More Sweetness for Saturday . . . Harry Kennedy

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Harry and Gerri prepare for That Kiss--right this second.

A tall drink of sweet, sexy water. KInd of like his Creator.

And that sunny, sweet smile!

He loves good books and quotes from Thomas Hardy. I love a man with beauty AND brains.

Good-humored, bookish, sweet, a bit shy, well-mannered, great with numbers. A smile like sunshine. Dark hair that flops endearingly across his brow. His tastes in wooly jumpers may be a bit dodgy, but it doesn’t take away from his adorableness. And those long, long legs in those jeans . . . and kisses. With tongues. The apparent patience to put up with the daft citizens of Dibley in order to share his life with the vicar he adores.
And he’s the character Richard says most resembles his own personality in real life. How can you not love Harry Jasper Kennedy?

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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. Angie…Will you stop with all these posts, please? I’m trying to get off this bloody computer!

    LOL! I couldn’t resist a quick peak…you know me! Darling Harry is such a sweetie – I could cuddle him till he cried “Uncle”!!!!!

    • I am bloody quitting for now. 😉 Harry–I want to pinch those cheeks and hug him and find out if he’s ticklish. I think he’d giggle in a very fetching manner.

      I just wanted to get some things up for the people who are asleep to discover when they log on later. 😉

  2. There are too few Harry-like men in this world, not enough to go around. When I need a smile, I look at Harry Kennedy and there it is, I can’t help smiling. Most uncharacteristically, I’ve been known to start humming, “You are my sunshine…” Harry Kennedy does more for me than vitamin D ever could.

    • I agree, which is why I am so glad I have my Benny. He can always make me smile–and when he’s not around, Harry steps in to brighten the day. And of course, they have met in Sloth Fic. 😉

  3. Thank you I am having a rather off day today (now evening) and this has put a smile on my face.
    One look at him and somehow you just know all is right with the world.
    You do a wonderful job of reminding us life is good.

  4. I actually like the woolly jumpers! The glasses were a bit dodgy, but he made them work. There’s just nothing wrong with Harry- sweet, romantic, reads books… Adorable.
    I love the Red Nose Day Special (Comic Relief), when Geraldine sticks him in that horrid tracksuit to make him less attractive for when he stays with Trudy aka Mrs Sting. As if that would help!

    • I joke about the woolly jumpers but I like them, too. Some fans seem to have a real problem with them for some reason. And yes, he can make the glasses work. All he has to do is waggle those expressive brows and grin. *sigh* I love the special, too. Not even a Technicolor tracksuit can diminish Harry’s appeal, Geraldine, you daft girl. Sweet Cheeks, indeed! 😀

      When my husband wears a sweater and his leather jacket over it (although the jacket looks more like Lucas or Porter’s style) I smile and think of Harry. Harry is absolutely adorable. Who wouldn’t want the Handsome Stranger as a neighbor?

      • Bless her for trying, but she must realize the effect Harry has on women, I don’t think she would doubt him, but trust other women- I don’t think so! I love when Alice talks about the attraction and sexual tension she felt between her and The Hansome Strange when they first meet. But, as she states, she does have that effect on men. Must be the constant crumbs in the corner of her mouth 😉

        • Oh, Lordie, Alice! She was also the direct descendant of Jesus, as I recall. 😉 Yeah, considering how gobsmacked she was at the first sight of him, Gerri had to know he would likely trigger that response in other females. There is a scene in Cold Feet where the ladies are all flocking around Lee like moths to a flame . . . and who can blame them? He was an awful flirty-girty but he was a gorgeous one. 😉

    • I’m with you, I adore his jumpers as Harry! Can’t see what’s wrong with the jumpers! The tracksuit trick definitely did not work! 🙂 Nice try though Gerry!

  5. “one look at him and somehow you just know all is right with the world” You said it,Beth!and I barely end my translation into ‘broken’ English. Thank you!:)

  6. Pic #3: How long are his arms???? 🙂 And I loved him the second I laid eyes on him, so now I believe in love at first sight! 🙂 The minute he opened the door of Sleepy Cottage I thought, THAT is easily the most attractive man I have ever seen in my entire life (and I’m 40)!

    • That’s how it happened with me Judit, I fell in love the minute the cottage door opened and Harry stepped out. Only this wasn’t my first viewing of the episode on TV, but my second, with the boxed set I had bought. Duh, slow of me!! I think it was a matter of the time being just right for me. And I was over 50!

        • Yes, and it took me a while to fall for Guy as well. But when it finally happened…whooaa!! As I said, it was all in the timing. 🙂 I think it was you Judit, who mentioned on another post here that Richard came into your life when you needed him and I believe that was the case for me too.

          • I didn’t really surrender to Guy until late in the first series, although I always found him attractive. I felt so sorry for him when Marian decked him at the altar and ran off to join Arrow Boy. 😦 And there was no turning back . . . I have theorized that for a while: that our radar for Richard goes into effect at times in our lives when we are the most stressed, depressed, in pain, struggling and in need of solace, comfort, escape, encouragement, something and someone beautiful inside and out to touch ourlives in a postive way. There are people who had seen him in two or three different productions without much of a reaction, other than “that’s a nice-looking guy.” And then BAM! It hits them. The Armitage Effect goes into high gear. 😉

  7. I could not agree more with Judit, in my 41 years I have not seen a man as handsome as RA and it is not just his looks, there is something about him, his mannerisms and when he smiles you melt. Now picturing seeing all of the above in person, I think I would wet my pants.

    • Yes, Beth, it’s definitely not just his looks… It’s the voice, the smile, the kindness and humour and intelligence in his eyes..it’s the whole “package”, isn’t it?

      • OH, Judit, how lovely it it to see that someone else knows how to spell “humour”!!!!!! And you’re not even English, are you?

        Just kidding, you Americans! You can spell any way you like but I will never ever spell anything your way! I like “centre”, “metre”, etc., too! After all, we pinched those words from the French language so I think the “re” spelling should be kept intact.

        And please, please…learn how to pronounce “Notre Dame” properly (the French way).

        Sorry – I just had to have my little rant for the day. I know perfectly well that other English-speaking people can also make quite a mess of the English language….and some of them are actually English!!

        Don’t get me wrong – I’m fully aware that I make mistakes, too, but I sincerely hope they’re not quite so obvious. I am grateful that I attended school when one had to pass English in order to pass one’s whole end-of-year examinations….period. It didn’t matter how well one did in maths or science (or whatever) if one hadn’t bothered to learn the basics of our mother tongue. I am, of course, speaking of students whose 1st language was English.

        There are far too few men like our darling Harry, alright! [I keep thinking of a very, very old song that included the words “Harry is my darling, my darling, my darling”!]

        But what about men like Richard Armitage? Who knows any other man who has a wonderful voice and can dance, who is also gorgeous, tall. well-built, talented, intelligent, articulate, sensitive (as in…..shows consideration for others), funny, modest, shy, well-mannered and a handyman to boot?

        • As I have said, there are times when I feel as if I should pinch myself to make sure I didn’t just dream up RA. He’s pretty much made to order. 😀

          KathrynGaul,

          People referring to the university in the states are always going to say NO-ter Daym–that is just the way it is. *shrugs shoulders* I used to teach French so I know better. 😉 And trust me, when I took my students to Paris, they pronounced Notre Dame in the French manner.

          I also attempt to use British spellings, phrases and terms as much as possible in my fanfic. I had my beta at the time I was writing Truce–a Brit teaching English to Norwegian children–help me proof most of Truce to get it as accurate as I could. Sadly, between more and more texting and time spent on the computer and other distractions rather than reading, many young people do not have the language skills they should have.

          I am appalled at the comments some people post online (not HERE, mind you) which are riddled with misspellings, punctuation errors and grammatical mistakes. It’s hard for me to take anything they are trying to communicate seriously. Everyone makes mistakes of course; we are only human. But there is such a thing as taking the time to read back over what you wrote before you hit “enter.” 😉

          • Hi Angie,

            Sorry about my little rant. I totally showed my ignorance, didn’t I? I ASSUMED that the few people I’d heard say “NO-ter Daym” were mispronouncing it because they didn’t know better. How bloody arrogant of me! And how typical of me to jump to the wrong conclusion!

            I love the little dig about “former British colonies”! And I keep forgetting that Australia is closer in time to its English heritage than America is, so we will probably get to the stage, too, where our written English is more and more different from English English.

            I hope most people didn’t take me too seriously anyway as I actually quite like our diversity……while, at the same time, appreciating our similarities. [I really had to think about the spelling of “similarities” as it’s not a word I write too often!], As we said on another post recently….wouldn’t it be a boring old world if we were all the same?

            What was that old song about the world becoming a melting pot and turning out coffee-coloured people by the score? While that may, in some ways, be advantageous, I really hate thet idea of a completely homogenous human race. I say “Vive la difference!”

            • No worries. I was watching the BAFTAs tonight on BBCA and was amused by Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe presenting together and talking about all the things people would expect them to say, like “Crikey,” “Put another shrimp on the barbie” and so forth. 😉 Oh, stereotypes!

              Now, yes, there are fellow Americans who would not know how to pronounce the Notre Dame de Paris but they might not be able to tell you who the vice-president is, either. 😉 Also, there are some French words used in place names that have long since lost their original pronounciation. The capital of South Dakota is “Pierre.”
              But it is pronounced “Peer.”

              It would be a boring world if we all looked, talked, walked, and acted the same. 😀

      • Thanks Kathryn! 🙂 No, I’m not English, I’m Hungarian, but I went to language school in London and I much prefer the British English spelling (no offence to the Americans here!)! 🙂

        • I thought it was just standard practice for Europeans and former British colonies to adopt English spellings when they are learning the language.

          That’s also why those individuals sometimes have a hard time understanding certain American dialects because the audio instruction is done by someone with a British accent rather than an American accent.

          And Judit, I have been impressed with your command of the English language from our earliest :”chats” at YT. 😀

          • Thanks, Angie! 🙂 I used to joke that I must have been English in a previous life hence my attraction to everything English (language, culture, theatre, architecture, sense of humour and erm.. men)! 🙂
            Whenever I watch a film where the actors use the Southern American accent (or is it a dialect?), I really struggle to understand what they’re saying, but I struggle the same way with the Irish accent too, and don’t even get me started on the Scottish! When I went to Edinburgh some years ago I felt really lost. Couldn’t understand a word they were saying to me! 🙂

            • Some southern accents are harder than others to understand–I should know as a southerner. I have suprisingly good luck understanding Irish and Scots accents as well as the heavier northern Engish accents. I have a good ear for accents. I need to make a recording for y’all of my voice–my real voice and some of my accents. 😉

              I have long been an Anglophile myself. I feel so at home in England. My sister and I have discussed the idea of genetic memory, that there is this part of us that remembers the land of our ancestors and that is why were are so drawn to it.

          • Yes, same here, I felt so at home in London as if I belonged there. I never had that feeling anywhere else. Not even in my hometown. Odd.

      • The voice, how could I forget the voice…..he has a voice that transports you to another universe.
        I imagine it is what a mug of decadent and luscious hot chocolate would sound like….if it had the power of speech.

    • “There is something about him . . .” Yes, there is. A sweetness, a gentleness, a lack of overwhelming ego, well-grounded, thoughtful–a truly nice man. And that glorious smile reflected in his expressive blue eyes. A man who loves to laugh.

      If the eyes are indeed windows of the soul, then RA has a truly beautiful one.

  8. I love the scenes in Robin Hood when Marian would drive him to distraction and all he would say was ‘woman’, I don’t know why but that would drive me to distraction every time.

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