Friday, 3 September 2010

All aboard but you can't get off!

Ok i know its a day late and you can stop texting now asking where's the update as here it is.

Well its finally happened, Kalamaki has got a land train, well not really, Laganas has got a land train which drives through Kalamaki but it doesn't stop. It just starts at Laganas and finishes at Laganas. And my, how the people on it look so happy and thrilled as they drive past Oceanic, i always give them a wave to cheer them up, you wouldn't believe these people are on holiday they look that fed up LOL.

So whats been happening this week, well my oldest customer Les was back with his mates Joe and Colin. Now if you have read my blog from day one i have mentioned Les before, he loves Matt Monro, was a navigator for the B52 bombers during the war and has an eye for the ladies at the ripe young age of 90. Always great to have the guys back in the bar even though they give me a bit of stick but its all in good fun.

Had a visit from the licence inspector and tax control and everything was tip top, all very straight forward and no problems at all which is good news but then again i run a tight ship, i don't mean i have a ship, its a bar, oh you know what i mean.

I have some sad news, i have taken my unique smoothie cocktails off the menu, i know i know, i can see your all devastated but they took so long to prepare and what withn the bar being so busy it just held everything up so they have been replaced by my confectionery cocktails instead and you have 4 to choose from, this is now the 4th time i've changed my menu but its good to keep my customers on their toes.

This week has been my best week of all time and i also beat my best target for a night of all time which was also earlier in the season, i was that busy on wednesday i run out of my reserve seats and had to get balcony furniture from the Oceanic Margarita studios to fit everyone in and in the end had to turn some regular customers away as i just couldn't fit anymore in, god did my old legs ache after that night haha.

So we're now in to September and Helen and I have continued to go on our TTT (Traditional Taverna Tuesday) this is where we find a traditional Taverna while out and about and have lunch there.
So what is a traditional taverna? Well first of all you have a Greek Taverna and a Greek Restaurant who both serve tradtional greek food but a Traditional Taverna doesn't have a menu where as a restaurant does. The traditonal taverna will have a blackboard with the food of the day written on it in Greek and the waiter will tell you what meals are available that day, usually about 6 in all. You can only find these types of tavernas in town or in villages around the island, in the resorts there are only restaurants which serve traditional greek food not tavernas. In saying that i have had some great food within the resorts but its so nice to go to a little locals place where all the food is cooked fresh that morning and when its gone its gone, then the next day the 6 dishes are all different. Roll on Tuesday. I have taken pictures of the places we have visited but i will post them all at the end of the season.

Its starting to get a bit cooler at night already and a bit of cloud today, better get to the pool a bit more before end of season as after that the only pools i'll see will be the pools of rain water in dull grey Wales, better dig out my wellies, please no sheep jokes at this point haha.

In the river there is a log, to cross the river is a slog, if you cross the river with this in mind, you'll be quite surprised at what you'll find!

Lets look at the rhyme more closely.

In the river there is a log, whats on a log? Bark so this may lead you to think of a dog but what else barks? yes a person with a cough.To cross the river is a slog, when you have a cough its a hard slog. if you cross the river with this in mind, Whats a river in your mind? yes a running nose, you blow your nose in to a tissue, you'll be surprised at what you'll find? After you've blown your nose you look in to the tissue and you may be surprised to find that you have to throw it away and where do you throw it away, yes your right you've guessed it its DUSTY BIN!

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