While I was in L.A. (Yeah, yeah, it's another one of THOSE posts: just stick it out though and I'll start talking about something NOT connected to my holiday, I promise) we were driving along the freeway one day, when the traffic suddenly slowed because of a truck's cargo, which had apparently spilled onto the road. As we drew closer to the ...Continue Reading
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OK, I'm taking pity on you all. I realise I've tresspassed on your patience long enough now with all of my "lookit my holiday snaps!" posts, so I've pulled all of the remaining photos into one, giant, easily-ignored post, and I'll publish it, then I can get back to talking about... whatever it is I normally talk about here. Which, actually, ...Continue Reading
You see this swimsuit, folks? This is my New Favourite Swimsuit. And I almost didn't get it. Allow me to explain... You see, the swimsuit in question is by a company called Esther Williams. (Yes, named after THAT Esther Williams.) They make these gorgeous, retro-inspired swimsuits, and I've been coveting one for a long, long time. Specifically ...Continue Reading
While we were in LA, we found ourselves inadvertently walking in the footsteps of one of my biggest icons, Marilyn Monroe. I mean that literally: (I was all, "I'M Marilyn. No, I am! You be Jane Russell, mum...") Hollywood Boulevard was a bit of an odd experience to start with. As we pulled up, and saw hoardes of tourists all jostling to have ...Continue Reading
Folks, if I can give you one piece of vacation advice, it would be this: Never stay anywhere that's significantly nicer than your own home. Because trust me: it'll be SO hard to leave... The front gates The driveway We stayed in the Encino area of L.A., which is in the San Fernando Valley - or just "The Valley". (Where the girls talk like ...Continue Reading
... and if you think you might come to California, I think you should. ~ Counting Crows, A Long December It's our last night in L.A. The usual end-of-trip depression has already set in, as I walk around saying goodbye to this little house, which I've come to think of as "home" over the past few weeks, and which I'll, in all likelihood, ...Continue Reading