Daisy’s Diner

Sisters Jenny and Carole were left a legacy by their grandma Daisy, who passed away peacefully two years ago.  They have been talking about investing their money, along with their mother, into a business for quite some time but didn’t know what type of business.

They eventually agreed upon a place to eat, as their grandma had been a fabulous cook and had left lots of recipes that could be followed.  She had met her husband (their grandfather) in a diner so they had decided to use that as a theme, and ‘Daisy’s Diner’ was born.  Their mother, Donna, would do the catering and Carole & Jenny would share the running of the diner.

They had found a suitable location, had it fitted out and were ready to go!

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Donna had had a busy time with food preparation, but her daughters had helped out where they could.  She loved her mother (Daisy’s) cakes and took special pride in making those.  Besides ‘real’ and ‘healthy’ food, Donna had to provide fast food in line with the diner theme.

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The girls carried food and drinks through to the diner and it started to feel very real.  This was their  business and it had to succeed for the memory of their grandma.

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This was it – time to open up.

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Their very first customer was Erynne who was very pleased with the welcome she received.  She had  time to spare before her job interview and was pleased that this new ‘eatery’ had opened up.  She ordered coffee and found a place to read her magazine hoping it would calm her nerves.

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Next to arrive was Miss Choi (Hyejin to her friends) and Jenny couldn’t believe:

  1. how tall she was
  2. they had a famous actress as a customer

Trying to be professional, Jenny led Hyejin to a table and quietly asked her to sign her autograph on the back of a menu [Carole doesn’t know about that].

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Immediately after Miss Choi’s arrival, Ling Lan arrived.  Ling Lan was an artist and her work had just recently been shown in a popular magazine.  Jenny led the way to where Miss Choi was seated bursting with excitement.  Two famous people. Wow.

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Jenny & Carole positioned themselves by the door and window to see who else might arrive.  Jenny had heard Ling Lan ask Miss Choi if ‘the others’ were coming.

Jenny and Carole

Jenny and Carole

They didn’t have long to wait when not one, but two, famous models arrived.  Ginny & Grace were two of the hottest models right now.  You couldn’t open a magazine without one of them being featured in it.

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The ladies chatted for a while over their lunch, then Jenny asked if they would mind if she took a couple of photo’s.   Of course, the ladies didn’t mind at all, though Carole wasn’t too happy about it.

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Meanwhile, Carole and Jenny had been getting to know Erynne a little better, and it transpired that she was a fashion designer, and the interview that she was going for would be a step up in the world of fashion.  Erynne was super impressed that famous people had been in the diner and shared with Carole & Jenny that there was a very famous agency just minutes away from the diner.  Its location was super secret because they didn’t want people turning up hoping for fame. So, it seems the diner is in a very exclusive area and might be frequented by other famous faces!

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Miss Choi stayed behind for a little while after her friends had left; she was fascinated by the juke box.

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The Gold Room

Following on from the introduction of some ladies in The White Room, the following ladies are being introduced in The Gold Room (tongue in cheek).

The long awaited ‘Transient Wraith’ Antoinette, known as Lilianna, has finally joined her fellow dolls.  Also Jenny and Winema, both repaints by “Beverly of Enchanted” have arrived.

The Gold Room

The Gold Room

Lilianna

Lilianna

Lilianna

Lilianna

Jenny

Jenny

Jenny

Jenny

Winema

Winema

Winema

Winema

Jenny, Lizzie, Winema and Lilianna

Jenny, Lizzie, Winema and Lilianna

More photographs at:  FLCKR

 

Best Foot Forward (Unit No 9)

Svetlana has opened her unit and it is already a huge hit (and my favourite too).  She is selling shoes, shoes, shoes!

Her first customers were:  Melissa, Cecilly, Sienna and Soraya and there were more potential customers waiting to come in, but the units aren’t very big so she had to restrict the number coming in .

See what you think 🙂

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Riley’s Play Date

Riley’s Mom & Dad were having an afternoon outing and had roped in Amelie and Tiffany to babysit Riley.  When best friends Amelie and Tiffany accepted the job they hadn’t realised that Riley had a pre-arranged play date with two friends.

Riley was playing really nicely with Milly and Tish when Amelie decided that the three friends could share an Easter egg while they were playing outdoors (less mess inside the house…).  She bought the one that was wrapped in shiny blue paper and placed the pieces in front of Riley.

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Well, as soon as the chocolate was put down Milly decided it was hers, all hers.  She made a grab for it and Riley put her arm out to try and stop her taking it.   Milly saw this as an infringement and started to lash out at Riley.

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Tiffany knelt down and stopped the girls and explained why they shouldn’t be fighting each other, then she removed the egg until their behaviour was better.  Milly then went into a sulk and turned her back on Riley, who made the most of the opportunity to give a yank on Milly’s ponytail!

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All this time Tish had been as good as gold, and just carried on playing on her own.  Riley said sorry to Amelie, and that was enough for Amelie to pick her up and give her a cuddle.  When Milly saw this, she said sorry to Tiffany who knew what the little minx was up to, but found her beguiling.

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Amelie, Riley and Tiffany

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Amelie, Riley and Tiffany

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Amelie, Riley, Tiffany and Milly

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Tiffany and Milly

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Amelie, Riley, Tiffany and Milly

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Amelie, Riley, Tish, Tiffany and Milly

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Amelie and Tiffany

Suffice to say that they were all friends again by the time Riley’s parents returned home.

Tonner Ladies

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Some of the beautiful repainted ladies to join the family.

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