Two Blogging Years...
Two years on and this blog has been rated for general audiences.
Does this mean that people between 7 and 77 can log on without fear of having their minds warped by the content of my posts?
I started blogging because it was a novel way of wasting time. Most of you faithful blogfriends have been there for the ups, the not-so-ups and the downs...
You see, I often make the running of three restaurants sound like a walk in the park and it would be if I did not have to employ staff, feed customers, or just get back to work after my holidays.
When I started over 22 years ago, it was a challenge, a way of looking after myself, Karen and the kids. The first restaurant came at a time when the town was devoid of decent ons, so what I had learnt in a couple of pizzerias, came in handy. I began aiming for the stars and improving, got rid of the pizzas within a month of opening and got the place noticed by a few guides.
What does one do after such a cushy start?
Simply look for the next challenge.
Today, after a few moves and openings, financially it can be attractive to have three restaurants, ego boosting too, because of the recognition.
But I did not really mean for life to go so fast! And that's when the dreamer in me rises to the top.
Travel lifts my spirits and liberates me. Spain is exciting, the South of France, enchanting, Marrakesh, magical... And every time I go somewhere I want to stay for ever.
Art fascinates and transports me... I want to do everything, from mosaics to drawing, sculpture to painting...
Reading enchants me and tempts me to write in a language that is not mine, even though it is the only language I feel comfortable with.
If this blog goes slightly quiet it is because this dreamer is dreaming of turning his dreams into reality, one at a time...