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Safe in the sun

October 2, 2012

We made it … long haul flight pah … well actually it was pretty grim, the first half anyway in that she was wide awake and very chatty and refused to go in her basinette and I was next to a couple of fairly grumpy people … but about half way in she decided to have a small snooze and woke up much more relaxed and I got to know the people around us including a lovely lady (an actor’s agent) in the row behind who held her so I could nip to the loo and walk up and down the aisle.

We’re now in 100 degree sunshine in Orange County and blissfully happy if utterly shattered but the love of Hope’s godmother, her wonderful swimming pool, beautiful home and peace of the area are a balm … and tomorrow we’re going whale and dolphin spotting on a little boat which is very exciting. Hope is charming everyone in her little cotton frocks and I just potter along in the background while her Aunty Clare pushes the ‘stroller’ as it’s called over here and pretends Hope is hers … I love watching them together.

Right – something more coherent in a day or two but for now, hurrah, we’re here and very happy.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 2, 2012 6:32 pm

    I never braved long haul flights when Little A was tiny – it still scares me. Glad to hear you are safe and sound and soaking up some fabulous sunshine! X.

    • October 6, 2012 7:53 pm

      yes it was scary but we made it … dreading the journey back but for now enjoying the sun and the clear blue sky and the glorious scenery … and Hope is so so happy … see you in November x

  2. October 4, 2012 4:36 pm

    Glad to hear you arrived safely and are having a fabulous time!xxx

  3. Mike aka SJ permalink
    October 5, 2012 10:38 pm

    I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way
    There’s a little cafe where they play guitars all night and day
    You can hear them in the back room strummin’ …..enjoy the sun ellie cold & wet back here in the UK:(

    • October 6, 2012 7:51 pm

      Mike I’ve had that lyric in my head since we got here … and I found a little spot … no back room but they were strumming as the sun went down : ) thank you x

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