Well, actually, autumn is pretty much here already . The threes are loosing their leaves and it is getting cold and rainy. Some people like the autumn for all the colors. Okay, I can agree that it is pretty but it is for such a short period of time. After that it is just dark, cold and wet and you know it is just getting worse because, after having suffered through the autumn you have to suffer through winter. I hate the autumn!
Maybe I am extra negative this autumn with all the calamities that has happened lately as well. Just to add to the miseries my ex’s lawyer finally decided to actually do some work but as usual her “work” basically consisted of throwing together another letter with totally outrageous demands. This woman is batshit crazy. If she has her way she will take whatever I have left and I will have to continue paying for the rest of my professional life. The sad thing is that when me and my ex talks we seem to get along pretty well but then this woman manages to persuade my wife to do something else. I am so feed up with this crap. After the death of my girlfriend and now this I do not really know why I keep going? I’m not really motivated for anything.
Anyway, let’s try to move over to some more pleasant subjects. We’re almost at the end of October and, with both Cassandra and Jonathan having their birthdays in October, this month is kind of a “birthday month”.
So last weekend we celebrated Jonathan’s birthday. His real birthday was yesterday but then he was back at his university in Lyon so… He wanted to go back to a Japanese restaurant that we’ve been to before along Lac Leman but that one had closed shop so after some looking around on TripAdvisor I found one in downtown Geneva, Sauan, that looked interesting so we went there.
It was quite a hit actually. The food was excellent and the prices were…acceptable. At least by Swiss standards. Me and Jonathan had one of their seven course menus with a mixture of fish, shellfish, vegetables and some meat. Only two of the courses were actually cooked as in heated. Not that this was much of a surprise of course. Everything was nicely and elegantly served. No forks or knifes. If you cannot manage chop sticks then go somewhere else. Even the soup was supposed to be eaten with only chop sticks. Not that this is really that difficult, it’s just a bit unusual for a westerner to pick out the solid content with chop sticks and then drink the broth using the bowl as a cup.
Then it was of course time for cake in the afternoon back at home.
Since the two small ones didn’t really appreciate the Japanese cuisine as much as me and Jonathan, not enough dead land animals, I had brought home some of the latter for lunch the next day when I made a simple entrecote with fries and a salad. As you can see from the attached photo I also found a nice little sauce to spice it up with.
Now I have just finished my work for this week. Since the kids are on school holidays, at least the two small ones, I have taken the next three days off to spend some time with them. Next week Jonathan will also have three days of holidays so I will repeat the procedure next week.
The swan? Well I just felt like adding this photo at the end of the post 🙂