Reunion in Beeston and the Subways Live in Derby, England

Never forget that life is a crazy rollercoaster ride and be ready for the weird and wacky all the way. I had never been to Derby or even Beeston until October 2014. But things fell into place on my return to England. I had lined up a few days in Birmingham and Nottingham on route Read more about Reunion in Beeston and the Subways Live in Derby, 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[…]

Staying at the Best Budget Hotel in Birmingham, England: The Royal George

Birmingham is England’s second biggest city and while it doesn’t attract anywhere near the same number of visitors as London, it’s a really great city to explore for a few days. I’ve been to Birmingham a few times now, one of my best mates Lee Adams (yes the one from that freaky Nicky Barmby story) Read more about Staying at the Best Budget Hotel in Birmingham, England: The Royal George[…]

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My Top 5 Backpacking Spots Not to Miss in England

Despite the fact I’ve only visited England twice in the last 5 years or so, I always have a fondness for it. I have lived, worked, studied, travelled and backpacked in England in a few different spots and I actually lived in 10 different flats there. I was living mainly in Bournemouth in Dorset but Read more about My Top 5 Backpacking Spots Not to Miss in England[…]

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)[…]