Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to our customers and friends.

Thank you for supporting us in our new business. We hope to see you all again soon.

Magnolia Cafe is open on December 31st to 3am.

On January, 1st, we will open from 9am to 5pm.

However, we will be closed on January, 2nd and 3rd.

We open again on Saturday, 4th.

We will have some new drinks and food. Below is a delicious hot Bailey's Irish cream and cocoa drink. (Only for over 20-years-old!)

This is the new hot Beekeeper:

Please join us in January and discover our new baked food and weekend menu.


The art exhibition in the cafe is of paper-quilling by Taeko Sakurai-san. Please come and look at her wonderful and elegant creations.

We will have a paper-quilling workshop soon. Your teacher will be Taeko Sakurai who has many years experience, and founded the Japan Quilling Guild.

Sean and Ikuko

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas.

Thank you to all our customers for visiting our cafe over the last four months. We are always so happy to see you. Today we will be open just before 2pm.

Sean and Ikuko

Saturday, December 21, 2013



Boxing Day

Christmas is almost here. In Britain we celebrate on two days; the first is Christmas Day on the 25th, and the second is Boxing Day on the 26th. On both days, most people have a large afternoon dinner with their families. Boxing Day allows us to meet more family members than is possible just on one day. As you can imagine, everyone eats too much food and pudding, and drinks too much wine, beer or spirits.

In Japan, many people have never heard about Boxing Day, so what is this mysterious second day of Christmas? Do people put on boxing gloves and fight each other? Where does the name come from?

Traditionally, people believed it was a day to give money or gifts to people who needed help. Churches had collection boxes called 'alms boxes'. People put money into these boxes. On Saint Stephens Day (26th) the boxes were opened and the money was given to poor people.

In the past rich people had servants and these servants had to work very hard on Christmas Day. However, on the 26th, the servants would have an easy day and the rich people would do some work themselves! Some rich people started the tradition of giving a bonus to their servants (and to other workers who delivered items to them such as postmen.) They would give them this present in a small box. 

This tradition still continues. My dad was a postman and often people would give him some money or a present for delivering their letters all year.

So now you know all about Boxing Day - the second day of the Christmas holiday.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Holiday




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Friday, December 6, 2013