Thursday, September 18, 2008

Date Night

So last night in an attempt at "date night", Varen & I went out for dinner. I know, I know, we eat out quite a bit (less than before lately, I think anyway), but I can't actually remember the last time we went and had a meal out alone, just the two of us. So it was a step in the right direction, getting away from the distracting tv and books to read and actually talk.

We decided to try a new little Indian place that's opened up called Sitar in Cresta (no web presence yet, as the owner kept reminding us it was their one-week-opening-aversary). It was quite nice. Not quite Ghazal's nice, but nice to try somewhere new. I even have some left overs for lunch today. But a quick warning, they don't have their liquor license yet ... so it's non-alcoholic cocktails or lassi's for all :) Anyway, my most dissappointing thing about the meal was that it wasn't saucy enough ... but maybe that's just cause I didn't order the right thing, we'll eventually go back to try again, so I'll try something else then.

Yeah, conversation between Varen & I at the moment is weird. There's this giant elephant in the room. And instead of the elephant being the thing everyone knows is there but doesn't talk about, it's like the only thing we end up talking about ... which leaves no one in a good mood. On the other hand, we should have a better idea of where things stand in about 2 weeks, so let's hold out till then and hope for the best :) This is serious stuff folks, which is why I'm being completely vague.

And this morning all I've been dealing with is the issue between S&T, the municipality & me. Did I mention that the lovely trustee has apparently ordered them not to make any changes to the budget and therefore not refund anyone for these double payments ... effectively increasing our monthly levies by R400 without even telling anyone. But thanks to my fabulous conveyancer, I'm drafting a letter and basically copying the world on it (including the money-grabbing trustee) and telling the Joburg municipality to get their money out of S&T and not me ... I've already paid. Will be checking on the painting later today and hopefully that will be another item off the list of annoying things to deal with! Hopefully.

7 comments:

boldly benny said...

I hope you and Varen are able to work through the serious stuff! Thinking of ya!

sweets said...

serious stuff???
oy... hope all is well (hugs)

Mr Jones said...

Well is it a Pink Elephant or a White one? And are its toe nails painted Chanel Rouge Noir? Well? See you can also laugh at the elephants in the room. Hang on to your humour lovely.. and hope you come through it all swinging your trunks.

phillygirl said...

@benny & @sweets - thanks guys :) I have high hopes :)

The Jackson Files said...

I hope everything works out okay for you and Varen.

angel said...

strongs on the municipality letter- i agree with you completely!
as for the news- i do hope its what you want to hear...

keith said...

Hi there. I'm glad you visited Sitar Indian restaurant. I hope you can join us again for some of our more saucy dishes. We have spent 5 years getting the formula right for this new restaurant and so far everything is going as planned. We are now about 8 weeks old and guess what? our website is up and running: www.sitarcresta.co.za
Also we are getting fantastic reviews from our clients. We also have Live entertainment once every weekend.
Unfortunately our hands are tied together with 50 other restaurants in Gauteng, regarding the liquor licence as it's in Supreme Court level. The Liquor Board has really given us a huge amount of inconvenience. You can bring you own alcohol in the interim. Wishing you a fantastic Festive Season. keith@sitarcresta.co.za

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