we shall r e t u r n.

who-we-are-in-RL is on a consulting “gig” (as the pros call it we’ve heard, darlings)

Not on the Moon image

(Although this picture looks a bit like a space station doesn’t it? Like that nice Ms. Sandie Bullock was on just recently).

But somewhere that is Very close to somewhere pretty and when she said too tired to drive back…..

We asked Mr. Expedia to find a Room and tomorrow we shall awake refreshed and excited to see the beach where our friend Marilyn (in a virtual sense obviously although she would have been such a delight to spend time with)frolicked with Mr. Tony Curtis and Mr. Jack Lemmon when they were in dresses for Part of the time.


We’re there.

And it’s d i v i n e.


About teamgloria

I used to make my living from writing. And then it all stopped and so I went and did something else, part of which entailed a whole new look from Brooks Brothers (it wasn’t really me, but it was necessary). But a decade later I started to write again (during nights and weekends and frustrated lunch-times and long haul business travel) and one of the things I wrote (or came to me – as I do believe in the whole Muse concept) was a character called Gloria. Gloria was a trainee angel and sat “up there” waiting for her first assignment. To occupy the hours she should have been studying humans and their foibles, she spent her time enjoying the new celestial movies-on-demand channel and became obsessed by Doris Day. So you can imagine the drama that unfolded when she came to Earth. Quite a shock to the system. But Gloria was determined to see Manhattan through the eyes of a vintage Doris Day movie and something magical started to happen – to me too. Because I started to do the same thing and life became easier (and then I got Tobias the tumor which changed the trajectory, for now). There are a lot of glorious people, places & things that help me get through my day – they make my life great – and so I call them “team gloria” (although they don’t usually know that). So I thought I’d start documenting them, and looking out for new people, places & things on a daily basis, and sharing them with you (whomever you are – do say hello. Oh, and tell me who your team gloria is :-)
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12 Responses to we shall r e t u r n.

  1. Heather in Arles says:

    Are you there? Really? Oh that gives me happiness to no end.

  2. joanfrankham says:

    Such an exciting part of the world you live in.

  3. Sophie says:

    How mysterious, and delightful! X

  4. Thanks for popping over to my place. Did you go to San Diego, the Coronado, love the shape of that building, though we had a shocking time there with kids (bad move) and thumping music all night long from a battery of weddings. I do love that movie though

    • teamgloria says:


      You’re spot on.

      the movie captures what-was better than what-is-there-now (sadly)

      but according to the museum on the main (orange avenue) street – that’s why Billy Wilder was about to shoot there – because it was in decline at the time and rather Cheap to use.

      alas now tis full of corporate Meetings and people-with-name-badges.

      nobody’s perfect (best line from the film).

  5. Gallivanta says:

    Or leave the chandelier to chance?

  6. Gallivanta says:

    And do you ask Mr Expedia for a room with a chandelier?

do say something - do :-)

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