Friday, February 28, 2014

The new place

What a nice little place to live in. Playa Vista. California dreaming on such a winter's day.





Love the idea of palm trees and topiaries with birdhouse park benches.













Thursday, February 27, 2014

What's around the bend?

As we sat atop the rise at Redondo Beach listening to the sea and watching all sorts of beach activity, we began to wonder about the jutting landscape yonder, and what could be just around the bend in the road.
Turns out it's Palos Verdes.


The view from the other side! Looking towards LA


Very high up and far away....look at this guy!


And THESE guys!


How high up and no barrier you say?......Yikes



This might be one of the most wonderful views in California! Wonder who lives there?


Since the Professor is not fond of heights he was staying closer to the curb and tempted me with this shot. His was better, but I tried.




Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Just watching

As we sat at the top of the hill at Redondo Beach listening to the sea sounds and taking a little quiet break, off in the distance, I spied a Blimp.

The Goodyear Blimp!



I wished he would come our way.




He did!




I think the pilot knew I would wave to him as he floated soundlessly overhead.




It's quite magical really.













Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You pick

Home again.


OR....Redondo Beach


This?


OR This?



You get it. It's just so EASY there.





Making me hungry for a little lunch.












Monday, February 24, 2014

A new Dessert

One afternoon at the 'California Pizza Kitchen', Jane decided to order some chocolate-caramel-covered-in-whipped-cream sort of dessert that came in a mason jar presentation. Zoë was enthralled. At first by the whipped cream, but as the dips got deeper it was a race to the finish!








Mum, REALLY?, there is NO scientific explanation needed about this treat!



I still don't get a lot of this stuff. Chocolate has a very profound effect on me, and not in a dreamy way! Soon enough, and you just wait! I'll get my just desserts!!!


Luckily we didn't have to deal with this issue as Luca was at home napping while we went for groceries.














Sunday, February 23, 2014

Not sure why anyone likes this

These are the "ride people" I'm talkin' about. Not sure why they like this, but they do.


It's all just a little bit too scary



Ride people start this folly early in life it seems



I can think of much nicer ways to have the wind blowing in one's hair!






Not me! I remain a land lubber!




Still too short! Drat!!!

























Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fun and Games

Things go by in a blur when you have little kids in the mix. Everyone is so very busy. At our day at the Santa Monica Pier, Luca and I did a lot of waiting for the "ride people". I spied this Whack-A-Mole game that I have always loved and associated with the fair. I knew Jane could do it, so she gave it a go.


This had been the lucky position. First try no go.



On to the better colour
GO MUMMY!


SHE WINS!!!


Zoë chooses the grey shark!


Come on Mum can you win this for me????













Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Off to the Pier at Santa Monica

Everyone must be feeling better if they are attempting the rides at the Santa Monica Pier.







Mummy, who has motion sickness in a car, manages to ride all the rides and take videos while doing so. We don't allow her to drive and film. Zoë is sporting her new 'Joe Fresh' Christmas outfit. You will see it featured in the next four days of shots. Can't get her out of it. Now that's a hit! Luca is safely on the ground with the old folks. Daddy is home -- we hope having a nap!