From Notting Hill With Love... Actually.


When you visit Aspiring Kennedy,
what do you expect to see?

Probably something cheesey & lovey...
all to often, a feature of something British...
& of course, me on my daily quest of getting things for free.

Well friends, 
today's post is no exception. 

In fact, it's the marriage of all of these common elements.


It's my pleasure to give one of you
the adorable new hit book,

From Notting Hill
With Love... Actually.


 

I nearly got whiplash when I first passed this book at the store.

I tossed it in my basket, flew through it on my flight, and I must say:
this is chick-lit at it's finest.


Great plot, relatable characters, gorgeous backdrops
all sprinkled with a heavy dose of pop-culture references.

The book has only been released in the UK, 
but author, Ali McNamara,
is giving one Aspiring Kennedy reader a signed copy...

The winner will also receive these reading companions:



{because Aspiring Kennedy endorses fashionable reading}






Here are six ways ANY FOLLOWER can enter:
{please make a new comment for each completed entry}

1. Become a public follower of Aspiring Kennedy
3. Add Aspiring Kennedy to your blog roll
4. Tweet about this giveaway {@Aspiring Kennedy}
5. Declare your love: Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, or Jude Law.
6. Tell us your favorite chick-flick


*Giveaway is open to all readers of Aspiring Kennedy
**Drawing will be held by random.org on February 11th, 2011

196 comments:

  1. and it's basically impossible to choose. but if we're going based on sheer number of times watched, it's a three-way tie between legally blonde, the keira knightley pride and prejudice, and the devil wears prada. all tres fabulous!

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  2. Andddd...you're on my blog roll.

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  3. Colin Firth is CLEARLY the yummiest of the three. xoxoxoxo.

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  4. Favorite chick flick? I might have to go with "Because I Said So." Too cute!

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  5. You were already on my blogroll :)

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  6. My favorite chick flick is a toss up between Devil Wears Prada, Love Actually, and Clueless. PS if I ever win a drawing I will buy a lottery ticket, because I am not so lucky with these things...this book looks great so if it's available in the US I'm sure I will pick it up even if I don't win-thanks for the recommendation :)

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  7. Love Actually is one of the most perfect movies ever. (Oh, if you need it email is duchessbelles@gmail.com)

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  8. what a sweeet givewaway! i love the movie sliding doors. and of course love actually :) xoxo jcd

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  9. in looove with hugh grants dance from love actually. love declared. :) xoxo jcd

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  10. just tweeted! xoxo jcd
    @cornflakedreams

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  11. I follow.
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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  12. Hugh Grant is my favorite!
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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  13. and of course i follow you via GCF! happy monday doll. xoxo jcd (sorry my entries were so mixed up!)

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  14. Devil Wears Prada was good...
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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  15. I thought I was already liking you on FB!! Sorry to be a bad follower but I am now!!

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  16. You are already on my blogroll dear!

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  17. Love Actually or Holiday both are great! and love the men!

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  18. favorite chick flick would probably be Love Actually...I can never watch it too many times!

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  19. love love love all the way from Boston MA!
    and Hugh, Colin & Jude are all super sexy (& awesome) in my book!!!

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  20. you are, of course, on my blog roll!

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  21. i tweeted: i have entered an amazing #giveaway hosted by @aspiringkennedy...i wish i could bribe. ;)

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  22. i love hugh grant, colin firth, AND jude law.

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  23. my fave chick flicks are: knotting hill, love actually (no joke on those), and the baxter!

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  24. I'm a sucker for 80's flicks. Can't Buy Me Love and Say Anything :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  25. How fun!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I'm a follower! Love this giveaway! :]

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  27. i love Colin Firth (to me forever known by Mr. Darcy) AND Jude Law- those eyes and that stunning smile and that accent. MELTS.

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  28. Of all 3, I proudly declare my love for Colin Firth, though they are all handsome & debonair :]

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  29. favorite chick flick is the 6 hour long version of pride and prejudice. YES. the long version.:) with colin firth. haha

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  30. i'm a follower, and i LOVE this giveaway!

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  31. i'm declaring my love for colin firth!! mmmmmm i just ADORE him!! i mean, how could you not?!

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  32. i would have to say my favorite chick flick of ALL time is steel magnolias. a tie for second would be love actually and 13 going on 30 :)

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  33. I loved "Thelma & Louise" chick flick and my fave would be Colin Firth...well I guess I might settle for Hugh Grant if Colin was not available.
    I loved Love Actually too.
    pve

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  34. I'm a follower! Pick me, pick me! :)

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  35. And who doesn't LOVE Colin!!!!!???

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  36. Pride & Prejudice is hands down my favorite chick-flick!

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  37. Love this giveaway!! I'm from Spain, can I enjoy it? I would like!
    Love Hugh and Colin!!!

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  38. I decided to become a public follower!

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  39. I'm a follower and I just LOVE following your blog!

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  40. I "like" you on Facebook!

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  41. May I declare a love for all three? How is a girl to choose? ;)

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  42. I'm a big fan of chick flicks. All of them. I can't get enough of a good sappy romance story. I guess my favorite would be When Harry Met Sally. A good mix of romance, comedy, and hilarious fashion.

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  43. you are so unique Lauren!
    Id love to read it :) and follow of course

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  44. LOVE Jude Law--can't help that I'm attracted to the bad boys.

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  45. As far as 'Chick Flicks' go... I'd say either The Holiday or The Notebook.

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  46. Good morning from Tokyo!

    Wow...am I the last at the party? Mmmm, no. I'll consider myself fashionably late. I'm a follower and happily so.

    A lovely day to you and yours...

    Elizabeth

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  47. Good morning from Tokyo!

    I love Colin Firth *and* Hugh Grant, equal parts humor and British charm...what's not to love?

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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  48. What a fantastic giveaway!!!
    I love Colin Firth!

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  49. Good morning from Tokyo!

    My favorite "chick flick" is a little unusual: Kate & Leopold. Hugh Jackman's first post X-Men movie was lovely, romantic, and features a pre-bad plastic surgery Meg Ryan. It's a time-traveling romantic comedy which combines the magic of old-fashioned courting with modern day complicatins. Oh it's just lovely...

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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  50. And I follow your blog publicly!

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  51. Good morning from Tokyo!

    You are very much on my blog roll!

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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  52. Good morning from Tokyo!

    I tweeted about your lovely giveaway...

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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  53. Good morning from Tokyo!

    I "like" you on Facebook and thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway. Crossing my fingers!

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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  54. Colin firth...ever since pride and prejudice

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  55. Ok - Colin Firth. Same as above, it's been ever since Pride and Prejudice.

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  56. hmmm...fave chick flick? toss up between you've got mail...pride and prejudice...emma (the romola garai version.)

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  57. Ah OMG I LOVE chick lit and British chick lit is the best! I follow of course! :)

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  58. I love most chick flicks honestly. Faves? Love Actually, Say Anything, The Notebook, Pretty in Pink, Steel Magnolias, Bridget Jones. I could go on....:)

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  59. Aaaaand further to the above comment, Bridget Jones and Love Actually!

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  60. 1. I'm a public follower. Lurvs it.

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  61. 4. I will tweet about this giveaway @khwede.

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  62. 6. And A&E's version of Pride and Prejudice. Yes, one day, Colin Firth (Mr. Darcy,) you will be mine.

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  63. Love Actually....actually!!
    xoxoxo Elizabeth

    ps: Darn great give away, dear Lauren!!

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  64. what a cute giveaway! I'm a follower :)

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  65. and you're already on my blogroll @akappleaday.com!

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  66. Pick me! Pick me! The book sounds great. And this fab giveaway is right up my alley. Of course I follow you.

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  67. Colin Firth!

    Although I do have a special place in my heart for Jude Law circa The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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  68. How can I pick a fave chick flick? Sooo many. Although was watching Bridget Jones' Diary last night and that was a great one.

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  69. I am a follower! What an awesome giveaway!!
    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  70. Hugh Grant..yum!
    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  71. I love Love Actually!!!
    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  72. Favorite chick flick is Under the Tuscan Sun.

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  73. Colin Firth is the thinking woman's hot tamale. You could take that man anywhere and he'd fit in perfectly!

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  74. I'm going with the masses on this one--Colin Firth all the way.

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  75. My favorite chick flick is Love Actually, though I know plenty of guys who love it as well.

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  76. Fervent Team Collin Although my mother is Fervent Team Hugh--it's the hair, I think.

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  77. Cheesy, lovely, British stuff - love it!

    I will freely admit to loving "Love Actually" and yes am a GFC follower!

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  78. Hey! I've got you on my blog roll! (But I did already before the giveaway!) :)

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  79. You are on my blog roll at loulousucre.blogspot.com

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  80. I love Colin Firth so much that I think that he could win an oscar just reading from the phone book.

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  81. My favorite chick flick is Bridget Jones.

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  82. Be still my heart - Brit chic lit with the title of my two favorite movies! Following you publicly...
    xxoo

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  83. Just tweeted about your fabulous blog...

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  84. You're already on our blogroll...

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  85. I'll take Hugh, Jude and Colin any day of the week (and all weekend long!)

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  86. And you know now what my two favorite movies are - along with the original An Affair to Remember!

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  87. I'm a follower, and I love to watch Paris, I Love You or Life is Beautiful pre-Valentines. : )

    - Katie O'Keefe

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  88. Love Actually - I pretty much have it on a continuous loop during the holiday season

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  89. Colin Firth though Hugh Grant is a close second!

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  90. I am a loyal blog follower! :)

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  91. I did in fact tweet about this giveaway last night; although, it was a bit naughty.

    as @jenni20designs
    I would enter @aspiringkennedy's literati giveaway but my iPhone's being a twat and isn't letting me leave blog comments.

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  92. During our Dallas "Winter Break" last week, I watched ever-so-many chick flicks. Perhaps every movie ever made of a Jane Austen and Emily Bronte book.

    But my favorite? So difficult to narrow down. I'm quite partial to "An Affair to Remember" and "Splendor in the Grass."

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  93. Pride and Prejudice (I actually prefer the Keira Knightley version)

    The Holiday

    You've Got Mail

    Love, Actually

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  94. Declaring my love, as ever, for the debonair Colin Firth. I've swooned every time he's stepped to the microphone at the recent awards shows!

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  95. Being from the south, my favorite chick flick is "Steel Magnolias". I firmly believe that movie has a quotable line for any given situation!

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  96. I tweeted about the giveaway! {My profile is private, but I'd be happy to add you, @Laru}

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  97. I tweeted about the giveaway! {My profile is private, but I'd be happy to add you, @ReensPlace}

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  98. I have to say, I'm torn between Colin & Hugh!!

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  99. The original version of Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and William Holden is my favorite Chick Flick of all time!

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  100. Been a follower for ages - love your style and humor! :)

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  101. Oooohhh, now we're FB friends, too!

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  102. Tweet Tweet! Just followed you and shared your giveaway with my twitter peeps - and added a disclaimer that if they win, they must give me the prize! ;)

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  103. Um, tough choice, but Colin Firth is lovely. Particularly after his performance in The King's Speech.

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  104. Favorite chick flick - might be hard to choose....Dirty Dancing is obviously up there with Pretty Woman, but of more recent years, definitely Notting Hill, Love Actually, and of course The Holiday!

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  105. You are too funny!

    1 )I follow you publically - check!

    2) I am "like you" on fb - check!

    3 Will add to the blog roll!

    4) Just twitted!

    5) If I had to pick out of these three - Colin Firth -- however
    Why is Gerard Butler not on this list? I choose Gerard. Or Christian Bale.

    6) Steel Magnolias, Jerry Maquire, Casablanca, Pretty Woman....the list
    goes on...

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  106. PS--Aspiring Kennedy is on the faves over on my blog. And I've been thinking about the chick flick fave all day since I posted. I mean, I pretty much can quote "Dirty Dancing" and "Steel Magnolias" from start to finish, so perhaps those are on the list with "An Affair to Remember" and "Splendor in the Grass" et al...

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  107. I am a follower via google reader. luv this giveaway. a book, tea and a cup... perfect.

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  108. ACK! I need to win this! Following...natch!

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  109. And your already on my blogroll..which is why I should win...no?:)

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  110. And, despite horrid public prostitute tabloid story...I still LOVE Hugh Grant...I know, pathetic, but can't help it!

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  111. Hard to pick a favorite chick flick...such a chick flicky type of gal...really anything with Hugh Grant, let's go with Brigitte Jones, the original! xx

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  112. I follow Aspiring Kennedy on Google, my RSS reader, Twitter, I'm obsessed! :)

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  113. I "like" Aspiring Kennedy on Fbook :)

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  114. Aspiring Kennedy has been on my blogroll for a while now!

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  115. I'm professing my love to Jude Law [from The Holiday NOT Alfie] haha

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  116. My favorite chick flick would have to be Love Actually hands down! But I can only watch it during the holiday season or it makes me really sad..

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  117. Wow there are no words for how amazing that mug is! And I am a tea nut so what a great pairing!

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  118. New Follower! I'm so glad I found you!

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  119. I love Hugh Grant's sweetness with Jude Law's stunning good looks!

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  120. New public follower via Google!

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  121. and love love The Way We Were and The Women ; )

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  122. I just discovered your blog last week and find it quite delightful! I've just become a follower.

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  123. Your lovely blog has been added to my blogroll.

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  124. I'm afraid I've never seen a Jude Law movie. Colin Firth can be quite charming, but I think I would prefer a Hugh Grant movie.

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  125. It's hard to pick just one, but I do love The Proposal. Romance + Comedy is always a winner in my book!

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  126. I love Colin Firth in the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. And Hugh Grant in Notting Hill and Jude Law in the holiday. LOVE!

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  127. oh man! I have loved Colin Firth since I was 8 or 9?? I am now 23 :) and married :)

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