coffee and a column and a rainbow.


we had a most glam (and slightly overwhelming) day yesterday (due to the nature of the Helmut Newton Press Preview – we adore a press preview – more on that later – piece goes Live at 2PM!) and in the middle-of-it-all, we checked our digital device and said

hurrah!  our column just went live at noon

which is ever such a nice feeling.

would you like to read it?

oh. you are Most Kind.

Screen Shot 2013-06-27 at 7.21.43 AMwe also heard of some Legal news from our friends who are awaiting such things yesterday.

several of our friends are married (more of them are d.i.v.o.r.c.e.d but we live in difficult times, darlings) and some of them are married to men and some are married to women and some of them Are men (who are married to men) and some of them are middle-aged hollywood executives who have trophy wives (and yes, are women themselves but it seems a mid-life crisis of fast cars and faster blondes can hit anyone, love).

it’s not something we’ve ever done (marriage or d.i.v.o.r.c.e) – and we’ve not Yet reached a midlife crisis although our Friends of who-we-are-in-RL have raised an eyebrow at Some Of Our Choices……


so when we heard of the Jubilation in the Streets of West Hollywood, we knew that the learned Judges in Washington had made a good decision.

our friends at the Guardian have a nice piece here if you’re mystified by the discursive nature of our dialogue.

so that’s lovely.

can we be a Little Controversial for a moment?



we have to say we are disappointed that everyone felt the need to be so Acceptably Corporate and dressed-for-the-middle-cubicle in their Attire – *sighs* – we get the point – they don’t want to shock the horses but really?

we wanted to be Different.

we never wanted to Fit In.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAfly your freak flag today darlings.

don’t let your beauty fade.

16 thoughts on “coffee and a column and a rainbow.

  1. ‘aged aunts doing a puzzle’ …. love it. Reminds me of many an afternoon tea with aged relations. And there was the aged uncle who rested on the sofa, or chaise longue, in the sun and pretended to read the paper. Very delicious column.

    1. oooo, did he also have a delicious Name?

      that’s the best thing about Aged Relatives.

      our (great) aunts were Ivy and Joan.

      actually we have lots of aunts – julie, carol (maternal side) and sarah, henrietta, julia and emma (paternal side) and the other paternal side (irish) – sadly don’t know their names but there were two or three…..

      1. Oh yes, great aunts and great uncles had delicious names. One of the uncles was Billy, married to Dof. And there was uncle Fred ‘with a lump on his head’; it was true, he did. The list goes on…..Eva, May, Flo, Aggie, Tiny, Tom, Nate, Bert, Hazel, Ethel……

        1. Hazel and Ethel! and all the rest.

          yes, glorious names.

          including the poor chap with a lump on his head (when we grew up there were a few people who still had lumps on heads – don’t see any hereabouts…)

              1. Yes! And we sang it in my grandmother’s garden. She loved poetry and the recitation thereof but I don’t know if she recited Maud in its entirety as did Tennyson (factoid from Wiki).

    1. we had half a bite just to be sociable when we met with susan but we’ve never understood the doughnut thing – didn’t grow up on them

      but a slice of Victoria Sponge (with real jam in the middle and devonshire cream) and a pot of tea and silence (just the turning of pages of a novel and the sound of two aged aunts doing a Puzzle by the window) – ah, yes.

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