Friday, December 7, 2012

L.A. in November (could be worse)

I'm close to setting my roots in England, having signed papers to a new house.  We need the extra space and I need to be close to humans(a.k.a. a city with at least one shop!).  It's been 4 months since I landed on this fair isle and it's been lovely living in our flat in the middle of the English countryside.  I'm going to feel really nostalgic, once I leave this place.  I've been lucky to know this side of England and I'll always cherish my time in Fawsley.  We've been moving heaps of our stuff this past week and will continue for another week, when we hand over the keys and move out.  So that's what's going on around here!

2 weeks ago I was in L.A. for Thanksgiving.  It was my first time back since I moved to England and it did not disappoint!  Omg, the weather.  I had packed mostly sweaters, but didn't need them due to the glorious weather.  I was quietly proud of my hometown for being so darn good sometimes.  In the week I was there, I shopped for Xmas presents, saw my lovely lady friends, and hung out with my sister and her BF.  Since we're all doing different things for Christmas, we decided to roll Christmas and Thanksgiving into one. This means that I opened lots of nice pressies on Thanksgiving, before Christmas day.  I call it a good compromise!  :)   

One day Greg and I hit Santa Monica.  It's not somewhere I would normally visit, due to it being a tourist spot, but we wanted to see a beach(actually mostly Greg).  It's convenient and has shopping so it ticked all of our boxes.  

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jack the Ripper

This Halloween was my first year celebrating it away from my home town of Los Angeles. Despite knowing there was hardly any fanfare made for the holiday in England, I threw us a little party. The guests were just me and Greg, but I carried on decorating and planning like it was nobody's business.  I admit, at first I was bummed I couldn't have a big shindig, but I'm always up for having fun! :)  Especially in the face of adversity! Haha. Plus, I had to keep the spirit alive in honor of all the fun times I've had over the years back home :)

I set the mood with a carefully selected Halloween playlist.  Music is essential to any great party.

We had a few dishes of candy to satisfy our sweet tooth.  What is Halloween without tons of candy anyway?