Working Wednesdays: Union Crew Rep for Freshers at Bournemouth University, England

Working Wednesdays: Union Crew Rep for Freshers at Bournemouth University, England

In my ongoing series detailing all the jobs I have done, I’m slowly getting through the back catalogue. I have done quite a few volunteer jobs down the years and haven’t got round to writing about them all. They are a great way to meet people, help others, improve yourself socially and mentally and you Read more about Working Wednesdays: Union Crew Rep for Freshers at Bournemouth University, England[…]

Exploring Robert Louis Stevenson's Zone: Westbourne & Alum Chine, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Exploring Robert Louis Stevenson’s Zone: Westbourne & Alum Chine Top 10, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

You might have read some of my previous articles on Bournemouth, Poole and Hampshire on here. This part of England’s South Coast has a lot to offer the everyday tourist and long term nostalgic culture struck backpacker. This short article is all about Westbourne and Alum Chine. These are two districts in the west part of Read more about Exploring Robert Louis Stevenson’s Zone: Westbourne & Alum Chine Top 10, Bournemouth, Dorset, England[…]

World Borders: The Ferry from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey

World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry

This edition in my world borders series is slightly long overdue. The reason being I have been on this route more times than I can remember. It was back in 2008 – 2009 that I worked on car ferries in the south of England. I was based in Lymington, Poole and Weymouth. But most of Read more about World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry[…]

Backpacking in England: Top 5 Sights in Poole, Dorset

I have spent a lot of my adult life in England and each time I’m back there I enjoy touring new parts and revisiting old haunts. In the last year I have backpacked through a load of English places like Liverpool, Birmingham, Windsor, Sunderland, Christchurch and London. I have also delved into the Empire of Austenasia. Read more about Backpacking in England: Top 5 Sights in Poole, Dorset[…]

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My Bournemouth Story: Why I Left in 2009 and Why it Took me until 2014 to return.

“You’ll never change what’s been and gone” – Noel Gallagher It took me almost 5 years to return to the seaside town of Bournemouth in Dorset, England. It was the town I had spent most of my adult life in, and the town which kick started my journey round the globe. I first moved to Read more about My Bournemouth Story: Why I Left in 2009 and Why it Took me until 2014 to return.[…]

Jonny Blair a lifestyle of travel working in Tesco Branksome in 2004

Working Wednesdays: Cashier/Till Clerk in Tesco, Branksome, Poole, England

I was recently thinking about my job history, including all the unpaid work, the work I have done for friends, the work I have done for others on top of my 50 plus jobs where I’ve been earning money around the world. It astounds even me, as until recently I didn’t actually realise how many Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cashier/Till Clerk in Tesco, Branksome, Poole, England[…]

Jonny Blair working on the gangway on cross channel ferries in 2009

Working Wednesdays: The Easiest Job In The World – ‘Gangway Man’

When you move around a lot, you jobs change often and perhaps the best job I ever had was when I worked on ferries – being paid to travel must be good! So this week’s Working Wednesday comes from my time being ‘Gangway Man’ on the ferries. While some people hate thinking about their jobs, Read more about Working Wednesdays: The Easiest Job In The World – ‘Gangway Man’[…]

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Southbourne Snow: Memories of Noemi in Bournemouth, England, February 2009

Aside from my travels, I don’t often see snow these days, and inspired by finding these old photos recently, it’s time to reflect on my last Winter living in England. The above photo, stunning was taken from my bedroom window during the snow in Southbourne, Bournemouth in February 2009. Even living in the south of Read more about Southbourne Snow: Memories of Noemi in Bournemouth, England, February 2009[…]