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.
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-RL
and Making Phonecalls (the notepad came from BERLIN from a lovely friend)
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….
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. and 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.