The Barmby Madness: From Goa to Grodig (with Bishkek in Between)

“A song of empty matter which might explain the absence of any precious jewels to save mankind.” – Nick Jones I’m not sure where to start with this one, but this journey tops the lot so far in terms of crazy sentiment rather than adventure or off the wall republics. Have you heard of GRODIG? Read more about The Barmby Madness: From Goa to Grodig (with Bishkek in Between)[…]

The Freaky Madness Continues: Jack Barmby, Grodig, BLAIR ADAMS, Stephen Rea and J Jenner

About 20 months ago I wrote a story of a ten year freaky journey (2004 – 2014) between two people – Lee Adams AKA Lock in Lee and myself Jonny Blair. The journey was hard to explain, as basically Lee and I, when in each other’s company encourage random freaky events that neither of us Read more about The Freaky Madness Continues: Jack Barmby, Grodig, BLAIR ADAMS, Stephen Rea and J Jenner[…]

“It’s only a gameshow, it’s only a gameshow”: The Lock In, Bournemouth, England

“You’ve made me look like a c*nt in front of millions” – Craig Phillips talking to “Nasty Nick” Bateman on Big Brother 2000. As I continue to write about my journeys around the planet, there are some huge huge gaps from my adventure that are just not covered on this website, and for the lack of Read more about “It’s only a gameshow, it’s only a gameshow”: The Lock In, Bournemouth, England[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Beers and Lunch in Europe’s “Longest Bar”, The Square Peg, Birmingham, England

  I love quirky records on my travels. You may have read that I drank in the southernmost Irish Pub in the world in Ushuaia, the highest Irish Pub in the world in La Paz and the southernmost hotel in Australia. So on my recent trip back to Birmingham, my top mate Lock In Lee Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Beers and Lunch in Europe’s “Longest Bar”, The Square Peg, Birmingham, England[…]

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Can we have a football quiz please?

Through the years of supporting Glentoran FC, Northern Ireland, Glasgow Rangers FC and AFC Bournemouth, my football brain has also taken in many other matches unlinked to my favourite clubs. In fact, aged 15 I used to watch, play and sleep football. Through this i built up a huge football knowledge which I sometimes turn Read more about Can we have a football quiz please?[…]

“You’re not famous anymore!” (Well, except for Lock In Lee)

When I first met my mate Lee Adams (Lock In Lee) and realised he was a huge Nottingham Forest fan, I never thought our two teams would ever clash, as Forest had aspirations of getting back in till the Premiership and my team, AFC Bournemouth were unlikely to make the leap up to the Championship. Read more about “You’re not famous anymore!” (Well, except for Lock In Lee)[…]

First footsteps in Birmingham…and uninspiring intoxication (October 2008)

It may sound hard to believe, but aged 28 and finding myself in Birmingham I got more drunk than I had ever been before; in October 2008. In many ways it was a big occassion, and indeed one which I rose to and then succumbed to in equal measure being neither happier or sadder by Read more about First footsteps in Birmingham…and uninspiring intoxication (October 2008)[…]