I have had no time to write on either blog for weeks. I need 8 days in a week I think. I was recently contacted by a school I went to in 1971 letting me know that a 50 Year Anniversary Dinner is to be held this coming September. (i.e. It is the School's 50th Anniversary, not the 50th year anniversary of me finishing school). Reflecting on "sense of place", specifically places holding special memories for me, this would be the Anniversary I would most like to go to. Unfortunately it is in Madrid and I simply cannot see any way I could get there at the moment. Regardless, the invitation has evoked many memories. I am unable to think about those school days without reflecting on my very first "Crush", and I have started to write down what I can remember about that (halcyon) 20 months. It wasn't all rosy however as my crush on the boy was mostly unrequited .... although there were one or two occasions where he said he "liked" me. Needless to say that he also "liked" a number of other girls at the same time. This is why I class myself as 6th on his list and the 3rd Australian. . That post will eventually be published on "Mulubinba Moments" ..... when I finish it.
This blog has gone into a semi hiatus. I still like hearing about Richard Armitage despite not being particularly thrilled at the lack of work available to us here. I am currently watching a number of British TV shows airing on Australian TV - some are up to date, like Broadchurch S3, some are older - Call The Midwife; Foyle's War; Jonathan Creek; Judge John Deed to name a few. Then there are the lifestyle programs such as Grand Designs, Restoration Man, Escape to the Country, Antiques Roadshow (UK). Looking at this list, I realise that I am a British TV show addict, and perhaps that is the reason I have lost interest in Richard Armitage's latest work. I discovered him through watching Vicar of Dibley, tolerated Robin Hood, became absorbed with Spooks and then Strike Back; gushed over John Thornton and Monet; and finally waited with intense anticipation for the release of the three Hobbit movies. After that, things have just fizzled for us over here. His career path has gone in another direction, and I have remained largely a Brit TV addict.
As a consequence of my viewing preference differing from Richard Armitage's choice of work, I will probably not be very visible on this blog. However, as demonstrated through my reminiscing about 12 year old schoolgirl crushes above, I suspect I will revisit my Richard Armitage crush periodically .... especially if his work reaches us eventually (and it appeals to me). Who knows, perhaps he may appear as a lead in one of the classy British TV shows I rather like .... something like Broadchurch, perhaps, and something that will make use of his natural accent. I don't recall him ever playing a detective ...... that would interest me.
Off to ponder about the content of my post featuring my first real "Crush" (He appeared about three years ago on one of the old pupils' websites .... I will therefore have to write carefully so as not to reveal his identity as my other blog is visited by past students .... I think I will have a good laugh at my young self, while still maintaining a mild sense of sentimentality)
Dear Richard Armitage,
I wish you the very best in all your future endeavours. Wishing fervently you might consider a role in another British TV show in the future.
To the many fans of Richard Armitage who have visited this blog over the years.
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