I’ve given up on apartment hunting. It’s just too soul destroying. There’s nothing suitable out there and rents seem to be falling weekly. I’m better off waiting a couple of months and getting a better deal. I’ve decided instead to put my stuff into storage, (which is super cheap here compared to London), sublet something just for March and bugger off to California for the whole of April, more or less.

I blame Tales Near the Runway. After she persuaded me to go to Coachella with her through the simple device of offering to buy me a ticket, and I then realised that a cross country plane ticket costs about the same as a bog-standard Eurostar London-Paris seat, I thought sod it. I can afford a month away if I avoid paying rent in NYC for that month. So, no committing to a new apartment quite yet.

I plan to hire a car and go visit all my friends on the West Coast and do some sight-seeing. (I really, really want to go to Disneyland for starters.)I intend to pick up a few commissions from my UK editors and, at worst, I should break even. This plan is so cunning I could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.

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Fantastic! Enjoy LA, LALA Land is great for escaping and the weather is amazing right now.


Brilliant plan!
Are you still thinking about Malaysia at some point?


Not this year now. I’m going to confine my wandering to the Americas whilst I still have a chance. LLGxx


You weasel!


I’ve little interest in fashion, but I just love the way you write! Mark.


My friend is subletting her place near Columbus Circle. Let me know.

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