Even my Dad has been telling me that I haven't done a blog post since September 27th.
Missing in action.
Well you see, Brunnel announced yet another trip overseas for work.
This time to L.A.
I managed to persuade him that if he sat in the back of the plane, instead of where he would prefer to sit, up the front, then I could go too.
And then, well, you could have knocked me down with a wet bus ticket, when the man renowned for moths flying from his wallet, decided that the girls could come too, it being school holidays after all.
Believe me, that was a moment to be seized quickly before he changed his mind.
So, that's where we've been.
And we had a fabulous time.
We had two fabulous, fun-filled days at Disneyland, where we went on every ride possible.
I closed my eyes the whole of the way around that horrific roller-coaster, and screamed with the best of them at the Hollywood Tower of Terror. (What a fantastic concept!)
Eva chatted with her favourite Disney princess, Ariel, and literally could not believe her eyes when she saw Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty & Ariel all together at the Fantasyland Castle.
Mostly, we laughed - a lot. And especially when we saw the photos snapped of
ourselves screaming in terror on some ride.
And then when Brunnel had to start work, we moved to Santa Monica, and that was Milly's cue to start shopping. Her eyes were literally out on stalks as she tried to stretch her spending money as far as possible. I had to admire her negotiating tactics, as she tried to persuade her father to cough up just a little bit more, for maybe just one more pair of Converse sneakers.
As for me, I so enjoyed the break, and I always relish the opportunity to see what's happening on the retail scene in the States.
The merchandising and the great service, as usual, didn't let me down.
(Just don't get me started on the coffee. You know I'm getting desperate when I resort to a
vanilla latte at Starbucks!)
I always come home with ideas, even if they stem from a different arena to that of my own.
And after all, isn't that half the fun of getting away.
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