sunday in santa monica with jonathan.


a lovely day in santa monica – and a quick whip around the farmers market in santa monica with the newest resident of This Coast just before lunch!

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so happy when lovely people decide to escapewinterinmanhattan move WEST!


what else?

let’s see…..

we popped over to Lamill Coffee yesterday and they had ever such gorgeous blooms on the counter top.08cbc256551511e3bc39120ce0231231_8

we managed to s l e e p through an entire night and wake up at dawn so the #jetlag is subsiding at last!47a04660551911e38b1612aeb095b634_8

and our gift to William has been framed in Whitstable, by William, because we only carry hand luggage so we had to put in rolled up in our case and not encased behind glass which is what he has done Now (and this is our version annotated – digitally with a virtual stylus on our Galaxy Note – oh thank you! yes, how clever – from William’s Own post earlier today on Instagram – how Modern)d9af1b4e548d11e380340aca97abc920_8

and it being a Weekend we’ve been drinking rooibos tea (deeply South African) and reading the Financial Times (Very European) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and this was Santa Monica early this morning where we went to meet some friends for a sort of non-breakfast (chatting but no food – actually rather nice). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and this FANTASTIC creature was at the tiny petting zoo where small people can give nutritious looking pellets of food, we assume, to the small animals therein, at the Farmers Market on Main StreetOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

here’s a “wide shot” as the say in the movies (actually not that wide, they’d probably call this is a 2-shot if we hadn’t caught the hooves of some other type of creature top of frame) just to get the full effect of that bona riah (do you speak Polari, love?)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

then after our lovely chat with the newest resident of Los Angeles (Jonathan, not the bizarre creature with the fluffy “do”), we took a drive up into the Hills above Sunset Strip to admire the view and dream wistfully of what’s next..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

this is the Sort of view that gives itself to Wistfulness as I’m sure you can see. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

as do chandelier lustres. theNTlikedYourPicture

and *gasps* nice “likes” from the National Trust on Instagram (terribly Modern as William would say) – looks like somebody learned howtosearchforhastags ;-)

f84e8bc4555611e3924b12f247178dfa_8-1and now we can admire the apples we bought at the farmers market before heading out into the evening (hopefully we can stay awake!) to be sociable and see friends we’ve not been Able to see because we’ve been asleep by teatime since returning from Abroad.

how lovely.

how nice.

in fact.

did you have a delicious sunday evening?

which television program(me) did you end up watching?


did you see Doctor WHO?

we’re dying to see that one……..we’ve been promised it on a thumbdrive in the Post.


that’s how we receive Television Transmissions over here.

it’s perfectly lovely.

what’s that?


excellent point.


you want to know Where we bought William’s artwork gift?

do you remember the Wish List where all that lovely tulle and beauteousness lived?

we bought it there.

yes, then.

we were Dying to put up a picture at the time but William might have seen it so it would have Ruined the surprise.

we’re good at keeping secrets special information hidden.

just so you know.

12 thoughts on “sunday in santa monica with jonathan.

  1. After reading posts like these I think “Oh my, what a lovely life she has.” And you deserve it too. :)
    Happy to see a bit of French bauble twinking and am sending Best Wishes to Jonathan as he starts his new adventure on the West Coast.

    1. we have a fancy that the bauble (for tis Another one – yours – as lovely as it still in – is by the large print in the Boudoir of the Divers because it told us it particularly liked that picture) is actually Flemish.

      not sure why.

      or how it ended up at The Wish List in Carlsbad.

      but it did.

      just as we’re not sure how Any of us end up where we do, eventually ;-)


  2. Dr Who was fantabulosa. And it was bona to vada some dolly old eeks from the past.

    ‘But did you manage to drag yourself up on deck?
    Oh no, we dressed casual.’

  3. It’s been the kind of Sunday that saw the New York Times inside on the coffee table by seven a.m., and yet by seven this evening it hasn’t been read, it’s still in the wrapper… Glad you’re home and think about tea at the casa…

  4. I want to hear all about your amazing visit. I love the ‘do not disturb sign’ and, adore you keeping me in your adventurous visits….with much fondness and, hugs Jeannette

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