Friday, 21 July 2017

EUREKA! Its ultimate food heaven I've created.

We shall start with my thought of the day as i am now a philosopher as you all know by now:-

"You can lead a horse to water but it will never be a fish"

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls I am that excited about my new food creation that i had to come in to town at 8 am to my secret coffee shop and write an update.

Don't know what to eat? Fancy a pizza but also wanting a Pot Noodle.
WHY NOT HAVE BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Kevlars Kitchen Creations that brought you Crumpet Creations i give you..........

The Pozzle.

 Get yourself a fresh pizza base or Pita bread.

Select your pot noodle, for today's creation I've chosen chicken and mushroom and mix with hot water so its thick with no signs of a sauce.

Make a fresh pizza sauce from fresh tomatoes and onion with some BBQ seasoning

Add pot noodle to the top of pizza sauce.

Cover with a generous portion of grated mozzarella until completely covered.

Bake in oven for 15 Min's at 180 deg or gas mark 7 until cheese is just about browning.

Then throw straight down the toilet as that's where it will be an hour after eating it!

NAH! only joking. Oh my god, it tasted so good and the true sign of a good tasting pizza is when its cold the next day and i can honestly say it tasted even better this morning, best next day pizza, EVER!. Its a true master piece in the area of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Michelangelo's David and Alan Partridges Monkey Tennis.

Animals everywhere. My garden and courtyard are like the days before Noah set sail on his little jaunt. Not being funny but he took to his boat to save the good from the great flood and banish earth of evil. So in that thinking why take venomous snakes and spiders? Surely you'd take only animals that look cute, also man eating tigers and lions with man, cats with pigeons, silver back gorillas with chimps, do you see what I'm getting at. It would be a total blood bath on there.
Now you got me started, i think the novel called "The Bible" is flawed from the beginning. Adam and Eve had 3 sons, 3 SONS! Seth, Cain and Able. HELLO! Unless they could poop kids out how did the earth get populated? Although there is suggestions in a re-write (Directors Cut) Adam and Eve had 5 sons and 2 daughters. Still on dodgy ground really. Think we need a re-make like they do with the classic movies.
Anyway i got side tracked.

Here are the plethora (I like that word, i shall use it more often) animals at Kevlar Abbey.

Wilbur Hoppington

Gwendolin Hoppington

Carlucius Hoppington

And to the far right of picture its our new edition to the family baby Ticklemus Hoppington

Now then, on to the courtyard.

Kitten one and two

Kitten three.

No point in naming the kittens, they only cute for so long then turn in to cats and become arrogant.

Well what a great surprise. In Zakynthos town yesterday, the Greenpeace boat "Rainbow Warrior" was in port. You could go on and have a look around and give just a donation for the pleasure. Unfortunately i had very deep pockets yesterday and couldn't reach my money so just took a picture from port side but it is a impressive sight.

Its minion time, YAY! Look at this great t-shirt based on Iron Maiden's "The Trooper". See a minion can look cool no matter what situation you put them in.

And another minion moment, my non actor/teacher but Neurosurgeon nephew with a relative of Kevin the minions.

Here is Kyle again but this time in training for the S.W.A.T. team he has joined. No not Special Weapons Attack Team, Sheep With Attitude Taskforce. He is Welsh don't forget and have you seen how menacing some sheep look? They need taking down.
As I've said before "Don't mess with the Family, Capeesh?"

T-shirts are flying out all over the place and there are 2 new additions to the collection.
Firstly we have the killers who are touring this winter around the UK so this coincides with the tour.

But the next one is a very sad t-shirt to have had to make.
When their first single "One Step Closer" came out it was like a breath of fresh air and then a song of theirs that stuck with me was "In the End". I was managing Heath Sports & Social (happy days) at the time this came out and it was constantly being played on Kerrang TV, what a amazing voice Chester had. From gentle whispers to aggressive angst. Was really shocked when told of his death.
I chose "New Divide" and the lines I've chosen feel right to me.

R.I.P. Chester Bennington, a truly unique voice and performer.

So on that reflective note i shall leave this update there.

Until the next update........

Serve All, Love All, Peace All, Kevlar Out!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

As Robbie would sing "I love my life!"

Socrates (Not the footballer), Pythagoras (Not the maths), Plato (Not what you eat off), Hippo (Not the animal), Evander (Not the boxer), Dio (Not the band), Aristotle (Not the.........its not anything else).
What do these names all have in common? ........................................They are all Greek Philosophers.
Now why am i telling you this? Well, over the past two years I've had time to think, listen to peoples comments, listen to customers rumour and gossip and i have taken it all in with contemplation, to which i have become a Philosopher myself.
To prove this i will give you my first words of wisdom:-

"Man who hears only one voice becomes blind to the truth."

Well, what you think? Not bad for my first attempt. By man i don't mean a man as in a male, we philosophers mean man as in "Mankind" so everyone.

Hello to one and all, how you all doing? I do hope your all well and good wherever you are.

The bar is now 72 days open and only 6 nights it hasn't been full at some point.
Every single customer so far who has stepped in to Oceanic has come back for a second visit which is great and not only that I'd say about 80% are all new to Oceanic with most coming in through word of mouth around pool or at hotel bar.
I am totally realistic and know this will not continue, last season i had a night at the end of July that i only took 50€. This is the reality of business, the ups and downs, can't always be ups.
I feel physically great all be it slightly tired due to being so busy but not complaining and all is good in the life of Kev publicly and privately.
May and June done and dusted but now comes the months i always dread, July and August which are usually quieter for me so its allot of book reading and waiting around till someone comes in, more often than not my first customer is about 10pm due to it being so hot up until that time but lets wait and see what happens.
Been to see my accountant this morning, all good there and first quarters V.A.T. cleared, and relax.

Now I'm not a modern day fan, i think i was born in the wrong era. I like a very simple life, I'm not in to techy stuff, I'm not money orientated, I'm not materialistic and i don't need Facebook, instagram or snapchat to make my life better. As long as your happy with your life all the other stuff doesn't really matter.  Just to prove sometimes the old ways are better for you i had a very old thing land on my doorstep of the bar two weeks ago that many of you younger readers won't remember, its called a letter.
Many people say modern technology is a good thing. Well this very old way of communicating, a letter, brought me the best news from the UK, so much so i went out to celebrate in Zakynthos town that night and had a couple of Zakynthos craft brewed beers, Yammas!.
Thank you J. Sharpe for saving me money, time, hassle with red tape paperwork and for making a great season even greater with your letter, i have sent you a letter of thanks in reply.
Kids, don't just depend on e-mails, letters can be a wonderful thing.

This season i have been asked many new questions but have been asked them quite a few times so just in case your coming out and thinking of asking me the same questions i will give you the answers now.

Q:- Oh, your still here then? (with amazement)
A:- Why where should i be? I've never said i was going anywhere.

Q:- Do you have more hair?
A:- (with huge laughter and choking) Definitely not, more grey and more of a wasteland now than a bald patch but the hair i have is longer not cut so short

Q:- How was Depeche Mode in Athens?

Q:- Have you lost weight?
A:- A little but black is slimming. Look at Pavarotti, he always wore black and you would have never have guessed he was 32 stone cause he looked so slim in black.

Q:- For how much longer do you think your going to do this?
A:- Until i decide I've had enough or my body tells me its time to quit, don't think i need to put a time limit on it.

Q:- Is your bike a Harley? (pointing to my bike parked outside the bar)
A:- No its a Yamaha, that's why its got Yamaha written on it.

That's just a few of the frequent new questions I'm asked but there are many more.

So its the 13th July and I've only been to the pool 5 times since April but i did get to my quiet pool at a certain hotel i use. As you can see from this years pic its still empty and that was taken only 2 weeks ago. How can this hotel still survive with hardly anyone there? Don't get me wrong I'm glad its this quiet as its such a lovely pool, would it to get over crowded and lots of noise.

I may have told you that this year there are no ducks but i do have 2 rabbits, well now i have 3 rabbits. While i was sat on my balcony watching the sunrise over my garden sipping a cup of tea this morning i spotted that i have a new baby rabbit has joined the family, awwwwwww, its tiny but was hopping all over the place. One afternoon the largest rabbit was having a chill out in the shade of the wall at my balcony. The pic looks like road kill but it is in fact just resting. I have called it Wilbur Hoppington. Sadly for him he on has one good back leg but boy he can shift.

SSSShhhhhhhhh, he resting.

In my last update i mentioned Kylo Bear. Many have asked who's Kylo Bear? Well Kylo Bear is a build a bear that was given to me for company in my home. There is something a bit disturbing about this though. Build-a-bear are selling bears of a character that killed his own father with a lightsaber through the heart. Slightly dark? I think so. Kylo Bears lightsaber actually lights up with real saber noise and if you push Kylo's chest it plays "The emperors theme". This is great but not when you sound asleep.
Kylo lays on the bed next to me every night and the first night he was there i must have rolled over and pushed his chest with my elbow only to set off "The Emperors theme". I will say now, i was more than a little startled and terribly confused as it was still dark. I didn't have a clue what the hell was going on and only remembered about a minute later in my bleary eyed state.

I present to you Kylo Bear.

The Oceanic Rock Legend T-shirts are again selling really well and people are buying them ready for concerts. On buying them my customers have said they will send pics of them wearing the t-shirt at the concerts they bought them for, so here is the first.

Thank you to Sean & Jane for wearing them to the Green Day concert at Hyde Park.

And finally, a few people have asked did i really go to Switzerland as the pics i put on my blog about it looked to good to be taken by me.
HOW DARE! I know I'm not technically minded but i do know how to use a pin hole camera, GOOD DAY TO YOU SIR, HMMMPH!.
So to prove i was actually there here is me alongside Freddie.

I don't look so short in this pic. Note to self, always have pictures taken next to statues.

Well that's it for this short update. Again not been out and about much as between 4-5 hours of the day is taken up by doing things for bar as its so busy at night and its just way to hot for long rides out on the bike, also all the Italians and Greeks are arriving off the ferries so the roads are a nightmare.
No rants either, as i said at the beginning, life is sweet and no need to rant, well not in this update anyway.

So until the next one........

Serve All, Love All, Peace All, Kevlar Out!