipients of the coasters have not encountered a similar problem with my shipment!

This year I didn’t send my items via the post office but with codes I purchased from home. I guess I should have sent the coasters out as a “letterbox packet” and not as a “letter” (as per the rates stated here). I assure you I will pay better attention and more closely read the small print next time! I am so very sorry if I have inconvenienced anyone! If you purchased a coaster in the fundraiser and have any problems upon receipt please let me know (e-mail address: bookestherblog@gmail.com) and I will reimburse any additional postage costs.