Lingering in LA – just a little …

A short and sweet post for you – the sun was shining as we flew in over this huge city, so dry and brown below us. We had rather a disappointing time in US customs as a flurry of passengers converged in the arrival hall. The wait seemed interminable as the snaking lines of passengers grew, made worse by the fact there were so many … Continue reading Lingering in LA – just a little …

What a difference a day makes…

Today dawned rainy and dark, so different from yesterday. We had planned our usual walk along the Strand at Manhattan Beach which looked unlikely but the forecast predicted a break in the rain between 10am and 2pm, so we decided to chance it, and as luck would have it the forecaster was correct! The rain stopped as we got close to the beach so we … Continue reading What a difference a day makes…

Smashing out the Christmas shopping … LA style

Today we had a mission – after our early morning walk we wanted to complete as much of our Xmas shopping as we could so we can relax and enjoy New York and I am happy to report  “mission accomplished!” 9 Fortunately we have arrived at a time when The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have been extended. Over here a sale really seems … Continue reading Smashing out the Christmas shopping … LA style

The Big Apple beckons….

It’s that time again people … a little bit of travel coming up … San Francisco turned on her best for us a few months ago and fueled the desire to see more American cities. Luckily we had already planned to visit New York in December, that magical time in the run up to Christmas, and Washington D.C. is in the mix as well. We … Continue reading The Big Apple beckons….

Chilling in Manhattan Beach …

On return to Manhattan Beach at the Poulton’s, we settled in and decided to head for our customary walk to the beach. It was lovely to have the sun warming our bones! Dinner with Frances, Roger and Catherine turned into a hilarious trip down memory lane – I certainly heard some hairy tales about my husband and his childhood (he lived next door to The … Continue reading Chilling in Manhattan Beach …