So with the start of 2016 keeping the marble industry busy we have had quite a few losses to the music world, all absolute greats so i decided to update "The Shrine Wall". Now i have a limited space so for me to add absolutely everyone that i want to i would need a second building. With this in mind i have had to double up on some pics, so here in all their glory are the pictures.
Johnny Cash and Elvis, true greats and kings of the music world.
Sid Vicious, Lemmy and Ian Curtis. Without doubt Legends, no other words needed.
Freddie Mercury and David Bowie, World icons for outstanding music.
Marc Bolan and Kurt Cobain, Gone before their time but their music never forgotten.
Prince ans Animal. Masters of their instruments they played and true showman.
I know we all have our favourites and people will be saying "What about George Formby, What about Val Doonican", Did you know Val only died last July? Where was all the news headlines? Did i miss them? But, as i said i have limited space and limited amount of frames.
We shall miss them all.
Now then, on to a happier note and nothing makes me more happy than FOOD!
I do try to keep to a strict diet and healthy eating but every so often as you all know i like a good blow out, in fact a blow out enough for 4 people but eat it all myself. Am i a supermodel? They binge out. Oh yeah forgot, they throw up after it. That's just a waste of money.
So i took myself to the fish restaurant on Sunday (Day of Rest and a Holy Day) called Thimelos on the port road in Zakynthos Town.
On the pig out fest today we have:-
Octopus in Vinegar, one of my favs.
Cheese croquet's, bit over cooked but ate them all.
Baked feta cheese with honey and sesame seeds, getting a bit full now.
Whitebait. No way were these whitebait. Definitely Sardines trying to pass themselves off as whitebait, they were huge. Sardines do get a bad rap mind you so i suppose they got to try be eaten some way or another.
And as a side, fries. Again, these aren't fries these are homemade door wedges but very nice indeed.
Guess how much for all that and a bottle of water & bread, go on guess. Nope your all wrong. 18.50€
That was it. And i was given cherries in a thick sauce as a dessert. Those were just a little to rich for me, i like sweet but that was like eating a sugar cane, topped with sugar and soaked in sugar syrup. Making me feel sick just thinking of them.
That was my first proper meal in 25 days on the island, it had been all cold food and take away up till then.
While we are talking of food i saw this on a menu in the Strada Marina Hotel in Zakynthos Town while i was having my coffee.
Small Variety, Big Variety. Of what? Give me a clue or is it just order and wait for the surprise? If its a variety of meats, cheese, pastries or desserts I'm in but if its a variety of bones, dirty dishes or paper napkins you can forget it.
Two more new t-shirt designs for you, the first one supplied by Mark of Pam & Mark is for all you northern soul buffs and the second is a rock classic.
So May is almost at an end and every customer that has been in has returned for a second visit. Not one customer hasn't come back a second time which is great. I am also getting so many All Inclusive customers in, more than any other season and many staying for a few rounds so it does go to show not all AI customers live in the hotel for 24 hours, 7 days a week. To add to that i have had allot of dutch customers this year who have all been lovely but then again all my customers have been lovely over the 10 years I've been open.
Also i would like to thank everyone for all the well wishes via the net and to all the regulars who have come in and said last year wasn't the same without Oceanic being open which i am very humbled by but as i have always said it is the customers that make the bar not me, i just make and serve the drinks but your all very kind and i thank you.
I'm sure you still enjoyed your holiday and whichever bars you drank in but its good to see you all back in again.
So until the next update,
Serve All, Love All, Peace All, Kevlar Out!