Category Archives: Los Angeles


USA – Road Trip – Los Angeles / Santa Monica – 3rd/5th November

First of all was a lovely sunny walk around the block with Sarah’s best friend Madison her beautiful golden retriever. This was followed by an hour and a half class with Erich Schiffmann whom Helen and Sarah had both trained with in August. It was … Read More


USA – Road Trip – Los Angeles – 1st/ 2nd November

Quiet times being back in La Canada (LA) especially after an 8 hour journey in the Chinook (Jill and Joe’s RV) but we pretty much caught up on the blog and packing. We did some exercise and cooked some lovely food for us all 2 … Read More

notworkrelated Los Angeles Forest Hike

USA – Hiking in the LA National Forest – 23rd August

Joe kindly offered to take us walking in the LA National Forest for the day, so after breakfast we packed some day-packs and headed north for an hour in the car. After the forest fires a couple of years ago the landscape is rejuvenating itself, … Read More

notworkrelated Pasadena LA

USA – Moving to La Canada – 22nd August

We said goodbye to our time in Venice with one last stroll along the beach, packed up and thanks to Helen’s cousin; John we had a lift over to La Canada where her Aunt lives with husband Joe. So far it’s been a pretty easy … Read More

National GoTopless Day Venice Beach LA 2011

*NSFW* USA – Venice Beach – GoTopless – 21th August

Using the website site Venice Paparazzi to find out about events (Venice art crawl etc) we spotted a national event taking place along the boardwalk which would offer some interesting photo opportunities…The National GoTopless Day – “a US organization, claim that women have the same … Read More

Erich Schiffmann Yoga Teacher Training August 2011

Yoga Teacher Training with Erich Schiffmann 12-21st August 2011

After Zoe (good friend and yoga teacher from the UK) mentioned Erich Schiffmann’s name to me when we were originally organising the USA part of our trip, it always stuck with me…’Make sure if we go to LA to do a yoga session with Erich … Read More

Venice Beach, LA.

USA – Los Angeles – Venice Beach – 19th August

Each Friday in Venice Beach is a small but well rounded Farmers Market (Venice Way & Venice Blvd) which has a great selection of produce. A few of our favorites include home made humus, falafel, salad leaves, fruits and some great tomatoes! Helen has only … Read More

Venice Beach, LA. VAC. Venice Art Crawl 1st Birthday.

USA – Los Angeles – Venice Art Crawl – 18th August

It was a pretty quiet day for the Leica, Helen decided to take a few shots in her yoga class (blog post to come!) and Dave was getting us ready for our move to the new pad on the beach front! With a spot of … Read More

Santa Monica Farmers Market, LA

USA – Los Angeles – Santa Monica & Manhattan Pier – 17th August

We got up early and had the usual breakfast. Every Wednesday in Santa Monica they close off a small section of streets and have a Farmers Market take place. On our way along the beach walk Helen “Hung Tough” and easily beat Dave by going … Read More

Venice Beach, LA.

USA – Los Angeles – Venice & Hammer – 16th August

16th August and again we stretched out our legs first thing and went for a walk! There is a lot of that to be done in this part of LA, mainly as we only have one bike between us, and it costs $20 a day … Read More

Party on the beach, drums and all, Venice Beach, LA

USA – Los Angeles – Venice Beach – 14th & 15th August

Currently the weather in this part of LA has been fairly predictable, overcast / foggy up until noon and then the sun blazes through, 75F give or take a few with a nice cooling breeze near the seafront. However most of the 14th during the … Read More


USA – Los Angeles – Venice Beach – 13th August

As we have a great house to stay in whilst here in Venice Beach and we are travelling for up to nine months, we want to try and save money where we can. Today was shopping day and we ended up at Whole Foods (“Whole … Read More