Yes, it's birthday week in my household, as well as in Armitage-land. My husband's big day was on the weekend, and my younger son (much to his chagrin) shares a birthday with RA. But all of those many candles did not create the smoke that has been blanketing the province of British Columbia. The cause … Continue reading It’s Not from the Birthday Candles!
Yesterday, before my flight home to Vancouver, I woke up thinking of a song that hadn't entered my mind in many years. Even though I am not particularly religious, I love good country gospel music, where passionate belief has sparked such creative beauty. "When I Sing for Him" is a song by Porter Wagoner, sung … Continue reading Coming Home
Last glimpse of the mountains on the flight out of Vancouver: The song I sang in my head during the turbulence, telling myself "Everything's Alright": https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ugYB3VxpivU The first glimpse of Toronto through the window: The song I sang in my head as we began our descent: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iTfB8Q6DpZ0
Hint: Only one of them is mine.
I finally signed up for an AudibleUK subscription. (UK seems to have more titles I want than the Canadian site.) I took the plunge so I could order the new police procedural written by Joy Ellis and narrated by Richard Armitage. I enjoy a good murder mystery and this series set in England's Fens seemed … Continue reading Their Lost Daughters – Audiobook
At the end of June, I went to see Macbeth at Western Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festival, Bard on the Beach. My younger son read the Scottish play in his high school English class this year, so I had wanted to take him to see a performance. I thought about the National Theatre Live … Continue reading I Saw a Play and the RA Fan A to Z: F
No, Raymond, not that beach! And don't you own a bathing suit? It's going to be hot! (Blurry picture of the Guylty RAPS that will, of course, accompany me.) We're heading for our annual trek to Osoyoos, British Columbia for a week in the sun. Here's the view last year from the window of the … Continue reading Heading to the Beach!
Last week, my son's school year was finally done and I had a one-evening reprieve from my killer workload. A group of 7 female colleagues from my office went to its first movie night (of many, I hope), choosing to see Ocean's 8. We tried for a group of 8 in the spirit of the movie, but … Continue reading Group of 7 Watch Ocean’s 8
Time for a few more answers to Guylty's 2018 Fan A to Z Challenge. (Continued from here.) B. Which of his chaRActers do you think RA is most like? Which is he most unlike? Richard Armitage has recently talked about being quite like Rowan Jackman, the detective in his latest audiobook project, Their Lost Daughters by Joy … Continue reading Richard Armitage Fan A to Z Challenge: B to E
What the heck is going on this week? I have had some really strange experiences. Some are of my own making, like staying at my empty office with my teenage son until midnight last night while spurring him on to finish his final school project of the year. Done... and now I know way more … Continue reading Weirdness in the Air