The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there


who-we-are-in-RL was on the Radio today (and we see that’s there another Broadcast in the wee small hours of the morning in case you missed it).

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we did not Catch the Show because we had driven all the way to the Pacific Ocean and along the coastal road and turned right up Topanga Canyon and, shortly after, emerged at our destination to accompany who-we-are-in-RL as she was Doing Some Digital Consulting today (and most enjoyable it was too).

but we know that Other people caught it because….



we had a Massive Spike in traffic according to Mr. WordPress.

hello (new) darlings!

now we are Completely aware that someone who heard who-we-are-in-RL who then Visits us here might be a tiny-bit-confused.

we understand that.

but this is where we get to be the nicest side of our good (selves) ness and so can Make it out there in the world.

so welcome.

we’re glad you dropped in.


we’ve been pasting everything (well, a selection of everything) into the current Scrapbok – because we adore scrapbooking.

it’s a way to leave behind what one doesn’t need anymore (but is awfully grateful it happened because nothing is wasted – and most of it is Material anyway, love) and also Acknowledge where one has been and generally get a sense of Purpose and that Life is happening and we are Awake (sort of).

“Your task is not to seek love,but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”.


plus it’s always good to smooth away the fears of the past and get ready for what’s next.


because tomorrow is Publication Day.


and that is        d e l i c i o u s.

(you saw that coming, non?)

while also being a Tiny bit scary.

people from the Past whom we have loved and lost (or feared and run away from) might Well be passing a W. H. Smith in an airport somewhere in the world or perhaps on Oxford Street (is there still a Smiths on Oxford Street? – ah, yes – there Is) Or (wearing snow boots currently) in Union Square and there are Those who might be Popping into Foyles (oh look, we’re 10 per cent off on and even some who could be in INDIA (having picked up a copy of Good Housekeeping, the British edition – sounds unlikely but it does happen) and asked the nice people at India Times to order them a copy (gosh – 881 rupees – that sounds like a Lot – is it?) and then, well, they might say:

blimey – sophia stuart……there’s a name I’ve not heard for a while.


19 thoughts on “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there

  1. There’s a blonde here being channeled by one, Anita Loos, who wants to say something to you:
    “…everything always turns out for the best.”
    An armful of white roses,

  2. Wow! exciting :))))

    PS I was meaning to comment on the post a few days back. Funny but you must just hang out with loads of intellects bc I am envious you have the mind and energy and conviction to write but jealous is an interesting one. I think it’s like being jealous of being president of the US or something like that if that makes any sense? It’s not about luck but work and talent so I hope you enjoy this day and wish you great success with it TeamGloria! xx

  3. While I am reading this it is Officially Publication Day! Oh, I am so thrilled for you, how hard you have worked and how far you have come for this very special moment. If I were in LA, I would invite you out to tea at Marmont to celebrate!!
    Just wonderful.
    Gros Bisous and waving from France where “date du livraison” is still scheduled for April 3rd!

  4. Dear Published Author Lady. How wonderful to have a publication date – you are clever! We’re a bit behind you over here in Blighty and so have to wait a while longer to get out the bunting and Battenberg.

    Well bloody done.


    1. dearest William

      could there be a Tiny bit of Bunting when we visit in April (alas no cake)? on. the. patio. while admiring the raised beds?


      and thank you for being there throughout this Entire Experience.

      _tg xx

      1. Yes, I may have you officially open the Essex Street Pleasure Gardens. We’ll wave a flag over a Fortnum’s Royal Blend on the ‘Terrace’ with signing 😀


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