real boats and virtual bookshops, scented candles and cult video stores


we’re Live on Mr. Amazon already! 

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it happened yesterday – and we only knew about it because George said he’d pre-ordered a copy (*murmurs* Too Kind……darling man) and throughout the day our delicious friends on the world-of-instagram sent us little virtual notes saying they’d pre-ordered Their Copies and we had to go and lie down a little and let all the quiet bubbling feelings of thankfulness subside a little (we do get Overwhelmed easily).

then we thought how much we must have Confused the clever “back-end” (not in a rude way) of Mr. Amazon because our book has an American Publisher and is in American English (so we’ll need to go round and alter William‘s copy, putting in the ‘U’s and so on and so forth so he can read it comfortably in Whitstable) but we don’t know many Americans on Instagram – our fellow aesthetes over There are mostly from Berlin, Tokyo and Seoul so the virtual-packing-people (they have robots now) must have had to look Twice at the labels coming off the machine before they stuck them the right-way-round on the boxes.


the books will be Real won’t they? in Actual Boxes?

it’s almost too much.

thank goodness who-we-are-in-RL has been Very Busy Working or it would all shut down over here from sheer exuberance.

so while who-we-are-in-RL got on with her deadlines, we whipped up an Amazon Author Central Page (such fun, we snuck our own “logo” in there and she hasn’t yet noticed and again we’re grateful to George who showed us his page and suggested we make one too.)

we looked back through the last few days of Postings and realized we had Completely Forgotten to tell you about visiting The House Of Timothy Jay!

Screen Shot 2013-08-17 at 7.55.04 AMyes, the pictures are from our House, not The House of Timothy Jay because we needed larger format size-wise for our friends at Los Angeles I’m Yours so Tim said we could use Product Shots of his delicious candles which we happened to shoot here, not there. Hope nobody noticed…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMostly, we’ve been here – we like to write lying down from time to time and the many delicious deadlines have kept us near the phone (who-we-are-in-RL is being a Consultant, not a writer right now so her hair looks nice and presentable)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthe rest of the time we write Here (or in a local cafe or “On Site” as the people in consultant land call it).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand then we took a little detour on the way back from a meeting with lovely people and took in the Marina Peninsula.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand had a moment of reverie from watching the Henley races back in England all those years ago……

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthe sky was the blue of the scarf we have artfully lying around at home.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand then we went to meet the fabulous duo behind Vidiots* for our column for next week (we’ll be sure to tell you about this one as soon as it comes out)

*naturally we are a card-carrying member of this establishment because it’s the coolest place in town to meet other cinephiles and wearers of black clothing and Doctor Martens shoes with an extensive appreciation of Foreign Films.

when in Rome, love.

we *almost* showed everyone yesterday our Amazon Author Central Page but managed to stop just in time but we did have an Unmistakable smile on our face for the Entire Day.

isn’t life delicious?

and now we get back to work.

as the Dowager Countess said:

What is a Weekend?

12 thoughts on “real boats and virtual bookshops, scented candles and cult video stores

  1. I asked my father last night (carry on up the ancestral) what time they would strike the gong for dinner and then said I hoped he wasn’t going to wear one of those short dinner jackets like they do in London. He humours me, but must think I’m MAD!

    Moving on, an author’s page you say. Well now, there’s modern. And what fun. Can’t wait to write reviews and give lots of stars and ‘plump your literary cushions’ so to speak. I’ll only be able to give 4.5 stars though re the spelling, so you’d better come round with your pencil pronto. Hooray for you as always, and as young Mr Grace would say ‘you’re all doing very well’.

    Mwah mwah xx

    1. am just so Tickled Pink about the interweb today, in particular, upon reading your message while we sit with the blinds almost closed because the sunshine is already FIERCE and it’s only 8:18AM because if we didn’t have the interweb we wouldn’t be able to keep up with as Much British Vocab (via your Messages) as required to still be teamgloria.

      if that’s sounds a little confused it’s because we Overslept and haven’t yet drowned into the dark embrace of caffeine.

      basically – you had us at Mr. Grace.


      _tg xxx

    1. we really enjoy the number 7 so we’re sort of happy not to split the week into 5 and 2 – just let it drift through like a chiffon scarf on a debutante who just swept into the Ritz for tea with her former governess.

    1. when one thinks of the amount of Travel and Meetings and Discussions and Spreadsheets one used to have to do in International Business *looktocamera* and then to see Mr. Amazon just speak all the different languages OVERNIGHT and have virtual copies of our book ready for his intergalactic robots to pack in Feb – well – it makes one Think and nod sagely that Mr. Bezos could just have enough gumption to buy his own newspaper for cash….. (the whole newspaper, not just a copy of the saturday to read over a cup of tea).

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