A Lovely Richard Armitage Package Arrived from @GladyRoland !

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My care package from Glady showing the top of the lid, the inside of the box, the R-A necklace, hand-written note, and front side of the customized Thornton sachet.

A couple of weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a drawing for a “thank you” gift provided by fellow admirer Glady for participating in the fundraiser spearheaded by Guylty in the Syrian Children’s Relief campaign. Actually, I believe Glady herself was initially drawn as the winner… what are the odds? LOL. Glady immediately got in touch with me and sent a lovely e-mail introducing herself and promised the package would be on its way shortly.

 

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Showing the gorgeous John Proctor on the inside of the gift box lid, and the back side of the Thornton sachet!

I received it this weekend and was so touched. Not only the beautiful gift box with the R-A necklace as promised, but she included a lovely hand-written letter that brought tears to my eyes and a personalized scented sachet, knowing that it was Mr. Thornton who lured me into this fandom. Doesn’t it look lovely on my dresser?

 

 

 

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Glady’s stage door photo of Richard Armitage taken at The Old Vic, Sept. 13, 2014.

And last but not least, Glady included a framed Stage Door photo taken by her daughter after the final Saturday night performance of The Crucible. I particularly love this one because he has a very gracious smile on his face and little crinkles showing at the corner of his eyes. I have it in my office next to another framed photo sent by Guylty of her gorgeous Berlin premiere Richard.

I feel so blessed. As fabulous as Richard is, it’s the fellowship with clever, warm-hearted admirers around the world that brings me the most joy.

Thank you, Glady! ((((Hugs!))))

 

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23 comments

  1. Perry · October 12, 2015

    Lovely gift. What kind of furniture polish do you use? Your dresser is gleaming.

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    • jholland · October 12, 2015

      Isn’t it lovely? Re: dresser… I use Old English brand lemon oil, but it’s more the finish on the dresser. (I have other furniture that also gets the lemon oil and doesn’t ever do this!) This we inherited from Hubby’s grandparents and it just gleams.

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  2. Guylty · October 12, 2015

    What a beautiful care package! Lucky you 🙂 And lovely that you let us all see it. That picture is great, and the necklace is really classy. Glady is a lovely lady! (As are you, Lady Luck matched it well :-))

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    • jholland · October 12, 2015

      Yes, isn’t it just the total package? (Kind of like RA himself, no?) Glady is fabulous and I hope we have the start of a long-lasting friendship. =)

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      • Guylty · October 12, 2015

        🙂 yup, there may be a correlation between the conduct of the man and the conduct of the fan… Although I think that Glady is simply lovely ❤

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        • Glady (@GladyRoland) · October 13, 2015

          Blushing! I just realized as some point that something wonderful is happening on your blog and I wanted to be part of it. I am definitely looking forward for the next cRAfty challenge 🙂

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        • jholland · October 13, 2015

          Aw… now I’m blushing too. =) And you have given me an idea, though probably an idea for next year at the rate I’m going.

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      • Glady (@GladyRoland) · October 13, 2015

        I certainly have the same hopes!!! If I am “fabulous” it’s just because I am lucky to be part of a fabulous group of fabulous ladies x

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        • jholland · October 13, 2015

          I’ve never been a part of a fandom before this one, so I can’t directly compare… but it does seem that there is something special here. Oh, and welcome to commenting!

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  3. Esther · October 12, 2015

    Beautiful! All of it! 🙂

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    • jholland · October 12, 2015

      It is! Makes me smile every time I look at it!

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  4. Glady (@GladyRoland) · October 13, 2015

    Thank you for the lovely post J.! I am delighted to get in touch with you in this way and I do hope we’ll stay in touch.
    Hugs back!

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    • jholland · October 13, 2015

      Yes… we will! When you get the time! I know you’re in the middle of a real-life time crunch!

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  5. suzy · October 13, 2015

    What a splendid gift! Great picture 🙂 Arranged as a total work of art ❤

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    • jholland · October 13, 2015

      Well, it was… I caught little sister wearing the necklace last night and found everything was a bit rearranged. LOL. No harm done, though! Kids are like curious monkeys at times…

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  6. linnetmoss · October 13, 2015

    Beautiful setting for these delectable gifts 🙂

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    • jholland · October 13, 2015

      Just one problem… the 4 year old is just tall enough to be at face level with the box and to see there’s something new to be investigated… LOL

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  7. Gratiana Lovelace · October 13, 2015

    Thanks for sharing! RA Fan connections are gReAt to hear about! And that was quite the wonderful gift package by Glady! Well done!

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    • jholland · October 13, 2015

      Isn’t it, though? I agree… I love reading about interactions between fans as much as fan encounters with RA. =)

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  8. Hariclea · October 14, 2015

    so beautiful and so detailed! it looked almost too good to unpack 🙂 thanks for sharing! looks very pretty on your dresser! and one more i’m envious of for having their own office/desk…. hot-desking is torture sometimes.

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    • jholland · October 14, 2015

      It was lovely to unwrap- I felt like a kid at Christmas. Glady even sent it all gift-wrapped! =) I used to have to share a desk at previous jobs and it’s a pain… especially when you finally have a free minute to sit and enter chart notes or make a phone call to a client, and there’s someone else already there. It is really nice having not only my own desk but an entire office where I can close the door at lunch and, well… Richard away! LOL

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