10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England

10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England

“Pretty woman; walking down thon street.” – Tom Petty. So that’s it then. Ten years just past in the blink of a young girls eye, glory days. Impassable by, Brucie boy… It was Thursday 26th November 2008. A day I will never ever ever forget. Jonny Blair is working on the bar at a tea Read more about 10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England[…]

The Day My Landlord Accused Me of Stealing the Big TV!

“You’ve been stealing from the thieves, and you got caught” – Paul Hewson. Life since I left my hometown in 2003 (15 Wacaday years now) hasn’t always been completely travel travel travel. In fact there were two occasions when I owned a car (2000 – 2009, and again for 7 months of 2010) and a Read more about The Day My Landlord Accused Me of Stealing the Big TV![…]

Arrival in Antarctica at Barrientos. Panny Yu, unmet.

The Day I…Met My Ex-Girlfriend in Antarctica

“We got a love that ain’t got no name. We kiss our love with lips like pain. I said Oh Ho” – Brett Anderson (Suede). OK so…on my travels I often told this story to people who were somehow fascinated. But now, almost 8 years on, it’s not such a fantasy or a dream any Read more about The Day I…Met My Ex-Girlfriend in Antarctica[…]

The Night I Didnt Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

“Come eat tomatoes with me, sing me something new” – Vicky Everitt (1997).  I took some of this story out of my upcoming book to share it on my blog today… Oh Vicky, I have no idea if you’ll remember me or not. But you left your mark on this nomadic Northern Irishman back in Read more about The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland[…]

The Day I...Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal

The Day I…Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal

I had to double check the mirror time and time again. Spots were growing at a huge rate. I felt OK inside, I wasn’t ill and mentally I was fine. But externally, on the crazy border crossing from The Gambia to Senegal, I had somehow got about 30 – 40 small spots on my forehead. Read more about The Day I…Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal[…]

The Day I...Lobbed the Goalkeeper From 30 Yards in Afghanistan

The Day I…Lobbed the Goalkeeper From 30 Yards in Afghanistan

“Out comes the goalkeeper [Rinat Dasaev no less]. Nat too sure this time. And it’s a goal! Terry Moore taking the credit for that” – Northern Irish commentator (1988) commenting on the night Glentoran were 1-0 up and just a goal away from taking the mighty Spartak Moscow to extra time in Belfast City. My Read more about The Day I…Lobbed the Goalkeeper From 30 Yards in Afghanistan[…]

delaneys irish bar 2 continents

The Day I…Worked in Two Continents Within 24 Hours

Before I tell the story of the day I worked in 2 continents within 24 hours, let me tell you that I know this isn’t cool, or rare, or unique, or even special. I’m aware of that – every day of the week people work in 2continents sometimes even 3…think of the man who has Read more about The Day I…Worked in Two Continents Within 24 Hours[…]

The Day I…Got Sacked By the Bank For Increasing the Interest Rates

“No regrets, they don’t work” – Robbie Williams Ok so the story goes, in 2001, I started working for the Halifax, which was then a Building Society and later became a bank as part of the Halifax Bank of Scotland. It’s well known in the UK – the Halifax Bank. If you read a story Read more about The Day I…Got Sacked By the Bank For Increasing the Interest Rates[…]

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