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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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LOTS more photographs at: FLCKR

Emme goes shopping

Emme has donned her new faux snakeskin jacket to go on a shopping spree, but as always has difficulty in deciding which bag, or bags, to take with her.   Eventually she decides on a white leather bag and enlists the help of her niece Kyra to carry any packages.

Kyra and her Aunt Emme

Emme has treated herself, amongst other things, to a beautiful gold and crystal choker which looks amazing and she has also bought a Zintendo ZS for Kyra as a “thank you” for her help.  Kyra is really pleased with her gift and gives her Aunt Emme a big hug.

 After unpacking all of her purchases  it is time for Emme to take Kyra home, and they each wear a pair of Emme’s sunglasses to look good (not because the sun was shining, because it wasn’t).

Pictures on http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonner_etc/

Bicycle Restoration

Hermione and Dorian

Dorian has decided to repaint a couple of old bicycles and enlisted the help of Hermione who got stuck in and helped to dismantle them. 

They have primed the bikes and left them to dry before deciding on the final colour. 

Just between us the primer coat could be better, but I won’t tell if you won’t.