Watching Northern Ireland Bate The Faroe Islands 3-1 in Torshavn and Go Top of the Group

“Teenage dreams so hard to bate” – The Undertones It wasn’t Fearghal Sharkey, Norman Whiteside or Colin Clarke that got me into supporting Northern Ireland. It was my Dad. My Dad, Joe Blair is a veteran of over 200 Northern Ireland matches down the years. He dare not count them, but in the past 50 Read more about Watching Northern Ireland Bate The Faroe Islands 3-1 in Torshavn and Go Top of the Group[…]

Backpacking with My Parents: Revisiting Iguacu Falls, Brazil

It was an incredible journey for me last year when I headed to Brazil for the football World Cup with my girlfriend Panny Yu. But even better that my parents were coming travelling with us for a week of it! It was my Mum and Dad’s first time to visit South America and I met Read more about Backpacking with My Parents: Revisiting Iguacu Falls, Brazil[…]

The World From My Bedroom: Aged 10, Marlo, Bangor, Northern Ireland (1990)

This post really takes me back and I am so glad I found these photos last month at my Mum and Dad’s house on a rare return to Northern Ireland. I found them in a box in the garage…above is the amazing view out of my bedroom window as a 10 year old. We moved Read more about The World From My Bedroom: Aged 10, Marlo, Bangor, Northern Ireland (1990)[…]

Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Anfield Trip, Liverpool, England February 1996

When I think back now – its kind of like, yes I’ve been to Anfield, I went there to support Tottenham Hotspur, and it was 12 years ago and now that I’ve done that I can tick it off without any real need to visit Anfield again. Anfield is the home of the world famous Read more about Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Anfield Trip, Liverpool, England February 1996[…]

The Day I…Met Noel Gallagher (by my Dad)

Actually I didn’t, I’ve never met Noel Gallagher. Not only is Noel one of my heroes, but he also happens to be the funniest man in the world. I got into Oasis, his band big time in 1995. But last year my Dad, Joe Blair actually met Noel Gallagher! Now how jealous was I on Read more about The Day I…Met Noel Gallagher (by my Dad)[…]

Jonny Blair in Bangor in the 1980s wearing a vintage Northern Ireland kit - he now lives a lifestyle of travel

Bangor Amateurs FC…and just any football team really…and Joe Blair…

While growing up I just loved football. And ANY football really. It was my Dad who got me into it to start with, but if he hadn’t I’d have got into it anyway through the friends I made whilst growing up in Bangor. My first real football memory was watching Algeria versus Northern Ireland with Read more about Bangor Amateurs FC…and just any football team really…and Joe Blair…[…]

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