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Studying Saturdays: Backpacking Centurion In The Grammarian, Bangor, Northern Ireland

Studying Saturdays: “Backpacking Centurion” In The Grammarian, Bangor, Northern Ireland

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“Damn my education, I can’t find the words to say with all the things caught in my mind” – Noel Gallagher. It is a line taken from the Oasis song “Don’t Go Away” which was released the same year I …

Class of 1Y: Twenty Five Years Ago This Week in Bangor, Northern Ireland

Twenty Five Years Ago This Week: Class of 1Y in Bangor Grammar School, Northern Ireland

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“Where were you while we were in 1Y?” Here yousens! Did youse bring a tennis ball? Baggsy not nets. That’s rare so it is. It’s hard for me to believe that the above photo is 25 years old this week. …

The Night I Didnt Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

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“Come eat tomatoes with me, sing me something new” – Vicky Everitt (1997).  I took some of this story out of my upcoming book to share it on my blog today… Oh Vicky, I have no idea if you’ll remember …

My Plans for France and Euro 2016 with the Green and White Army #gawa #daretodream

It’s This Week! Final Plans for France and Euro 2016 with the Green and White Army #gawa #daretodream

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So this week is it, it’s the week that my childhood dream finally comes true and I still can’t believe it. Is it really this week? Is the 30 year wait over? Yes, it is!! As I sit in a …

#gawa #daretodream Living Out A Childhood Dream Supporting Northern Ireland: My Plans for June 2016

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“Michael O’Neill’s Green and White army” – Northern Ireland football fans. Now that June 2016 has arrived, it feels crazy that this month, I am finally living out a childhood dream. Since my early days growing up in Bangor, Northern …

Working Wednesdays: Delivering Telephone Books in Bangor, Northern Ireland

Working Wednesdays: Delivering Telephone Books in Bangor, Northern Ireland

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Another vintage working Wednesday today comes from my hometown of Bangor and another odd job I ended up doing just for an extra bit of cash at the time. It was in 2001 and I had a car, so I …

Sunday's Inspiration: My Sentimental World

Sunday’s Inspiration: Mrs. Thompson, Kilmaine Primary School and My Sentimental World

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“We all go back to where, we belong” – Michael Stipe. I reflect on these things way too often. But I can’t help it. I’m a sentimental person. I cling to memories, and good ones. I’m haunted by the bad …

Backpacking in Belfast: Staying at the Largest Hostel in Northern Ireland

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I’ve stayed in hundreds of hostels down the years on my backpacking journeys. Each one has its own style and uniqueness about it and that is one of the joys of travel to me. Belfast City is Northern Ireland’s capital …

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