More of a certain shy Yorkshire lad . . .


I grew up on a farm, and I still live on part of that original farm, in the old pecan orchard. I love the scent of diesel fuel in the morning. It reminds me of my daddy and his beloved John Deere tractors. I enjoy visiting the city and taking advantage of museums, restaurants, festivals, shopping and so forth, but I like my country life, as inconvenient as it occasionally is. So for this reason and more I do have a soft spot in my heart for a certain shy, awkward, sweet Yorkshire farmhand.

About fedoralady

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. The lad could make you love getting up at 4:00 a.m. and make the smell of sheep dip and Pears soap seem like a promise of heaven.

  2. The role of John Standring is one of my favorites. I really love Mr. Armitage in this. I love John Standring way more than Lucas North. if I had to pick between the two of who I would marry John Standring would win every time. JS was shy but had more than enough man in him to go after what he truly wanted. His love was constant and unwavering too. He would have to clean up that house he lived in though. I thought it looked like a pig sty!

    Who I really want though is John Thornton…..{sigh}

    • What is amazing to me is that the same man that played the sexy medieval henchman and the master of the mill was also the sunny, sweet accountant Harry and the painfully shy and awkward farmer with the heart of gold. Those are the first four roles I saw him in. I was completely impressed with his acting abilities. Sweetie John, as I like to call him, is far more of a real man than that weedy Andrew could ever hope to be.

      • I agree with you Fedoralady. I thought John Standring was much more of a man than Andrew. was. As I was watching Sparkhouse I was thinking Carol has got to be kidding me. I wasn’t so crazy about the ending. I was hoping that as time went on Carol would come to truly love John because he so much deserved it. I think a part of her loved him but not the way she loved Andrew.

        Sparkhouse is said to be a modern day Wuthering Heights but it did not remind me of Wuthering Heights at all.

  3. What a performance that was. One of his best so far. Partly because he was cast “against type”. I loved the way RA lost himself in this role, the way he transformed his walk, his posture; it was really impressive. He made you care for John Standring so much.

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