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So I am (or was?) a highfalutin Marine Consultant. 700 quid a day. No problem and no questions asked. Until Covid struck... Grounded!

At the best of times, an onboard Client Rep. is only as good as his or her last job. And most of us are self-employed. So we need the big bucks to carry us through the hard times. No company pensions or sick pay for the likes of us...

And then here comes this cellulitis out of nowhere.  A highly debilitating disease that can lead to amputation or even death if not treated correctly. I won't go into details here but, suffice it to say that I would, without a shadow of a doubt, have been hospitalized back in January. Had it not been for the fact the the wards of the BRI were already full of Covid-19 patients.

So what is the point of this blog entry? Not a lot, really. Does there have to be?

If you are still reading this, I just wanted to mention that my ENG-1 Doctor in Bristol, (Dr. Henry Beard of the Beard Medical Practice in Clifton,) diagnosed the root cause of my cellulitis as a normally very mild bit of eczema in my legs - (exacerbated, no doubt, by the bloody awful cold weather that we get every year in a typical UK winter). Basically, a bit of cracked skin allowing an infection into my legs,

The cellulitis is, thankfully, now history but the eczema most definitely is not. Infernal itching had been driving me crazy since December and I had pretty well given up on trying to find a solution to this somewhat, (putting it very mildly,) debilitating skin problem - until I found that one of my own little concoctions actually worked!

"What shall I call this gunk?" - I thought...

Well. How about Skin Gunk?

So then I checked to see if skingunk.com was available to register as a domain name. It was. So I registered the blasted domain name and if all else fails, I am going to start selling my proprietary skin gunk.


So that's it!


And if you should ever happen to wonder what happened to Vic Rolfe Marine Consultancy Services, please do check-out the link to my new website in a few months time! 🙂


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