So with that in mind I've got plenty of time to do a fun packed update for you. We will have the usually update about what's going on, my rant time and other nuggets of my wisdom on things I've observed.
Lets start with the bar, I have no update on the bar. Bit boring on that front as only got to clean and paint a bit. Having a few new bits of décor but nothing major. Well I don't think its major but I think all my lovely customers will think its major as the bar will have a different look but the same if you know what I mean, this will all depend of if I can pick up what I want from the island. I know what I need just need to find it locally.
I'm two thirds of my way through my medical study and if I'm being honest this has been the most uncomfortable study I've been on but also the shortest. Two parts of the study is 2 days long and the third is 1 1/2 days long. The reason its the most uncomfortable is that for the first 4 hours blood is taken 3 times an hour, then for 8 hours its twice an hour, after that for 4 hours blood taken every hour, then for 6 hours through the night every 2 hours till its back round to breakfast and start again. You don't really have time to settle down as your constantly being tested also you don't get time to sleep much either as your having blood taken for the whole of the 24 hours of every day.
The other part of the study is that on one visit I had to eat a full fat breakfast before the study drug, 2 x fried eggs, 2 x bacon, 2 x hash brown, 2 x brown toast and 1/2 pint of full fat milk. That was a real struggle for me, I can't even remember the last time I had fried food let alone a full fried breakfast and half a pint of milk at 7am with only 15 min's to eat it all BLURGHHHHH! Then the next two parts of the study its the other extreme we don't have anything to eat till lunch time. My body really doesn't know where it is LOL.
Apart from the full fat breakfast its been so far another wonderful stay in my 4th home of Simbec, if they rented out the wards for a holiday let I'd stay there. Good food, comfortable beds, sky TV, good company, wonderful views and the most excellent staff from the reception as you enter through to the office staff, on to the domestic assistants, chefs with a flare for good tasting food and not forgetting the doctors and nurses who make sure all is well and calm. If I'm being very honest I have had worse holidays than staying in Simbec and they pay me to be there. Don't get me started on that, Tunisia, never again, what a waste of money and time apart from the history sites I visited.
The Cannula that I have in for 22 hours. Its half the size of my forearm but then again I am petite LOL.
All the other guys on the study have also been great once again, polite, quiet and interesting conversation. One of the other victims, I mean study patients is a photographer with a great eye for a amazing shot. He showed me his website and I have to say its as good as any photography I've seen from the famous photographers. I was going to post some of his pictures on here but I think they must be security covered. If your looking for a picture or canvas to adorn your wall in your home or business then I would say take a look on Neil's site and get in touch.
Another boring Sunday last Sunday but at least it was sunny, well, it was when we left. To get out of the house Helen decided to take me to St. David's the smallest City in the UK. We drove about 2 hours until we got to St. David's, by the time we were there it was grey and dull, BRILLIANT!
Never mind, we're here lets have a nosey. The first thing that come in to mind was "Midsomer Murders". Don't get me wrong its a beautiful little place but looked like a place where a murder would take place every week by a country bumpkin over a wedge of cheese. It was very pretty with great little coffee shops and local shops but also at the same time looked void of any people or they were hiding because there were "strangers in these parts" so just twitched the lace curtains. It had a cathedral along with stately building that was being restored, I love stuff like that. I'm not a Tony Robinson time team type person but I do love a historical building. Did I really just say that? Blimey, where's my bobble hat and wax jacket LOL.
St. David's, if your over West Wales way it's a must visit.
Kevlar's Cooking Class is in session. Today we will be cooking Lobster tail with Scallops and Prawns.
First marinade the cooked prawns with Sweet red chilli for an hour. Get your lobster tail and cut in half, cover one half in a homemade mild chilli butter and the other half leave natural, place under medium grill for 12 mins till cooked. Fry the Scallops with a homemade herb and garlic butter for 4 mins each side.
Create a side salad and make a Olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and honey dressing to pour over salad.
Serve on a plate all together, sit down and stuff your gob with the whole lot then fall asleep in chair.
Now you may be thinking !OOOOooooooooh, look at him with the fancy pants food". No not at all. Co Op reduced section, £1.29 large pack of fresh prawns (not frozen), £4 for 2 fresh lobster tails (not frozen), £2.50 for 6 fresh scallops (not frozen). The whole meal cost £8 for 2. My services for cooking are priceless LOL.
EVERYBODY SING ALONG!
"Its rant time, everybody loves a rant time, we all love a rant time, IT'S RANT TIME!"
On the train the other morning on my way to Simbec it was rather full, peaceful but full. I was sat by the window happily watching the world go by with peace all around me. We stopped at Llanelli and every seat got taken up, it was early morning commuters. As they got on I could hear someone on a phone as they walked on, the sound got closer and closer until the lady of around 25 sat next to me still talking on her phone. I gathered she was talking to her female friend on the other end. How did I know this, well maybe this gave it away:- "YOU SHAGGED HIM? REALLY? I DON'T BELIEVE IT. YOU SHAGGED HIM IN HIS CAR? YOU DIRTY COW, HA,HA,HA,HA,HA!" The conversation carried on at that intellectual level for another 10 mins, I wish close to taking my own life by smashing her phone into my ears to pierce my brain. Thank god we went in to a tunnel. I hate talking on the phone full stop and I never answer it with members of the public around. The ultimate mobile phone nightmare is speaker phone conversation, SHUT UP!
Customer etiquette at the till. I have always been polite when at the till. If someone behind me has 1 to 3 items and I have a full basket or trolley I will always let them go first, that's me. A few months ago I had 1 item and a mature of age lady in no rush to go anywhere due to her age had a full trolley was in front of me. She looked at me, saw I had just 1 item, smiled at me and proceeded to get all her crap out of her trolley and make me wait. YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME? As time went by I mellowed to that incident, until last Friday.
Same supermarket, same till. I had just 1 item. In front was a middle aged lady with a full trolley. She looked me up and down without a smile, saw I had 1 item, stuck her nose in the air and proceeded to empty her trolley. GOD DAMN YOU! I got 1 freaking item, no need to look at me as though I'd farted in your face, how rude of her. So from now on when I go shopping no one is going before me and i'm taking a carrier bag full of pennies to pay for my shopping. SOD ALL YOU 1 ITEM SHOPPER HATERS LOL.
My little minion has released another trailer for his summer movie. I so can't wait to see the little guy again. I bet he's been naughty while guarding the bar. Until we all see Kevin again here is that ne trailer:-
Well its still raining out and I'm starting to go a little stir crazy sat here as you won't believe it but been on this now for 3 hours. I fancy a nice dessert like a crumble pie with custard or a chocolate fudge cake with cream, that would so good right now.
So my fine blog readers and friends its time to say bye bye now, bye, bye.
Serve All, Love All, Peace All, Kevlar Out!
UPDATE IN THE UPDATE:-
Thanks to a little lad called Richard I had forgot to update you with my thoughts on the 6 nations.
Before I do that I had put a pools bet on of 11 football matches to win this weekend that would have brought me in £621,764.10. The first game was M/borough V Leeds which kicked off at 12.45pm all the others were 3pm. MB being top of the league and playing well I bet on them to win. Richards Dirty Leeds won which means my pools bet lost straight away and guess what.........the other 10 all won. DAMN YOU DIRTY LEEDS LOL.
So now I've wiped the tears from my eyes, 6 nations update.
First game Wales V England. No excuses here, England in the second half were by far the better team, they played with the ball and kept possession where as Wales went back to dark ages of rugby, kicking the ball at every opportunity to try and pin England back in their own half, there's one problem, England are a huge team and can all run fast and hard with the ball. Get a grip Wales.
Second game Wales V Scotland. I did say before the 6 nations started Scotland are much improved and dark horses of this tournament. Again, no excuses, Wales were lucky to win and did not look convincing. The only plus point for wales is we have players who win 96% of 50/50 high balls but you have to keep the ball once you win it which we didn't against England.
In saying all that in 2013 we lost the first game and won the rest and went on to win the tournament but I think that's a long shot this time unless we beat France and Italy by a huge margin as the Ireland game will either be close or an Irish rout.
Sorry to one and all for forgetting about the 6 nations and thank you to Little Richard (The dirty Leeds supporter not the singer) for reminding me.
I will now be go back to crying over my lost bet.
Note:- Underneath this update is a small update with regards to the Charity Trek, there was no need for it to be advertised on facebook but you can have a read if you wish.