Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Office Visit

Since Coccinelle travels with me in my backpack, in order to help her stay safe and clean I've given her a travel bag which provides her protection without being claustrophobic:

Last week, she visited me at my office job in downtown Los Angeles. It is my great good fortune to have a huge window behind my desk, through which she could enjoy the view down to Fifth Street below:

One of the projects I was working on was making 700+ consecutively numbered labels and then affixing them to a stack of documents (not one of the more interesting parts of my office job...):

Hmmm, that doesn't look like English to me....
Much more fun was getting to hang out with some of my desk mates (you can see that stack of documents in the lower right corner):

Wow, so many toys!  Are you sure you WORK here?!?
At one point Coccinelle...um, flew down between the cabinet behind my desk and the window, and when I crawled around to retrieve her, I saw what had gotten her attention -- this guy was hiding back there and was ready to come out and make a new friend:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Meet Coccinelle!

Coccinelle arrived early this evening.  Her companions on the journey halfway around the world were several beautiful cranes -- tiny, perfectly formed origami cranes that is....

Coccinelle and her traveling companions looking forward to spending time on the southern California coast.

She got here just in time for an unexpectedly serious introduction to America: the final debate between our Presidential candidates....

"It's a good thing I studied English before I came."

 She also met her temporary housemates, Bella and Fred....

Bella, Coccinelle, and Fred hang out on the couch
Getting cozy with Bella

A little cuddling with Fred

With Bella, sharing a joke...

...and a smooch

And what just happened to be for dinner?  Roasted BRUSSELS sprouts!


We're all looking forward to Coccinelle's visit, and can't wait to start showing her the sights and scenery of southern California!

First Post....

This is a travel blog for Coccinelle, a ladybird (ladybug) who will be visiting Los Angeles from Brussels, Belgium, from October 2012 through January 2013.  While she is here, her "cousin" Alby Edwards will be staying with Coccinelle's family in Brussels.  Here is Alby with his travel case (and a new winter scarf) as he got ready to leave on his journey:

Alby's ready for his big European adventure!
Alby's Belgian host has created a Facebook page for him: https://www.facebook.com/AlbysTripToBelgium if you'd like to follow his trip, too.

But enough about Alby -- this is Coccinelle's blog, and from now on all the pictures found here will be of Coccinelle and her adventures in Southern California!