Thursday, 4 August 2011

Taxi strikes, grannies buried in sand and other random ramblings on!

Well another week passes and another truely thrilling enjoyable update for you all to read LOL

So lets see, ah yes, well, i'm now on my fourth stick of white pudding, please for god sake someone take at least one off my hands. If your self catering and want to eat for a week without buying any food then you can have one of my white puddings.

So from Monday 25/7 till sun 31/7 its was such a quiet week, quieter than ive ever been in July but due to the great first 3 weeks i beat my best July, so now thats May, June and July have all beat previous records. August has also started off really well getting quite a few before dinner drinkers in now, then a very quiet period from about 9.30 till 11.30 but open till 4am also the first 3 days of Aug at some point during the night i've had a lock out (bar full, chain across) so its looking good but in this heat its exhausting doing everything myself with a full bar but again that isnt a complaint just stating a fact.

The taxi strike is now in to its 12th day i believe, there so many people asking questions about it on websites that i'm trying to keep them updated every day by going and talking to the taxi drivers on the picket line but there might be light at the end of the tunnel this saturday 6/8 so i've been told so fingers crossed.

Now, i've been here 11 years now and i understand the greek way of life, if someone says will meet you in an hour add 2, if someone says it will be ready in 2 days give 5 but i put my motorbike in with my mechanic to have its new petrol tank mounted and a general service last Thursday, he said 2 days, i told him i'd give him 5, i went back after 6 days and bike hasn't been touched aaaaggghhhhh! After walking in to Zakynthos town from Kalamaki only to find out i'd be walking back again, lets just say i was a tad angry but good for weight loss walking that distance in this heat, although my nose is now more red than Sir Alex Fergusons. Then i order a take away tuna pasta salad without onion only to find out when i get home it was a chicken salad with a ton of onions, GGGggrrrrrrr! Could anything else go wrong, yes it could, i ripped my trainer on a nail in the bar, bugger! But there was a highlight i found a new refreshing drink, Bacardi and lemon ice tea mmmmmmm!

As you know my lovely blog followers when it gets a bit quieter later on in the early hours of the morning i may sit with a few of my customers and have a chat. so a few mornings ago i was sat with Paul and Lynn and they told me of where they once stayed in Spain i think it was, a family used to bury their good old grannie in the ground up to her neck in sand, there was a sand pit at the apartments especially for her to buried in every day and left for a few hours with a hat on and the daughter would fan her every now and again. I thought it was some new found method of making your vegetables grow quicker, bury gran next to the vegetable patch in sand but no, its meant to be good for arthritis. One safety aspect i think i should point out here, don't bury granny near the sea, its hard to tread water with just your ears.

On a completely different subject did you know sheep have their legs on one side of their bodies shorter than the other for when they stand on the sides of hills and mountains. Good fact.

I've come up with 2 more new cocktails, not dessert ones but they seem to be popular so i'll add them to the menu today, one is Ouzo based as you don't find many cocktails with Ouzo in.

Helen has just about finished the new house, builders have to come in and complete the snagging list but apart from that its all done. She has been working so so hard on getting it all sorted while i've been out here in the sun so i do feel very guilty about it as she has enough to do what with her hectic work schedule and of course making sure her mum is ok after her treatment for her throat cancer. Really excited about going home and stepping in to the new house, told Helen i don't want to see pictures, want to see it first hand, maybe Carol Smiley can be there to cover my eyes, walk me in and say "open your eyes and take a look" like on changing rooms all those years ago, why did that show finish LOL.

Stand and Deliver, i'm the dandy highwayman. Well no i'm not but i will be going to see the legend that is Adam Ant in November thanks to my world famous actor nephew Leighton Kyle who got us the tickets, then in December he's got us VIP guest list passes to Duran Duran, OH MY GOOD GOD, i will be drinking with the god of crap dance moves Simon Le Bon, Leighton, i salute you sir.

So as you can see not much been going on, italians and greeks who are visiting the island are doing my nut in with the quad bikes and thats why i don't go out much on my bikes at this time of season, roll on sept to get back out on the roads and get up for my weekly ice cream fix at Redskins with John and Sue. I'm having cold turkey due to the withdrawl of no toffe and malibu ice cream, i don 't mean i'm literaly having cold turkey, its just a saying haha.

Still No.1 on Tripadvisor, for now, but again its all a matter of luck as far as i'm concerned.

That musics lost its taste so try another flavour.

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