Jonny Blair on the John Freakin Muir Podcast

The John Freakin Muir Podcast: Backpacking Centurion Exclusive, Lock In Lee, Broccoli Farming and Antarctica

Aside from my shelved (and in many ways flopped) radio career, doing podcasts and radio interviews became a new trend on my backpacking adventures. Each time I have been featured on a Podcast has been highly enjoyable and each one was very very different. I am featured this week on the fantastic John Freakin’ Muir Read more about The John Freakin Muir Podcast: Backpacking Centurion Exclusive, Lock In Lee, Broccoli Farming and Antarctica[…]

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How To Work With Brands As A Blogger: Top 5 Tips

“You can have it all if you want” – NOT Stereophonefish. Being a veteran blogger doesn’t exactly excite me any more. All the cool stuff happened years ago. Days become mundane. I slept in over 1000 hotels, hostels and shacks on a wacaday journey. Bedhopping incites no love affairs. I was given guided tours of Read more about How To Work With Brands As A Blogger: Top 5 Tips[…]

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 - Don't Look Back in Bangor - FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

“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[…]

Working Wednesdays: My First 5 Book Appearances

With the ongoing struggle to finally release my first solo printed book series (Backpacking Centurion), along the wayside, I forgot I already have appeared in 5 books. A hat-trick of E’s and a brace of printed ones. For today’s Working Wednesday, I thought I would put them all on one post. I have no idea Read more about Working Wednesdays: My First 5 Book Appearances[…]

Working Wednesdays: Teaching English Online From Home

Working Wednesdays: Teaching English Online From Home

It feels almost unimaginable that we can now work online from the comfort of our homes as an English teacher. I remember back to my days at Tech in the 1990s when a guy at Tech got a pager for the first time. A pager you say? You even forgot they existed right? That was Read more about Working Wednesdays: Teaching English Online From Home[…]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! My Top 6 Saint Patrick’s Days Down The Years

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[…]

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Coronavirus Chaos: Stay at Home, Stay Safe, Why Not Even Start a Blog?

“Always look on the bright side of life” – Eric Idle. Coronavirus is a hot topic. As a travel, football and mostly beer blogger, I rarely write about health matters away from depression and travel injections/medication. But today I felt like writing something about the Coronavirus as it is just too extreme now. The spread Read more about Coronavirus Chaos: Stay at Home, Stay Safe, Why Not Even Start a Blog?[…]

Backpacking Centurion Volume One – Don’t Look Back in Bangor

My book was delayed so many times that I had to split it intill three parts and I spent 4 years editing it, after 30 years of writing it and checking it. At times, depression and liars kicked in to ensure the spillover date would be everflowing. Now I’ll split such a book into three Read more about Backpacking Centurion Volume One – Don’t Look Back in Bangor[…]

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