“Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine, I’m leaving my life in your hands” – Backstreet Boys. The 25th June 1982 was a day to remember for the Northern Ireland football team. By no mere coincidence, and five years later than billed, on the 25th June 2020, I finally release the first volume Read more about Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020[…]
One of the best places to stay during your visit to London is the area around the St Pancras station. Besides being a Central London railway terminal for trains, it is also the terminus for Eurostar services, this beautifully restored historical Victorian area is a destination in itself. Housing a variety of shops, restaurants, and Read more about Budget Hotels near Kings Cross St Pancras in London[…]
With the English Premier League finally due to restart this month, I have been featured on the official AFC Bournemouth website telling my story of following the Cherries. You can read the article here – Ulster Cherry’s AFC Bournemouth story.
“If this ain’t love then why does it feel so good?” – Spiller (Groovejet). Being stuck at home in this difficult period of life can mean a complete withdrawal from real life socialising, and all that comes with it. For me, dating, or even the option of dating disappeared completely. But then I discovered, it Read more about Dating Online During Lockdown: Virtual Speed Dating With Date In a Dash![…]
“Gerry Armstrong, what a worker he is” – John Motson. In February 2020, when I hit country 186 on my personal list of recognised separate states, one of my priorities was to watch a football match there. That country was Lesotho and I arrived into the capital city Maseru ready for the big match. That Read more about My 100 Top Football Moments From 100 Countries[…]
Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick is a man of pure oxymoronic nature if today’s commercial excrement could for an ungreedy second be aware of who this guy really was. Money took over the world folks – just ask DickMonalds and Coca Cola. There is no need for Valentine’s Day Thorntons or Interflora or Christmas Santa Read more about Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! My Top 6 Saint Patrick’s Days Down The Years[…]
“You need a little time to rest your mind; you know you should so I guess you might as well” – Noel Gallagher. Well I’ve done my time living in London back in the day, and I must have visited the city about 50 times in my life, but I’m definitely not done with backpacking Read more about Backpacking in England: 6 Quirky and Quick Music Related Sights to See in London[…]
I often dwell on my days spent on England’s South Coast. It’s a beautiful part of the world and having spent 6 years in Bournemouth and Poole, it’s a place I get sentimental about. I return these days on average about once a year, normally to coincide it with a trip to Dean Court to Read more about Backpacking and Camping in the South of England: Reflections from My Bournemouth Days[…]