Yes … I Like ‘Pina’ Coladas’

Yes … I Like ‘Pina’ Coladas’

The Perfect Pina Colada Recipe.

Ingredients (serves 4)
500ml (2 cups) chilled pineapple juice
125ml (1/2 cup) white rum
125ml (1/2 cup) coconut cream
2 tbs finely chopped palm sugar
1 cup crushed ice
Crushed ice, extra, to serve

Place the ingredients into a mixer and blend until smooth. Serve over crushed ice.
Now its time to get creative…. Garnish with sliced pineapple and any other tropical fruits that you fancy.

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An Interview with Chief Stewardess Sonja Scharmann

An Interview with Chief Stewardess Sonja Scharmann

What is your star sign : Sagittarius

Where do you come from : Germany

How long have you worked on yachts : 8 years

What did you like/dislike about last job : Like: great crew; dislike: tiny living space for crew, no crew mess, 1 shared bathroom.

How did you get into the industry: Though a friend.

What would you like to be doing 5 years from now: To have my own jewellery design studio and a family.

What is your biggest accomplishment: Youngest ever graduate Master Goldsmith in Germany.

Can you work under pressure: Yes, love solving tricky situations.

What was the most difficult situation that you have experienced: Cossing Bay of Biscay in 50 kts wind in a 80ft sailing yacht, with all electrics and electronics gone on the boat and no sleep for 3 days.

What bothers you: Inconsiderate people, unreasonable demands.

What are your pet hates: Cleaning something while knowing that I’ll have to do it again in 10 min, 20 times a day!

When was the last time you felt anger on the job: Being acused of something I did not do.

What are your long term career goals: Manage to always love and be good at what I do no matter what it is and be able to live comfortable of what ever I choose to do.

When did you establish those goals: I came to realise its not sucsess in one field that makes you happy, but loving your life and keep setting new challenges.

How do you prepare to achive them: I put some money aside, so I have the freedom to change what I do when I feel that the time is right.
What are the most important rewards in your career: Having people recognise that you’re good at what you do and apreciate you for who you are.

What do you do in your spare time: Love doing out door sports like climbing, mountain biking, and spending time with my friends.

What makes me laugh: being silly together with good friends.

What makes me cry: A broken heart.

What is your favourite colour: Depends on my mood.

Have you ever done the walk of shame: No not really, I stand to what I do and laugh about it if it was stupid.

Have you heard of stewardesses being called “Stupidess”: Honestly never heard it
stewie bum? whats worse: stewie bum or beer belly?? nobody is perfect!

Have you ever met anyone famous: Yes, quite a few people, but was not really impessed by anyone.

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve done : I’ve stepped from the platform into the tender and ending up in the water in full evening uniform.

What was the most embarrassing thing you’ve seen someone else do : Fill the fuel tank with 1000 liters of water half a day before the boss was supposed to arrive.
How do you prepare for a busy season: be prepared for the worst case scenario and always have a back up plan! suppliers: I like using local suppliers depending where I am.

Stylish Shoes with Comfort Built In.

Stylish Shoes with Comfort Built In.

Stylish shoes with comfort built in

Our company was set up in 1959 by my parents, we’ve been designing and making footwear now for 50 years! We diversified from our roots – slipper production – in the early 1990s, when we had our ‘eureka moment’ – identifying a niche in the market for stylish shoes with comfort built in. Since then product innovation, world class production facilities and continual reinvestment in our business has seen our shoe collections expand beyond all recognition and our circle of Hotter friends grow by hundreds of thousands each year.

Laundry Instructions

Laundry Instructions

This is probably not the most glamorous subject to talk about, but its a subject that has caused me a lot of grief over the years. The laundry is an essential DAILY activity on board and like at home those sneaky clothing items (like socks), seem to effortlessly  find their way into the “ABYSS” that every laundry seems to have and laundry accidents DO happen.

Some problems that you may have in the laundry are:missing socks, colour stained clothes. ie, pink, grey, brown, green, yellow, etc.; shrinkage, clothes go missing… or not making it back to the right cabin……..

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The art of laundry care by Miele

To achieve a harmonious laundry just follow these 10 simple steps:

  • Sort into colours, and items… such as sort  the towels from the delicate’s, sort clothing into 3 categories…lights,  darks and colours, dry cleaning ONLY items should NEVER go into the wash.
  •  Items that should always be washed separately are: Engineers overalls, galley towels, and cleaning rags.
  •  Treat stains, with proper strain treatment product.
  • Check the label.
  • Load the machine with right items. DO NOT OVER LOAD THE MACHINE.
  • Do use a gentle or trusted laundry detergent. DO NOT use too much detergent.
  • Do use a low heat, Unless it’s for the galley towels, even then there is no need to go above 60 (Celsius).
  • Do not use fabric softer on any towels or cleaning rags.
  • Dry on a low to medium temperature. There is no need to cook your clothes…Towels may be dried on a hotter temperature. DO NOT put wool or delicate items in the dryer
  • DO maintain all your laundry equipment on a regular basis.
More detailed laundry instructions will follow in a later post.


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