sunsets, barry lyndon and listening to radio new zealand.

darlings

thanks to Gallivanta, we’ve been Transported to New Zealand (which is so far away it feels magical and it’s clear that Mr. Peter Jackson thinks so too – and Ms. Jane Campion, of course) and listening to the most popular Radio Programmes from Radio New Zealand and we particularly loved This One which is for the “short wave listener enthusiast” which we didn’t Actually know we Were until transfixed to the digital device here in Los Angeles and listening to transmission Expert Kevin Hands twiddle the knobs in the Southern Hemisphere and pick up faint crackly and somewhat mid-wartime-much-needed-bulletin-type-feel radio waves from inside ASIA and beyond.

glorious.

what else?

let’s see.

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a selection of reading/viewing material from the library.

the movies are actually Relevant to the Research (something about Love, Virtual Worlds and Artificial Intelligence – good grief) according to who-we-are-in-RLOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

admiring the soft light of an evening (while reading and Making Lots of Notes from what we could see from the bathroom as we sunk into bubbles and dreamed of Paris – comme toujours, darlings) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

a lot of research (*shhhhhh* – one has to be Very Quiet around here – no loud music unless one wears headphones – those big “cans” from the 70s are our favo(u)rite)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and Making Phonecalls (the notepad came from BERLIN from a lovely friendOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and sunrises (or was that sunset?)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

oh. right. This is a Sunset (in santa monica). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and another one. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and we climbed over a fence – naughty – to get this shot (can you see the twinkle lights on the beach? #divine!)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we went to see Barry Lyndon last night (the film, not a person called Barry Lyndon) and it was glorious – alas – very, very long – and so we snuck out at the Intermission but we know how it ends anyway……can’t stay out too late…..you know how it is.

as we don’t have Time to write a review we looked for someone else’s opinion and found this – which we really enjoyed and hope you do too.

you could have guessed we adored the movie from the decor alone – the chandeliers, the candelabra, the gowns, the wigs, the flirting….

*coughs*

back to today: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

can you see the lovely light on the workbench in the bottom window?

we just noticed it as we passed by and had to take a photograph instantly. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand here’s how we’ve spent much of Sunday………addressing Cards To Editors of Magazines, people-who-own-gorgeous-shops-that-sell-books and People We Admire (yes, all about the book – *innerSqueal*)

we also sent one to William because he likes Post almost as much as we do.

would you like one? email us with your snail mail address: teamgloria(at)teamgloria.com.

back to NZ – (isn’t the interweb a glorious place?) – we’re listening to this programme now – perhaps you’d like to join us?

see. you. there.

*shivers*

11 thoughts on “sunsets, barry lyndon and listening to radio new zealand.

  1. Heather in Arles says:

    Diva AND barry Lyndon in the same post? My goodness. Do you know that Kubrick helped to develop a special lens so that the movie really could be filmed by candlelight? Thought that you might appreciate that special touch.
    And isn’t G’s world in NZ fascinating? It really is quite, quite far away…
    Bisous.

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Oh, yes please, I would like a card. And may I suggest a little card to Radio New Zealand? One never knows……and wouldn’t it be thrilling if I turned on the radio and there was the presenter saying “Good evening *tg*” or “Good Morning”.. ‘good of you to be awake to talk to us’ and the line between NZ and LA would crackle a little…………:) You may also enjoy the work of this young lady who is doing wonderful and exciting things with her latest book…..http://www.laurafaire.co.nz/p/the-book.html

      1. Gallivanta says:

        Hooray! Do tell them how lovely they are because our ‘naughty’ Government keeps trying to withdraw funding and make them a commercial enterprise, with advertisements and the like, and we, the dedicated listeners, can’t bear the thought of such a happening.

do say something - do :-)

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