September 2015 -

Just a place for my old thoughts

Day by day
Thursday, 17 September 2015 7:41 am

Well, I managed to have a birthday by going out to one of my absolute favourite Japanese restaurants and eating and drinking lots of very yummy things. Even had a lovely bottle of Sake to prove it was a special lunch.

The restaurant is still pretty screwed but it feels better that I am trying to do something about it. That and a couple of beers with lunch help to take the edge off.

There are still possibilities available so all is not lost. To be honest to hurts more than I could imagine to put this much effort (and money) into something and have it fail.

A bitter sweet birthday
Thursday, 10 September 2015 12:43 am

Well, 44. Not really a big number as such but there you go. I have been so absorbed with the business that the very idea of trying to celebrate my Birthday just doesn't seem right.

As for the business we have given it one hell of a go but unfortunately the last few months simply haven't seen any improvement in the number of patrons we are getting. My costs are right, my food is getting good reviews and we have regulars that come back. But we are just not getting the number of diners that we need to keep the doors open.

All this adds up to the need to close the doors in the next few months, wrap up the business and go get a real job.

It has been one hell of a ride and one that I have devoted myself at 100%, at the detriment of Deb and everyone else around me. And that makes it doubly hard to admit that it hasn't worked.

So, if you do want one last bowl of crumbed olives or a slice of cheesecake you have been warned.