LaLa Land

We’re here! Landed at 1pm yesterday and Kit met us (on time!) from LAX. We’ve checked into the Seashore Motel (we rate it 7/10) and had a tasty dinner last night on 3rd Street (corner of Santa Monica Boulevard) – think it was called Tavola… 3 courses for $25 and they were all delicious and enormous (we rate it 8/10)! Mooched round the shops for a bit, then headed home for an early night.

Today we’ve been to Venice beach, as the weather forecast had got it totally wrong (they’d predicted rain) and the sun was blazing. Walked all along the front where the crusties and crazys hang out selling sequinned skulls, “your name carved in a rock”, novelty sunglasses and all manner of other tat. Lots of great people-watching to be had here; almost totally tattooed man with tiny dog, stoner with a sign saying “in need of weed, contributions welcome”, hairy biker dude chillaxing with his mate and a clan of punks/punkers encrusted in studs, leather and piercings.
Not impressed by Whaler Bar & Grill where we went for a drink and a bite to eat (terrible, slow service and mediocre/not good food – we rate it 3/10) – we didn’t tip as they were taking so long to bring the bill and the rest of the meal had been so terrible, we just left the money and went.
The boys are having a rest now while I mess about on t’internet, powering up for this evening…

More updates soon.
Love Gude x

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9 Comments so far

  1. Mum on June 17th, 2009

    Loving the specs! xxx

  2. Dad on June 17th, 2009

    Yeah, looking at the sky is always better than a weather forecast.

  3. J on June 17th, 2009

    Are they Ray-Ban’s you two are sporting?! ;o) I rate them 10/10!

  4. Duncan on June 17th, 2009

    Wooooo!!! I love the blog!!! It’s so exciting! For a moment I can pretend that I’m not in the grey box at Ogilvy, with annoying marketing-speak burbling out of the fish bowl behind me. Keep it updated! xx

  5. catrin on June 17th, 2009

    Love the glasses x

  6. mum on June 17th, 2009

    Kids at school loved specs too. xxxx

  7. 'stina on June 18th, 2009

    Hey you guys! Loving the blog, keep on keeping us jealous. Missing you. Have fun xxx

  8. Gude on June 24th, 2009

    Thanks Duncan! :o)
    You have to come and join us with your pipes somewhere..!
    Hope it’s not too awful there and Terri is looking after you x

  9. Bex on July 21st, 2009

    OMG was there peanut shells on the floor in Chez Jay?? I love that bar, first went there in 97′, Sinatra and co used to hang out in the back booth, I sat there on my own listening to their songs and some jazz it was pure heaven for me.  Did they tell you bout the peanuts? I cant remember if it was Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin but one of them took one of the peanut shells to the moon lol xx anyway good memories, hope you both are collecting lots more to share xxx 😀