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

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Lighting up...

Christmas at one of the restaurants.

Waiting for the rest of the party...

Christmas at home...

Two years ago I wrote this post.
I think I have mellowed...

Dare I mention Global Warming on Christmas Day?



Blogger Queenie said...

Which one is my seat Cream?
Your home looked *dazzling*, glad to see you have your tagines on show (so do I).

19/12/07 11:26 AM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Mellowing? Are you saying you are out there, hanging more of those cute lights?????? :-))))
And no, you shouldn't mention Global Warming, what with you frozen stiff yet all mellow inside. :-)

19/12/07 2:13 PM  
Blogger PI said...

It looks so warm and inviting - both your home and the restaurant. Wish you were closer It's a top coat warmer in the SW.

19/12/07 4:10 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Right by the window, Q. Most of our customers would kill for a window seat.
Very dazzling indeed! ;o)

Yes, well for the spirit of christmas one has to do it, even if one doesn't believe in Santa.
No, I won't especially when there knives close at hand.

Thanks, pi. This is the new version of the one where you dined. When was that?
Actually today has been quite mild up here.

19/12/07 5:32 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

I want to spend Christmas at YOUR house. Failing that, I'll sleep on your restaurant floor if I have to.

19/12/07 6:26 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Mellow is a good way to be. Mellow Cream. Niiiice :-)

Yes, yes, I DARE you! Mention global warming on Christmas day. Go on...maybe you can say it in a mellow kinda way.

19/12/07 6:27 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

We all mellow as we age don't we? I remember that post because of the camel-herder thing which is similiar to a thought I have when John annoys me.

19/12/07 11:29 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...


(the LED lights are supposed to be quite good. haven't checked, myself.)

20/12/07 12:13 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Andrea, you're welcome as long as you do the dinner.

Gigi, very Mellow Cream.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
The snow is always whiter when left alone. ??

Mary, little does Karen know that I've only ever seen camels at the zoo.

Hayden, I shall do some research. The only thing is that Karen might use double the number of bulbs if she finds out. And would that not be defeating the object!

20/12/07 9:10 AM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

No doubt you leave an incredible snack for Sinter Claus too! I trust that you realise that You are just making it tougher for the rest of us AND holding him up.

Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan!

Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

Kala Christouyenna!

Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto!

Feliz Navidad!

Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom!

Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon!

Joyeux Noel!

20/12/07 2:24 PM  
Blogger PI said...

Cream: to answer your question it was after 1985 when my father was 80 and before 1990 when he died. The last time we came was after our nephew had been tragically killed in a road accident in South Africa. Probably 1987. Sorry not to be more accurate.
Have a good Christmas and a happy, healthy prosperous 2008.

20/12/07 4:06 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

HE, I love the Japanese version! Kurisumasu Omedeto to you too.

PI, no wonder you came back. I cooked between 85 and 97.
Then I gave up because I kept eating the mistakes.;o)
You too have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

20/12/07 5:05 PM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

I wanted to window seat! I don't mind sitting next to Queenie - we're good friends.

Your restaurant and home look absolutely wonderful Cream. :)

20/12/07 8:02 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

I love this line: 'You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.' It is so very true.

And everything does look warm and inviting. That Bob Marley song keeps going around in my head, 'Ccoming in from the cold...'

20/12/07 8:06 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Akela, you are welcome to share Q's table. I'll make sure it overlooks the water or the G&T.
Thank you.

Gigi, I don't know where it came from but the more I look at that phrase the more I like it.
I think I definitely have come in from the cold.
What a warm feeling!!

21/12/07 12:15 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Wonderful, thanks. Happy Christmas xx

21/12/07 5:53 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

The restaurant and your home look so beautiful and festive. I wore the apron to make up for the lack of holiday decor... I'm just trying to keep up with a dog on viagra,har! Hey, I remember that post, clear as a bell, which is a good sign and it made me laugh out loud again!!! Yer so funny and I feel like you have been a shining beacon from far away! Happy Holidays Krimo ***

21/12/07 8:46 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Akela.

Thank you very much, Val.
I hope you find time to have a great time.

22/12/07 10:07 AM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I've gone minimalist this year, due to post-operative fatigue. A happy Yuletide to you and Karen, and all the best for 2008.

22/12/07 1:48 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

You too have a great one, Daphnée and I hope you'll be able to enjoy you Christmas dinner...even through a straw.;o)

22/12/07 6:04 PM  
Blogger Queenie said...

Not sure if I'm going to be around to post or visit again till after Christmas,so I just wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas, a Happy New Year that brings you good health, joy and a chance to make all your dreams come true, Queenie X

22/12/07 8:07 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

pretty! i like!

cream- i'm inviting you to submit one of your recipes for this book i'm trying to make (recipe+story) details on my blog. I KNOW you got plenty of stories to go along with a recipe! :)

22/12/07 9:49 PM  
Blogger SpanishGoth said...

You could mention 'global warming' but I would just put my fingers in my ears and recite "La LA - not listening".

Merry Christmas dude and all the best for the New Year

23/12/07 2:32 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Thank you, Q and all the best to you too.

Ale, welcome back! It's been so long.
I'm honoured and shall try to sort you out a recipe in the new year.

Goth, I often moan about the number of lights on at any one time but it always falls on deaf ears.
All the best to you too.

23/12/07 1:40 PM  
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