the sightings are coming in thick and Fast now!
here are our (furry) siblings in Portugal.
you see – the last time who-we-are-in-RL was there she could not mention the name gloria so we are always touched with a little sadness – and hope – but we did our Best while going through the whole Tobias-and-his-sisters time…….
you know how it is..
but Toby really got into the “inspiration” section because, in a former life, he was a world travel(l)er and did the Grand Tour, you see.
AND 1726.6 miles to the East – Maggie in Berlin got her copy and sent pictures of the Book enjoying the scent of freshly cut flowers:
and she also wanted to express her deepest affection for the book – and her choice in chic turtlenecks (isn’t aubergine a striking shade?)and some of her friends (also in Berlin – and one in Austria who is still waiting for her copy to arrive as mr. Amazon hasn’t got over the Alps yet) made some nice comments:
we Are feeling Terribly Continental all of a sudden.
we went to El Royale to see Le Duc yesterday for a cup of tea and an elegant bowl of mixed berries and we *giggled* at his fireplace (apparently Miss. Netflix has an eternal looping virtual fire “screensaver” one can transmit on one’s largescale television unit).
back at home, it’s been Raining (we didn’t take photographs because we’re certainly Not going to dash your image of Los Angeles – it only happens once a decade).
so we curled up with a new find – the Autobiography of Audrey Withers (yes, darlings, the Editor in Chief of Vogue – “brogue” – the British one during the 1940s and on into the 60s). – more from Miss Withers when we’ve finished the book – it’s a delightful read. as was the Financial Times yesterday (not the front section, that was awfully depressing, but the interiors and arts coverage and fashion and the rest of it).
so there you go.
DO send word as soon as your copy comes up the garden path wrapped up in brown paper and string with the cheery postman.
gosh, how modern, good for the Royal Mail in your part of the world!
you live in a place without a Monarchy?
no, no, no darlings.
we have Royals.
it’s called Hollywood.
we’re not going to the Prom tonight.
although we are going to see some friends not far away, up in the Hollywood Hills actually.
one day we’ll go to the Hollywood Prom.
but not in a dress.
at least we don’t think so.
and we’ll be there because they’ll have made the movie about us which who-we-are-in-RL spent Ever such a Long Time Writing (and it’s very good, and we don’t say that JUST because it’s about us, we’re not on every s i n g l e page).
of course we can dream.
dreaming (and a vast amount of obsessive work) gets us into ever such interesting places.
unverified reports say that it has reached ASIA!
isn’t life delicious?