the under-the-weather day.


must be deadlines and the change in season – or perhaps something more mystical and metaphysical – who knows – but we felt a little “off” today – and, in fact, had to take the morning to dose ourselves with Vitamin C and P G Tips and a long nap.


perhaps the bright bright sun went to our Head yesterday. 6e3c8d44208811e3bd5222000a9f12e7_7

because this was the view from the couch this morning under a soft cashmere throw (aren’t those the Nicest sort to have around?)93cb1a901ff111e3b57222000a9e07e9_7

we were wondering what happened to her.

Whatever happened to Fay Wray
That delicate satin draped frame
As it clung to her thigh
How I started to cry
For I wanted to be dressed just the same.
Give yourself over to absolute pleasure
Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh
Erotic nightmares beyond any measure
And sensual daydreams to treasure forever –
Can’t you just see it.

Don’t Dream It – Be It


here’s our column which came out today – [do you remember, darlings, that we went to The Mint on Saturday? Recollections here. ]08514e4420c311e3ab3e22000a1fb352_7


a new technology project/article on the Horizon (literally) to Write/Do – so we went to the Library to collect a lot more Material *shivers* #weadorelibrariesb86d2ae01fca11e3aacd22000a1f932c_7

this was Beverly Hills – yesterday – yes, that sunlight is Very Bright – perhaps that’s why we got a strange cold today. bab4d83a200011e3951522000a1f99d1_7

a downtown rose – this was in a place we can’t tell you about – but it was a Rose Against All Odds – and we were very moved to see it. eb03381220df11e3a92822000aeb0d34_7

and this was waiting for us in the Post room downstairs – so exciting! #weadoreaparcelOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and one we found on the grown-up camera from a drive back from meetings on monday – doesn’t the Perfectly Prius look like an alien vehicle just posing against the dusty landscape of where they probably filmed Planet of the Apes?




there’s no Thread at All to this post.


somedays that’s just how it Is.


a wall of memories and a view of dreams.


just a Very short post as we’re in between washing machine then drying cycles……*slightlypaniclooktocamera*

#sigh – oh for a Jeeves!

Very Good Jeeves Volume 1

and (looking at that lovely audiobook image) for a 1930s pied-a-terre and a snazzy pair of purple socks with black shiny lace-ups too, actually – that would be splendid (or Topping, as Bertie Wooster, would have said).

we digress (*looksnervouslyatalarm*) and just have 7 mins before having to Dash Downstairs to the Laundry Room (which is actually very nice and bright and has a window which looks out onto the paparazzi who are hanging around – must be someone Famous staying nearby – this is Most Definitely L.A, darlings).

we moved some furniture around today because we wanted to create a Picture Wall – or a wall of memories with:

* some of our articles from when who we are in RL was a Journalist in London, England

* a few landscapes (from our camera lens, not paintbrush) from the book – we thought we could rotate them in and out so at the moment there’s Hong Kong, Norwich and Madrid facing us as we write reminding us of So many things we’ve seen and So many hours of Jet Lag. 

* recent portraits

* one or two portraits from (a long time) before we came to the USA

* an original LP (that’s a Long Playing Record for the young people) of Edith Piaf’s Chansons Parisiennes (we’ve never actually played it as we don’t have a vinyl-playing-machine but the LP is still in the beautiful rendering of a map of Paris and a flirty gendarme from when we found this treasure at the Lincoln Center of Performing Arts Library Sale.


and then there’s also a few other esoteric ephemera from our Travels and Travails to numerous (and numinous) to recount.

so here it is!


we’re Ever so Pleased.

and it means we have re-orientated the table so we can see this View every time we look up.

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so – darlings – hence why we called this post thus:

a wall of memories and a view of dreams



the Laundry Calls.

see you tomorrow (by the way, lovely to see you, as always)