It’s come that time of year again when the Spooks Fan Blog domain is up for renewal. Since I stepped back from updating the blog on a regular basis a few years ago, each time the renewal has come up I’ve had to decide whether to renew. I’ve kept the site online, mostly because I wasn’t ready to see all my words and work, your wonderful interactions, and the community we created here, just disappear. I just wasn’t ready to let it go yet. But now I am.
I started the Spooks Fan Blog at a difficult time in my life. I was seriously unwell with chronic depression that was later diagnosed as bipolar II. In my isolation, this blog enabled me to channel some of my hypomanic energy into something worthwhile. It also enabled me to connect with fantastic people. I am so grateful to everyone who read and took part in this blog. Having something to keep you occupied, and a community to belong to, while going through something like a chronic mental illness, is invaluable beyond words.
Today I am happy to say that my illness, while still there, is more or less under control. My life is a lot different now. I’m busy running my business, learning languages (Spreken jullie Nederlands?), saving for a European trip, and just generally trying to put my life back together after it was torn apart.
You might think it odd that I am closing this blog when the Spooks movie is about to be released. I am excited to see the movie, but I’ve completely moved on from writing about this show. I can’t tell you the last time I watched an episode. On the surface this blog was about a TV show but underneath that surface it was about me staying sane and alive. It was a welcome distraction from my illness.
Now the time is right for me to completely move on and say goodbye. Thank you again to everyone who made this blog such a joy to write. I hope to write another blog in the future – possibly about my travels in Europe or a little research project I’ve been working on. I haven’t decided yet! If you’d like to keep in touch, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spooks Fan Blog will close when the domain expires on April 20, 2015.
I’ll leave you with probably my favourite post on the site In Memorandum: Harry’s Waistcoat :)
So happy to see David Oyelowo (who played Danny in Spooks) now making his mark in Hollywood!! I wonder how much longer his standard bio will contain the line “most well known for his role of Danny in Spooks”… seems he’ll be more well known for his movie roles pretty soon if not already!
Ok Richard Armitage fans, here’s a little trivia for you…. name another actor with a spectacular beard who can also play the cello…
Clue: He has won two academy awards.
Comment below with your answer!
Winner receives nothing but the kudos of being a huge actor NERD!
Things are now starting to get a little exciting with the release of the first still from the forthcoming Spooks movie. How good does Harry look!! The much awaited film should be hitting cinemas some time in 2015. Even more exciting is that I will also be in London some time in 2015, so hopefully I can time my visit right! If you’re hungry for info there is now a Wikipedia page on the Spooks movie and you can also read more at Empire Magazine.
I’m very pleased to announce that the winner of the Richard Armitage / Robin Hood audio book giveaway is… Justyna!! with comment number 7197! Woohoo! Congratulations!! I will be in touch to arrange delivery of your prize soon :)
Thank you to EVERYONE who entered in the competition. It was lovely to read all your comments and have so many entries. Thank you also for the happy anniversary wishes.
Till next time!
– Skully xox
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
The Spooks Fan Blog turned four years old on Feb 28 of this year so it’s time for some fun! On the blog’s first birthday I gave away a signed Spooks series 9 boxset. I don’t have anything Spooky up for offer this time round but given that fans of Richard Armitage have been very active on this blog over the years, it seems right to have an RA give away to celebrate turning four!
The winner will receive an audio book of the Robin Hood episode ‘Sheriff Got Your Tongue?’ read by Richard Armitage. The double CD also includes an interview with Richard Armitage, bonus!
HOW TO ENTER
Entering this competition is super easy. All you have to do is leave a comment below. You can enter as many times as you like BUT there must be two comments after your comment by other readers before you can enter again. So if you are the first to comment, you have to wait until two other people have commented before you can comment again. Got it? Good! No shenanigans peoples, we can tracks your IPs! Tariq is watching the proceedings, so please play fair. Say whatever you like in the comments, perhaps your favourite Gisborne quotes/lines would be fun!
The lucky winner will be selected using this random number generator. Each comment posted generates its own unique ID number (this post for example is #853). These numbers are generated automatically by the blogging platform so you can’t choose your own ID number. If you post a number in your comment it will be ignored.
THE COMPETITION CLOSES on Wednesday, April 9th at 1:00 PM GMT and is open to everyone anywhere in the world!