The Big Reunion in Skegness, England, December 2006

I was walking past Fulham Broadway station in July 2006 trying to sort out my car parking permit, having just moved to London. Then my phone rang and it was John Johnson who was in Ibiza. John is one of my mates, I used to live with him for a while and I know him Read more about The Big Reunion in Skegness, England, December 2006[…]

Public Relations Work: Apple’s Christmas in August (2006)

I was lucky enough to work for Bite Communications during 2006 – 2007 and my main client was Apple, so naturally I was invited to loads of excellent, exciting events. Looking back, it all happened in a flash, and it kind of passed me by. Apple as a client was always very demanding, even though Read more about Public Relations Work: Apple’s Christmas in August (2006)[…]

Backpacking in England: Touring Durdle Door, Dorset…

I spent a brave few years living in Dorset, England. Its a great wee place, very honest, very raw, but unfortunately less English and more commercial in parts than I’d like. I’ve spent over four years of my life living in Bournemouth, which is commercial, touristy and has an influx of foreigners, especially in summer. However Read more about Backpacking in England: Touring Durdle Door, Dorset…[…]

4-0 And You Still Don’t Sing! (De Ja Vu in Gillingham Kent 13th May 2007)

It was early 2007 and I was busy planning more South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club days out. The first one was Oxford to meet Jimmy Quinn and Darren Patterson, the next one was Weston Super Mare to let Sammy G host a meeting, and the third one fell into place rather easily! Probably Read more about 4-0 And You Still Don’t Sing! (De Ja Vu in Gillingham Kent 13th May 2007)[…]

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)[…]

The Lymington Pub Crawl – 1st October 2008

I had been working in Lymington since June 2008 on Wightlink ferries which take only 30 minutes to get you from Lymington in Hampshire to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. My drive to work would range from 23 minutes to over an hour depending on traffic, time of day and roadworks, so I never Read more about The Lymington Pub Crawl – 1st October 2008[…]

Weston – Super – Mare, April 2007

I first met Sammy G (Sam Gordon) back in 2006 at the SOE NISC meeting in Bristol. He came with his son, Chris and is an ex Belfast man now living in Weston Super Mare. As it was the idea to rotate all the meetings, we decided to finally hold our Weston Super Mare meeting Read more about Weston – Super – Mare, April 2007[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Timmy Mallett Night in Jumpin Jaks, Bournemouth, England

In the 1980s as a kid I always used to watch the morning television shows, it was the entertainment at the time wasn’t it? I don’t watch anywhere near as much TV nowadays, but I do remember Timmy Mallett, his ‘Wacaday’ show and the awful single (but funny) “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny.” So having lived Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Timmy Mallett Night in Jumpin Jaks, Bournemouth, England[…]