A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Today, I got in the car to go to a refrigeration company nearby to have a look a new undercounter fridge. Just about five miles away. My friend, Didier gave me the instructions. Off I went...

And, guess what? Yes, I got lost...

After 15 minutes of looking around for my final destination, I gave up, left my car at the entrance of a woodland park and followed a sign...

(Click on the photos to enlarge them.)

And tomorrow afternoon, I will be on one of those heading for the Spanish sun, food and wine...

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Blogger Akelamalu said...

What a lovely place to get lost, especially with your new camera!

Lucky you going on holiday tomorrow - enjoy!

22/5/07 5:42 PM  
Blogger Edvard Moonke said...

love the picture, cream, particularly the one with the ducks.

spain, huh... whereabouts?

wherever it is, have a great holiday!

22/5/07 6:10 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

I am with Monk, on the ducks, that is. Wonder what kind of camera you're using ... ;-)
This getting lost was meant to be!
To Spain you go? *sigh*
I see Vienna's tourist numbers plummeting. :-(

22/5/07 6:33 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Man, your really got lost in style!
Much better than getting lost in some dark street or in the middle of the traffic of a big city. Way to go.
Enjoy your Spanish vacation. Have a few cañas for me.

22/5/07 6:57 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Akela, I always carry my camera with me nowadays. It's so tiny. The break was a spur of the moment thing. I shall take a few photos over there.

Marcos, yes I agree, I was amazed at how clear the water was.
On the Costa Blanca just ½ hour from Alicante. Can't believe this but it was raining over there, today.

Merisi, a good friend of mine advised me to get a Sony Cybershot 8.1...;o)
Sorry about not choosing Vienna... :o{
It’s much easier to go to Spain for many reasons and I'm useless at German…

DC, this was 15 minutes from home and I am glad I discovered it. The chefs will have to wait for their fridge till I come back.
I shall indeed have a few cañas for you. Great to have you back, BTW.

22/5/07 7:12 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Wow looks like you did well getting lost here!

Happy Holiday.

22/5/07 7:15 PM  
Blogger Dizzy said...

I guess you will be getting lost more often, much nicer than undercounter fridges any day.

Love all the photos. I too love taking pictures of the flowers of weeds, in your case buttercups and daisys. I go around taking macro shots of the tiniest flowers and am amazed by their perfection.

Have a super holiday Cream, enjoy it all, including the weather whatever it decides to do. Best wishes.

22/5/07 9:44 PM  
Blogger Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Oh the Spanish sun.....how divine!!!

I thank you for the nature walk.

22/5/07 9:55 PM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Terrific, looks like you made a right turn out of a wrong one.
The Accidental Tourist!
Nothing beats a spontaneous event...
except perhaps a planned vacation to Spain.

22/5/07 10:11 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Magical journey eh?
I hope you enjoy your next Spanish journey. I am certain you will.

22/5/07 10:11 PM  
Blogger Queenie said...

Enjoy, use your new toy to share your special moments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22/5/07 10:50 PM  
Blogger fathorse said...

What a find! DUCKS! I love ducks... I wonder what the two male ones are saying to each other...

22/5/07 11:50 PM  
Blogger SpanishGoth said...

Cool - at first I was expecting a picture of a fridge in the pond... glad to see it's unspoilt.

Where you are going is less than an hour from where I lived up until December

I miss Spain *pouts bottom lip*

Enjoy y hasta pronto amigo

23/5/07 12:05 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

great choice!

have a wonderful vacation!

23/5/07 2:49 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

love the photos and especially of the ducks - beautiful mix of colors. Enjoy your break and looking forward to reading about and seeing all the photos!!

23/5/07 4:57 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Caro, I will get lost more often from now on.

HE, The accident prone tourist usually. Let's hope it all goes well.

Thanks, Mary. I will.

Q, I shall try to bring a few pictures back.

Fathorse, I was thinking about writing a funny caption. I like ducks too especially with crispy pancakes and hoisin sauce...;o)

Goth, there is a lot of pondlife around here but I'm glad it didn't apply to that little corner of paradise.
One hour in which direction? I may know where you were...

Thanks, Hayden.

Thanks, Bella. I shall bring back some piccies...

23/5/07 8:21 AM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Bon voyage, Cream!
(As far as Arnie's accent is concerned, he's is so heavy because the region he comes from, Styria, has a very pronounced dialect - we Austrians all speak a "second" language, usually it's really our first, i.e. dialect of the region, and we learn correct German usually not before starting first grade.)
I am looking forward to some great pictures from your vacation!

23/5/07 9:49 AM  
Blogger Merisi said...

A note of caution:
Due to some unfortunate events in the past, which involved once the complete loss of my camera, I now always put that little string around my wrist, as soon as I start pulling out my camera. It's a matter of habit, and serves well.
Says Merisi :-)

23/5/07 9:51 AM  
Blogger fathorse said...

"The Duck lies shredded in a pancake,
soaking in the hoisin of your lies..."

lol, Bill Bailey is a GOD!

23/5/07 1:18 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Gee, some people sure know how to have a great time even when they're lost!

Que tenga buenas vacaciones...wishing you a great holiday.

23/5/07 6:06 PM  
Blogger mutleythedog said...

Why is your bloog called screamers???

23/5/07 10:50 PM  
Blogger kj said...

you're a smart man, willing to get lost so quickly and easily.

enjoy your travels, cream. i like to hear about your adventures.


25/5/07 5:14 AM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

That's my kind of "lost." Thanks for a detour.

26/5/07 8:16 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

what, you're getting a lift from the ducks?

don't forget your seat belt.

26/5/07 9:31 AM  
Blogger anna said...

When I get lost I end up in a scary neighbourhood. I much prefer the way you get lost.

I love the way the water looks in that photo with the three ducks.

26/5/07 8:26 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Lovely photos, Cream! I'd get lost with you anytime!

1/6/07 9:03 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i feel like your new camera is a gift to my eyeballs!

2/6/07 4:48 AM  

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