06 May, 2007

Unexpected


Every now and then you'll find something unexpected. Like this...

I found this in the car parking place today. Excuse the poor photo, the only camera I had with me was my phone. Not something you'd see everyday in a car park, don't you think?

We were there because we had Yum Cha today with some friends and had a lovely time. We had booked ahead of time, which was a good thing since the place was jam-packed. So much so, that there was a wait just to get in the door. We had to wait for our table for a few minutes and while waiting, I started to feel really really sorry for the people near the door and register. They can't have had a great dining experience with people trying to squeeze past them just to get inside.

Thankfully for us, our table was in a corner and we didn't have to worry about people trying to get past our table. Well, except for the wait staff with the food! Food was excellent too, but no, we didn't have the chicken feet. I've never tried them and I daresay I won't be able to bring myself to give them a go, in the future either.

On the way back we checked out a furniture shop that had been recommended to us. Found a lounge that will probably fit the bill. A three seater with a chaise lounge, the right size for our room, not too expensive and something I can live with for the short term (then we plan to get a 'good' lounge). Click here to see it. It's the blue one in the middle. We're actually thinking of getting it in a black (colour is described as midnight - that is black isn't it? A bit hard to tell in the shop) sueded material. Has anyone had a lounge in black before? Is it hard to care for? My cats are black and white so I anticipate we'll have some cat hair to deal with (I plan on getting the optional fabric protection that comes extra).

The fabric we're considering is a little extra, but it was the only one we could agree on. Heh, Chickie's name was like that too* - but it worked out well!

*No, I don't mean Chickie's name was extra, I mean that it was the only one we could agree on.

10 comments:

R2K said...

That is cool.

velcro said...

did they put the alternative story up anywhere? Makes a change from the usual tags that you see about

caramaena said...

No there weren't others that I could see. Mind you I didn't explore the whole car park. We were only just on time for our restaurant booking (though in hindsight we could have spent some time looking around and wouldn't have had to wait for the table to be free) and then afterwards Chickie was too tired and just wanted to go home. We thought he may have even fallen asleep on the way home (he didn't).

Oh great One said...

I have black and white cats as well. They leave their hairs everywhere. If they show up on your new lounge put on a rubber glove and you can wipe them off.

caramaena said...

A rubber glove? What a good idea. Thanks oh great one :)

Damian said...

Hi - thanks for linking to my blog.

Yum Cha is one of the things I miss most about living in Sydney. It's taken me two and a half years to find one in London that serves it properly: from battered metal trolleus pushed around by grumpy Cantonese grandmothers. Most of the Dim Sum here (British for Yum Cha) is ordered off a menu - it takes all the serendipity out of it.

caramaena said...

Thanks for visiting Damian.

Glad you found a place that does the yum cha (dim sum) properly. Ordering off the menu would take the shine off it.

meggie said...

Black can be a hard taskmaster for pet hairs. And every other little white fleck.
Love Yum Cha.
The Dragon was very intriguing.

My float said...

I love that picture in the car park. Love yum cha too, although I couldn't do the chicken feet either. I just keep thinking about them scratching about in the dust and poo, blergh!!

caramaena said...

meggie - I will admit to being in two minds about the black. Particularly as it's a suede type material. If it were just me choosing I'd probably have chosen something different, however this was the only one we could both agree on!

my float - yep, right there with you about the chicken feet.