Vivaldi, blue skies and Dr. Martens.

hello darlings

happy sunday!

time for Mr. Vivaldi!


and a Quick recap of Saturday before we Dash out (merrily) into the brightness of a sunday to be very sociable (surprisingly so – we seemed to have booked a breakfast, morning coffee, walk in the park, drive to somewhere-to-be-helpful, tea and some Diego-time, then another meeting-up-with-friends – blimey)


last night we happened to be in Los Feliz and saw a large pair (too large, actually) of retro circular blue glass in white frames sunglasses in the window of a Vintage Store and Popped in to say hello, try them on, sadly reject them, but make a new Instagram friend. 296ee804b78e11e3b9060e0eee734f32_8

just before that we had a lovely long Telephone call with william in england when, suddenly, there was a VAST SHUDDERING and we interrupted him talking about the new garden turf over at the Essex Street Pleasure Gardens to say in a small voice:

um, gosh, william – there’s another earthquake.

and it was ever so nice to be on the phone with someone (with a reassuringly deep basso profundo voice) until the shaking passed.

the pleasures and pains of living in paradise darlings ;-)


the constant sunlight delights – and yet there are movements beneath the earth’s crust that tell us very Clearly that we Live ON A Fault Line. eek.

moving swiftly on.

we popped in to skylight books to visit their copies of the book and *giggled* with a tiny blush to the (apple) cheeks to see it is reclining lusciously next to the naughty section. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

a fresh pair of DMs was bought.

the other daywear pair (as opposed to special occasion patent leather one for night-time and Interview purposes) were a Disgrace and we are heading back to England on Thursday (red-eye – the gods protect us from crazy jet-lag) and Must be Suitably Shod. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the sky has been resplendent thus far this weekend. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

admiring the buildings off the shore that resemble 1930s Ocean-Going-Liners. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAsurfboards on road warrior sales VP vehicles abound as soon as the weekend hits Town.

are you enjoying the Vivaldi?

it just says SUNDAY, doesn’t it?


must apply mascara (lightly) and get into the car (no surfboard but plenty of writing paper in the console between the driver’s seat and the passenger seat where the messenger bag rides nestled with a small sandwich bag of grapes for the journey – that’s for us, not the messenger bag – it prefers plums).



11 thoughts on “Vivaldi, blue skies and Dr. Martens.

    1. thank you ever so much for understanding.

      it’s sort of impossible to explain to Others what it feels like to not know if Today is the Day the ground breaks open its core.

  1. Oh my, I have owned three pairs of Doc Martens in my life — back when I was still in my 30’s. I should send you and Heather each a photo of my new, lovely oxfords — handmade in Italy — and found at half price at our local shoe store. My birthday present to myself. And, Gloria, how we long for sunshine here on the East Coast — though today’s precipitation is rain rather than snow, for which I am grateful. But I’m glad you came through yesterday’s rumble unscathed.

      1. Funny, I just remembered this morning that I was wearing a pair the day my own tumor was diagnosed. A male doctor walked in while I was lying topless on the table and commented that his son had a pair just like them! I also remember how satisfying it was to stomp through the hospital while wearing them on a day when I had to have an ‘extra’ and unexpected test.

  2. Oh this was just a lovely bit of Sundayness, thank you. And you see, I need all of the sundayness and gloriaousness possible today as I am biting my nails to the quick in fear of our municipal elections today and the rise of the extreme right Front National party–eeeee!
    Perhaps I need a new pair of Docs to go stomping around in? They say that Docs are all the rage in Italy with the mini-Sophia Lorens… ;)
    *bisous from provence*

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