Has a week gone by already, blimey. Doesn't time fly when your stuck in a house cause the weather outside is wet as a fishes wet bits.
My dear friends and blog readers, i have a truly mammoth task ahead of me with these cocktails. So far the alcoholic rice paper flying saucers with sherbet are a no go, the rice paper made is that delicate that as soon as you add just a single droplet of alcohol it sinks and dissolves. Now i have started on the sweet shop cocktails but its not as simple as just throwing it in a shaker and there we go, oh no, its the measurements first, then its deciding what mixer is better milk, juice, fizzy and after all that you have to make sure none of the spirits and other flavours from mixers detract from what the drink is actually meant to taste of such as Palma violet, Rhubarb and Custard etc. Its difficult and the worst thing is i don't even like cocktails but i just seem to know mixes that work together. So i will struggle on, Hic! Going to try this weekend to make from scratch cocktail marshmallows. If you've visited Oceanic before you will know that i was the first person to mix alcohol with Haribo sweets, Vodka gummy bears, Bacardi cola bottles, Malibu gummy dummies, Gin jelly babies and Archers peach snap alphabet but this is now old hat and Lagana have started to copy the idea so this is why its time for me to move on to new sweety extremes LOL.
Here are my sample of sweets to try to get the flavours, I've gained 6lbs LOL
Soon there will be a new element to add to the Oceanic family, can't say anything on this as yet as its still in development. We have the bar itself, we have the blog, we have the website, we'll soon have the online shop and then the new element. Watch this space folks.
Talking of online shops i have a few more designs for you to browse over, these are from the vinyl collection which there are 12 to choose from.
So there you have 4 of the designs, next week i will show you the last of the collection which are the "performing" collection. Last season i think in the end Spiro had printed well over 250 t-shirts for my customers (can't remember exact amount) so this season i think Spiro may have his work cut out what with having 4 designs to choose from, poor guy LOL.
My world watched actor nephew Leighton Kyle has been a busy busy bee at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena with lots of concerts and shows. He's met such mammoth stars as The Undertaker, Simon Le Bon, Brandon Flowers, Rylan of X Factor and The Tweenies. Only just this week Rylan was looking at the t-shirt he had on which was an Oceanic Rock Legend t-shirt. Rylan wanted to buy it but Leighton refused. I think i would have also, wouldn't want Rylan seeing my naked chest, bit creepy he be, yyyeeessSSSS!
This week the Pope has resigned due to ill health, this could be my ultimate job, Pope! With me being a man of the cloth, oh didn't some of you know, I'm also a Reverend. So I've decided to through my hat in to the ring. Why not eh. Lets look at the facts here. They usually employ a guy who is past retirement age, can't get around very well and no sense of humour. Its time for a change, I'm young so could be Pope for at least 30 years, I'm very active as those of you know who have seen me run across the shop or on Winter Wipeout and i have a great sense of humour, well, a sarcastic humour. Lets get the Vatican rocking and get that hat on Rock Pope Kev the first. Will have to go to the local church and see if they got a papal hat for me to try on, white does suit me, not sure about the purple though ha ha. Even if i don't get the position now they can keep my details on file for when i'm 70.
So what I've decided to do each week now is give you a video of a song from years gone by and a childhood show that i used to watch. The reason for this is that i had a great response after the videos i posted last week. This weeks show and song may be a bit obscure but they are very vivid in my mind but then again i got nothing else in this empty shell head of mine LOL
This was a kids show on ITV at lunchtime called "Animal Kwackers". I think this is what warped my mind LOL. It sort of looked like a crap version of Banana Splits but it frightened the b'jesus out of me. The Banana Splits used to sing their own songs but Animal Kwackers used to do cover versions.
When i was a kid i used to love "Kojak" watched it all the time, "who loves yah baby". But i always remember the Song Telly Savalas released "If", This song is originally by the band Bread but good old Telly released it in 1975 and it got to number 1, yes you did read that right NUMBER 1! Ah, they don't make them like this anymore, THANK GOD!
There hasn't been much going on this week in the world of news apart from the Pope resigning. How come when he resigns we get 6 pages about it in the newspapers and 3 days of coverage but up until this point we hadn't even had a side column about him.
Horsemeat has been found in almost anything that contains minced meat, burgers, lasagne, shepherds pie etc etc. Whats all the fuss about. There has been no major outbreaks of illness reported by hospitals of food poisoning through mince meat over the past few years, if people hadn't had it brought to their attention they'd still be eating the products today without even knowing the difference. The main problem is the meat suppliers lies. I used to visit France quite alot and on one occasion ordered a meat stew while in a restaurant in St. Malo. It tasted so good as i like all types of meat. After finishing the bowl of stew i asked the waiter what meats were in the stew he replied "Horse Penis". He wasn't joking, the french don't have a sense of humour. It did stun me for about a second, it tasted fine, i wasn't ill after it so i didn't have a problem with it. Before anyone asks "couldn't you tell what it was?" no i couldn't cause the meat was diced LOL.
Kate and Wills have been in an Italian magazine with photos again of them on the beach and the Royals say its an invasion of privacy. Now then, they were on a public beach, with other tourist, so it wasn't private. Blimey, if i took everyone to court over pictures being taken of me in my budgie smugglers while on the beach in Zakynthos I'd be a rich man. No, make that a poor man, no one takes pictures of me LOL.
A cruise ship was towed in to dock at Alabama, the ship had overflowing toilets, food shortages, and foul odours the 4,200 passengers were furious. This is why i would never go on a cruise. Once your out at sea that's it, your stuck with it. In a hotel the handyman would come along, plunge your bog, job done.
News this week that Dancing on Ice ratings have plummeted. Bring back Holly Willabooby, that's the only reason ratings were higher before. Oh, by the way, this winter you can watch me skating at Swansea Winter Wonderland.
Well that's not a bad little update considering i haven't been able to get out this week but at least it keeps you going with something to read. Sun has just come out so its time to get out on my motorbike, woohoo!