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[…]

The Night Some A$$hole Burgled Our Flat in Parramatta, Australia

I took advantage of my Australian Working Holiday Visas, using my first and second year options and loved my time living in the land down under. There were many more highs than there were lows when I lived there, but one incident really had me furious and wanting to hunt down the culprit and $hit Read more about The Night Some A$$hole Burgled Our Flat in Parramatta, Australia[…]

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The Night I Got Locked in A Bus and Slept in It, New South Wales, Australia

Yes, there was that silly night when I fell asleep on a bus, got locked inside, and slept in it until the morning. My crazy stories haven’t all been told yet of course and I was just reminiscing about the night I ended up getting locked in a public bus in Australia. Please note alcohol was Read more about The Night I Got Locked in A Bus and Slept in It, New South Wales, Australia[…]

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Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia

“If you really want more shout it out louder” – Usher. OK so before I launch into a tribute, the story begins, and this one needs a bit of an introduction. Even those that once worked with me in PJ Gallagher’s Irish PubI’m not sure I’ve told it all before in this much detail on Read more about Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels

It’s a post I was meant to write about 2 years ago to be honest, but never got round to it. In the hope I’d find better Irish Pubs than these 5. But I haven’t so the list remains the same. I’ve worked in a fair few Irish Pubs down the years and I love Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Australian Kangaroo Curry in Parramatta

With today’s Friday’s Featured Food comes an apology to any kangaroo loving people out there, of which some of my ex workmates and friends in Australia were. Personally I actually love kangaroo meat, and it’s something I miss from time to time, having closed the door on my time living in the land down under Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Australian Kangaroo Curry in Parramatta[…]

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The Day I…Got Rugby Tackled While Dressed as a Pint of Guinness!!

First up – it’s St. Patrick’s Day today – Sunday 17th March 2013… so Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!! It is an Irish Day of the year and is widely celebrated worldwide. I grew up in the town of Bangor, not too far away from where St. Patrick was buried in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Now Read more about The Day I…Got Rugby Tackled While Dressed as a Pint of Guinness!![…]

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Working Wednesdays: PJ Gallagher’s Irish Pub , Parramatta, Australia

As long as I live I will never  forget the magic of working in PJ Gallaghers Irish Pub in Parramatta, Australia. It sparked a new lease of life for me and was also my first job while living in the land down under. Fate led me there and I highly recommend becoming a barman/waiter in Read more about Working Wednesdays: PJ Gallagher’s Irish Pub , Parramatta, Australia[…]