A postponed gift for a friend

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I have just completed these hanging hearts for a friend of mine.
Whilst promised to her weeks (months) ago, we were seeing them last night and I was unable to come up with any further excuses for not having completed said promised gift for her new orangery.

Linen and button hanging heart
Linen and button hanging heart

Thankfully she loved it
Hessian trim.
Hessian trim.

Last night we ate at a new Japanese teppanyaki restaurant; where the chefs theatrically cook your dishes in front of you, on a hot plate, with lots of flames thrown in for good measure.
Our friends had never been to a Japanese restaurant before so this was to be a new experience for them.

The layout of a teppanyaki restaurant is a completely different concept to the usual tables and chairs arrangement. No individual tables, just one large horseshoe shaped table with 2 large hot plates at either end around which you sit with other diners, many of whom didn’t know quite what to expect.

We plumped for a mixture of a meat based set menu and a seafood one.

And wow, the food just kept coming from melt in the mouth steak to salmon, prawns and scallops, all superbly cooked in front of your eyes in a matter of minutes, with the occasional “flambé” thrown in with the lights down to further accentuate the effect.

The egg fried rice preparation was one of the most entertaining. The chef first cooked the rice with chopped spring onions, then he cracked 2 eggs onto the hot plate and quickly whipped this into a long omelette. Next he rolled it into a long roll about 20″ long and proceeded to let his metal spatulas fly chopping the egg at amazing speed into the pile of rice. What we weren’t prepared for was the chef then aiming the chopped egg into the mouths of any one up for the challenge of catching it! Several diners were left with egg on their faces, literally!

It was a hugely entertaining evening.

Finishing an order for more stockings today. The sun is coming up and it promises to be one of those lovely crisp clear autumn days.

Love Lucie xx


  1. It was well worth the wait and I’m sure it’ll look lovely in her new orangery. I’ve never been to teppanyaki restaurant but they seem like a lot of fun xx


  2. I really like the purple trim with the linen- quite different from other hearts. We have a tennpanyaki restaurant in Chester and yours sounds a similar experience to mine – our chef even had fake tomato sauce bottles which he pretended to squeeze out at us after using a real one on the food!


    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I’d seen pictures of the room and the pink matches a stripe on her sofa.
      The restaurant was good fun, but having seen the entertainment once, you wouldn’t really go back for a good while. So I hope this place gets plenty of custom to keep it going. Wakefield is a strange place for failing restaurants.


    1. I love Japanese food. It is fresh and clean. It has less added to it than other cuisines. Our friends thought it would be all Sushi but we didn’t see a piece of raw fish all night. Except before it was cooked! You should give it a go if you get the chance.
      Thank you for stopping by.


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