Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself. It's Friday and day 4 of our new adventure and I've just made a nice cuppa (although it doesn't taste quite the same, even though I brought a small stash of Twinings with us).
After a pleasant 12 hour flight you can imagine how I felt when I was told at immigration that I'd have to get back on a flight to London....anyway, moving on swiftly not to spoil the mood, slightly jaded and jet-lagged we picked up our hire car and headed onto the crazy freeway (oh my god, I've got to drive on that?!?!).
Thanking the wonder of our new U.S. Tom-Tom we arrived in Burbank and picked up the keys to our temporary abode from Disney Studio HQ and drove around the corner to our bungalow.
It's all very quaint and American in feel and we're told by our relocation agent that we'll be spoiled living here when we come to find our rented accommodation (not sure if she's referring to the space we have or the weekly maid and gardener?!?). But they could definitely use some hints and tips to bring the decor into the 00's - maybe they should visit www.housetohome.co.uk (*see what I did there - the visits you'll get from me, one word.... commission).
Anyway after all day indoors on Wednesday I bravely ventured out on my own on Thursday to investigate the local area. Let's just say Burbank is not very 'Hollywood' and I think I saw more squirrels than actual people!! I managed to find my way to another local store - not sure how as I walked on the road most of the time (did I mention there are no pavements over here?) and bought such thrilling essentials as kitchen foil and asparagus - how glamorous I bet you're thinking. Again, no Britney here, but there were some sights.....
So it's Friday and after a morning jog that nearly killed me (it's hard running in this heat, especially when you haven't been to the gym for a while) I'm finally back online after being rescued by a new internet cable-thingy for the modem and here I am boring you all senseless!!!
CONGRATULATIONS if you've made it this far, hope I've not scared you off - come back again for another thrilling installment from the newest blog from the West Coast - I promise before long I'll have more Hollywood celeb gossip than you can shake a squirrel at!!