kindle æ More Ketchup Than Salsa Ö Confessions of a Tenerife Barman ✓ randarenewables

epub More Ketchup Than Salsa

kindle æ More Ketchup Than Salsa Ö Confessions of a Tenerife Barman ✓ randarenewables ã When Joe and his girlfriend Joy decide to trade in their life on a cold Lancashire fish market to run a bar in the Tenerife sunshine they anticipate a paradise of sea sand and siestasAs Grimsby on a wet Monday morning Amidst a host of eccentric locals homesickness and the occasional cockroach infestation pint pulling novices Joe and Joy struggle with 'Brits abroad' culture and learn that although the skies might be bluer the grass is defini If I had to summarise my review in one word it would be meh I expected this book to make me laugh based on the many positive reviews but to be honest I barely managed a chuckle through the entire thing Perhaps it's because I don't 'get' the British ex pat thing my experience as an American ex pat is that Americans avoid each other like the plague and try very hard to create a new identitybut that just might be the Americans I have met whilst living abroad But I'm not sure that's it The author is not a bad writer but he's not a gifted storyteller either The book lacks a cohesive narrative and is like a series of vignettes about life in Tenerife The author tries to make jokes but they feel predictable and too carefully orchestrated It doesn't help that I just don't understand why you'd buy a business in another country without the skills to run it I guess to me that's not funny when calamity ensuesit's just daft Why would you do that I realise people do it all the time but why does this have value as a memoir I think this book is uite typical of this moment in time in literature where too many people think their story should be memorialised in the pages of a book thus memoirs are being published in these rather disposable books The book was a nice light read; however I think I was duped by all the positive reviews Whilst I didn't hate it I wouldn't recommend it and I am happy that I got the book for free from prime You get what you pay for I guess

Joe Cawley ô Confessions of a Tenerife Barman kindle

Tely not always greener Dubbed 'Little Britain with a suntan' More Ketchup than Salsa lifts the lid on the morning afters as well as the night befores of life in a busy holiday resort A must read for anybody who has ever dreamed about jetting off to sunnier clim I absolutely LOVED this book Reading it felt like I was peering through the window on the soap opera and often than not sitcom that is Joe and Joy's life Despite the trials and tribulations and all of the pitfalls that beset them you still get an underlying sense through Joe's clever witty writing that moving to Tenerife was the best thing he ever did Fantastic book would highly recommend it Looking forward to the seuel

epub ↠ Confessions of a Tenerife Barman ô Joe Cawley

More Ketchup Than Salsa Confessions of a Tenerife BarmanWhen Joe and his girlfriend Joy decide to trade in their life on a cold Lancashire fish market to run a bar in the Tenerife sunshine they anticipate a paradise of sea sand and siestas Little did they expect their foreign fantasy to turn out to be about as exotic This book should come with a warning It's one of those books you can't put down until you finish reading I was sitting in a cafe when I first opened this book Breakfast patrons came and left the lunchtime crowd disappeared and late afternoon I ordered another coffee to justify occupying a table for most of the dayJoe's descriptions of moments in time and sense of place does what only great travel writing can do Such observed writing gives us coloursflavours imagery customs as if postcards arrive in our mailbox sent by the Author from a faraway placeThere is a universal uestion the author asked himself Am I really doing what I want in my life And is he going to do anything about it Well yes he upends his entire comfort zone in preference of the unknown and intangible Nothing short I thought of an act of social bravery Many people dream of running a bar abroad They sell up everything but often return broken from the experience Changing everything and moving abroad to run a business is exactly what Joe does Joe leaves his mind numbing but comfortable job of no binding allegiance and commits to doing something that has no way out Something that he and his partners have to see through whether they liked it or not Joe took responsibility for his own future I liked the universal theme of bravery hope and optimism You see human endeavor in action how hard work tenacity drive zest for new experiences with a helping of luck actually pays off It's one huge learning curve of trial and error of meddling in the dark learning by mistakes and bluffing when all else fails; not deterred by thieving staff suatting prostitutes local bureaucracy laws and language differences which makes for an inspirational read