Antarctica Adventures: Deception Island – You Only Live Twice

Reminders of the early James Bond film, You Only Live Twice somehow come back on entrance to the mystical southern solitude of Deception Island. This island is something special.  The hidden crater from You Only Live Twice with Sean Connery was an image that stuck from childhood, here on this lonely island, that image returned Read more about Antarctica Adventures: Deception Island – You Only Live Twice[…]

Backpacking in New Zealand: Palmerston North, Fawlty Towers Suicide Capital?

Seems weird to have a Palmerston North, with no obvious place called Palmerston South. I didn’t even question that, but I did wonder why. (Answer for you below anyway).  And is this really a suicide capital?? John Cleese, once of hit BBC Sitcom Fawlty Towers seems to think so… Palmerston North was surprisingly big, one Read more about Backpacking in New Zealand: Palmerston North, Fawlty Towers Suicide Capital?[…]

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Neighbours Tour: Visiting Ramsay Street, Errinsborough, Melbourne, Australia

Warp your mind back till 1988 and picture an innocent young Jonny Scott Blair on the streets of Marlo in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Life was simple then. Life was exciting then. What excited me at that age was Kylie Minogue. She put Australia on the map for me and I started checking out everything about Read more about Neighbours Tour: Visiting Ramsay Street, Errinsborough, Melbourne, Australia[…]

“2-0 to Slovenia” – Jono Crute in Maribor

In October 2008, I was in Slovenia for the first time. I have already posted a few times on here about Ljubljana, Bled and also my journey from Italy’s Trieste over the border to Slovenija. This time details the football match Slovenia v. Severna Irska (Northern Ireland), which was held in Maribor. When we had Read more about “2-0 to Slovenia” – Jono Crute in Maribor[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The George Best Bar, Bled, Slovenia

It all became a bit of a dream, and a rollercoaster ride which carries on forever. Who provides me with these memories and this sort of inspiration? I’ll never ever know, but this particular blog post sits high on my experiences from life. I’ll take you back to early 2007, when a mate of mine, Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The George Best Bar, Bled, Slovenia[…]

“Where I Find My Heaven” – Game On (BBC2 1995 – 1998)

This is an absolute lost classic in my opinion, the BBC sitcom that nobody remembers for some reason, and I’m not sure why, I loved it – it was me in my mid teens glued to the TV Screen watching “game on” every week. Last week for Christmas my brother Marko posted me a HMV Read more about “Where I Find My Heaven” – Game On (BBC2 1995 – 1998)[…]

Big Brother In Law: Boom Boom Room, Bangor – October 2000

Big Brother!! The reality television show first hit the UK screens in the summer of the year 2000. That summer I was glued to my screens watching it as the drama unfolded. There was Tom, from Northern Ireland the local guy for me to support. There was the whole nasty Nick business, by a guy Read more about Big Brother In Law: Boom Boom Room, Bangor – October 2000[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Timmy Mallett Night in Jumpin Jaks, Bournemouth, England

In the 1980s as a kid I always used to watch the morning television shows, it was the entertainment at the time wasn’t it? I don’t watch anywhere near as much TV nowadays, but I do remember Timmy Mallett, his ‘Wacaday’ show and the awful single (but funny) “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny.” So having lived Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Timmy Mallett Night in Jumpin Jaks, Bournemouth, England[…]

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