Sunday, March 4, 2018

10 images for 10 years living in L.A...

What a difference ten years makes. Back on March 4, 2008 we started our amazing journey by moving from London, Britain to L.A., California when a job opportunity presented itself. We've had many adventures since, the majority with our partner in crime our Labrador Cooper, and others with old friends and family visiting, or new friends we've made along the way. I've run twelve marathons, we bought a house in West Hollywood, we got married in July 2013, we've visited Vancouver, Canada, Hawaii, Palm Springs, San Francisco, New York and more since we've lived here and we've tried to enjoy all that Southern California has to offer, the beaches, the cocktails, the outdoor lifestyle, the billboards, the Hollywood costumes, the Hollywood Bowl, West Hollywood's annual Pride and Halloween festivities and more besides. Rather than go into detail, out of it can be found here on my blog, but here's ten images that capture the spirit of our life in L.A. so far.

Puppy Cooper at Sycamore Cove, Ventura County
in February 2009
Labrador Cooper Sycamore Cove

The weekdays in the early years were spent hiking
with Cooper at Runyon Canyon
Labrador Cooper Runyon Canyon

In May 2010 we were invited for a puppy playdate
at a Bel Air swimming pool
Bel Air Labrador Cooper

In ran my first marathon in stormy conditions
in L.A. in 2011
Running rainy 2011 LA Marathon

The highlight of our time here has been when friends
have come to visit us from the U.K.
Stearns Wharf sunset Santa Barbara

Cooper joined in our rooftop wedding day celebrations
on our West Hollywood roof deck in July 2013
WEHO Wedding Day rooftop celebrations

Over the years one of our favourite things to do is visit Hendry's Beach
in Santa Barbara with Cooper
Labrador Cooper Hendry's Beach Santa Barbara

L.A.'s 2017 Pride celebrations turned into a Resist March
and we sported Sesame Street t-shirts to show solitary with PBS
2017 LA PRIDE Resist March

Halloween in West Hollywood is always fun
and in 2017 I decided to get political too as a Liberal Snowflake
Liberal Snowflake costume West Hollywood Halloween

Sunsets are always spectacular in Southern California
Santa Monica sunset
Ten years have flown by and even though the past year has been a nightmare under the current administration, I'm hopeful for the future and look forward to many more great adventures.

They are even throwing a big Oscar party for us today, how did they know?!?

Cooper kisses from West Hollywood...

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