A glorious Mothering Sunday on the cliff, the sun beat down, birds sang and all was right with the world. Sitting outside the cafe I listened to the soundtrack of “The Descendants” – the Alexander Payne film set in Hawaii. We bought the cd after seeing the film, which made us reminiscent of our journeys to the 50th US state. We have good friends over there- in fact one was 2nd AD on the film- and have fantastic memories of times on the island. The film definitely made us decide to start saving for a revisit in 2013.
We play the music as we travel around the peninsula transposing our forgotten part of Cornwall to the Pacific ocean, but yesterday there was no need to dream; apart from the winds reminder that we live in a northern hemisphere, the blue of the sky and the sea and the warmth of the sun, made us for a day, believe we were in our own bit of paradise. That may sound a bit finger down your throat but the local radio station in Honolulu regularly gives weather updates as (and you have to think of the most laid back American accent for this or maybe George Clooney in his Hawaiian shirts) “another hot and sunny day in paradise”.