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When Mark and I had renovations - major renovations - done in Fannie Bay (NT) I swore I would never do it again. Months of brick dust, upheaval and chaos, not to mention noise, early morning disturbance and sweaty workmen was something I never wanted to repeat. However, five months into our Queensland Adventure, here we are again. Some people never learn.
I have to say that the team that undertook to dig up the old concrete and create our outside entertaining area worked brilliantly together despite the fact that they had never done so before. And yes, it would have been better to get the shade awning fixed on BEFORE we had the solar panels put on the roof - but we got around that one without to much hassle. We had very patient clients during that time that actually did not demand their money back when they were awoken by the gentle(!) grinding of the cement mixer....
Well hey - the pictures tell the story. From chaos to comfort in a few short weeks - and the cost did not break the bank. Next stage is getting tables and chairs in time for the October Folk Festival as we hope to host an event.
Both Mark and I love nothing more that seeing peoples faces light up when presented with good food. Mark has become the king of the breakfast tray (I just deliver the finished article) and I have received pleasing kudos for the evening meals ordered by our clients.
We have decided that, rather than trying to compete with established local restaurants, we will offer a few dishes at a reasonable price that we know we can do well, on the nights that the other restaurants are closed. And now that we have our dining area, that can be done in a more social environment than as now in clients rooms.
So, if the idea of dinner at the Curtain Fig, in convivial surroundings with complimentary wine - come on down!