Staying at the Park Inn By Radisson in Manchester City Centre, England

Staying at the Park Inn By Radisson in Manchester City Centre, England

I was recently back in England, and made a welcome return to the city of Manchester. Manchester is a massive city drenched in history, it’s world famous. Here you have the music of Oasis and the Stone Roses and the football teams FC United of Manchester, Manchester City and Manchester United. I’ve been to Manchester Read more about Staying at the Park Inn By Radisson in Manchester City Centre, England[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far

As I just begin to plan a major pub crawl on a big reunion day with the lads in London during the World Cup, it’s a good moment to recollect the top 10 pub crawls from my travels, some I’ve told before on Don’t Stop Living, some I haven’t yet shared. These have been absolutely Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far[…]

cluedo pub crawl manchester

Thirsty Thursdays: The Cluedo Pub Crawl, Manchester and Bury, England

While living in England I used to LOVE my pub crawls. I’ve touched on a few of them before, including the epic 2007 “Countries of the World” pub crawl in London. In 2005, me and three mates also did the Monopoly Pub Crawl (41 bars over 2 days – to be completed within 41 hours!), Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Cluedo Pub Crawl, Manchester and Bury, England[…]

United Arab Emirates Fake Travel Report Part 1: Dubai Airport

** STOPPRESS – since this article I have actually been to Dubai and the UAE. How boring is it to write a travel story about visiting an airport? The answer is very, but I like to document everything and this journey was an emotional one. Plus it was my first time landing in Dubai, United Read more about United Arab Emirates Fake Travel Report Part 1: Dubai Airport[…]

York City 3-0 Man United

Manchester United 0-3 York City FC

This post warps us back to Wednesday 20th September 1995, and a football match, which is potentially the biggest footballing upset in my lifetime. Manchester United, who had finished as Premiership Champions in 2 of the previous 3 seasons, and had also won the FA Cup twice in those two years, were at home to Read more about Manchester United 0-3 York City FC[…]

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[…]

Four nil and you still don’t sing! Manchester 2005

It was a great few days out. It was a great time. It was me being with my mates all over again. The mates that had been there with me through the 1990s and early part of this century. The whole plan came together and I forever thank Michael and Gavin McClelland for their organisation Read more about Four nil and you still don’t sing! Manchester 2005[…]

Mainland NISC 5 a sides, Manchester, England (July 2006)

I will mention Manchester in other posts, notably the England v. Northern Ireland match of 2005, but in 2006 I travelled up to Manchester to represent the South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club in the annual five a sides tournament for mainland NISCs. This was the first one, and was organised by the North Read more about Mainland NISC 5 a sides, Manchester, England (July 2006)[…]