Tranquil afternoon tea in a canyon.


We crashed at nursery-supper-time (1830 hours) and drifted in and out while listening to the BBC and the next thing we knew it was 01.44AM!

Not sure what time zone we’re on.

But 2AM *can* be a “call-time” in this Town if one is on a movie (while on Location to catch the Light).

We’re not in a movie (but we have been – one time we Must tell you more about working with the Talented Mr. Greenaway) but we might as well be; tis awfully cinematic.


From the dawn chorus…..


To driving by the Ocean (this one is for Julia in Berlin by special Request).


And lunch in malibu with our Friends the Franciscans (who make their beautiful place on the bluffs available for quiet contemplation and a Pause on a bench overlooking the Pacific).

Before heading back down the 101 (a mistake – it took simply Hours – note to self – audiobooks for the rental).

To Tea with bumble ward and her scrumptious canine companions!


This was a Most magical spot nestled high in one of the canyons near the once beloved lair of a silent movie star…………

We sipped tea as the breezes tickled the treetops and spoke of England and los angeles and movie studios and Life and tickled under the chin of an obliging pup and smiled a Lot at the notion of building a Future here on the West Coast once more.


And we (almost) forgot to Mention that we did get approved for a Car!

More on that on Monday when we go to pick her (?) up.


So now it’s 2.47AM and we are still awake so clearly the twinkling candlelight will greet the dawn.


Until our belongings arrive on the Truck, we have no lamps.

But we do have movies on-the-laptop so all is not lost.

Do you have a special film that you love to watch if awake in the early hours?

Or a re-run television show?

Off to check out our digital library – so Modern as William would say.

4 thoughts on “Tranquil afternoon tea in a canyon.

  1. there they are!!!my ocean drive-by photos. thank you, love!!!! i can almost smell the ocean air <3 i get such a wanderlust every time i read your posts. and i can feel the energy of a new beginning as if it was my own. thank you for that!
    here's my three movies i love to watch when awake late or early:
    – rebecca by alfred hitchcock (the book by daphne du maurier is superb as well, i'm sure you know that).
    – alice in wonderland (the cartoon disney version. oh, the colors and this british accent!! too good.)
    – my blueberry nights (wanderlust, romance, roadmovie yet NYC scenes, jude law, nora jones, natalie portman!!!! and the soundtrack!!) LOVE!!

    sending bisous xxx

  2. Oh how I love how you jump in. It must mean that you are feeling better! It all sounds wonderful, already (save the hours in traffic part) and is making me dream of moving to California. :)
    Our 18 year old guest just left and I was so exhausted I had to take an hour and a half long nap! But it was lovely hearing her bright perspective on things. She is Australian and has so much more hope than the French kids her age.
    When I am awake in the middle of the night (far too often), I get up, drink some Perrier and look for the stars for awhile.
    Will still keep my fingers crossed for the car until it is a done deal!

  3. Love the candlelight… Was awake in the middle of the night myself. And looking at my small chandelier! (No sparkles, no crystal… a rather different sort.)

    You have now made me seriously desirous of a bowl of café au lait… (It’s the china in the picture.)

    Nearly out of coffee… and no “lait” whatsoever! Too cold to go out for some, too.

    Lovely photos, as always, tg.

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